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.


Enrolled patients can also make requests for prescriptions online.


COVID19: What you need to know as of 07/09/21

Once again our efforts are paying off and we are moving down alert levels. Thanks to everyone for playing their part.

At level 2 you can have either a phone consultation or a face to face consultation with a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask please ring and advise us. You can make either type booking by phone but only phone consultations online via MMH. The fee is the same for both consultation types but you will only be charged once if your problem requires an examination in addition to the phone consultation.

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

Nelson Marlborough’s vaccination rollout is the most successful in the country, but we can’t be complacent. It is more important than ever to book your first vaccine.The first vaccine gives about 85% protection and the gap between first and second has been increased because it has been shown that a longer gap gives better protection and more people can receive their first vaccine quickly. Vaccination is now approved for 12-15 year olds. Booking is via 0800 28 29 26 or the bookmyvaccine website.

Book your Covid Vaccination

Children can accompany parents to booked vaccines. Either the young person (if deemed competent) or their parent/guardian can give consent.

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.

Some patients seem reluctant to go to a covid vaccination centre, preferring vaccination here. Some have doubts and want to discuss these with someone they trust first. If you feel this way and want us to provide this service please email

Email Sharon about vaccination

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

Testing is only being done in general practice and Medical and Injury now. The public testing centres have closed, but the vaccination centres are still open.

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

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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