Virtual consultations are another way you can get an appointment with a GP when your general practice team is busy or closed.
Pegasus Health is rolling out Practice Plus to its member practices for free, meaning that you will now have more options for accessing healthcare.
“We’re offering Practice Plus to General Practices to make it easier for you to access care after hours and on weekends, but this does not replace your existing general practice healthcare provider” Lovey Ratima-Rapson, Pegasus Health said.
Practice Plus offers same day virtual after hours clinician appointments to suit you and your whānau. All clinicians are experienced, and licensed medical practitioners, registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Pandora is a patient who recently used the new service.
“The best thing about it was I could do the consult in my own time after the kids were sorted. The website was easy to navigate, and the appointment was very professional. I was happy to have used it for non-urgent care,” she said.
Interpreter services are available and the fee schedule with CSC options are on the website. If you would like to know more about Practice Plus, visit their website at practiceplus.nz or give them a call on 0800PRACPLUS