Welcome to the new Pegasus Health website

  • 24 Hour Surgery Information

    In a medical emergency, call 111

    Call 24 Hour Surgery

    Call: 03 365 7777

    How to get there
    We are located at 401 Madras Street, Christchurch Central.

    You can enter our carpark from Madras Street; turn left just before the lights on Bealey Avenue. We have a drop off area at the front entrance for patients who may require this.

    Public Transport
    You can plan your bus trip from the Journey Planner on the Metro website.

    We have wheelchair parking and an accessibility ramp. Wheelchairs are available if you need them. We also have an interpreter service available.

  • Unsure where to go?

    In a medical emergency, call 111
    • Want 24/7 health advice?

      Call your GP or Healthline to talk to a health professional 24/7 and they will point you in the right direction.

    • Need a GP appointment

      Call your GP, find a GP or visit Practice Plus for a virtual appointment

    • Should I visit the 24 Hour Surgery?

      Call your GP or Healthline to talk to a health professional 24/7 and they will point you in the right direction.

About us

Kia atawhai ki te tangata | Care for the people 

Pegasus Health was formed 30 years ago by a group of local general practitioners who had a vision for what primary care could achieve in Waitaha Canterbury.

Find out more if you wish to become a Pegasus Health member

Who we are

Over the last three decades we have evolved into who we are today, a charitable organisation that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.

Pegasus Health is a Public Health Organisation (PHO) dedicated to improving health outcomes for the people of Waitaha Canterbury. We achieve this through enabling and supporting our general practice teams, through innovative service design and delivery with our members and partners, and through a commitment to continuous improvement.

We lead and collaborate across the primary health care sector with a special focus on Te Waipounamu. We are dedicated to ensuring that all people have access to the primary health care they need, when they need it, closing the health equity gap. 

Pegasus is committed to overtly, purposefully, and strategically threading equity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi through all we do and how we operate.  

What we do

We support general practice and community based health providers to deliver exceptional health care to more than 480,000 enrolled patients. We deliver urgent care to enrolled and un-enrolled patients though our 24 Hour Surgery. Our role is to provide urgent and after hours care, and care when practices are at their capacity. We deliver a diverse range of care to the community and prioritise care for Māori, Pacific peoples, LGBTQIA+, people living with a disability, and people with mental health needs. 

Our work focuses on four key areas of activity: 

Improving health outcomes: Together with our partners we work to identify opportunities to improve health outcomes and address health inequities. This includes advocacy, maintaining partnerships with our community, and supporting the community design of health and social services.  

Supporting primary care delivery: We support our network of general practice teams to enable patients to receive the best care possible.  

Pegasus patient services: We deliver care directly to patients, often in partnership with general practice, delivering services that extend the community-based services offered by general practice.  

Integrating health care delivery: We partner with others to develop and manage digital systems that support integrated health care delivery. This includes services such as telehealth, facilitating the sharing of health information, and referrals for care.