Call us and speak to one of our team. If they can’t find you a suitable appointment, they will arrange for your doctor or a nurse to call you back that morning, to see how we can best manage your problem. For this ‘phone triage’ service, you need to call in before 9am.
We have a walk-in Urgent Care Clinic for accidents and urgent medical problems.
When you attend the Urgent Care Clinic:
We have a nurse clinic running all day, every day. You can phone and book an appointment for ‘nurse clinic’. This is ideal if you are just needing a dressing, an injection, or wanting something checked. If you are not sure if your situation needs a doctor, you can call through and ask to speak to one of our nurses.
Our receptionists can give you a rough estimate of wait times. However, due to the nature of general practice we can never predict how long the patient before you will need. Doctors deal with other urgent matters during the day, from resthomes, funeral homes, and sick patients in the community; delays can happen. We work hard to not keep you waiting as your time is important to us. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Please advise us as early as possible if you are unable to make your appointment, so we can offer it to someone else. If you simply do not arrive to your appointment, you will still be charged.
Enrolled/Registered patients between 8.00am and 5.30pm will be charged:
Please note above charges are for a standard 15 minute appointment to discuss 1-2 issues. Please book a double appointment (30 minutes, $55) if you have a few things to discuss with your GP.
Casual patients between 8.00am and 5.30pm
After Hours consults with the Duty Doctor: After 5pm weekdays and all weekends are considered as After Hours and will be charged accordingly:
Public Holidays incur a further surcharge on the fees shown above.
If your medical condition is well controlled and you are on long term medication, you may phone for/request your repeat medications although we do recommend you see your doctor at least every 6 months for review. Generally 48 hours’ notice is required and there is a $13 charge for this service (for registered patients). Urgent requests, eg ready the next business day, cost $19 for registered patients. All prescriptions are emailed to the pharmacy of your choice.
We expect payment for services on the day of consultation. We accept cash, Eftpos and Internet banking, automatic payment, Visa, and Mastercard.
Please note: Full payment for services provided by Taupō Health Centre is payable on the same day. If, in due course, the account is not settled, the amount outstanding may be referred to a debt recovery agency where you will be liable for any additional costs incurred.
Internet banking details: 02 0428 0283785 000. Please include your full name and chart number or invoice number, which is shown on your invoice/receipt.
You can now also pay your account via the MyIndici portal. Enter your card details into the ‘account’ page on the portal, and payment will be registered on your Indici account straight away.