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. There is an 8.00 am clinic on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Enrolled patients can make standard (15 mins) doctor's appointments online through our new portal with 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.

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COVID19: What you need to know

Congratulations! Thank you to clear decisive leadership and a whole-of New Zealand effort we have arrived at level 2 with  an exceptionally low rate of death and disease. If we all keep up our efforts we will get through this together.  The post-Covid  world will be a little different to the pre Covid world, and there will still be casualties and consequences for a long time to come. Help is available. We may not be able to save your business or your job but we are still providing excellent healthcare and mental health supprt. 

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Nelson Family Medicine as of 14/5/20:

Is still taking every precaution to minimise infection risk. This means we are still providing services by phone where possible, but face to face appointments are now safer so we are aiming for about half face to face and half phone consultations (in line with MOH and RNZCGP recommendations). Phone consultations are charged at the same rate as a face to face consultation,  but if you have a phone appointment and end up needing a face to face consultation you will only be charged once. At the moment you can only book phone consultations online. You will notice some different procedures we have introduced for your safety during face to face consultations. We are providing an immigration medical service in level 2. Screening services will also be resumed

Is not doing Covid 19 testing routinely although we can provide this if necessary. This is still being provided by the  CBAC centres at Victory Square and Tahuna. Advice on testing and your nearest CBAC is provided by the Covid healthline  0800 358 5453.        
Our flu clinics are open to all but under 3 year olds. Book online or by calling the surgery.  We apologise if you have had to wait or go elsewhere because of the problems with vaccine supply we experienced. Some things during this period have simply been out of our control. 
Is still sending repeat prescriptions to pharmacies electronically to reduce infection risk. Where possible please pay the script fees by one of the three contactless payment methods we offer.
Has had to change its computer programme and patient portal. As with any major change there have been some implementation issues. Please bear with us while we sort these out.

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.

May - June 2020 Newsletter 3           

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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