Waitaki District Health Services


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Oamaru Hospital Radiology (X-Ray) Department

Waitaki District Health Services Ltd. (WDHSL) offers Xray, CT Scanning and Ultrasound services. Access criteria for General Practitioners are available on the Ministry of Health (MOH) website’s Referral Guidelines for Radiology - Aoraki Pathways for Ultrasound.

Referrals can be received from General Practitioners, the Emergency Department, Inpatient Ward, Outpatient Clinics, Specialists in Private Practice, General Practitioners or other health practitioners approved by the Ministry of Health.

We provide Public and Private CT scans. Privately funded scans may be requested by Consultants or General Practitioners. In some cases, prior approval by an Insurance Company may be required.

The Radiology Department is open from 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday. Contact us on (03) 433 0261. Urgent Only services are provided Afterhours via our Emergency Department.

Appointments for Xrays are made by phone within 2-5 working days.

Appointments for Ultrasound and CT scans will be sent by mail with Text reminders.

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