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General Practitioner – Part Time Te Aro Health Centre is seeking a GP to join our whanau. We are a not-for-profit VLCA practice located in the heart of Wellington City. Read more


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Prescription charges

$5 prescription charge will now be charged to every medicine on new prescriptions.

Exemptions for people: 

  • aged 13 years or under
  • holding a Community Services Card (CSC) holder, or a dependent child of a CSC holder
  • aged 65 years or over
  • holding a Prescription Subsidy Card (PSC).

Read more on the prescriptions for repeats and from specialists and non-publicly funded prescribers.

Flu vaccine is available soon. BOOK NOW

Flu season is almost here, flu vaccines are available from 1st April.  Get protected early!

We recommend getting the flu vaccine as soon as possible, as winter is the time you are most at risk to become infected with the flu.

It takes 2 weeks for your flu vaccination to be the most effective.

The flu vaccine is FREE for:
  • Maori and Pacific people aged 55 to 64 years
  • pregnant people
  • people 65 years and older
  • people aged 6 months to under 65 years with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or asthma and many other conditions. If you are not sure you are eligible for a free vaccine please call the clinic to discuss.
  • Tamariki aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised with a respiratory illness or have history of a respiratory illness.

If you do not fit into the criteria group above, the cost for the flu vaccine is $25.

To book an appointment for your flu vaccine or for more information call us on 04 385 0255.

You can find more information about the vaccine here. >

Measles outbreak

Calling all 15-30 year olds

Let’s help prevent a measles outbreak in the future.  If you are unsure that you have had two doses of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) please let us know and we will arrange for you to have a vaccination.

Measle Case in Wellington Region

There has been a case of measles in the Wellington Region.  Please make sure you are protected and if you are born after 1968 and have not been vaccinated you are eligible for two free doses of MMR which is 99% effective in preventing measles.

National Measles Campaign - focusing on the immunity gap for adolescents and young adults.

Meet the Health & Well-beingTeam

  • Do you want to improve your health or better manage a medical condition?
  • Do you need support to improve your sleeping, eating, or exercise behaviours?
  • Do you want to learn how to better manage your mood or anxiety?

Read more about our Health and Well-being team members.

Estrogen/estradiol patch shortages

In Aotearoa, estrogen patches are the only funded option and there is a worldwide shortage. Hormone treatment should NOT be stopped suddenly.

For women on MRT - menopause replacement therapy or transwomen on gender affirming therapy - don’t panic there are alternatives.

Read more about why we all need to care.


Feeling unwell?

Your health and wellbeing is important to us




Where to find us

331 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington Central

Te Aro Health Centre
Clinic hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am - 12noon, 1pm - 4.30pm.

Closed Weekends.

Outreach clinics

Click here to see where & times

DCM, 2 Lukes Lane, Te Aro

Extended hours at DCM

We are now at DCM 4 days a week from Monday to Thursday 9am to 12noon.

Compassion Soup Kitchen

132 Tory St

Thursday: 4.45-5.45pm

Strathmore Park Community Centre
108 Strathmore Avenue. 
We are based there every Monday morning between 9am and 12pm.  
For those of you who live in this area and struggle to get to our Clinic in Te Aro, you are welcome to come and visit us there!

Wellington Needle Exchange

233a Willis Street

Every fortnight: 1-4pm for free Hepatitis C testing


After hours medical help needed?
Wellington Accident & Urgent Medical Centre:

17 Adelaide Road, Mt Cook

Monday to Sunday: 8am - 9pm.

This service will cost you, for TAHC patients with a CSC a reduced fee if seen after 5pm weekdays, weekends or Public holidays.

Emergency Department Wellington Regional Hospital:

Open 24 hours – nil cost.

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