Fees

Fees & Billing Arrangements

Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, EFTPOS or credit card.

Our practice aspires to be a very low cost, high access medical centre for the Turangi community and our visitors.  If you compare our costs with other practices in the area, you will see the difference in costs.

We want to encourage those who do not come to our medical centre because of fears with paying the bill, please understand – we want all people in Turangi to be able to access primary care services.

We offer an automatic payment plan starting at $2 per week, so you never have to worry whether you can pay your bill.  We also encourage checking out Work and Income for “Prescriptions and Health Practitioner Costs” to help offset costs.   Work and Income also has a “deferred payment plan” for those on a Work and Income Benefit so each time a benefit is released it pays us directly whatever amount you would like to set but we’d recommend the $5.00 per month if finances are a real issue.

To find out more, ask reception to see management.

Consultation Fees - GP Services

Registered Patients

Normal ConsultationACC Part Charge*
Adults 18 years +$ 19.00$17.00
Child 14-18 yearsFreeFree
Child under 14 yearsFreeFree

Casual and Out of Town Patients - New Zealand Adults and Children

Normal ConsultationACC Part Charge*
NZ Adults (18 years +)
Without Community Services Card$75.00$50.00
With Community Services Card or High User Health Card$60.00$50.00
NZ Child (14 - 18 years)
Without Community Services Card$50.00$30.00
With Community Services Card or High User Health Card$40.00$30.00
NZ Child (Under 14 years)FREEFREE

Casual Patients - Overseas Visitors

Normal ConsultationACC Part Charge *
Adults and Children$92.00$92.00

Other Services

Other Charges

Nurse Consultation - Over 18 years$6.00 - $16.00
Nurse Consultations - Under 18yrsFREE
Phone Consultations - Over 18 years$19.00
Phone Consultations - Under 18 yearsFree
Repeat Prescriptions - 18yrs and over$12.00
Repeat Prescriptions - Under 18yrsFREE
Blister Pack Prescriptions$12.00
Driving Medicals (Class 1)$36.00
Driving Medicals - (All classes and endorsements except Class 1)$120.00
Completion of a medical form (no consult)$15.00
Ear Syringe$16.00
ECG$10.00
Standard dressing change (non ACC up to a maximum of $40 per episode)$8.00
Suture removal (non ACC)$15.00
Staple removal (non ACC)$20.00
Liquid nitrogen$16.00
Injections$5.00 - $30.00
Minor surgery surcharge (for funded surgeries)$30.00
Minor surgery (non funded)$90.00
Crutch hire deposit$40
COVID testing (for travel and employment requirements)$200
COVID testing (with symptoms or surveillance testing requested by MOH)FREE
INR TestFREE
Blood pressure checksFREE
Cervical cancer screen / Cervical smearsFREE
Nurses sexual health consultationsFREE

Additional charges will be made for the following.  Please check at reception:

  • Long / Complex consultations
  • House Calls
  • Other medicals
  • Some surgical procedures
  • Some immunisations
  • Dressings and other medical supplies
  • Some additional services

 

though most of your consultation is paid for by ACC, this charge represents the balance of your bill

TERMS OF TRADE

Payment is required at the time of consultation unless prior arrangements have been made with either the Manager or Receptionist.

We happily accept payment by:

  • Cash
  • EFTPOS
  • Direct to our bank account. Please ask the receptionist for our bank account number
  • Regular automatic payments into our bank account. Please ask the receptionist to assist you with this.

All overdue accounts without a monthly payment plan in place will be sent to our debt collection agency.

The debtor will be liable for all legal costs incurred for pursuing the outstanding debt.