Medical & Dental

General Health Info

Children under 6 years can visit the doctor for free

Enrolling with a GP makes your visits cheaper

Local listings for Christchurch doctors (whitepages link)



Phone: 0800 611 116

Available: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Call Healthline if you’re:

  • feeling unwell – but not sure whether you need to see a doctor
  • needing some urgent advice about a family member or friend who’s sick
  • on holiday and want to know where the nearest doctor or pharmacy is
  • Healthline nurses are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone (if you need to talk to someone in your own language, Healthline can usually arrange this using an interpreting service.)
  • Breastfeeding info
  • NZ Immunization guidelines



The Community Dental Service (CDS) provides FREE oral health services for eligible 0-18 year olds, in Canterbury and South Canterbury.

For more information on FREE dental care please call 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 582) or visit