Rheumatology is the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases include arthritis (joint disorders), muscle disorders, bone disorders such as osteoporosis and connective tissue diseases.

South Canterbury DHB provides a comprehensive Rheumatology service including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment.
  • Twice weekly Rheumatology clinics at Timaru Hospital.
  • Education classes for newly diagnosed rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis patients.
  • South Canterbury DHB Primary Care provides a DXA scanning service to diagnose and treat patients with osteoporosis, this service is based at 23 Dee Street, Timaru.

Timaru Hospital
Queen Street
Timaru, 7910

Contact Information

Timaru Hospital
Phone: 03 687 2100

Referral Information

You can access our services by requesting a referral from your Doctor or Practice Nurse.

Lead Clinicians

Dr. Daniel Ching