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Your Health

Your general practice (GP) team is your first point of contact for health advice or care. GP teams provide community-based, primary health care for patients, including diagnosis, management and treatment of health conditions. They can also refer you for further tests (x-rays, blood tests, ultrasounds), hospital or specialist treatment if needed.

Benefits of enrolling with a general practice

By enrolling, you and your family will have access to a range of services, including:

  • expert advice and check-ups

  • cheaper GP visits (free for under 14s)

  • cheaper prescriptions (free for under 14s)

  • healthy lifestyle advice, including support to help you quit smoking

  • support with health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure

  • ongoing vaccination and health screening check reminders.

More information

For further information about visiting a doctor, visit the Te Whatu Ora website.


GPNZ - Sustainable General Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand 2024

GPNZ has published a document and briefing to the Minister of Health – solutions to reduce the crisis currently facing general practices across New Zealand. The recommendations are in line with the Sapere Report (published in September 2023).

The report covers solutions for general practice to recover and thrive, delivering the care GP teams desperately want to provide to their patients/communities.

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