Consultation Fees 16 October 2023

Enroled Casuals and non residents
Age Medical / ACC without CSC* Medical / ACC with CSC* Medical ACC
0-5 Free Free 67 37
6-13 Free Free 82 37
14-17 57 13 82 72
18+ 67 19.50 120 72

Consultation fees are the same regardless of the method used (in person or phone). You can pay online or in person.

  • PAYMENT EXPECTED AT TIME OF SERVICE and can be paid by internet banking to Ellerslie Medical Centre 12-3060-0245732-00, or by credit or debit card here (3.4% transaction fee applies). Overdue accounts may be sent to a debt collection agency (debt collection fee applies).
  • *CSC = Community Services Card. This fee is available only to enroled patients with a valid CSC. It is not available to casual patients. Casual patients with a current valid CSC receive a $5 discount on casual fee. (Please note we do not have the capacity currently to see casual patients)
  • This fee for patients with CSC only applies to a doctor’s medical or ACC consultation. There is an additional fee for nurse services, medical reports, MSD/WINZ benefit forms, driver’s license medical reports, cervical smears etc.
  • See Understanding Fees and Enrolment for further information. Please note that ACC funding for accidents seen at the GP is separate from DHB funding (which is for non-accident consultations), and does not cover the full consultation charge at the GP. A&M’s have a different funding stream to GP practices.
  • Note: Fee is for a standard 15 minute consultation. 30 minute extended consultations are available at a double charge. 

Additional Services

Repeat Prescription by phone or portal
  • $32 ($15 with CSC) (includes pick up/email/mail if required). $45 fee if a blood test is ordered at time of repeat ($19.50 for CSC). Children undwer 14 scripts are free.
Nurse Consultation
  • $30 ($13 with CSC) depending on time and consumables and may include dressings, blood pressure checks, dietary advice, ear syringe etc. Please note expensive dressings may incur an extra charge.
Blood tests
  • Free at Labtests
  • $30 if done by one of our nurses. ($13 with CSC). Available only for emergencies or those with significant mobility issues.
B12 and Depo Provera injections
  • $30 (flat fee of $13 with CSC). B12 only available if confirmed B12 deficiency. $5 discount on full fee for those without CSC if same day as doctor's consultation
  • Click for B12 and Depo Provera information
Cervical Smear
  • Smear only: consultation + $12 for consumables

  • Smear plus consultation for other health matters with a doctor: consultation plus $30 or plus $25 with CSC.

  • Smear with a nurse: $40 (with CSC=$13 plus $12 consumables = $25) (9am to 4pm only, not available on Mondays or following a public holiday). Please confirm availability of nurse Feli by telephone 09-5796147 to book for this service.
Ear Syringe
  • $30 with our nurses. ($13 with CSC). To clear out ear wax causing hearing or other problems. Please use waxsol, other wax softening drops, or warm olive oil at night for three days prior to syringing. A doctor's consultation is necessary for the first visit only to exclude serious ear disease.
  • Ear wax build-up information
  • $55 ($35 with CSC) (DHB funding may be available for emergencies. Please ask your doctor if you qualify.)
Follow up ACC dressings
  • Generally, followup dressings (subsequent to the initial consultation) for wounds/burns are funded by ACC and are at no extra charge to the patient, however if extra time or consumables are needed, there will be an extra charge.
  • Enroled: Free for those immunisations in the routine schedule. Certain vaccines are funded for those with particular medical conditions. Please discuss your requirements with one of our nurses. Non funded vaccine prices click here.
Intravenous iron infusion (Ferinject)
  • Subsidised: $200 per infusion (maximum 1,000mg per week/infusion, most people can get away with one, some need two). Subsidy criteria here. Patient information sheet here. Plus standard consultation fee pre-infusion(s).
  • Non-subsidised: $330 for 500mg, $500 for 1,000mg. (100mg vials available for $58 each extra if an intermediate dose is appropriate.) Maximum of 1,000mg safely given per week. Common requirements are 500-2,000mg. Plus standard consultation fee pre-infusion(s).
  • dose calculation
Liquid nitrogen
  • $10 plus consultation charge
Medical reports
  • Driver’s License only: consultation fee

  • Driver’s Licence plus consultation for another matter: consultation plus $25-30 depending on complexity (consultation plus $19 with CSC)

  • Medical insurance forms, other medical reports, referrals without a consultation: $30 -$100+ depending on complexity and time required.

  • MSD/WINZ benefit forms for those with CSC: consultation fee of $19 plus $13 = $32
Minor surgery
  • $400-$500 depending on complexity. Includes follow up dressings and suture removal. $100 for additional lesion at the same time.
Punch Biopsy
  • $120 - $200 depending on consumables (in addition to consultation fee)
Steroid (Cortisone) Injection
  • Simple injections cost $65 (in addition to consultation fee) with Jeremy or Jyoti. More complex injections are at an extra cost (for example hip or spine, with Jeremy only).
Unpaid accounts
  • Payment expected at time of service, or within 7 days on-line Ellerslie Medical Centre 12-3060-0245732-00. Please be aware service may be interrupted if fees remain unpaid.
Zoledronate infusion
  • $200(plus consultation fee pre-infusion for assessment, blood tests, consent, script etc)

Services With Limited Availability

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives: We are big fans of long acting reversible contraceptives (such as the Mirena and Jadelle). There is some limited availability to have a Mirena or copper IUD placed at Ellerslie Medical Centre. The cost is $175. Please call to speak to a nurse for more information. If you are in the Auckland Hospital area and need a long acting reversible contraceptive you can also go to the hospital contraceptive clinic or family planning. (Referrals not required)

Services We Don’t Provide

PrEP: PrEP is proven to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV for those at high risk. Due to service constraints and lack of training we aren’t currently providing this service. If you are in the Auckland Hospital area then there is a free hospital sexual health clinic (referral not required), or see this website for doctors with experience in this area (fees may apply).

Immigration Medicals: We do not provide this service. Please see this website to find a doctor that does this.

Understanding Fees and Enrolment

When you enrol at a general practice the government provides partial subsidies if you are eligible. The Ministry of Health requires us to hold proof of eligibility and to hold an enrolment form for everyone. In order for the subsidies to continue you need to be seen at least once every three years or otherwise sign a new enrolment form. You also become ineligible for the subsidies if you spend more than 183 days in a 12 month period outside of New Zealand and you must advise us of this. The casual fees in orange for those people that are ineligible for funding on a basis of residency or residence status; or those who wish to consult us on a casual basis without enrolling.

If you do not see us for three years, the Ministry takes you off our funding list and you will need to enrol again.

Each General Practice receives different levels of funding from the government. The level of subsidy the government gives is based on the area that the practice is in and how well off financially the patients in the practice are as a whole. This is the main reason why the enroled fees can vary so much. This is completely out of our control and we do agree that the current funding model is not ideal. We believe that the funding should follow the individual patient but the Ministry’s policies are otherwise. The government also approves co-payment fees that are charged by all practices, and sets the level of what these should be. Our fees are DHB approved at all times.

ACC consultations are not covered by this government funding, but instead are only partially subsidised by ACC. Again, each practice gets a different level of funding from ACC depending on the setup of the practice. For example Accident & Medical clinics get substantially more funding for ACC consults because they have advanced services such as X-rays, plaster casts, splints, and other advanced equipment on site. There is always a surcharge at GP practices for an ACC consultation with a doctor, which is unfortunately not claimable back from ACC by the patient.

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