Sore throats clinics

Free sore throat clinic services are offered in Hawke's Bay.

What is a sore throat clinic?

A sore throat clinic makes it easier for at-risk children and young people to get their sore throats checked and treated.  At a sore throat clinic you can get your sore throat checked on the same day and receive free antibiotics if you need them.

Who can get free sore throat clinic checks?

  • Māori and Pacific children and young people aged 4-19 years
  • 4-19 year olds living in areas with the highest measure of neighbourhood deprivation (NZ Deprivation Index Quintile 5)
  • 3-35 year old household contacts (with a sore throat) of someone who has been treated for a strep throat infection.

Where can you find free sore throat clinics?

Clinics in Hawkes' Bay

  • You can also call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to find a sore throat clinic near you.
  • You can go to your normal doctor or nurse. You may have to pay a fee; you can phone ahead to check.