We want everyone in our communities to enjoy their best life with good health and wellbeing.

Our Story

Waitaha Primary Health: your health, your whānau, our community.

Waitaha Primary Health provides and supports health services in Canterbury’s rural and urban communities.

We work closely with General Practices and other community based health providers to deliver exceptional health outcomes for the people in our region, including those with the greatest need.

Our goal is to ensure that you, and everyone else in our communities, have the ability to enjoy your best life with good health and wellbeing. You, your whānau and our community are at the heart of everything we do.

Where you’ll find us

Our services stretch from Cheviot in the north, down to Tinwald in the south, west to Hanmer Springs, and east to Akaroa.

We are the Canterbury Primary Health Organisation with the longest history and greatest knowledge of rural primary health care and the needs of rural communities. We carry this grassroots knowledge of New Zealand through to our work with urban General Practices and community services and work in a way that Kiwis are renowned for. We build close relationships, talk things through and then get things done.

Caring for our communities

Waitaha Primary Health has a strong community focus, and delivers some of Canterbury’s most important community health services.

We can connect you with General Practitioners (doctors), Practice Nurses, other health professionals and a wide range of services. Our team works hard to meet the specific health needs of our culturally diverse communities.

When cared for by Waitaha Primary Health practitioners and services you can be confident they are well connected to key organisations in your community and the wider health system in Aotearoa. We build strong relationships — whakawhanaungatanga — to make that happen.

Contact us if you have any questions about our services and what we do.

Working with our practices

Practices, belonging to Waitaha Primary Health, know they can rely on our personalised and responsive service, no matter what size they are. We are also small and nimble enough to act quickly in a crisis and have demonstrated this on many occasions in Canterbury.

We offer a wealth of practice support services to assist General Practice teams to get things done quickly and efficiently. At the same time as supporting best practice, we give our partners the space to think innovatively and work in ways that suit them best.

Join us — if you would like to discuss a partnership with Waitaha Primary Health please contact us on 03 357 4970 or 0800 800 743 about your practice or health service. If you would like to be a part of our team, read more on our careers page.