Become a Patient
We welcome both casual & enrolled patients to our practice.
You are welcome to simply book an appointment with us as a casual patient, by clicking on the 'Book an Appointment' link above, or you can choose to enrol with us as your medical practice, and receive added benefits. See below for details of how to enrol as a patient with us.
Please note: Dr Hatherley is currently not accepting new patients but all other doctors are.
We recommend that all eligible patients enrol with us, as it is free, and means that you can have discounted doctors' visits. This is because the Ministry of Health provides funding for eligible patients who enrol with a medical centre.
Am I eligible to enrol?
A medical centre can enrol anyone who is living in New Zealand and meets the following criteria, which are set out by The Ministry of Health:
a. Is a New Zealand citizen OR
b. Holds a resident visa or a permanent resident visa (or a residence permit if issued before December 2010) and intends to be a resident of New Zealand for at least 183 days in the next 12 months. OR
c. Is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident AND has been in New Zealand or intends to stay in New Zealand for at least 2 consecutive years AND has proof of residency in New Zealand, OR
d. Has a work visa/permit and is able to show that he/she is able to be in New Zealand for at least 2 years (previous permits included) OR
e. Is an interim visa holder who was eligible immediately before their interim visa started OR
f. Is a refugee or protected person OR is in the process of applying for, or appealing refugee or protection status, OR is a victim or suspected victim of people trafficking OR
g. Is under 18 years and in the care and control of a parent/legal guardian/adopting parent who meets one criterion in clauses a–f above OR
h. 18 or 19 years and can demonstrate that, on the 15 April 2011, I was the dependant of an eligible work permit holder OR
i. Is a NZ Aid Programme student studying in New Zealand and receiving Official Development Assistance funding (or their partner or child under 18 years old) OR
j. Is participating in the Ministry of Education Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship
k. Is a Commonwealth Scholarship holder studying in New Zealand and receiving funding from a New Zealand university under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Fund.
You can also enrol children in your care who are 16 years of age or younger. Once young people in your care are 17 years, they need to enrol themselves, unless you are their authorised representative or have Power of Attorney.
How do I enrol?
The enrolment process is fast and simple, and we recommend that you do this before your next visit to the doctor or nurse, if possible.
Simply download our Enrolment Form below, complete the form, and bring it with you to your appointment along with the required supporting documentation (i.e passport and appropriate visa, or NZ Birth Certificate. If Australian passport holder, must have proof of NZ residency.).
Download enrolment form here: