There is a minimum nurse charge of $10 (unless a subsidised service) for each nurse consultation for people 13 years of age or over irrespective of whether a further appointment is required for the doctor on the same day.
Due to community response, from December 1 the Otaki Medical Centre will be stopping nurse telephone assessment and advice. If you need an acute/ same day appointment you will be asked to come in for a “face to face” assessment with the nurse.
If you need health advice there is a FREE service via Healthline 0800 611 116.
Both the prescription and nurse lines will still be available. The nurse line is for non-urgent messages only.