Our Services

Coast Medical is your friendly, local general practice, located in the heart of Westport. We have an experienced, highly skilled staff who work as a team to provide the best possible healthcare services for you, your family and your employees.

About Our Staff

Martin Smith has been a GP since 2000 after graduation from Umea University, Sweden. He has been a GP in Westport for the last 7 years and is a FRNZCGP

Alison Lobb has been a registered nurse for 35 years  and a practice nurse for the last 12 years.

Debra Weaver has been an enrolled nurse for 34 years and in primary care for the last 15 years.

Amanda Reay-Mackey had a varied career in administration in London and Auckland before moving to Westport in 2012 to be with her family.

Val Vaile has worked as a receptionist since 2000 and a medical receptionist for the last five years. 

Family Healthcare

The focus of family healthcare at Coast Medical is your relationship with us. Continuity of care is our priority, so that we can get to know you and better understand what you need.  

Our friendly team is readily accessible. We take the time to listen and we can cover all aspects of your healthcare needs because we work together as a team.



We offer:

  • Telephone prescriptions,
  • Vaccinations for children and influenza vaccinations,
  • Travel medicine,
  • Liquid nitrogen treatment,
  • Minor surgery and punch biopsies,
  • Spirometry and ECG,
  • Hearing tests,
  • All facets of women’s health, including smears, contraception and sexual health,
  • Men’s health,
  • Healthy heart checks, including diabetes and cholesterol testing,
  • Medicals: immigration, pre-employment, drivers licence, insurance, outward bound and spirit of adventure,
  • Asthma education.

We take an active role in your health management, which means thatwould like to see you before you become unwell, so we can assess your personal health risks and put strategies in place to keep you well. After all, prevention is better that cure.

Corporate Health

We are a team of highly skilled health professionals, who care about our community. We work with mining and other industries in the Buller region, to promote a healthy work force.

If you designate us as your preferred medical practitioner we can supply GP services when you need them. For example if your employee requires medical assistance for an accident or illness, you will be able to access quality healthcare promptly, and in accordance with your health and safety requirements.

We have a range of strategies to reduce the impact of workplace accident or illness. Rehabilitation starts on the day of an accident. We are able to assist injured employees back to work as quickly as possible by providing strong support and continuity of care. We can also fast-track specialist visits, investigations and x-rays in case of injury at work.

We will also work with you to provide sensible ACC solutions, develop quick recovery programmes and identify duties that will make it possible for your employee to stay at work.

We can provide:

  • First class pre-employment medicals,

  • Health checks in the work place,

  • Smoking cessation advice and support,

  • Drug and alcohol testing, random and post incident,

  • Hearing testing to industry standard by qualified audiologist,

  • Spirometry by qualified nurses,

  • Driver license medicals,

  • Safety assessments.


161 Palmerston St, Westport 7866 | Phone: 03 789 5000