Gisborne healthcare

Good healthcare services are available in Gisborne city, including a hospital. If you live elsewhere in the region however, you'll have to travel for your medical care.
General healthcare information

District Health Board

Healthcare services in the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti Region are provided by Hauora Tairāwhiti.

Our services | Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti

Public hospitals

Gisborne Hospital is the only public hospital in the Tairāwhiti Region.

Gisborne Hospital | Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti

Private hospitals

Healthpoint lists all private hospitals and specialty service providers in the Gisborne Region.

Private Hospitals & Specialists | Healthpoint


Healthpoint lists all dentist clinics in the Tairāwhiti Region.

Dentistry in Tairāwhiti | Healthpoint

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).

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

To find a PHO and GPs in the Gisborne region use the links below.

Enroling with your local doctor

Finding a doctor in Tairāwhiti | Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti

GPs / Accident & Urgent Medical Care in Tairāwhiti | Healthpoint

Mental health services

Hauora Tairāwhiti provides access to public mental health services.

You can find private mental health and addiction service providers in the region on the Healthpoint website. 

The Mental Health Foundation's website lists national helplines, support services, and community support groups in your area.

Mental Health and Addictions Services | Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti

Mental Health & Addictions in Tairāwhiti | Healthpoint

Helplines & Support | Mental Health Foundation

Community Support Groups Gisborne | Mental Health Foundation

Urgent mental health support

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 111 or take them to the nearest hospital emergency department.

To contact Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti Mental Health Crisis Team, phone 0800 243 500 or after 10pm call (06) 869 0512.

After hours help

If you are feeling unwell, or need general medical advice, Healthline offers free, specialist health advice 24/7 over the phone.

You can call them on 0800 611 116.

Healthline | Ministry of Health


The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years.

They provide car seat education services, parenting education and parenting groups.

They also offer a free 24/7 parent helpline and advice service called Plunketline.

You can call them on 0800 933 922.

Plunket near me Gisborne | Plunket

PlunketLine | Plunket


The Ministry of Health website lists maternity services available in the Gisborne region.

Tairawhiti maternity facilities | Ministry of Health


Seniorline is a national information service to help older people and their families navigate the health system.

It provides information to assist with making decisions about staying at home, support for carers and residential care.

Tairawhiti | Seniorline


Hospice is specialist care given to those with life-limiting illness.

Hospice Tairawhiti provides hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.

Home | Hospice Tairawhiti

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