The Doctors Kerikeri

Welcome to our practice

The Doctors Kerikeri is a rural general practice medical centre. Our expert medical team provide quality, caring and professional family medicine, as well as immunisation services and immigration medicals. We also offer a range of special medical clinics including ear suction, and eye care, and have a number of visiting specialists working from the practice. There is also a pharmacy on site. We are proudly Cornerstone Accredited through our commitment to meeting legal and safety standards and continuous quality improvement.  We have female and male doctors available and have a Saturday morning clinic. There is plenty of parking available and disability access. New enrolments are currently on hold, do contact us to be added to our enrolment wait list.

Register for Our Online Patient Portal

COVID-19 Notice:  in Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video. Phone 09 407 7777 to book appointments. To ensure everyone gets the help they need and keep you safe, we may screen  appointment requests which may involve calling you back with more details.

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We’re providing our service in a new way to ensure you and your whanau remain safe through COVID-19. When you phone or visit the clinic we'll ask if you have any cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms or if you're concerned about COVID-19. This doesn't mean we think you have coronavirus, it's our part in helping keep our community safe and healthy. 

We do COVID-19 testing and our practice is safe to visit

Safety is our priority. We do COVID-19 testing in your car where possible or in an isolation room if an assessment is required. This means there's no additional risk to you when you visit for other medical issues. We have strict infection prevention standards in place.

Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Choice of appointments and how to book them

In Person

Enrol Now

We warmly welcome new patients

When you enrol with us, some of the benefits include:

  • Reminders and recalls for important health management
  • Pay less to see the doctor than non-enrolled patients
  • Access to our online patient portal to book appointment, order repeat prescriptions and to view lab test results
  • There is more information here about why it’s great to be enrolled

Enrol Online

There’s no need to come into the clinic, you can enrol online - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  Enrol Here Online

Paper Enrolment

Paper enrolment forms are still available if you're not able to complete the online form. For each person enrolling, simply print and complete:  the Enrolment Form, an Adult or Child Medical Questionnaire and email all files to including a copy of your suitable identification

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment even if you are not enrolled with us e.g. if you’re a visitor to the region. Just phone our friendly team for a casual appointment.  Extra charges apply for casual appointments when you are not enrolled.

Register for Our Online Patient Portal

Are you registered for the online portal?

When you’re enrolled with us you can register for this portal, called Manage My Health (MMH). Then, any time you like 24/7 you can:

  • book appointments
  • request repeat scripts
  • view lab test results

Phone reception 09-407 7777 to start your registration

Here’s How to Complete Your Registration  and How to Use The Portal

Our Services

Our Services

  • General Health and Wellness
  • Minor Surgery
  • Immunisations
  • Womens Health
  • Chronic Disease Management

Cervical Smears

Our practice nurses are trained in taking cervical smears. If you only need a smear test, you can book an appointment with a nurse. Some smear tests are subsidised by the Government, so please enquire about this.

Influenza Immunisation

The Influenza immunisation is recommended and currently subsidised by the Government for any person over 65 years old and any person with a chronic condition. Others may have the immunisation if they wish. The immunisation does not protect against the common cold, tonsillitis, sinusitis or bronchitis.

Travel Vaccinations

Make an appointment with one of our GPs to discuss travel immunisations and other required medications. The vaccinations will be ordered by the pharmacy. Please allow at least 6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you have time for a full course of immunisation.

Immunisations for Children

We recommend immunisation at 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months, 4 years, and 11 years of age in accordance with current National guidelines. We are happy to discuss benefits and risks with all parents. Please book an appointment with a Nurse.

Child Development Checks

Routine medical checks for children are recommended 6 weeks prior to immunisation, and also at 9 months, 2.5 years and 4 years of age. This is a normal Doctor's appointment.

Minor Surgery

All aspects of minor surgery are catered for, including removal of warts, moles and skin cancers. Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is usually available at the time of an initial appointment. For other surgery, an initial appointment is required for assessment of the condition.

Maternity Advice

Make an appointment with your GP to discuss pregnancy advice. Midwives are the leading providers of maternity care, however we do offer emergency advice if necessary. A list of local midwives is available at reception.


An initial consultation for all contraception choices should be made with a GP. For repeat prescriptions of the pill, mini pill or depo injection, an appointment can be made with a nurse. Dr Patel, Caswell and Duley can insert IUCDs, and Dr Caswell, Duley and Mabidikama can insert the Jadelle and Mirena implants.

