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New Patient Enrolment Information

We welcome new patients to Wakefield Health Centre and enjoy getting to know you and your family. We have reluctantly limited our new enrolments for patients who live south of the Brightwater river. Dr Jenny Cooper is currently the only GP at our practice accepting new patients.

You can choose to visit us casually, but we recommend you enrol with us for continuity of care and management of your health and wellbeing.

Enrolment Procedure

In order to enrol at any general practice in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health requires us to confirm that you are eligible for funded health services. Therefore, along with your completed enrolment form we require some identification.  The requirements are listed below.

Enrol at our Practice by filling in the enrolment form (one for each person). All adults MUST sign their own form. You cannot enrol someone else (apart from your children). 

ID Requirements for new patient enrolments:

New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents:

  • a passport or
  • NZ birth certificate and NZ Driving Licence
  • evidence of receiving a NZ pension or benefit and NZ Driving Licence

Non NZ Residents:

  • a passport with relevant visa and
  • drivers license and
  • a document with your current address (eg bank statement, utility bill).
Did you know....We now offer telephone appointments

We can now offer GP appointments face to face or by telephone. The cost of the appointment is the same regardless of which option you choose.