Lawrence Rural Health Centre

43 Whitehaven Street, Lawrence
Phone: 03 485 9050 
For emergencies, please dial 111

Kia Ora from the Lawrence Medical Centre

Our Mission Statement:  To ensure the provision of community input to primary health services to a high standard
for the people of the Tuapeka District utilising health professionals in the area to the maximum.  Using their skills to

enable care within our community whenever possible either in the people's home or at the community owned Rural Health Centre which will be administered by a charitable company and made sustainable for future health needs and requirements.

Doctor:  Dr.Ruth Alberts - MB ChB, Dip Obst, Dip Anaesth, Dip Comm Emerg Med, FRNZCGP, FRNZCUC

Manager:  Mark Chapman

Opening hours

Hours: Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 5.30pm
Consultation by appointment - Phone 485 9050 after 8.30am
Weekends: Please phone Clutha Health First 03-419 0500
EMERGENCIES: Ambulance: 111

Outside of these hours please 485 9050 and your call will be answered by Pro Care and advice will be given. .
After hours calls answered by a specialist telephone Triage service (PROCARE).  You will be asked a few questions and then  advised how to proceed from there.

The Lawrence Rural Health centre offers a full range of primary health care services:

  • General practice

  • Accidents and emergency

  • Wellchild & health care

  • Minor surgery for skin cancer, moles etc

  • Blood tests

  • Driver's licence tests

  • Mental health service (0800 364 462)

  • Diabetes clinic

  • Maternity - advice on choice of maternity services, antenatal & postnatal

  • Rest home

  • Long and short term residential care

  • Respite care

  • Palliative care

  • Short stay medical care

  • Registered nurse onsite daily & on call 24hrs

  • Meals on wheels

  • Van outings

  • Friendly family environment​​


Services not available at Lawrence will be referred appropriately.

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Lawrence Information Centre

17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532

New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 485 9222

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