For all other medical assistance outside of normal hours please phone your general practice team, 24/7, to speak with a health professional who will give you free health advice on what to do or where to go if you need urgent care.

If you don't have a regular general practice, call any GP team 24/7 for free telephone health advice.



Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020



Saturday 29th February 2020

Tinwald Medical Centre, 33 Main South Rd. is Ashburton's duty doctor.

They will hold surgeries from 10.00am – 12.00pm and from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.

No appointment necessary. Surgery phone 308 6565.

In cases of emergency dial 111.


Sunday 1st March 2020

Moore Street Medical Centre, Moore St. is Ashburton’s duty doctor.

Consultations will be by appointment only.

Please phone 308 3066.

In cases of emergency dial 111.  


Wises Pharmacy, Countdown North Complex is open

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 9.00am - 1.00pm 

Sunday 1st March 2020 - 10.00am - 1.00pm      

Outside of these times Countdown South Pharmacy is open store hours.         


Methven and Rakaia:

Methven Medical Centre weekend hours. For medical attention on the weekend please telephone 302 8105. Clinic times and emergency contacts will be on the answer phone.




Alcoholics Anonymous Call 0800 AA WORKS (0800 229 6757) or visit for more information.

Mental Health - Call free on 0800 222 955. Ask for the Crisis Team. Safe Care - 24hr

Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Support. Phone 03 364 8791 Victims Support Group 24hr - Freephone 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846). Direct dials to a volunteer. Ashburton Office - 307 8409 week-days, 9am - 2pm, outside of these hours leave a message.

Alcohol Drug Help Line Call us free on (0800 787 797). Lines open 10am - 10pm seven days.


Lifeline - Toll-free: 0800 353 353.

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