(09) 420 8400 Kaipara Medical Centre, 53 – 65 Commercial Road, Helensville, 0875 In an emergency call 111

Who we are

Innovative and forward thinking, the Kaipara Medical Centre is part owned by its community. It provides key essential medical services supporting the dispersed rural South Kaipara community. In 2013 a new ownership model was introduced. Shareholding partners include the Helensville District Health Trust, Waitemata District Health Board, and local long-serving Doctors. This unique business model is an enabler for the Medical Centre to be tremendously focused on & responsive to the needs of Helensville and its surrounding South Kaipara rural community.

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CORNERSTONEAccreditedGPLogo.jpgThe team at the Kaipara Medical Centre includes six permanent GPs and a fabulous team of nine Nurses.

We also have seven administration staff, to ensure our service to our patients is delivered as promptly and professionally as possible.

Our talented team of Doctors at Kaipara Medical Centre

Dr Phil Barter

Clinical Leader and Trainer – MB, BS, FRNZCGP, JCPGTGP

Dr Dean Foster

Doctor - MB, ChB, MRNZCGP

Dr Trinh Wright

Doctor – MBChB (Auckland), MRNZCGP

Dr Kathryn Elcock


Dr Vaughan Lock


Registrars at Kaipara Medical Centre

A registrar doctor works at the Medical Centre 8:30am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. A registrar doctor is fully qualified, sometimes with years of experience in hospital. The 5 month long placement with the Medical Centre is to enable the doctor to experience the varied cases that are part of rural practice. The registrar is supervised and mentored by the senior staff.  The placement forms part of their ongoing education so that at the end of a year they will be ready to sit the exams for the first part of the specialist GP qualification.

When visiting the Centre, you may be asked if you would mind being seen by the registrar. He or she will have full access to your medical notes on the computer and will always refer to your own GP or senior staff member, if necessary. If you would prefer to visit your usual Doctor, that is absolutely fine – you will never be pressured into seeing the Registrar.

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