Blood and X-ray Results

We will only contact you if we receive an abnormal result. If we cannot contact you by phone, we will write to you. Please make sure that we have your up to date contact details at all times. If you would like your results, you are welcome to ring and speak to a nurse and if you remain unwell or are worried, please call and speak to one of our nurses. We also have an online option called “Manage my Health” which allows you to access your results on line.

Ear Nurse Specialist

Marg Hunt is our Ear Nurse Specialist, and she runs weekly clinics here at the practice. Please ask at reception if you would like to book an appointment.

Additional Health Professionals Onsite

The following specialists have regular clinics at our practice:

Dr Brandon Wong – Cardiologist 
Mr David Lyon – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Marc Hirner – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Vanessa Blair – General Surgeon
Mr Tony Nixon - Urologist
Dr David Dalziel - Ophthalmologist
Bay Physio

Appointments should be made directly through these specialists.

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm
  8am - 1pm

After Hours

The After Hours service is located at the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa. If you have an urgent problem after hours, call our practice number (09) 407 7777 and a nurse will contact the After Hours Doctor to make an appointment for you.

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees - Doctor

Age Weekdays
(Standard / CSC)
Weekends and 
Public Holidays
(Standard / CSC)
0-13 years FREE / FREE FREE / FREE
14-17 years                  $19.00 / $13.00 $28.00 / $28.00
18-64 years $34.00 / $19.50 $44.00 / $44.00
65+ years $30.00 / $19.50 $40.00 / $40.00

Fees effective from 6 August 2020

Enrolled Patient Fees - Nurse

Age Weekdays
(Standard / CSC)
Weekends and 
Public Holidays
(Standard / CSC)
0-13 years FREE / FREE FREE / FREE
14-17 years                  $20.00 / $19.50 $30.00 / $30.00
18-64 years $20.00 / $19.50 $30.00 / $30.00
65+ years $20.00 / $19.50 $30.00 / $30.00

Fees effective from 6 August 2020

Enrolled Patient Fees - ACC

Age Weekdays
(Standard / CSC)
Weekends and 
Public Holidays
(Standard / CSC)
0-13 years FREE / FREE FREE / FREE
14-17 years                  $19.00 / $13.00 $19.00 / $13.00
18-64 years $29.00 / $19.50 $29.00 / $19.50
65+ years $29.00 / $19.50 $29.00 / $19.50

Fees effective from 6 August 2020

Casual Patients Fees (with CSC)

 Age GP consult  ACC Co-Payment Nurse consult
13 - 17 $80 $50  $20
18 - 64 $80 $50  $20
65+ $80 $50  $20

Prices effective 10 August 2020. CSC = Community Services Card. Surcharge may apply for Saturday morning clinic.


International Visitors Fees

 Age GP consult ACC Co-Payment Nurse consult
0 - 6 $90 $50  $50
7 - 12 $90 $50  $50
13 - 17 $90 $50  $50
18 - 64 $90 $50  $50
65+ $90 $50  $50

Prices effective 10 August 2020. Surcharge may apply for Saturday morning clinic.

Other Services Fees

 Service Fee
Immigration Medicals $240 adults
$120 children (0-12yrs)
Insurance Medicals $240
Driver's Licence Medicals $60
ECG $38
Liquid Nitrogen $18
Cervical Smear $20
Repeat Prescription (urgent same day) $20 
Repeat Prescription (48hrs processing) $15

Prices effective 10 August 2020. Please check with our clinical support team for prices for minor surgery and other procedures not listed. Surcharge may apply for Saturday morning clinic.

Pay Online

Good news, paying online is easy. 

You can pay securely using a credit or debit card or internet banking (Account2Account payments) - just click below to make a payment.  Payment is due on the day of your appointment. In addition to paying online you can pay in person at the centre with cash, eftpos and credit card.

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Our Team

  • Dr Clare Hookings

    Dr Clare Hookings

    General Practitioner, Vocationally Registered

    Clare has lived on the Hibiscus Coast for 12 years with her husband and teenage boys.

    She graduated with a Diploma in Obstetrics from the Auckland Medical School and went on to work in general practice in West Auckland. Following this Clare continued in general practice on the North Shore for 17 years where she continued to develop her love for providing family-centered health care. On her days off Clare enjoys being in the outdoors, especially the bush and the beautiful beaches in the area and is also keen on conservation issues.

Mandeeps Manage  

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