Northland Healthcare

A comprehensive range of health services is available in the region. However, many of them are located in Whangarei, so if you live elsewhere in Northland you may need to travel to access them.
Looking for general healthcare information?

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand provides the health services in the Northland region. 

About Te Whatu Ora

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.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand | Te Tai Tokerau

Public hospitals

There are four hospitals in the Northland region:

  • Whangarei hospital
  • Bay of Island hospital
  • Dargaville hospital
  • Kaitaia

Hospitals in Northland

Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust is a charity offering a wide range of health services for those enrolled and living in the Hokianga area.

Hokianga Health

Private Hospitals

There are three private hospitals in Northland

Private hospitals | Ministry of Health

Ambulance service

St Johns Ambulance provide the local ambulance service. They are located in Ruakaka in Northland.

Northland | St Johns Ambulance


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

Health Centres and doctors

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.

Search the Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand site to find a PHO and GPs in the Northland region

Enrolling with your local doctor

Primary Health

Find a GP (Doctor)

Mental health services


After hours and emergency services

After hours healthcare is available through White Cross Accident and Medical Clinic on (09) 470 1083.

Kensington Pharmacy in Whangarei is open after hours.

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

White Cross Accident and Medical

Find an after hours centre near you

About Healthline | Ministry of Health

Having a baby

There are various options available for giving birth in the Northern region. Check on the Te Whatu Ora website to see what is available in your area.

Northland maternity facilities | Te Whatu Ora


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.

Northland | Plunket


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 Northland

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