Registration (Practice Enrolment)
This is the process of nominating the Practice as your preferred provider of General Practice Services and is open to all patients irrespective of residency or citizenship status. Completion of the Enrolment form and acceptance by the Practice is required before Registration is complete.
Primary Health Organisations (PHO)
The Practice contracts with a PHO to manage the budget for the Registered Patients who are eligible for funded (subsidised) consultations.
This is the process following Registration and after confirmation by you that you wish to be enrolled with a PHO. The Practice submits enrolment data to the PHO quarterly. The process for confirmation of funding status with a PHO usually takes between 2 to 3 months but may take as long as 6 months. You may not be entitled to the full benefits of PHO Funding until such time as your funding status has been confirmed.
Eligibility for Funded Healthcare
Please visit moh.govt.nz eligibility for further details on eligibility. If you are unsure, you can also use the Eligibility Guide on the Ministry of Health website to determine whether you qualify for this service.