Medical & Emergency Services

In an emergency please phone 111 for ambulance, fire and police services.


Kurow Medical Centre

Kurow Medical Centre is staffed by two doctors Monday to Thursday and a nurse is in attendance at the same time.

A physiotherapy clinic runs from the Centre each Wednesday and prescriptions are faxed through and delivered the same day from Mackenzie Pharmacy in Twizel with prescriptions being couriered for pick up at Maudies, Bledisloe Street, in Kurow. Please give 48 hours notice to renew a prescription. Lab specimens need to be in by 1pm for delivery to the laboratory.

Opening Hours for Doctor Appointments & Nurse Clinics:
Current opening hours can be viewed at Kurow Medical Centre Website

Phone (03) 436 0760 for an appointment and listen to after hours information.

In an emergency please phone 111 for ambulance services.

Kurow Medical Centre would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year.

We will be open December 28th, 29th & 30th and also January 4th, 5th & 6th then back to our normal days. 

Please remember we also offer 24/7 care please phone our Medical Centre on 034360760 and the answerphone will give you the number to ring for on call.  In the case of an Emergency dial 111


Kurow St John

In an emergency please phone 111.

The Waitaki Valley and Hakataramea are serviced by Prime Response which is supported by a volunteer ambulance service, based in Kurow, with back up support from Oamaru.

St John Waitaki is staffed by volunteers. Volunteering with St John is a commitment, but one which is immensely rewarding. You directly contribute to the welfare of your local community, and provide an invaluable service to all New Zealanders. You can become part of one of the best-known and most respected organisations in New Zealand: an organisation renowned for its care and compassion, its sensitivity and tolerance.

Please contact the Kurow Museum & Information Centre (03) 436 0950 if you are interested in assisting St John Waitaki or see website for more information: www.stjohn.org.nz


Kurow Volunteer Fire Service

In an emergency please phone 111. 

The Waitaki Valley and Hakataramea are serviced by a dedicated volunteers. "The New Zealand Fire Service plays a major role in providing an emergency response to New Zealand communities. Most of these communities depend on volunteers for their every day fire protection.

Men and women from many walks of life are volunteer firefighters. Volunteers include the self-employed, mothers at home, shift workers, people looking for work, tradespeople and professionals. They are all people who care about their communities and want to be actively involved in them." Source www.volunteer.fire.org.nz

Contact the Kurow Volunteer Fire Brigade at 43 Bledisloe Street, Kurow on (03) 436 0600
or Chief Fire Officer John Sturgeon directly on (03) 436 0624 if you wish to volunteer in the Waitaki Valley.