"Halswellhealth is not currently accepting new enrolments (as of 1/11/18). We have experienced a period of rapid growth and wish to ensure that our enrolled patients continue to receive timely and excellent care. This position will be reviewed regularly and we anticipate accepting new enrolments within the next 3 months. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."
PLEASE DOWNLOAD & COMPLETE THE ENROLMENT FORM BELOW (please complete in BLACK pen)
Once completed either drop your form in to either of our sites or post it back to Halswellhealth PO Box 37 036 Halswell Christchurch 8245.
Please note that every patient from the age of 16 is required to sign their own enrolment form. If you wish to enrol and require an urgent appointment, please phone 03 322 8121 to arrange this. You will be asked to complete an enrolment form on arrival.
When enrolling you will be asked to provide proof of eligibility, eg passport, visa, birth certificate. If you do not have these documents you can contact the Department of Internal Affairs if you are a New Zealander or the Immigration Service if you are an eligible non-New Zealander.
An eligible individual is a New Zealand citizen OR a person who holds a resident visa or permanent resident visa (includes residence permits issued before December 2010) OR is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident AND able to show that he/she has been in New Zealand or intends to stay in New Zealand for at least 2 consecutive years OR has a work visa and is able to show that he/she is able to be in New Zealand for at least 2 years (previous visas/ permits included OR is an interim visa holder who was eligible for publicly funded health services immediately before his/her interim visa started OR is a refugee or protected person).
Please see enrolling with a general practice for full details of the eligibility criteria or ask a receptionist if you are unsure. For more information about enrolment please see the Enrolment Information below:
If you are an enrolled patient, you can use our simple online booking system to make appointments with your GP.
Booking online appointments
When you book an appointment online it is ONLY for a standard GP appointment. If you wish to book an extended GP appointment or any nursing services (including immunisations) you will need to ring us.
For continuity of care, please book with the GP you are enrolled with, or their locum, whenever possible.
Cancelling an appointment
If you no longer require your booked appointment, please cancel it in good time so that another patient can be seen. You can ring us or, if you have booked online, you can use the online service to cancel the appointment. Please do not email us to cancel an appointment as this may not be seen in time. A cancellation close to the appointment time may result in a fee being charged.
If a patient fails to attend an appointment and has not contacted us to cancel it, we reserve the right to charge a DNA fee. Please refer to the section on fees for more information.
48 Hours notice is required for processing. The repeat prescription fee is $19.00 to collect from Halswellhealth or $21.00 if you wish it to be faxed (then posted) to your pharmacy. If you require a urgent prescription (less than 48 hours) please phone the practice nurse. This will incur a charge of $26.00. The fees shown below will be updated shortly.
To request a repeat prescription you may:
Note: Repeat prescriptions are only available at your doctor's discretion for stable medical conditions for which you have had medication previously prescribed by Halswellhealth. A consultation with your doctor is needed at least every six months to allow a review of your medication.
The prescription charge from Halswellhealth is to cover the time it takes to check and generate your prescription, and includes nurse, doctor and administration components. Please note, if you choose to have your prescription faxed to your pharmacy, some pharmacies may have their own charge for receiving a faxed prescription. If you wish to collect your prescription please tell us where you want to collect it from- Ensign Street or Longhurst.
36 Ensign Street
|Monday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
|Thursday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Friday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Monday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
|Thursday||8.00am - 6.30pm|
|Friday||8.00am - 5.30pm|
Telephone hours for onsite communication before diversion are:
|Monday||8.00am - 5.15pm|
|Tuesday||8.00am - 5.15pm|
|Wednesday||8.00am - 5.45pm|
|Thursday||8.00am - 5.45pm|
|Friday||8.00am - 5.15pm|
After Hours Services
When you ring (03) 322 8121 after hours your call will be answered on behalf of Halswellhealth by a Registered Nurse. The nurse will assess your needs, offer advice or immediate assistance if required but can not take messages or make appointments.
For after hours care visit the 24 Hour Surgery which is now located at 401 Madras Street.
If your call is an emergency call 111
Our new fees are effective from 1st January 2018.
Our policy is that all fees are paid at the time of your consultation (except in an emergency). If this is problematic, please speak to your Doctor, our Accounts Manager or our Practice Manager. You are welcome to set up a regular automatic payment to help manage the cost of your health care. Reminders of overdue accounts will be sent to each patient by text where possible. Full copies of overdue accounts can be provided if requested.
Halswellhealth is part of Pegaus Health, a Primary Health Organisation, and under this organisation we are able to pass on the Government subsidy to patients who are enrolled at this Practice.
The fees stated below are our usual fees. These may vary, eg for longer consultation times or other special circumstances. The enrolled fees apply to patients who are eligible, eg New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders and are enrolled with our Practice.Please note that dressings and other consumables will incur additional charges.
We reserve the right to charge a fee if a patient fails to attend their booked appointment (DNA) and does not contact us to cancel it. The DNA fee is $20 for under 13 year olds, $39.00 for 13-17 year olds and $48.00 for patients 18 and over.
Please enquire about our fees if you are not eligible for funded health and disability services in New Zealand. Casual and non-resident patients will be required to pay prior to their consultation/services being provided (except in an emergency).
|0-12 years||$0||$40||$0 (enrolled)
|13-17 years CSC or HUHC||$39||$54||$39|
|13-17 years no card||$39||$54||$39|
|18 years & over CSC or HUHC||$48||$65||$46|
|18 years & no card||$48||$81||$46|
|Non NZ resident (any age)||$100, double appointment $200, + cost of tests/other services|
|Double appointment (18+)||Enrolled $96, Casual $162|
|Driver's licence medical||$60|
|Form completion eg WINZ||From $10, please ask|
|Home visit||From $120 Depends on age, funding status and/ or CSC status|
|IUD (insert and fit)||$180|
|Jadelle (insert or remove)||$180|
Removal of Lesions
Single punch biopsy
From $250 (includes up to 2 post-operative visits)
|Sexual Health (under 21)||No charge|
FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED
ON DAY OF CONSULT
|$60 with GP + $30 with nurse + cost of vaccine/s|
|Well Health Check||$135 (includes nurse and GP appointment)|
|NURSING SERVICE FEES||COST|
|Cervical Smear with the Nurse||$30|
|Consultation with the Nurse||$30|
|Non ACC (+ cost of expensive materials)||From $20|
|ACC (+ cost of expensive materials)||From $10|
|Injection fee (Including Depo)||$25|
|Liquid Nitrogen||$15 - $30|
Follow up + patches