Tōtara Health is a general practice with a focus on providing high quality, low cost health care to our enrolled population.
We work hard to support improved health outcomes to Maori, Pacific and other high needs patients and their families.
Tōtara Health has formed a strong relationship with a local Maori Health Provider, Kahungunu Health Services, who provide outreach support to families with high health and social needs, and who support them to access health services to improve health outcomes of the family and individuals.
Tōtara operates from two clinics, one in Flaxmere and one in Hastings. The Flaxmere clinic is the large and modern air conditioned building. Most of the time it has 5 - 6 doctors, 5 - 6 practice nurses and 5 medical receptionist/administrators working. The Flaxmere site opens 7 days a week. Totara Flaxmere has Physiotherapy and an Oral Health clinic co located with it.
The clinic in Hastings (Tōtara Nelson Street) has recently been expanded with a modern building to meet the growth needs of the practice. The Nelson Street clinic most of the time has 5 GPs and 5 nurses, 2 part time dietitians and a Pharmacist Facilitator.
The Flaxmere Clinic is open 7 days a week 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 5:00pm on the weekends. Nelson Street is open 5 days a week with patients able to use the Flaxmere clinic for acute needs from 9:00am – 5:00pm on weekends.
Children and young people 14 - 24 years are free for doctor and nurse consults, and 25 and over $19.50 to see a doctor, and $19.50 to see a nurse.
Other health services
The local hospital is 7-10 minutes from both clinics and Pharmacies are closer.