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Medical & pharmacy

Fiordland Community Pharmacy is pleased to sponsor this page. Visit us in Te Anau town centre.

Medical services


Te Anau's brand-new Fiordland Medical Practice  is the pride of our community. It is situated on Luxmore Drive (on the right as you come into town from Mossburn) and is staffed by a professional and friendly team of doctors and nurses.

Surgery hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm and Saturday 9am to 12noon. Call 03 249 7007 to make an appointment. After-hours care is also available if your medical need cannot wait. Call the normal number and listen to instructions, or in an emergency dial 111.

Fiordland also has a team of friendly community midwives, and you can find out more about them at their Fiordland Midwives website.

Community Shuttle for medical appointments

If you have a medical appointment in Invercargill you can now use the community shuttle bus, a fabulous service worthy of community pride. It is available for appointments between 10am and 3pm, so it's worth trying to organise your appointment for between those times if you possibly can. Whether your appointment is for specialists, hospital, IRD, WINZ, doctor, dentist, xrays or scans, you can use the bus. Seats may be available also for Te Anau basin residents who wish to visit a friend or relative. Phone Marilyn at the Community House 03 249 7754 for more information.

Ambulance service and emergency response

We also have professional paramedics working for our St John Ambulance Service, and in an emergency you should always call 111.

Search and Rescue

Te Anau and Manapouri also have a volunteer Land Search and Rescue team that operates across Fiordland, rescuing people from our mountains, lakes and coastline. Find out more about our amazing volunteer-led Search and Rescue teams. In an emergency, always call 111.

Our friendly pharmacy

Fiordland Pharmacy, Te AnauGeorge and Michelle Batchelor, who run the large Fiordland Community Pharmacy in Te Anau, are professional, friendly and helpful and have a range of gift and beauty items as well as operating an efficient pharmacy service for the town. Call 03 249 2968.

Dental and eye care

We have a very good dentist and optometrist in town.
Fiordland Dental Centre (Rex Forrest) - 03 249 8580
Fiordland Eyecare - 03 249 8946

Automatic Emergency Defibrillators (AEDs)

In the event of a heart attack, an Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED)can save your life. They are easy to operate and come with instructions. They are located in the following places in Te Anau:

  • Distinction Luxmore Hotel in the Town Centre, near the lake front
  • Department of Conservation, Lakefront Drive
  • Fresh Choice supermarket
  • Real Journeys Community Events Centre, Luxmore Drive
  • Te Anau Club, on the corner of Pop Andrew Drive and Jackson St

Thanks to Fiordland Community Pharmacy for sponsoring this page

FCP logoThe Fiordland Community Pharmacy is open 8.30am on weekdays until at least 6pm, and at 9am on Saturdays until at least 2pm and later if busy. The pharmacy is family owned and operated, aiming to bring a high quality friendly service to its customers. The pharmacy is able to fill prescriptions and provide free medical, health and beauty advice. It also offers ear piercing, first aid services and has a mother and baby room complete with baby change and feeding facilities. The relationship it has with the local community is very important to them and they are proud to support or sponsor many local events and projects. T: 03 249 2968



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