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Rural health services in the Bay of Plenty

At Hauroa a Toi Bay of Plenty, we look after a diverse population spread across a large area.

Getting health care services to the people of our community is an important priority for us. For this reason we provide clinic services, Telehealth, travel assistance and telemedicine to some rural and remote areas.

Telehealth - extending the way we deliver health care

If you live in a Bay of Plenty rural area - for example in Opotiki, Te Kaha and the East Cape - you may be able to gain access to a doctor, or hospital-level medical advice through Telehealth. This is when a patient video-chats with a doctor in another location.

More information about Telehealth

Whanau a Apanui Community Health -
"Healthy Communities on the Coast"

"Te Oranga Whanau mai I te Taumata o Apanui ki Potikirua"

We provide rural health services from an inpatient facility in Opotiki. This rural hospital has a small number of general practice (GP) beds and two maternity beds. Also, outpatient clinics are held with visiting specialists and there is an after-hours nursing service.

The Te Kaha General Practice provides a comprehensive community service including several 'outreach' clinics from Maraenui to Cape Runaway. Te Kaha is a teaching practice with links to our medical school.

To access these services, you can contact Te Kaha Medical Centre on 07 325 2803 from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. After hours, ring Opotiki Hospital at 07 315 8500. They will contact on-call staff.

Te Whanau a Apanui Community Health provides GP and nurse-led clinics for a 150km section of coastline, as well as 111 emergency services after hours, at weekends and public holidays by nursing staff.