Appointments

Routine consultations are scheduled for 15 minutes.  Appointments can be made by phoning 04 920 1800 between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm., Monday to Friday.  When phoning, please tell us know  in general terms the reason for your appointment, this will ensure you are allocated the correct amount of time with your doctor.

Some doctors have evening appointments available so you can book outside normal business hours.

Consultations requiring longer time need to be booked at least one week ahead e.g. Minor Surgery, Insurance Medicals, Six Week Baby Checks.

We have a large number of doctors and you are encouraged to identify with one doctor.  However to allow for them to take much needed breaks your doctor may be unavailable from time to time.  All doctors have access to your records to ensure continuity of care.  It is advisable for you to phone a few days in advance for routine, non-urgent appointments. 

If your appointment is urgent, you will be seen on the same day but you may not be able to see the doctor of your choice.

The nurse clinics are open Mon-Fri 8.45am – 5.00pm and on Saturday mornings for routine appointments.

 

Confidentiality

Upper Hutt Health Centre is committed to meeting the requirements of the Privacy Act 1993, the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and the Health [Retention of Information] Regulations 1996.