Auckland Healthcare

As the county's biggest city, Auckland offers a full range of medical options from local doctors (GPs) to specialist care.
Looking for general healthcare information?

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to day running of the health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, regional and national levels. Find out more by visiting the Te Whatu Ora website.

Across the Auckland region, Te Whatu Ora employs 20,000 staff and cares for over 1 million patients a year at six main hospitals and a range of other facilities.

Public hospitals

Auckland City Hospital, including National Women's Health

Starship Children's Health

Green Lane Clinical Centre 

Middlemore Hospital

North Shore Hospital

Waitakere Hospital

Private hospitals

To find private hospitals in Auckland search on the Ministry of Health webpage.

Private hospitals | Ministry of Health

Transport to hospitals

Manukau East Patient Transport Service (MEPTS) provides a subsidised door-to-door shuttle bus for all the community to Botany Superclinic, Manukau Superclinic and Middlemore Hospital.

Manukau East Patient Transport Service

Local Health Centres and doctors (GPs)

Doctors (GPs)  are fully trained medical doctors who can advise you on your health and refer you for further tests or specialist treatment if needed. GPs are registered with a Primary Health Organisation (PHO).

Enrolling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.

Use the Healthpoint directory to find a doctor in Auckland. This directory can be searched for male or female GPs as well as those accepting new patients. There is a also an option to search by language spoken.

Enrolling with your local doctor

Find a GP | Healthpoint


All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.

Dental Council of New Zealand

Mental Health Services

Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland runs a health service in Auckland, providing specialist mental health services including a 7-day 24 hour emergency assistance line.

For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week call 0800 800 717 or ring Healthline ph 0800 611 116.

Auckland mental health services | Healthpoint

After hours clinics

Healthcare is available outside of normal working hours across the Auckland region. Check the Healthpoint website to find your nearest after hours clinic.

If you are feeling unwell or need some urgent medical advice, Healthline also offers a 24 hour health service over the phone. You can call them on 0800 611 116.

Locations in central Auckland | Healthpoint

About Healthline | Ministry of Health

After hours pharmacies

There are about 20 urgent pharmacies operating extended hours in Auckland.  The Doctor or health practitioner who writes your prescription will probably know the one closest to you.

After hours pharmacies - central Auckland |Healthpoint


The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years. They also organise car seat education services, parenting education and parenting groups. See the links below for services in your area.

Plunket also offers a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.

Auckland | Plunket Auckland

Plunket line | Plunket

Having a baby

A wide range of maternity services are available throughout the Auckland region. Check the Healthpoint maternity page for more information.

Women's health - maternity/pregnancy care | Healthpoint

Senior line

Senior Line is a phone service and online portal with information for older people and their carers who are making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. Call 0800 725 463 or visit their website.

Auckland | Senior line


Hospice is specialist care given to those with life-limiting illness. They provide hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.

Hospice in Auckland

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