The Doctors Bayfair

Welcome to our practice

At The Doctors Bayfair, we work with you to make your future healthy. And when health issues or accidents happen, we’re there to provide the care, advice and support you need. As your family doctor, we’ve designed our modern, well-equipped medical centre, located between Mt Maunganui and Papamoa. Our opening hours are for GP booked appointments and Walk-in Care “no appointment necessary” services. Walk-in Care is for enrolled or casual patients who experience sudden illness, accidents or injuries that do not appear to be life threatening but can’t wait until the next day.

Enrolling with us means you can visit either practice and access services 7 days a week avoiding high casual rates for weekend and after-hour consults. Our patients receive a premium, professional standard of care from our experienced team of general practitioners, nurses, and reception team.  Each of our GPs bring a commitment to quality family health care with specialist interests ranging from child, womens and mens health, sports medicine, minor surgery, specialist ACC work and occupational health. We run an array of nurses clinics including; diabetes, immunisation, biopsies, healthy lifestyle, care plus, asthma and flu clinics. 

We are also a Registered Provider for Immigration New Zealand.

COVID-19 Notice: in Alert Level 1 our consults are in person and through phone or video. Phone 07 572 6800 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 With Us

Our enrolment capacity is currently limited, please phone or email reception to discuss availability

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

Not enrolled but need an appointment? 

You can still get an appointment here 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.

Other nearby practice in our network that you can enrol with

We'd love to have you as one of our patients, but if you're unable to wait until our enrolments are open again we can suggest this nearby practice in our network that you can enrol with now:

How to enrol online with this alternative practice

You can enrol online at The Doctors Tauranga - it’s secure and confidential. The online form will guide you and you will need to upload suitable identification:  Enrol Here Online

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 07-572 6800 to start your registration

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

Our Services

Standard Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 12pm
Our opening hours are for GP booked appointments and walk-in care. We warmly welcome new patients to enrol with us. Closed all public holidays including when they fall on a weekend

After Hours

If you need medical attention outside these hours please phone 07 572 6800 and follow the after hours instructions or go to Accident & Healthcare, 19 Second Ave, Tauranga, open until 9pm, phone 577 0010. 

If you have a medical emergency, call 111

Patient Fees

Enrolled Patient Fees

Age GMS GMS + CSC ACC                  ACC+CSC
0 - 13 years FREE FREE FREE                FREE
14 - 17 years $35 $19.50

$29                    $19.50

18 - 64 years $48 $19.50 $39                    $19.50
65+ years $44 $19.50 $39                    $19.50

$10 surcharge on weekends for both enrolled and casual rates

Prices effective 13 August 2020
Prescription request $25. Same day prescription request $35.
Please note that materials and additional procedures will incur extra charges

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 Mirjam Van der Horst

    Dr Mirjam Van der Horst

    Mirjam was born in the Netherlands and completed her medical degree at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She qualified as a GP in 2007 and worked for over 12 years in a general practice in the Netherlands, while also working at the Dutch Institute for GP Specialty Training. Early 2020, Mirjam moved with her husband and two sons to New Zealand to enjoy camping, cycling, hiking and running in this wonderful country.

  • Dr Lex Beets

    Dr Lex Beets


  • Dr Sam Savage

    Dr Sam Savage


  • Dr Gillian Fraser

    Dr Gillian Fraser


  • Registered Nurse Julie Cowley

    Registered Nurse Julie Cowley


    Julie is a New Zealand trained local registered nurse (RN) with many years of primary care nursing in our community and a longstanding member of the practice team.  She has developed a very broad range of primary care nursing skills. Julie enjoys learning and has continued her nursing studies and completed a Master of Nursing and more recently gained the authority to prescribe medicines for patients attending the nurse clinics.

    The new RN designated prescriber role allows nurses who work in collaboration with GP’s and have successfully completed advanced education and certification to prescribe medicines from a specified list. The RN can assess, diagnose and treat common conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, skin infections, sexual health etc.

    Julie is passionate about supporting people to gain confidence in management of their long-term conditions. She has completed advanced education in diabetes and associated health problems, and is able to provide specialised diabetes care to our growing population of people with diabetes.  Being able to prescribe medicines has made a difference for patients attending the nurse clinic and frees up the GP’s time to see more complicated patients.  

  • Dr Steve Taylor

    Dr Steve Taylor

    MRCGP, MBBS, Dip Dermatology

    Steve trained in the UK and worked for over 20 years as a partner in a busy general practice. He has an interest in ophthalmology, respiratory medicine and dermatology.

    He enjoys doing outside activities and is embracing the kiwi lifestyle.

  • Dr Gwenda Naepi

    Dr Gwenda Naepi

    Gwenda is the acute doctor at Bayfair.
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