Nelson Family Medicine is a General Practice in the heart of Nelson city.

Contact phone numbers

In an emergency dial 111.


Urgent after hours care 03 546 8881.

      General Practice 03 548 0918                                     03 546 8911
                            Fax  03 546 7128


Opening Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm weekdays. 

Manage My Health portal

Enrolled patients can make standard (15 mins) doctor's appointments online through our patient portal Manage My Health. Please phone us if you can't find the appointment time you need.


Enrolled patients can also make requests for prescriptions online.


COVID19: What you need to know as of 11/10/21

Community cases of Delta variant, spreading outside of Auckland  have dictated a change in our game plan from elimination, to control and containment. Vaccination now becomes critical.

The numbers of vaccination places has increased in response. There are now pharmacies, general practices and community vaccination events in addition to the original clinics. Most are walk-in but you can still book if you want. Simply click the button below or phone 0800 28 29 26. Vaccination is now approved for 12-15 year olds. Children can accompany parents for booked or walk-in vaccinations. Either the young person (if deemed competent) or their parent/guardian can give consent.

Once again the recommended interval between doses has been changed. It is back to the original three week gap to provide immunity quicker. Of course you can still choose a longer interval.

Book your Covid Vaccination

We are finding that a lot of unvaccinated patients want the opportunity to discuss their concerns about the pros and cons of vaccination with their own doctor or nurse. We are providing assistance with this. Make an appointment either over the phone or face to face. If cost is a barrier we can help with this. If you need information about the Covid Vaccination there is an Immunisation Advisory Centre of NZ website you may like to visit or just use the button below to visit. 

Visit NZ Immunisation Advisory Centre

If you prefer to have your questions answered by a person you can ring the Healthline number 0800 611 116.

There is a lot of misinformation circulating. If you, family members or friends are unsure what to believe any longer the PDF link below is very helpful:

Covid Misinformation PDF

At the moment we are providing phone consultations or a face to face appointments with a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask, please advise us. Unfortunately only phone consultations can be booked online via the MMH patient portal. All other appointments need to be made by calling the surgery. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

We are providing Covid testing. All public testing clinics other than Nelson Medical and Injury Centre have closed.

Vaccination is an important tool to keep ourselves, our whanau, our community and the whole country safe. It is not our only tool however. Contact tracing is equally important. Record your movements without fail. This makes contact tracing as fast and easy as it needs to be.

The Covid App makes it easy to scan QR codes and receive notifications of potentially infectious contacts. Let us know if you need help with the technology by emailing If you don’t have, or don’t want the technology there is nothing wrong with manual recording. Have a notepad beside your bed and jot it down before you go to sleep.

Email Sharon about Covid app

Don’t let up on all the infection control and self-care measures we can use. They protect you from more than Covid. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

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Services offered by Nelson Family Medicine

Nelson Family Medicine offers a comprehensive range of professional medical and health services to patients.

For more information about our Services use the button below.

Visit Services Page

If you wish to become a patient with Nelson Family Medicine learn more about our enrolment process here.

Download our newsletter

Download the latest Nelson Family Medicine Newsletter below.

September - October 2021 Newsletter 5             

Every 2 months Nelson Family Medicine release a Newsletter containing information on what's happening at the clinic and stories of potential interest for patients.

Our newsletters date back to January 2015, to see and download our archived Newsletters click here.

Cornerstone accredited general practice

The Cornerstone brandmark assures you that Nelson Family Medicine continues to meet the highest-available standard of General Practice accreditation.

Nelson Family Medicine recognises that New Zealand now has a superdiverse population. We welcome all: religions,cultures,ethnicities,sexual orientations, gender identifications and social circumstances. Naumai Haere Mai.

Caring professionals that make the difference.

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