Enrolment is easy, costs nothing and benefits you, your family as well as your community.
If you enrol with your local doctor, you get cheaper fees:
You also get:
While you need to be eligible(external link)for public health services, enrolment or registering is easy – and free. Simply contact the general practice you want to enrol or casual/register with.
Just so you know, ‘enrolment’ is different to 'registering' with a family doctor.
If you do not ‘enrol’ but only ‘register’ with a doctor you will be charged a higher fee so it is important to ‘enrol’ with the medical centre that you are happy with.
Remember, enrolment is voluntary. It’s your choice to enrol or casual/register with a family doctor that suits you and your family needs.
Enrolment is only available to those who are eligible(external link).
It can take up to three months for enrolment to take place, so you should enrol before you are unwell so you can enjoy benefits such as cheaper fees when you do actually need to visit your doctor.
If you are an international student you will not be eligible to enrol but you can ‘register’ with a family doctor. You will also need to be covered by medical insurance to pay for the doctor’s treatment and other health services. However some services may not be covered. You will need to know what your policy excludes. For example, any pre-existing conditions. You will need to check with your insurer first before you use a health service.
If you don’t have a regular doctor, a list of GPs in your local Auckland area can be found here.
New Zealand Immigration website for up-to-date new migrant information including health services.