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

8.30 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.

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Enrolled patients can also make requests for prescriptions online.

 Request Prescription Online

COVID19: What you need to know as at 07/06/21

The question on everyone’s lips at the moment is when can I have my Covid Vaccination and who will contact me to let me know? 

We have some good news for you. The Covid Vaccination Clinics are now booking appointments for all those 65 and over, and for patients with significant health conditions. These are the following:

 Anyone eligible for funded flu vax including pregnancy – Benefits believed to outweigh risks of Covid at all stages of pregnancy but we suggest discussion with your doctor or midwife
 BMI >40
 Immunocompromised/Living with HIV
 Severe mental illness
 Significant disability or being a caregiver for someone with a significant disability
 Chronic renal disease
 Stroke or Heart disease
 Ca excluding non-invasive skin Ca.

You will be contacted with the booking number to call if you are in this group. You will find you may not get through initially as there are about 50,000 people in this group.

Covid Vaccination is being done in community clinics rather than here because the Pfizer vaccine has specific storage requirements. Everyone falls into one of four groups that determines eligibility for the vaccine. The first two groups have already been recalled. The recall for the third group comprising all those over sixty-five, and those with a disability or high risk health condition is underway. Everyone else over the age of sixteen is in Group four. Group four will be recalled later in the year.

The Covid Vaccination site closest to Nelson Family Medicine is 16 Paru Paru Road. If you live out of town you will be able to book at clinics closer to where you live.

The recall for Group three is happening now, although it will take time to recall everyone. You may not be vaccinated at the same time as other people you know. It is important to remember that we can afford to be patient because we are lucky enough not to have Covid in our community. 

If you would like to check your eligibility for Covid Vaccination now use the button below.

Check your eligibility for Covid Vaccination

If you are in Group one, two or three and haven't been recalled so far then email so we can look into this for you. Please make sure you are eligible and have gone through the qualifying process for eligibility above before sending any emails. Many thanks.

Email Sharon Nelson Family Medicine

If you are not in group one, two or three but want an early Covid vaccination on compassionate grounds, push the button below to complete the process to apply for this.

Visit MOH & Apply for Early Vaccine

Vaccination is free for all New Zealanders. If you have doubts or questions talk to our doctors and nurses. 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 view.

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. Vaccination is an important tool to keep us safe but we mustn't forget all the other measures we have been doing this past year. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations have arrived and flu clinics are now open to everyone, not just those over sixty-five. These are bookable online via ManagemyHealth or by phoning the surgery. As usual Flu vaccinations will be done here at Nelson Family Medicine. If you are over sixty five or are at higher risk of flu or Covid because of a medical condition we encourage you to get your Flu vaccination promptly. This is so you can also get your first Covid Vaccine as soon as you are offered it, because two weeks between the Flu and Covid Vaccinations is advised.

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.

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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.

July - August 2021 Newsletter 4             

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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