Medicines, Hospitals in Auckland


Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) offers information on vaccinations, health warnings, and travel advice.


Auckland City Hospital (09-379 7440; Park Rd, Grafton; 24hr) The city's main hospital; has an accident and emergency section.

Auckland Metro Doctors & Travel care (0508 306 306; Level 1, 125 Queen St; 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat) Specializes in health care for travelers, such as vaccinations and travel consultations.

Starship Children's Hospital (09-367 0000; Park Rd, Grafton; 24hr) Emergency care.


Prescriptions are subsidized for citizens and residents. Charges are usually NZ$15 max.

For a complete list of pharmacies in your area in Auckland:

Update 6/12/2009


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