About clinic

The Herbal Dispensary is now closed. Thank you for your past support

Expert health care. Genuine service


The clinic is now closed

Our clinic offers naturopaths, medical herbalists, nutritionists, an osteopath and an NLP & HNLP Coach/Counselor. The team is also qualified in a diverse range of holistic therapies and treatments that include natural fertility, genetic testing, food intolerances, Australian bush essences, Bach flowers, aromatherapy and much more.

Professional, personal and welcoming

Our clinic is home to several gifted experienced practitioners who take enormous pride in offering a personal, caring approach when treating patients.

They enjoy a longstanding relationship with the clinic and community which has earned them all excellent reputations of being exceptional, trusted and genuine practitioners.

We offer comfortable and private rooms

Our two consulting rooms are clean, comfortable and private.

Our reception area is in store where you are welcome to sit and relax or browse the store.

We pride ourselves in always maintaining high standards of hygiene and service.


We’re committed to helping Cantabrians and beyond

Our clinic has some of the most qualified natural health care practitioners in Christchurch.

Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in nutrition, herbal medicine and naturopathic knowledge.

With our clinic and store combined, we offer patients the added convenience of being able to collect prescribed medicines, tinctures or health supplements before leaving — a welcomed relief to those not well enough to travel any further than absolutely necessary!

We can arrange Zoom consulations for those out of towners and courier your product directly to you.

Helping our community since 1991

We have been successfully providing safe and effective natural medical treatments and wellness solutions to the people of Christchurch for nearly 30 years.

Established in 1991, The Herbal Dispensary and Natural Health Clinic was founded by Paul Mitchell. From humble beginnings, the clinic and store has enjoyed a healthy reputation of being a Cantabury landmark and hub of hope, friendship and effective wellness options for thousands of patients and loyal customers.

In 2010, the dispensary was forced to close following the devastating earthquakes which resulted in the collapse of our brick premises on Kilmore Street. We relocated to Hills Road 18 months later and reopened on 1 September 2012. In late 2018, we decided to return to the CBD so relocated and opened our exciting new premises on the 5 November. We are delighted to be back in the city now located on the corner of Colombo and Peterborough Streets.

When we began this wonderful journey, we never imagined how personally rewarding it would be to enrich peoples lives by assisting them to overcome debilitating ill-health. We hope we can continue to help the people of Christchurch to live their lives to the fullest, with comfort and longevity, for a lot longer yet.


I saw a practitioner years ago but can't remember their name. Would you know?

We get this a lot. Most of our staff have worked at the clinic for many years so check our practitioner profiles page to see if you can recognise them otherwise we can probably identify who it was based on your description.

Do you accept consultations on Saturday's and in the evenings?

Definitely on Saturday but not after 5pm during the week. Sorry.

Our team are professional, well qualified and experienced in clinical nutrition, herbal medicine and naturopathy.



822 Colombo St, Corner Peterborough & Colombo, Christchurch

Phone: 03 365 0335

CLINIC HOURS (depending on practitioner and days available)

Monday to Friday: 8am – 7.00pm

Saturday: 10am – 2pm

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