Excellent quality health services are available throughout the Waikato region.
In fact, Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest single-site hospitals. If you live in some of the more remote areas of the Waikato you may need to travel to access certain health services.
There are six hospitals in the Waikato region. The largest is the Waikato hospital in Hamilton. There are also hospitals in Taupo, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui.
Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui
Use the Waikato DHB link above then click on 'Locations'.
Use the following link to find Private hospitals in Waikato.
All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use the following link to find a dentist near you.
Local Health Centres and doctors (GPs)
General practitioners (GPs) are fully trained medical doctors who can advise you on your health and refer you for further tests or specialist treatment if needed. GPs are registered with a Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
Enrolling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.
Use the following links to find a PHO and GPs in the Waikato region.
Mental Health Services
The mental healthcare services in the Waikato region are provided by Waikato DHB. Look on their website for details.
For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week: 0800 50 50 50, or ring Healthline 0800 611 116.
After hours clinics
If you are feeling unwell or need some urgent medical advice, Healthline offers a 24 hour health service over the phone. You can call them on 0800 611 116.
Anglesea Clinic is the delegated after hours service for almost all of the GPs in the Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu, Huntly, Te Kauwhata, and Raglan areas.
After hours pharmacies
The doctor or health practitioner who writes your prescription will probably know the pharmacy closest to you.
Anglesea Clinic Pharmacy is the delegated after hours service for almost all of the GPs in the Hamilton, Cambridge, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu, Huntly, Te Kauwhata, and Raglan areas.
The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and five years. They also organise car seat education services, parenting education and parenting groups. See the links below for services in your area.
Plunket also offers a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.
Having a baby
There are various options available for giving birth in the Waikato region. Use the Ministry of Health link below to see what is available in your area.
Senior Line is a phone service and online portal with information for older people and their carers who are making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. Call 0800 725 463 or visit the website.
Hospice is specialist care given to those with life-limiting illness. Hospice Waikato provides hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.