Updates from the Practice Team


Feb 15 2019

Newly opened dispensary inside the medical centre for your convenience.

We do all prescriptions, blister packaging and free delivery to nearby areas if needed. Come and see our friendly staff for you medicine needs or if you simply need any medication advise while you are waiting to see your GP.

Dispensary is open Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

Pictured below is Shahlaa Al Salih and Joel Sathuluri

Before You Travel the World – See Your Doctor!

Feb 14 2019


Before You Travel the World – See Your Doctor!

Traveling the world is an exciting opportunity. However, there is a bit more to consider when planning your visit to far flung exotic locations. Travel medicine is all about ensuring your journey is a healthy and safe one.

Newtown Medical Centre offers an up to date expert and personal consultation service tailored to you and your trip. This includes advice on how to best reduce your risk of illness and prevent infectious disease.  Our staff are generally well travelled and passionate about best advising you how to stay in good health while seeing the world. Dr Ipen Hsu has post graduate qualifications in Travel Medicine and is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Newtown Medical Centre is a certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Dr Hsu is assisted by Practice Nurse Anna Spelman.

A travel consultation involves a 30 minute appointment with the doctor and may be followed by a practice nurse appointment for vaccinations.  

We would encourage you to arrange a travel consult ideally six to eight weeks prior to your departure date as some vaccinations require a longer course however it is never too late to make an appointment for advice. Vaccinations may be recommended as being necessary for protecting yourself against diseases that you may encounter in your travels or as a legal requirement to gain entry to some countries. We provide the full range of vaccines including Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis as well as the more routine on site.

Our doctors will look at your itinerary taking into consideration your style of accommodation, the time of year you are traveling, planned activities, your own medical history and other factors you might want to discuss. Your consultation will look at reducing the risks of common travel health problems such as traveller’s diarrhoea, preventing the risk of blood clots (DVT) or preparing oneself for high altitudes.  You may discuss best preventative measures against malarial illness such as malaria, zika and dengue fever and whether you should be taking anti-malarial medication. You might request a letter from the GP relating to your medications and we also can advise on traveller’s medical kits.

Please inform our reception team when booking your appointment that you wish to book a travel consult. 

Please fill in the pre-travel questionnaire on our home page before your appointment. 

Travel appointments


Children U16




2 people


Family (up to 4 members)


*Medical Student


*Casual Medical Student




Waitangi Day

Feb 05 2019

Happy Waitangi Day 

Just a reminder, that we are CLOSED tomorrow 6 February 2019. If you urgently need to be seen by a doctor tomorrow, After hours on Adelaide road will be open. 

We will re-open on Thursday 7 February at 7:45am. 


Newtown Medical Centre Team

Good News

Feb 05 2019

Water Leakage: 

The water leakage in front of the Medical Centre has now been resolved thanks to the team at Wellington city council and the City Care team.

System Outage: 

Our computer system is back up and running as usual after the outage yesterday. Thank you for being patient with us. 


Newtown Medical Centre Team

System Outage

Feb 04 2019

Newtown Medical Centre is currently experiencing technical difficulties with our computer system. We ask for your patience while our IT team are working on getting this resolved. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Newtown Medical Centre Team 

Water Leakage

Jan 29 2019

Please be aware that there is a water leakage outside Newtown Medical Centre. Wellington City Council have been informed and are aware of the problem. Please take extra care when walking past Newtown Medical Centre

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Newtown Medical Centre Team 

Wellington Anniversary

Jan 18 2019

Newtown Medical Centre will be CLOSED on Monday 21 January 2019 and will re-open Tuesday 22 January at 7:45am. 


Newtown Medical Centre Team 

Need to get your prescription filled?

Jan 18 2019

Newtown Medical Centre has an onsite dispensary where you will be able to get your prescription filled. 

The dispensary is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm. 

Everyone is welcome to utilize this service. 


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