Nursing – the combined nursing team boast over 100 years of nursing experience and knowledge between them.


The nurses run clinics for:

  • Diabetes support – lifestyle and medication advice
  • Cervical smears free with a nurse
  • Smoking cessation – to help you reduce or stop smoking
  • ACC wound care – GP appointment not always needed
  • Sexual health – free for under 19yrs (both nurse and GP consults)
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) – for warts and some other skin conditions if approved by GP
  • Treatment of uncomplicated urine infection – for women between ages 16-65

Blood tests

Click on the following link to find the test centre closest to you:


Wellbeing Team

Our wellbeing team includes Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP), Health Coach and Support Worker.

Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP): HIPs are experienced mental health clinicians who work with people of all ages and their whanau. They help people with any issues impacting their health and wellbeing.

Health Coach: Health Coaches help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to better manage your health. This can include helping you set yourself health goals and supporting you as you work towards them.

Support Worker: Support Workers are based in the community and can help you with anything that is having an impact on your wellbeing. This could include visiting you in your home or connecting you to wider services in the community such as housing or social support. It could include providing cultural support.

The wellbeing team works alongside your doctor and nurses and their services are free for enrolled patients. You can get help with any issue that is negatively impacting your health and wellbeing.

Support is available without long waits, often on the same day. The team will work with you to understand your wellbeing needs and provide practical support. You can see them on your own, with your partner or whanau.

Services are tailored to you but could include help to:

  • improve your mood (you may be feeling down, angry, confused, exhausted)
  • change habits to reduce harm of drinking or drug use
  • understand how what you’re doing can impact how you feel
  • improve your ability to cope with life’s challenges (building on your existing coping skills)
  • learn tools to help you sleep better and address other physical issues that are impacting your mental wellbeing
  • talk about things that are bothering you – relationships, grief, loneliness or family violence
  • talk through the impacts of living with long-term health conditions or a disability and make adjustments so you can live well with these challenges
  • increase connection to the positive supports in your life, helping you feel less alone
  • get connected to services in the community to help you with quitting smoking, housing and food

Our local Pharmacy

Eastern Pharmacy Aranui
338 Pages Poad
Ph 03 3888700
Open 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday

This is our local pharmacy and they can book appointments for patients at Eastcare via our messaging system.

You might find the following links helpful: – good quality health information for you and your family – localised to Canterbury – a national website with good quality health information  – The Green Prescription can help you get active. Exercise is good medicine! – support for rainbow young people