About Us


At the heart of Rotorua's healthcare

Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) is a not for profit clinical network. We have been committed to improving health and wellbeing in the Rotorua region for over 25 years.

A group of forward-thinking doctors from General Practices in the Rotorua community first established our organisation in 1991.

Today, RAPHS is Rotorua's Primary Health Organisation (PHO).  As a PHO, we manage a range of clinical programmes for our community, and provide business, administrative and technology support for our member providers and partner organisations.

We work closely with healthcare teams who provide health services to about 72,000 people in the Rotorua city and rural areas.

For more information on our providers, and to find out how to enrol, click here.

Our people

RAPHS is governed by a board of directors led by Chairman, Dr Leonie Sinclair.  All board members are health professionals working in the Rotorua community.

Chief Executive Officer, Kirsten Stone, leads a senior management team and around 25 full and part-time staff.  Our staff bring to the team a mix of experience and skills from clinical, IT, research and business backgrounds.

Our offices are based in central Rotorua.

RAPHS Annual Report

See what RAPHS has been doing this past year in this annual report.

RAPHS Annual Report 2016 to 2017