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 25/11/21

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

High vaccination rates are critical for this and there are numerous pharmacies, general practices and community vaccination events in addition to the original clinics. Most are walk-in but you can book if you want. Simply click the button below or phone 0800 28 29 26.

Book your Covid Vaccination

Vaccination is now approved for 12-15 year olds. Primary vaccination is still our main focus but anyone 18 or older whose primary vaccination was more than six months ago can have a booster shot because immunity drops. It remains high enough that a booster is not mandated at this stage for those for whom a primary course was. A third shot is also now offered to immunocompromised people as part of the primary vaccination so immunocompromised patients get an adequate immune response. We are recalling people we have identified, but if you think you may be in this category please ask.   

There is a central process to apply for vaccination exemptions. For information and the application form click on the button below.

Visit Covid19 Ministry of Health Exemptions

Attitudes to vaccination are unfortunately becoming polarised and fewer unvaccinated people are simply undecided. However we are still offering appointments to discuss the pros and cons of vaccination with the doctor or nurse of your choice. If cost is a barrier we can help with this.   

You can also visit the Immunisation Advisory Centre of NZ website by clicking on the button below.

Visit NZ Immunisation Advisory Centre

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.

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

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 but it is not our only tool. 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. Remember that you can access your vaccination passport through the covid app.

Email Sharon about Covid app

Don’t let up on all the infection control and self-care measures either. These 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.

November - December 2021 Newsletter 6             

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.

Further information

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