Our Medical Centres have been treating patients on Mt Ruapehu for over 25 years. We are a designated Urgent Care Clinic, accredited by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care, a branch of medicine recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand. Each year we are audited to ensure we meet standards and maintain a high standard of medical care.
Staff are highly skilled in acute medical care and must have at least three years post graduate experience. Employees come from all over the world and New Zealand.
We work closely with ski patrol on the mountain to provide both accident and urgent medical services. On a busy day we can see up to 40 patients and we are comfortable dealing with both paediatric and adult trauma cases. The majority of accidents and medical complaints can be sorted out by the clinic but we also have referral pathways to all hospitals should expert advice and treatment be required.
Both clinics are purpose built and house a four bed examination and treatment area, a private consultation room, heated waiting areas, and X-Ray facilities. Both practices were computerised in 2001 and we have been performing X-Rays on site for 21 years. In 2011 we installed a computerised X-Ray system giving us better quality pictures.
The Clinic is open 7 days from 8.30 am - 4.40pm when the ski area is open.
If possible we ask you to come in the morning with any medical complaints as we can get quite busy later in the day with accidents..
RatesAs this is a private clinic, there are additional charges for use of the clinic which are not covered by ACC. There will be an additional charge for consumables if required.
Accident Consultations: $50
Medical Consultations: $50