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Local Doctors Christchurch

Local Doctors provide urgent care and general practice healthcare services to the people of Christchurch, and have five clinics across Christchurch proper, including our Riccarton clinic which is open 8am–8pm 7 days a week.

Our clinics provide all the general practice healthcare services you need from your regular local doctor like day-to-day assessments, treatments, advice, prescriptions, referrals and health management, along with urgent care support, ACC and injury care. We support our patients with all manner of one-off and ongoing care and are committed to long-term health. Our Christchurch patients who enrol with a clinic benefit from the services and support of our nationwide network, all dedicated to providing high quality low cost healthcare for all. Enrol with one of our clinics, and you are enrolled with them all, so you receive the benefit of seamless care wherever you are and reduced fees at every one of our clinics across the country.


With five clinics, in Aranui, Bishopdale, New Brighton, Riccarton, and Shirley, we provide convenient healthcare access all over the city, particularly for the central and Northern suburbs.

All our clinics are open during regular business hours, and Riccarton is open extended hours through to 8pm for those needing after hours care.

Local Doctors also offers after hours and weekend care online via our affiliate telehealth service, Bettr – with online doctors appointments available 7 days a week 8am–8pm.

Our Christchurch Clinics

Local Doctors Eastcare
Local Doctors Eastcare in Aranui is a friendly family-focused general practice clinic that supports the community with all regular GP services. The experienced team of doctors and nurses are caring and committed, and provide high quality and accessible care for patients. Appointments are available for one-off care and treatment, longer-term health management, ACC assessments, general wound, injury and illness support and all your other general health concerns.

Open 8am–5pm Monday-Friday
283 Breezes Road, Aranui
Ph. 03 388 8800

Local Doctors Greers Road
Located in Bishopdale, Local Doctors Greers Road is a general practice clinic that supports patients with the full spectrum of general health care for physical and mental wellbeing. An appointment only clinic, our friendly team can help with all manner of ailments, from childhood checks and immunisations, to travel health, medication monitoring and prescriptions, sexual and reproductive health, smear tests, minor surgeries, blood tests, minor injury care and ACC consultations.

Open 8am–5pm weekdays
285 Greers Road, Bishopdale
Ph. 03 359 8119

Local Doctors New Brighton
Local Doctors New Brighton first opened the doors to its friendly family practice in 1978 and while the team and the name have changed over time the heart of the business remains the same and continues to provide a welcoming local clinic, honouring the community’s trust in their care. The clinic provides a full complement of GP health services for families and individuals including children, women and men. They can help with health checks and treatments, prescriptions, long-term support, and where needed can provide acute care during normal operating hours (8am-6pm weekdays). Physiotherapy, counselling, blood testing and a pharmacy are all available onsite for additional care and the team can make referrals for other services as needed.

Open 8am–6pm weekdays.
22 Union Street, New Brighton
Ph. 03 388 7582

Riccarton Clinic
Riccarton Clinic is a GP and urgent care clinic with extended hours for your convenience, and a pharmacy and x-ray service both onsite. Riccarton welcomes walk-ins for all patients, even casual visitors, and enrolled patients can book appointments too. The practice has been the Riccarton community’s medical home for over 20 years. A large team of doctors, nurses and the wider team create a welcoming and supportive place to care for your health, and the five directors are Doctors who still work within the practice.

Open 8am–8pm every day
4 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton
Ph. 03 343 3661

Local Doctors Shirley / Shirley Medical Centre
An appointment-only clinic, Shirley is a friendly general practice who are focused on providing the highest quality care for all patients’ health needs, in a prompt and responsive way. Shirley’s most recent patient satisfaction score was 4.49 out of 5 and the clinic works hard to maintain happy healthy patients. Shirley offers a full GP service providing casual/one-off support and longer-term support, at every age and stage of life, whether it’s tests, advice, treatment, prescriptions, accident care, immunisations, or even minor surgery.

Open 8am–6pm Monday–Friday
11 Marshland Road, Shirley
Ph. 03 385 3149


Local Doctors clinics provide the full spectrum of general practice healthcare services to support casual and ongoing patient wellbeing. Our experienced team of doctors and nurses can support you with services including treatment for long-term or chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and depression, regular or recurring check-ups and treatments like cervical smears, blood pressure checks, vaccinations, well child/kainga ora checks for your little ones, right through to casual or one-off requirements too, like care for minor injuries, aches, pains, infections, or sorting treatment and prescriptions for colds, flus and other illnesses.

Our Local Doctors medical teams are experienced in assessing, diagnosing, treating and managing all sorts of illnesses and issues, and can provide appropriate care for our patients whether it is a prescription, a specialist referral, an ongoing support programme (like smoking cessation), or on-the-spot care such as suturing, plastering, minor surgery or another treatment.

Some of our clinics also provide urgent care services for treatment of injuries and accidents that require immediate attention. Our urgent care clinics will fix up your bumps and bruises, sprains and strains, and can take care of wound care on the spot for most non-critical concerns. If you require a referral to hospital, our team can identify this and ensure your care is escalated as needed.

Enrolment is easy

Enrolling with a Local Doctors clinic is simple and you can do it online in just a few minutes. We are committed to long-term healthcare, health education and preventative medicine and with ongoing relationships with enrolled patients we can take a truly holistic view of your health to help you and your whanau thrive.

Once you’re enrolled, your patient history is centrally accessible (securely and with your permission) should you ever need to visit another clinic in the Local Doctors network in Christchurch or even anywhere across New Zealand, and you also receive enrolled patient rates at our entire network, nationwide.

Enrolled patients receive discounted rates across all of our services including general practice care for mental and physical health, and urgent care for accidents and injuries as clinics where this is provided too.

Check out all our national locations here.

Even better, all Local Doctors enrolled patients can also access our nationwide online doctors service, Bettr, at reduced rates of just $15 per online appointment (and Bettr is always free for children under 14 years).

We are welcoming new patient enrolments at all of our Christchurch clinics now.

Who are Local Doctors?

Local Doctors is part of New Zealand’s largest independent primary healthcare network, Tamaki Health. Started by Doctor Kantilal and Ranjna Patel at one small clinic in East Tamaki in 1975, the network is now providing healthcare to communities all across New Zealand, at over 50 Local Doctors and affiliate clinics.

To this day, we stand by our original core value, which is to provide high-quality low-cost healthcare to Kiwi communities, ensuring affordable, equal access for everyone who needs it. We are continually innovating to build new ways to achieve this, and offering new services that make healthcare more accessible, more affordable and more effective. Things like bringing mental health services into primary care clinics, ensuring accessible locations with easy referral to other treatments and services, and innovating with online healthcare to provide access from anywhere.

As well as Local Doctors, the Tamaki Health network includes the White Cross urgent and accident care network, Bettr online doctors, and a number of independent clinics too.

Our dedicated team of over 1,000 people includes a wonderfully diverse team of doctors, nurses, clinic teams and operational support functions who all play a crucial role in helping the over 4,000 patients we see every day.