About Three Rivers Medical
New Zealand’s government wants better, sooner, more convenient health services.
We are a group of health professionals who decided to make this vision a reality.
Three Rivers Medical opened in August 2012.
Three Rivers Medical is a purpose-built, integrated medical centre just three minutes walk to great cafés and restaurants as well as to the surf and sand of Waikanae Beach. Facilities on the premises include a medical clinic, radiology, pharmacy, podiatry, MoleMap, physiotherapy, general surgeon, and Turanga Health.
Three Rivers Medical is Cornerstone accredited which tells you this practice has met the high standards set by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Three Rivers has reached the Aiming for Excellence standard. Want to know more? Download the Cornerstone patient pamphlet.pdf
Three Rivers Medical sits in an area of Gisborne steeped in history and close to where the Taruheru and Waimata Rivers join to form the Turanganui River. It's across the road from The Warehouse on the corner of Kahutia and Customhouse Streets.
We began in 1979 when Dr. Brian Gibson began a solo practice in the Delatour Road shopping centre. He joined with three other doctors to move into Kaiti Medical Centre which pharmacist David Moore built in 1982. The practice grew, more people enrolled, and more doctors were employed. Eventually, 30 years after it began, it was time to expand. Around the same time, the Ministry of Health said it wanted more healthcare provided at the primary level, so we built a modern, integrated, purpose-built medical centre in the heart of Gisborne and became Three Rivers Medical.