In an emergency, call 111 and ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police.
If you would like to report something to the Police which has already happened and doesn’t need urgent Police assistance dial 105 for non-emergencies.
The public health system provides free hospital treatment.
Whangārei Hospital is Northland's largest and provides secondary specialist care to all of Region. For medical emergencies go to the Accident and Emergency ward at Whangārei Hospital.
Doctors and other medical care
If you are sick, your General Practitioner (GP) or family doctor is the first person you should call. It is a good idea to register with a GP when you move here.
You can find a list of medical practices in Whangārei on this link:
Medical practices in Whangārei (mahitahihauora.co.nz)
All children under fourteen years can visit the doctor for free. There are reduced fees for people on lower incomes.
For general medical advices you can phone Healthline. It is a free, 24-hour service with calls answered by trained staff.
Phone: 0800 611 116
For illness and minor injuries, you can visit White Cross Accident and Medical Centre at 32 Reyburn Street, Whangarei. They are open from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday to Sunday.
Kensington Pharmacy at 4 Kensington Avenue is open until 9:00pm for after hour prescriptions.