Welcome to Albany St Medical Centre Your Healthcare in the Heart of Dunedin



Kia ora and Welcome to our Dunedin practice.

We are an experienced clinical team of three General Practitioners, two nurses, a health improvement practitioner and a health coach. We take pride in delivering the highest quality care to all by taking a patient centred approach.

Our practice is located in Albany House on upper Albany St conveniently between the University campus and George St. The building houses Albany Pharmacy as well as other health professionals.

Our enrolled patient population reflects Dunedin’s multicultural mix.

We welcome all to our practice and look forward to meeting you.


Translator service

For patients with English as a second language we are able to arrange an interpreter for your appointment. Please contact the reception staff prior to your appointment to arrange this.



Dr Ann Horner

MBChB (Otago)

Dip Obstetrics Dip Sports Med



Dr Cynthia Buchanan

MBChB (Otago)

Dip Obstetrics



Dr Matthew Hamilton

MBChB (Otago)

Dip Child Health




Practice Nurse


We offer the full range of family medicine services. Appointments are booked with your Doctor or Nurse. These are usually 15 minutes.

Urgent, Accident and Chronic Medical Care

  • ACC Accident Care
  • Adolescent Health
  • Child Health
  • Chronic Care Conditions i.e. Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Mental Health
  • Contraception/Sexual Health
  • Covid 19 swabs
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Pregnancy and Post Natal Care

Procedures and Treatments

  • Allergy desensitisation
  • Cellulitis treatment
  • Depot injections
  • Immunisations
  • Iron infusions and injections
  • Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy clinics
  • Long acting contraceptives; Jadelle, Copper IUD, Mirena
  • Minor Surgery
  • Osteoporosis infusion treatment
  • Ring Pessary fitting

Medical Examinations

  • Drivers Licence Medicals
  • General medical examination
  • Insurance Medicals
  • New enrolment medical assessments and examinations
  • Pre-employment Medicals
  • Recreational Dive Medicals
  • Well Person Checks
  • Well Child Checks
  • WINZ Medical Certificates

Preventive Care and Screening

  • Blood Pressure checks
  • Breast examination and screening
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Cervical Smears
  • Diabetes detection
  • Prostate checks
  • Skin checks
  • Smoking cessation
  • Travel advice and immunisations
  • Weight and nutrition advice

Patient portal

Our practice uses ManageMyHealth to facilitate your health care.

Patients at our practice can register at ManageMyHealth for online services.

ManageMyHealth users can request repeat prescriptions online, view results online and email us.

If you are having trouble registering, contact reception.

These are available during surgery hours on weekdays. Because of covid 19 all appointments are booked by phoning reception. A standard appointment is 15 minutes. If you have multiple problems to manage or think you will need longer please advise our receptionist.
Because our capacity to accept new enrolments fluctuates please call reception with any enrolment enquiries.
Requests for repeat prescriptions are done via the ManageMyHealth patient portal or through reception. You will need to be specific about which medications you are requesting and allow 24 hours for this request to be followed up. There is a charge for this service. If you have not been seen in the preceding 6 months you may be asked to make an appointment with your doctor for a clinical review.
Payment is required on the day of consultation unless prior arrangements have been made. We accept cash, cheque, internet bill payment, EFTPOS and credit card. There is a merchant fee added if you choose to pay with credit card. Our fee schedule is displayed in the waiting room and at reception. This is also available on the Southern PHO website. Doctors are happy to discuss fees on an individual basis.
Results can be viewed on ManageMyHealth once the doctor has seen and filed them. Results can also be notified by text message. Your doctor or nurse will notify you of any abnormal results that need follow up or further investigation.
We work within the rules of the Health Information Privacy Code and Privacy Act to maintain the confidentiality of all the information that you supply to us.

To optimise your healthcare this practice contributes to and accesses healthcare information from HealthOne.

HealthOne is a South Island based secure electronic record that allows registered healthcare providers directly involved in your healthcare to quickly access information such as your test results, allergies, medications, GP summaries and hospital information. HealthOne adheres to the principles of the Privacy Act 2020 as well as the Rules set out in the Health Information Privacy Code 2020. Access is only possible via an approved highly secure healthcare information network which is regularly audited and tested. Privacy auditing is used to check that only those directly involved in your care are accessing your information. To find out more about HealthOne please visit HealthOne. Please note that you are entitled to restrict the sharing of your healthcare records by contacting 0508 837 872 or emailing

The practice providers are committed to complying with the Code of Rights under the Health and Disability Commissioner Act. The Code of Rights establishes the rights of consumers, and the obligations and duties of providers to comply with the Code. See Code of Rights
Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Care provide out of normal hours urgent care for our patients. Hours 8am-10pm daily.

18 Filleul St, Dunedin.  (03) 4792900

Healthline for registered nurse medical advice  0800611116

Urgent Mental Health Support (emergency psychiatric services)  0800 46 78 46

Professional Counsellor free call or text anytime  1737

Albany St Medical Centre

   Ground floor

   29 Albany St

   Dunedin, 9016


  (03) 4778812


Opening hours: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays.