General Practice

We provide full general practice services to care for you and your family, the GP clinic is open Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm.


Enrolling as a patient with Moorhouse Medical Centre provides you with ongoing health care from a GP and our whole practice team.

Family Health

At Moorhouse we are here to support the wider whanau, we assist everyone from newborn through to seniors.

When you enrol your family at Moorhouse Medical Centre

  • Support starting / extending your family.
  • Caring for you at times of illness
  • Immunisation
  • Mental health support
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Nutrition and lifestyle education

Starting A Family

If you are trying to have a baby or even just thinking about it, it is important to start getting ready for pregnancy. Our nurses and doctors will speak to you about important factors like:

  • Medical conditions / medication
  • Lifestyle and behaviour
  • Vaccinations

Once you are pregnant, we can help you find a Lead Maternity (LMC). An LMC can be self-employed midwife, hospital employed midwife or private obstetrician. We can work with your LMC during pregnancy and offer care to your entire whanau.

Maternity care is free for women in their first trimester (12 weeks), as well as six weeks post birth. If you have a referral from your LMC you can see your doctor at any stage of your pregnancy as well.


Child immunisation is free.

Immunisation protects you and your child(ren) from serious diseases throughout life. The Ministry of Health supports immunisation. However, it is your choice whether to immunise your child.

The New Zealand National immunisation schedule is a series of immunisation (including boosters) given at specific times between the ages of six weeks to twelve years. To get the best possible protection, have the immunisation on time, every time.

Immunisation is FREE for children under 12 years and can be carried out at our practise. Make an appointment today.

Minor Surgery

Skin cancer is a year-round issue. More than 300 New Zealanders die from Skin Cancer every year. See below to find out active ways to protect yourself against the danger of developing skin cancer.

At Moorhouse Medical Centre, you can see GPs with special interest in skin conditions, minor skin surgery and specialised training in “MoleMate” dermoscopy. Services include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various skin conditions.

Nurse Clinics

We offer our enrolled patients nurse led clinics which operate to runs Monday to Friday

You can book yourself into these clinics, which take self-referrals.

  • Cervical smears and sexual health screening
  • Gardasil and flu immunisation

There are also other clinics which your doctor can refer to: You can phone and ask us to book you into the following clinics without a referral from a doctor.

  • Diet and lifestyle advice.
  • Chronic illness screening and education including asthma and diabetes.
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen for verruca’s, skin lesions and warts)
  • Depo Provera injections

Many of our nurse clinics are free or low cost, subsidised by our primary Health Organisation – Christchurch PHO

Mental Health

Life is full of challenges and occasionally we need a bit of extra support. Good mental health is vital component in our physical and social health.

We can help with a wide variety of services for mental wellness, including GP support and referrals for counselling.

Enrolled patients may be eligible for extended mental health consultations at no additional cost.


Diabetes can have a big impact on individuals and their whanau. We’re here to work with you and help minimise the impact of diabetes on your life. Our diabetes nurses work closely with patients to provide support to minimise the impact of diabetes.

We offer patients lifestyle advice including nutrition and activity medicine management and support.

We encourage diabetic patients to come in for regular reviews of their condition.


Flu Vaccine 2024

Available from the 2 April 2024

No charge for all eligible groups. Including over 65 years and patients with some chronic conditions.

If you are not eligible for funded flu vaccine it will cost $27

Children are not funded this year unless they have chronic conditions and met the criteria.

Available 9 am – 4.30 pm

Immigration Medicals

We will advise when these will be starting again.