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Sunday, 22 March 2020 / Published in News

Anyone who has fever or chills and respiratory symptoms such as sore throat, cough and shortness of breath, please ring us first before you come in.

Anyone who has a fever, chills or respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, please phone us first before you come in.  We will ask you to wear a mask (these are available for use just inside our waiting room).

Covid Vaccine Programme Information

Please update your personal contact information as soon as possible, otherwise you may miss important messages and phone calls from us.

Please update your personal contact information as soon as possible, otherwise you may miss important messages and phone calls from us. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Services


  • General Medical consult
  • Accident and emergency consult
  • Childhood immunisation and unscheduled immunisation on demand
  • National screening programmes
  • Health promotions
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Minor surgeries (removal of skin cancers and cysts etc)
  • Cryotherapy (for warts and skin tags etc)
  • Wound management

Our Team

We are as small and friendly surgery , and provide high quality health care tailored to our client’s needs.

Dr. Catherine Xu

General Practitioner

Dr Catherine Xu graduated from Otago University in 2004. After graduation, Catherine worked as a house surgeon in Christchurch Hospital and Whangarei Hospital, and as a locum GP in several surgeries in Christchurch. Catherine took over Burnside Medical in 2013. As always, Catherine enjoys and thrives on the rich variety of clinical experiences in the surgery.

Michelle Falloon

Full Time Nurse

Michelle completed her training as a Registered Nurse in Christchurch 1986, then afterwards trained in Scotland as a Midwife in 1990. She has worked in a wide variety of nursing and midwifery specialities including acute nursing, midwifery and management, before joining the Burnside Medical Practice in May 2020

Kim Tozer


My name is Kim and I am the new receptionist at Burnside Medical Centre. For the past thirteen years I have worked in the Veterinary industry as both a vet nurse and more recently as a receptionist. A few months ago, I decided I needed a change so I applied for the reception job at Burnside. It has been quite a steep learning curve for me but I am slowly getting my head around it all and I enjoy a challenge. I have lived in Christchurch for thirty years now but was born and raised in Northland before that. I am married and have three adult children as well as two retired greyhounds. In my spare time I like to go for walks, especially around the port hills and in the forest. As well as reading and watching movies and cooking. I look forward to meeting you all.



  • All charges are subject to change at the doctor’s discretion.
  • These are our usual fees. Payments maybe different if you need more than 15 minutes of the consultation.
  • Payments are expected at the time of consultation. Accounts that remain unpaid for 30 days incur additional administrative fees. They may also be lodged with our debt collection agency, and you will be liable to pay the costs associated with debt recovery.
  • Overseas visitor (non-eligible for NZ subsidised healthcare ) $120


At present we are not taking on any NEW Enrolments

To enrol with Burnside Medical, please complete the enrolment application below and submit as indicated. Please note that by enrolling you are asking Burnside Medical to be your normal healthcare provider. We will process your application as soon as possible. Only complete this form if you are eligible to enrol. By enrolling with us you have subsidised consultation with us, an enrolled patient has priority to be seen when we are busy

Repeat prescription

We are happy to provide repeat prescription for our enrolled patients for certain stable conditions. You will have to see your GP for regular reviews and monitoring of your progress to help you improve your health. It is at the discretion of the doctor whether a patient can have repeat prescriptions without a face to face consultation. All repeat prescriptions require 48hrs notice (this is working days). The cost is $26. Urgent same day prescriptions are $36.

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368 Wairakei Road

Burnside, Christchurch

Telephone: 03 3599974

Postal address: PO Box 34024, Riccarton 8440, Christchurch


Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30am -5pm
Afterhours service is provided by 24 Hours Surgery, phone number : 03-3657777

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