- Missed Appointments
- Farmstrong Website
- Flu Like Illness
- Fee Increase
- Phone Prescriptions
- Immigration Medicals
In order to discourage people not turning up for their appointments, we charge a $20 fee for missed appointments.
This fee will apply to patients of all ages.|
Please note that you will not incur this fee if you ring to cancel or change your appointment.
We hope this will encourage people to ring so that we can then offer their appointments to other patients.
If you are unwell with a flu like illness, which includes abdominal Illnesses, please feel free to phone the Health Centre for advice.
We may advise that we do not need to see you, however you will speak with a nurse who make that decision. Some conditions can deteriorate quickly from complications. Other times it is a matter of taking adequate pain relief, increasing fluid intake and getting lots of rest whilst letting the disease take its course.
As a Community owned Health Centre we are very aware of the need to have our health services as accessible as possible to people in our community. Therefore for the last two years we have not increased our patient fees. However this year we will need to increase some of our fees
Doctors Fees Under 13 years FREE
$24.00 - 13-17 years
$30.00 - 18-24 years
$34.00 - 25+ years
$12.00 - Blood taking fees
The above charges to see a doctor are for a standard 15 minute appointment; if a consultation is out of hours, involves travel to the patient, extended time, multiple family problems, procedures, medical supplies, travel medicine, or medical certificates, other charges will apply.
If you are having genuine difficulty with payment, we can find a way to help you. We may also be able to assist patients with ongoing health problems through Care Plus. Please ask us. Thankyou.
Just a reminder there is a charge for phone prescriptions – this can be paid online or at the health Centre
Whilst we acknowledge that sometimes you may need to wait for sometime to see the Doctor, we ask that you are on time for your appointment. If you are late and we are fully booked the doctor or nurse may not be able to see you that day and you may need to make another appointment.
We try to ensure that there aren’t too many delays for you – however as the doctors and nurses often have to deal with emergencies or urgent situations delays can happen.
If you think your appointment may need longer than 10-15 minutes please ask for a double appointment when you book.
We are now unable to see people for Immigration medicals.
- The Amuri Community Health Centre is 100% owned by the ‘Amuri Community Trust’ a not for profit organisation.
- Community ownership allows us to provide the best care in an ever changing environment and to attract the best health professionals.
- The charitable status of the Health Centre also allows us to seek funds which would not have been open to us under a traditional model.
Our building allows us to fit in with the Government's Primary Health Care Strategy of an integrated Health Centre, focusing on prevention rather than cure and keeping patients out of hospital.
Amuri Community Health Centre is a Cornerstone accredited practice having met the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners standard for GP services as defined in 'aiming for excellence'.