Enrolments are presently closed. If you have moved to Christchurch from another centre and do not have a GP in Christchurch, please phone reception to discuss.

Dr Graeme Bennetts has sold his practice to Dr Intan Md Tahir who starts working here on 2 August. Graeme is semi-retiring but will still be working here part-time. Dr Intan will be happy to see any of his patients. You can read her profile under OUR TEAM.


The FLU VACCINE is  available for all ages.


COVID Vaccinations

If you are in Group 3, you should have received a text, letter, email or phone call inviting you to book your vaccination appointment.

Group 3 includes people aged 65 yrs or over; people of any age with certain underlying health conditions (ie if you are eligible for a free flu vaccine); pregnant women; people with disabilities, the people they live with and their carers.

If you think that you have been missed, email  for booking information

A good reference is:


Winter illnesses

There is a lot of viral illness around at the moment. This is even more difficult than usual for us to deal with, as we are keeping anyone with respiratory symptoms out of the medical centre. If you have an appointment and have respiratory symptoms, you will be asked to wait in your car. The doctor or nurse will triage you and may see you in the car or in our prefab in the carpark.

A lot of the winter illness is self-limiting and the best treatment is staying home and keeping fluids up.

There is a very good reference on about when you should seek medical attention for your child with a cold.

If you have concerns, do phone and speak to one of our nurses. We do keep some urgent appointments available to book on the day.



We are currently at Alert Level 1.

Level 1 Guidelines:

If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose or have been in contact with COVID,  you will be triaged by a Dr or Nurse to assess if you need a COVID swab.  Please do not enter the building.

  • Please do not attend the appointment early.
  • Please only bring a maximum of one support person.
  • Use QR code on arrival.
  • Sanitise your hands on arrival and departure of the building.
  • Feel free to wear a mask.



The COVID Pandemic has changed the way we operate, please note the following:

1.  Booking an Appointment

No online bookings.  All appointments to be made via phone. WE ALWAYS HAVE URGENT APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE UNWELL, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU PHONE THE PRACTICE BETWEEN 8 AND 9AM . You will have a phone call back from a doctor or a nurse who will assess your priority.


If you would prefer a virtual appointment, i.e. via phone, please tell Reception who will discuss with your GP.  This will incur the same charges as a regular appointment.


We now have a nurse prescriber working with us every day, Sarah Clark. She is an experienced nurse, who has done a lot of extra training and is on the pathway to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She can see patients who have stable, longterm conditions eg blood pressure (ask your GP if this would be appropriate for you). She can also treat UTIs,  and see other ailments to make sure that you get seen at the optimal time for your health concerns.



Test results procedure: Normal or Unremarkable – we will NOT contact you.   Abnormal – we WILL contact you within 3 days.


2.  Prescriptions

We would prefer for you to collect these from the Pharmacy and pay us online the associated charge.  Please order your prescriptions preferably via our prescription page found here.   Or email us:   For added convenience, Unichem Medical Pharmacy is next door, tel 383 0440.


Level 2 Guidelines:

  • Please do not attend the appointment early.
  • Please come alone.  Only bring one support person and children only if necessary.
  • Use QR code on arrival.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Sanitise your hands upon arrival and departure of the building.
  • Keep a 2 metre physical distance from staff and other patients.


About Us

We are a brand new purpose-built medical hub that brings together the teams from Parklands Medical Centre, Queenspark Healthcare and Dr Philippa Ryan, previously from QE2 Medical centre.


Located just down the road from Burwood Hospital, you’ll find we have ample parking, wonderful new family-friendly facilities and a lovely view over the wetlands. You’ll also find Unichem Medical Pharmacy next door, all under one roof.


While Burwood Health is a brand new offering, our team of five doctors have many years of experience and a long association working with the local community. We have joined forces to create an independent medical centre to provide our patients with the very best health care.


We belong to Pegasus Health, one of the country’s largest primary healthcare organisations.


Our Vision

Our vision is to provide you with the highest standards of personalised healthcare, ensuring you’re treated with respect, warmth and genuine kindness. The focus of general practice is changing, and we now do a lot more than just help patients when they’re unwell or injured. We also believe in empowering you to take care of your own health, whether that’s keeping up with immunisations, reducing risk factors and screening for disease, or simply encouraging you to monitor your exercise with a Fitbit!


Our Services

Burwood Health provides a range of services.