General Practices

Some practices have Doctors,  Nurses and Administration staff who are bi-lingual and all practices have access to interpreting services if needed.

Please contact any of the General Practices below for further information.

Ara Health Centre

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd, City Campus
The Whareora, Madras Street Campus
Corner of Coventry and Barbadoes Streets
Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011
Ph: (03) 940 7566

Burnside Medical Centre

368 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch 8053
Ph: (03) 359 9974


offering 3 practice sites
53 Caulfield Avenue, Halswell, Christchurch 8025
36 Ensign Street, Halswell, Christchurch 8025
9 Coupling Close, Prebbleton 7604
Ph (03) 322 8121

Lincoln University Health & Support

Hudson Hall
Corner of Springs Road & Ellesmere Junction Road, Lincoln 7647
Ph: (03) 325 3835

Moorhouse Medical Centre

3 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham, Christchurch 8011
Ph: (03) 365 7900

Riccarton Clinic

4 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
Ph: (03) 343 3661

University of Canterbury Health Centre

University of Canterbury
90 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch 8041
Ph: (03) 369 4444

After Hours

In the event of an emergency dial 111

General practices are usually open business hours, Monday to Friday. Every practice is required to have arrangements for their patients to receive care outside these hours.  Check with your practice where you should go if you do need care outside working hours. (You might have to visit an after-hours accident and medical clinic or another practice.)

Moorhouse Medical Centre and Riccarton Clinic general practices are also Urgent Care Centres that are open for accident and emergency care 7 days a week. Please visit their websites for opening hours for urgent care.
Information about all after hours options available to patients can be found on the

Call Healthline for free health advice from registered nurses, 24 hours a day.
Phone 0800 611 116

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