Paying for doctor's visits
Doctors set their own fees. Children and some people who need to visit their doctor often can get free or subsidised visits.
Services for children
Many services for children under 13 are free.
If you visit the doctor often
If you visit your doctor more than 12 times a year, they can apply to the MOH for a High Use Health Card (HUHC) for you. This reduces the cost of your future visits.
A Community Services Card can help you and your family with cheaper healthcare costs. You'll pay less for some health services by simply showing your card.
Doctors' practices and medical centres are privately owned and set their own fees so check with them to see what their costs are.
Examples of practice fees for a range of district health boards: