Timaru doctors and medical centre
Our Timaru doctors and nurses can help you with all of your health care needs.
We provide modern, convenient and continuous care.
8:30AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday — (03) 688 6267
You can book our Timaru doctor and nursing services online. Appointment times are available on our patient portal. Not registered on the portal? Please speak to reception staff.
Whether the going’s good or times are tough, there are lots of little things we can do to strengthen our wellbeing and boost the way we feel.
Mental wellbeing is all about feeling good and functioning well – and just like our physical health, our mental health is something we can all look after and strengthen. Doing the things that keep us well can boost our mood and outlook, and help us build handy ‘buffers’ so if times do get tough, we’re able to adapt more quickly.
Creating and maintaining relationships is critical to boosting wellbeing – our relationships help us feel valued, loved and give purpose -all this makes us feel good!
Getting moving is not just good for our bodies, it makes a real difference to how we feel. It doesn’t always mean getting sweaty– things like walking the dog or dancing through the house work a treat!
We’re often told to stop and smell the roses. When we take notice, we are giving ourselves space to become mindful, breathe and slow down. Notice a moment, and appreciate it with all your senses!
Learning helps keep our minds active – which helps our wellbeing. There’s heaps of opportunities to try new things and challenge our minds a little – take class in Te Reo or give a crossword a go?
Kindness can give our mood an instant boost. Everyone has something to give, whether it’s a compliment or lending a hand. Kind acts make us feel better and helps us build connections with others.
Understanding your own culture, or cultures, helps you to understand yourself, what makes you unique. We all have cultures and they can help us build a sense of identity and belonging in the world.
Spirituality means different things to different people. However you feel about it, spending time in contemplation, gratitude and building meaningful lives can be powerfully sustaining.
Being in nature helps us feel good – it’s been shown to reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and the production of stress hormones. Getting outside, and enjoying green spaces, is a proven pick-me-up.
Flu shots are available now
Flu is not a mild illness. It can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from caring for others, going to work, doing sport, attending church or just about anything that requires leaving the house.
New Zealand’s 2023 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of flu virus – two influenza type A strains and two influenza type B strains:
+ A/Sydney/5/2021 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
+ A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
+ B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus
+ B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
The strains in bold are new for 2023.
Throughout the year, the World Health Organization monitors the different flu strains around the world and each year decides which strains are likely to cause flu in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Flu vaccine manufacturers make each year’s vaccine by growing lots of these viruses, mostly in hens’ eggs. They then inactivate the virus and extract the bits that are needed to make the vaccine.
+ Does not contain any live viruses and so cannot cause flu.
+ Does not contain any preservatives, thiomersal or mercury.
+ Contains only very tiny amounts of egg protein and is safe for people with egg allergies
Dr Bruce Small
Dr Teh Arpah Zakaria
Dr Rob Hepburn
Dr Fadzilah Hasan
Health Improvement Practitioner
Exceptional Timaru doctor and nursing services. Affordable prices.
We ask for payment on the day. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the fees stated on this website are correct, our practice provides a wide range of services and additional charges may apply. Extra fees will apply for extended or long consultations. Please advise if you require a longer appointment time.
Find Us On Facebook
Dee Street Primary Care is on Facebook. And we’re sharing useful health information.
Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand, basic information health information and services needed to make informed and appropriate health decisions."
Alongside treatment, it's one of the most important aspects of the health care our practice provides. And we're now using Facebook to help patients obtain and process health information in a modern, convenient manner.
We’re using our timeline to share informative posts, health initiatives, urgent practice updates and useful recommendations.
Do you need help with your wellbeing?
Dee Street Primary Care's Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP), Julie Blair, is here to help.
Julie is experienced at helping people cope with the stresses of life and those problems that can impact their health.
Her work aims to build people's motivation and capability to better understand and self-manage their physical and emotional well-being needs.
You can book your FREE, 30-minute consult with Julie by calling the practice on (03) 688 6267. Our reception team is here to help between 8:30 AM and 5 PM, Monday to Friday.
Dee Street Primary Care will use different approaches and resources to achieve equitable outcomes for the people we serve.
4A-6A Dee Street,
P: (03) 688 6267
F: (03) 688 6266
8:30 AM — 5 PM
Monday to Friday