Doctors (GPs) and practice nurses who work at general practice clinics (medical centres) are generally the first person you see for medical help. They are known as primary healthcare providers. When you are referred to a hospital or specialist, this is called secondary care.

Nelson Marlborough Health funds Nelson Bays  Primary Health to primary healthcare in the Nelson and Tasman regions. 


What are the benefits of signing up with a GP team?

When you enrol with a general practice or medical centre, there is a team of people ready to help you and your whānau stay well and healthy.

 Being enrolled with a GP practice will mean you can:

  • access healthcare for a range of health issues, including, immunisations, illnesses and injuries
  • pay less for prescriptions (free if you’re under 14)
  • get free healthcare for children aged 14 or less
  • receive reminders about when you are due for immunisation or cancer screening
  • be referred to specialist advice or secondary healthcare when needed


Find a GP in Nelson or Tasman

Go to the Nelson Bays Primary Health website for a list of Nelson and Tasman general practices.

This is also where you can find information about GP fees and the full range of services they provide.