COVID-19 Update


COVID-19 Update

Carefirst would like to thank their patients for their understanding during the challenging COVID-19 times that we are all living and working in.  For you as our patients and for us as the Carefirst team, Alert Level 1 is the ‘new normal’ – we will continue to offer phone and video consultations as an option for our patients along with you being able to visit the clinic for a consultation.

When you phone us for an appointment you will be asked whether you have a fever, cough, cold, runny nose, or are short of breath. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be asked to remain in your car when you arrive for your appointment and to phone us to let us know when you have arrived.  If you do need to be examined by one of our doctors we will ask you to park out the back of our practices and will enter and leave the building through our side door or back door.

We urge all of you to continue to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face, to use the COVID-19 tracer app and to wear a mask when you are requested to.


Carefirst and Merrilands are offering COVID-19 vaccinations.

Vaccines are free and are available to everyone in New Zealand.

The COVID-19 vaccine works by triggering your immune system to produce antibodies and blood cells that work again the COVID-19 virus.  

You can book your free COVID-19 vaccination appointments now. 

You’ll need to book 2 appointments and it’s very important you get both doses of the vaccine – this will give you the best protection.

To book your vaccination, go to and use the Carefirst code BUOQTQNUZ6.

When you book, you will need to provide your name, date of birth and contact information. You can view our privacy policy at:

You can ask your whānau or a friend to help you book your appointment if you need assistance.

To book an appointment at Merrilands please call the clinic directly to

If you’re not able to book online, you can call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 and quote the Carefirst code BUOQTQNUZ6 to make your appointment.

All calls are free and the team are available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. You can ask for an interpreter if you need one.

Make an appointment

Learn more about our different appointment types and how to make them.

We're here to help

We care about your health and wellbeing, our goal is to provide excellent primary care services to our patients.

Carefirst Westown

99 Tukapa Street, Westown, New Plymouth (06) 753 9505

Carefirst Merrilands

Merrilands Shopping Centre, Mangorei Road, New Plymouth 4312 (06) 758 8773

Carefirst Moturoa

490 Saint Aubyn Street, Moturoa, New Plymouth 4310 (06) 751 0390

Copyright © Carefirst 2021. Website by Cheers Digital.