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 14 are free.
Free health services for children
If you visit the doctor often
If you visit your doctor more than 12 times a year, your doctor can apply to the Ministry of Health for a High Use Health Card (HUHC) for you. This may reduce the cost of your future visits.
A Community Services Card can help you and your family with cheaper healthcare costs. You may 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.