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Shirley Medical Centre

Welcome to Shirley Medical Centre


Congratulations to Dr Petra Heutink on the birth of a beautiful baby boy! 


We now have Flu vaccines available for all ages over 6 months old. 

Covid rollout

In Waitaha/Canterbury we’re currently vaccinating people in Group 1, Group 2 and a small number of people in Group 3.

·         Group 1 includes border and MIQ workers and their household contacts.

·         Group 2 includes frontline health workers, people working and living in long-term residential care, Māori and Pacific people aged 70 and over, the people they live with and their carers.

·         Group 3 includes people aged 65 and over, people with some underlying health conditions, pregnant people, and people with disabilities, older Māori and Pacific people, the      people they live with and their carers.

There are more than 170,000 people in Group 3 in Canterbury. Because of this, we’re inviting people to book their vaccination appointments in stages.

When it is your turn to book an appointment, we’ll contact you directly with instructions about how to book. This will be by text, email, letter or phone call.

If you’re in Group 3 and you haven’t been contacted to book your vaccination, you don’t need to do anything right now. We’ll contact you when it’s your turn.  Please be patient.

***From 28 July people in Group 4 will be able to register their details on Book My Vaccine (the new national booking system). Once bookings are open for each age group people will be sent an email or text letting them know it’s their turn to book. Book My Vaccine and a national booking 0800 number will be ready to use from 28 July.

To find out when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine please follow the link find-out-when-you-can-get-a-vaccine

For more information about the COVID-19 roll-out please follow the link


We recently changed ownership to Local Doctors Christchurch from 1st November.

Though there is a change in our ownership, there are no changes to any doctors and staff or our name.
The only change required by you is our new bank account number if you are paying online or by autopayment. Please amend any existing payments you may have with immediate effect to:
Trading Name: Shirley Medical Centre
Bank: ASB
Reference: Name and address
Account Number: 12-3244-0018382-01


Please note while we are in level 1 we request that if you have any respiratory symptoms please wait in your vehicle and ring reception on arrival.


At Level 1 please phone as usual to make an appointment with your doctor. We are unable to see unannounced patients except in medical emergencies, please ring ahead.

All patients with respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, runny/blocked nose and loss of smell) please phone to make an appointment. On arrival to the medical centre for your appointment please stay in your car and call us to say you have arrived, and we will come and get you from your car. You will be asked to wear a mask.

Patients with no respiratory symptoms please phone to make an appointment as usual. You can decide if you would prefer that appointment to be a face to face or a phone/video consult. If you opt for a face to face please make your way to the waiting room on arrival.

All consults (face to face/telephone/video) attract the normal fee.

The MOH has asked us to continue the following activities and encourage you to not delay in contacting us:

  • COVID-19 Testing – no charge to patient (except for travel certification)
  • Cervical smear
  • All childhood and Adult Immunisations
  • B12 injections
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Depo and long term contraception
  • Minor surgery including skin lesions of conern


We must protect our vulnerable patients. Information received from Italy tells us that doctor waiting rooms contribute significantly to the spread of COVID-19. We need to reduce the number of sick and vulnerable people gathering in our practice.


Click the link for the latest information from the Ministry of Health


Opening Hours

♦Opening Hours♦  

8:00am until 6:00pm, 5 days a week.

When we are closed our phones are answered by a registered nurse who is able to assess your needs. The nurse may offer advice or immediate assistance if required but cannot take messages or make appointments.


Shirley Team
Shirley Medical Team