Rotorua doctors and medical centre
Our Rotorua doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.
8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday — (07) 348 3002
You can book our Rotorua doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.
Whether the going’s good or times are tough, there are lots of little things we can do to strengthen our wellbeing and boost the way we feel.
Mental wellbeing is all about feeling good and functioning well – and just like our physical health, our mental health is something we can all look after and strengthen. Doing the things that keep us well can boost our mood and outlook, and help us build handy ‘buffers’ so if times do get tough, we’re able to adapt more quickly.
Creating and maintaining relationships is critical to boosting wellbeing – our relationships help us feel valued, loved and give purpose -all this makes us feel good!
Getting moving is not just good for our bodies, it makes a real difference to how we feel. It doesn’t always mean getting sweaty– things like walking the dog or dancing through the house work a treat!
We’re often told to stop and smell the roses. When we take notice, we are giving ourselves space to become mindful, breathe and slow down. Notice a moment, and appreciate it with all your senses!
Learning helps keep our minds active – which helps our wellbeing. There’s heaps of opportunities to try new things and challenge our minds a little – take class in Te Reo or give a crossword a go?
Kindness can give our mood an instant boost. Everyone has something to give, whether it’s a compliment or lending a hand. Kind acts make us feel better and helps us build connections with others.
Understanding your own culture, or cultures, helps you to understand yourself, what makes you unique. We all have cultures and they can help us build a sense of identity and belonging in the world.
Spirituality means different things to different people. However you feel about it, spending time in contemplation, gratitude and building meaningful lives can be powerfully sustaining.
Being in nature helps us feel good – it’s been shown to reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and the production of stress hormones. Getting outside, and enjoying green spaces, is a proven pick-me-up.
Flu shots are available now
Flu is not a mild illness. It can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from caring for others, going to work, doing sport, attending church or just about anything that requires leaving the house.
New Zealand’s 2023 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:
+ A/Sydney/5/2021 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
The strain in bold is new for 2023.
Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.
+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies
Dr Hina Chandra
Dr Anne Dibley
Dr Lise Griffith
Dr Lisa Hughes
Dr Liz Powell
Health Care Assistant
Exceptional Rotorua doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.
We ask for payment on the day. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the fees stated on this website are correct, our practice provides a wide range of services and additional charges may apply. Extra fees will apply for extended or long consultations. Please advise if you require a longer appointment time.
Find Us On Facebook
Ruatahi Medical Centre is on Facebook. And we’re sharing useful health information.
Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."
Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.
We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.
Your whānau shouldn't have to wait to see your doctor
General practice services across New Zealand are stretched and under threat. Help us ask for action.
General practice services across New Zealand are stretched and under threat.
While the government is investing billions in new health bureaucracy, it has lost focus on essential front-line services and keeping people well in their communities. The subsequent lack of funding, workforce shortages and increasing workloads put family doctor services — like our practice — at risk.
Thankfully, you can help us ask for action.
We're uniting behind GenPro's 'Save Your Family Doctor Service' campaign and asking the government to work with us to develop a sustainable plan for the future of essential services.
You can add your voice by signing GenPro's online petition.Sign the Online Petition
Ruatahi Medical Centre will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.
1271 Hinemoa Street,
Bay Of Plenty 3010
P: (07) 348 3002
8:30 AM — 5 PM
Monday to Friday