To be able to use our new online booking tool, you do have to create an account. You will be transferred to www.connectmed.co.nz (the supplier of this service) and you will be asked to join. Make sure you do have your mobile phone with you when creating an account as the system will text you a code for security reasons. Your name and mobile phone number do have to match the information in our system. If you encounter any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Once you have created your account successfully (you do only have to do this once), you will be able to login and book your appointment with Oamaru Doctors, anywhere, anytime.Click here to make your appointment
To be able to use our new online system, you do have to create an account. You will be transferred to www.connectmed.co.nz (the supplier of this service) and you will be asked to join. Make sure you do have your mobile phone with you when creating an account as the system will text you a code for security reasons. Your name and mobile phone number do have to match the information in our system. If you encounter any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Once you have created your account successfully (you will only have to do this once), you can ask for your repeat prescription. However, if you do want it faxed to a local pharmacy, you will have to type in the fax number, the system requires that (Our tip: even if it is the wrong number, your prescriptions will get there safely, we will take care of it).
Here are the fax numbers of the three local pharmacies:
Oamaru Pharmacy, 434 8168
North Otago Dispensary , 434 6280
North End Pharmacy, 437 0561
For your convenience please make use of our direct credit services into our bank account to pay the prescriptions fees. A standard prescription does cost $ 15.00. Same day scripts are $ 20.00. Our bank account is Oamaru Doctors 02-0940-0023851-002. Please use your name as a reference.
Click here to ask for a repeat prescription
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Medical services are free for children aged 12 years and under, this includes ACC consults. Our standard adult enrolled fee to see a doctor is $ 42.00 (ACC $ 35.00) .
The standard consultation time is 15 minutes, longer consults are charged a higher rate.
Young adults (18-24 years) do pay $ 35.00 (ACC $ 35.00) and teenagers (13-17 years) $ 30.00 (ACC $ 30.00).
The consultation fee for casual patients (who are not enrolled with us and therefore non-eligible for government subsidies but are eligible NZ residents) is $ 80.00.
For patients who are non-eligible overseas patients, the charge is $ 95.00 for a weekday consult.
Repeat prescriptions can now be requested online. We do have a duty to review our patient’s medical conditions when repeating medical prescriptions. We might have to ask you to come in to see a doctor first. The cost for repeat prescriptions is $ 15.00. Please allow 24 hours for scripts to be ready. If they are urgently required (on the same day), the fee will be $ 20.00.
Our fees may change from time to time. The majority of fees are displayed on a board next to Reception. Please feel free to enquire at Reception if you wish to confirm a fee before you accept our services.
Accounts are payable on the day of consultation. Payment is available at the practice by cash, cheque, Eftpos or Credit Card.
Direct credit payments into our bank account are of course welcome, too. Our account number is 02-0940-0023851-002.
However, if you are having trouble paying your account, please speak with one of the Receptionists.
Overdue accounts will incur an administration fee.
Healthcare in New Zealand is not free to the patient but it is subsidised by the Ministry of Health and by ACC if you are enrolled with us. The remaining fee, the co-payment, is charged to the patient. Co-payments depend on the timing and type of service you receive and vary between medical centres.
By enrolling with us you will be able to keep the costs of your healthcare down. Enrolment enables you to receive a number of benefits and services. You might for example be eligible for CarePlus, a programme designed for people with high health needs.
Enrolment is subject to eligibility, so we will need to check whether you are eligible to enrol. You can call in to the practice or download an enrolment form.
You can only be enrolled at one medical practice at a time, you should consider it your main place, or ‘home’ of healthcare.
Our patient information leaflet provides all the relevant information you will need initially. Please feel free to come in and ask for a copy.