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Strong healthcare services, and local care for our elderly are vital to the Clutha District. 


Clutha Health First is a community owned hospital and health centre based in Balclutha. The hospital provides a wide variety of medical, rehabilitation, specialised family and community services, an outpatient department and maternity centre.

Emergency cases are handled by GP’s with the support of hospital based medical officers. Specialists from Dunedin Hospital visit regularly, minimising the need for locals to travel to the city for specialised services.

West Otago Health, situated in Tapanui is a combined purpose built rural community health centre. Services include: primary health care, emergency care, district nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, palliative care and residential care services.

There are doctors and medical centres in the towns of Lawrence, Milton and Owaka.


The Clutha District has four local aged care facilities:


The Clutha District provides a range of physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, an audiologist and optometrists.

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