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Te Kauwhata Health Centre

We are a small practice in the North Waikato township of Te Kauwhata, Geographically we are bordered in the North by the Whangamarino Wetlands, in the South by Lake Waikare and in the West by the Waikato River and in the East by the farmland of Waeranga. Economically the region has been well known for horticulture and currently for dairy and dry stock farming. The population has been relatively stable for many years, but latterly is undergoing growth as urban development spreads south from Auckland. 

Te Kauwhata is situated just off SH1 about 50 minutes North of Hamilton (location of our tertiary referral hospital). and 45 minutes South of Manukau (and Auckland International Airport). 

The practice can be found on the Main Road and has an enrolled patient list of c3300 patients. We are currently staffed by 3 GPs, 6 nurses (working full and part time) and 3 receptionists. We offer a complete range of medical services in a pleasant, renovated GP surgery and aim to offer the community a high quality, modern and patient focused primary heatlhcare service. 

As our motto suggests, we aim to work in partnership with individuas, families, whanau, and community organisations and doing our part to nurture a healthy community. We have identified our core values to act as a guide as we develop a healthcare service grounded with roots in traditional General Practice while responsive to the needs a changing social and technological world. 

We supply medical services to Aparangi Care Centre; a twice weekly in clinic for residents at the neighbouring village, Meremere; and a weekly GP clinic at Te Kauwhata College. We work closely with community partners, including Te Kauwhata Community House and the Health Centre hosts a Physio, Dentist, Podiatrist and outreach services from Waikato DHB. We also host and supply the Pathlab service for the community. 

We are connected regionally with Pinnacle GP Network / Midlands Healthcare Network and both Waikato and Counties Manukau DHBs. 

We recognise the Treaty of Waitangi, and the principles of partnership, participation and protection. We are keen to work with local Hapu and Iwi, however recognise we will need assistance in developing further links, and welcome offers of advice, or assistance in this area. 

Our Health Centre

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