Patient Info

Registration / Enrolment 

 Aspiring Medical is part of the WellSouth Primary Health Network. If you chose to enrol with us, you will be eligible to receive fees subsided by the Ministry of Health. You can only be enrolled at one medical practice and you must meet the government eligibility criteria for enrolment, outlined below.

In order to register with us, we ask you to complete an enrolment form. This form authorises us to transfer your medical records from your previous practice. You can download the PDF form here.

Please complete the enrolment form and the transfer of notes request, and give them to our friendly reception staff. A separate enrolment form is required by each family member. If you do not attend the practice for three years, we are required by the Ministry of Health to ask you to sign a new enrolment form.

Eligibility Information 

 You are eligible to enrol with the Practice if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a New Zealand citizen
  • You hold a New Zealand resident or permanent resident visa
  • You hold a work visa/permit that is valid for a minimum of two consecutive years
  • You are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident and can demonstrate that you have been, or intend to be in New Zealand for a minimum of two consecutive years

Enrolled Patient Fees

Our fees vary according to the length and type of consultation, materials used, level of Government subsidy, your age and your residency status.

If you would like to clarify the cost of your consultation in advance, please contact our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725.

A standard consultation is 15 minutes. Higher charges apply for after hours, weekend clinics, home visits and extended consultations.

Please note, payment for your appointment is required on the day.

Weekday Consults - 8:30am-6pm Enrolled Patients NZ Visitors Overseas Visitors
  Medical / ACC Medical / ACC Medical / ACC
Under 6 Years Free / Free $50.00 / Free $120.00 / Free
6-13 Years Free / Free $55.00 / Free $130.00 / Free
14-17 Years $33.00 / $25.00 $75.00 / $55.00 $150.00 / $95.00
18-24 Years $44.00 / $40.00 $90.00 / $65.00 $175.00 / $110.00
25+ Years $52.00 / $40.00 $95.00 / $65.00 $175.00 / $110.00

Appointments

As an enrolled patient, you can make appointments through our online patient portal, ConnectMed. Once you have activated your profile in ConnectMed, you can also use this portal to request repeat prescriptions, view test results and access your clinical notes.

You can also make an appointment by phoning our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725, during clinic hours. Standard appointments are 15 minutes.

Please note, payment for your appointment is required on the day. If you feel that you may need longer than a standard 15-minute consult, please book a double appointment. Extended appointments are needed to discuss:

  • Multiple problems
  • Initial sports medicine assessments
  • Some mental health problems

For the following appointments, please complete the online booking form:

  • Travel consultations
  • Immigration medicals

For the following appointments, please contact our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725.

  • Minor surgery
  • Insurance medicals
  • Pre-employment medicals

Please discuss your needs with our friendly reception staff when you make your appointment. There is an additional charge for longer appointments.

Urgent Appointments

In an emergency, please call 111.
During clinic hours, we will always do our best to fit in patients with urgent needs. Please tell our friendly reception team if you are seeking urgent care. Afterhours, our phone diverts directly to an experienced nurse triage team who can assist you, and coordinate call-out of the duty doctor and/or ambulance if required.

Cancellations

Please phone our friendly reception team on 03 443 0725 if you cannot attend your appointment. At least two hours’ notice is required, as this may allow us to reuse your appointment time. If you cancel your appointment within 2 hours of the appointment time, or fail to attend appointments without notifying us, you will be charged the full consultation fee. Child health and CSC holder appointments will be charged at a full doctor’s consultation fee.

Overdue Accounts

Payment for your appointment is required on the day.

In the event you are having difficulty in paying your account, please have a chat to our friendly reception team who, under exceptional circumstances, can organise a payment plan for you.

Accounts that remain unpaid after 3 months may be passed onto a collection agency.

Additional fees may be incurred for this service, that will be payable by the patient.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. All information regarding your care at Aspiring Medical Centre is confidential. In the course of your treatment, we may need to provide your details and medical history to specialists, hospitals, and other health providers. We ensure that your health information is seen only by those who are involved in your healthcare.

For funding purposes, we are required to provide some identifiable data to other health organisations. If this includes any personal health information, we will seek your consent. Under the privacy laws, doctors may also pass information to other health organisations to be used in a non-identifiable manner for health statistics. More information is available from the privacy commission www.privacy.org.nz.

Feedback and Complaints

We value your feedback. Complaints are taken seriously and are used as an opportunity to improve the patient experience.

If you would like to provide feedback about our services, please fill in this form or alternatively call our Operations Manager, Annelies Visser, on 03 443 0725.

You can also seek advice from the Health and Disability Commissioners free patient advocacy service: https://advocacy.org.nz/contact-an-advocate-now/