Christchurch South Health Centre

Our business is our patients’ health. We aim to provide our patients with first class general practice health care and service in accordance with the highest professional standards. Our service should be accessible, affordable and responsive to patients’ needs. Our health centre is easily accessible, including full facilities for the disabled with ample parking. We are Cornerstone Accredited by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Our Philosophy

We pride ourselves on working as a team and for the past 35 years have provided all aspects of care throughout life. We encourage health, education and personal responsibility for health, emphasising prevention and early detection of disease. We provide a comprehensive range of general practice services.

Our services

  • General medicine and accident and accident and emergency care.
  • Children’s health checks and immunizations
  • Rest home consultations – Older Persons’ Health
  • Accident (ACC) consultation
  • Women’s health checks including cervical smears and breast checks
  • Men’s health checks
  • ECG – blood pressure checks and 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
  • Wound management
  • Sports injuries
  • Driver’s medical licence
  • Contraception, family planning, sexual health
  • Pipelle biopsy
  • Mirena insertion
  • Aclasta insertion
  • Jadelle insertion
  • Dermoscopy – imaging of moles to assist diagnosis of melanoma
  • Minor surgery
  • Acupuncture
  • Podiatrist on site weekly
  • Travel advice and immunizations
  • Diabetes checks and education
  • Asthma education
  • Spirometry clinics
  • Insurance medicals
  • Pre-employment medicals and ESR urine drug screening
  • Blood samples collected on site for testing
  • Vasectomies
  • Sleep clinic
  • Audiometry
  • Liquid nitrogen



Monday to Friday 8:00am  –   5:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
For our Christmas holidays hours please click here.

Please NOTE: 
To arrange an appointment or request a prescription please telephone between 8am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours your call will be answered by a registered nurse, who may advise you to go to the 24-Hour Surgery.
Prescription requests will be cleared at the end of every day. Please allow 3 working days to obtain a repeat prescription. We will notify you when the prescription is read to pick up.
We have free parking onsite.

After hours service

24 hour service is provided through our membership with the 24 Hour Surgery, Cnr Bealey Ave and Colombo Street, phone 365-7777.

Patient Charges

GP consultation fees enrolled patients

 Age Fee
0 - 12 FREE 
13 - 17 $40 
18 - 24 $49 
25 - 44 $50 
45 - 64 $50 
65+ $50 
Home visit  $100

Prices effective September 2018

ACC consultation fees enrolled patients

 Age Fee
0 - 12 FREE 
13 - 17 $30 
18 - 24 $40
25 - 44 $40 
45 - 64 $40 
65+ $40 

Prices effective September 2018

GP and ACC consultation fees for non-enrolled patients and overseas visitors

 Age Fee
0 - 5 $20 
6 - 12 $43
13 - 17  $58 
18 - 24 $78 
25 - 44 $78 
45 - 64 $78
65+ $78 
ACC consult non-enrolled: 0 - 12 $20
ACC consult non-enrolled: 13 - 17 $40
ACC consult non-enrolled: 18+ $50
Overseas visitor consult:  0 - 18 $75 
Overseas visitor consult:  18+ $85 

Prices effective September 2018

Our Doctors

Dr Sanjeev Deo

I was born and raised in Christchurch and studied medicine at Otago University, graduating in 2010.  I started my GP training in 2016 after working in Blenheim, Nelson, and spending a short time overseas. It is great to be back home in Christchurch. Outside of medicine I enjoy photography, tramping, music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Nursing & Administration Team

Nurse Manager: Katrina Mc Dermott
Nurses: Maree Hibberd, Karin Northrop, Karen Fitzpatrick, Letesha Ganda, Sandy Direen, Maureen Lyons, Kathy Chamberlain, Katie Weir
Administration: Marg Cloughley, Ann Stevens, Juliet McGuire, Anne Newman-Hollis, Debbie Callaghan, Vivian Nixon, Andrea Newton, Pat Aitken, Hayley McKinley
Medical Centre Manager: Sarah Knox

Dr Iuliana Botnarenco


Dr Landon Hepi


Dr Robin Dawson

I grew up in Scotland and graduated in medicine from the University of Aberdeen. I completed my GP training and gained membership of the Royal College of GPs (MRCGP) in 1994. While working at Dunedin Hospital in 1997 I completed the University of Otago Diploma in Child Health (DCH).  Since 1998 I have worked in general practice in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. I joined the Christchurch South Health team in 2014.My medical interests include child health, minor surgery, ophthalmology and musculoskeletal medicine.I love to spend time in the great New Zealand outdoors: tramping,  mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking and triathlons.I also enjoy playing the guitar and singing.

Dr Kate Downer

After having a career in outdoor education, adventure tourism, I retrained in medicine at Otago University in my early thirties. I graduated with an MBChB in 2009 and a Diploma of ‘Child Health in 2011. I am married with one child and thoroughly enjoy my new part time career as a General Practitioner. When time allows, I enjoy personal fitness, time with friends and exploring the great outdoors.
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Dr Clive Hunter

I qualified in 1974 from Otago University. I was born and grew up in Dunedin. I have practiced medicine in USA, Australia and England. Dip Obstetrics, Auckland University 1978. I joined Christchurch South Health in 1979. Outside interests include fitness, sports (passionate skier), reading, pets, movies, music wine and food.
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Dr Clare Botha-Reid

I was born in South Africa and I graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1983. I emigrated to New Zealand in 1993 and joined the team at Christchurch South Health in 2000. I enjoy all aspects of my job, and have special interests in child and women’s health. My outside interests include yoga, running in the hills, gardening and cooking.

Enrol Now

We warmly welcome new patients.  Being enrolled has many advantages:

•    We send you reminders and recalls for important health management
•    Pay less to see the doctor
•    Pay less for prescriptions (for subsidised medicines prescribed by your doctor)
•    Appointment bookings

Simply ask at reception or download our enrolment form below. Complete all the sections and send back to us by email, post, fax or bring it in with you.  You may need to bring in an original ID document (e.g. Drivers’ License, Birth Certificate, Passport) before your first visit - call our team to find out.

You do not need to be a patient with us to be seen by one of our medical team.If you’re a visitor to the region and need medical care, you’re also welcome. Please call our friendly team for an appointment.  All visitors and casual patients, please be aware that extra charges can apply when you are not enrolled.

There are many more benefits to enrolling, click here for Enrolment information.

Download our enrolment form here.

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