New patient enrolments restricted
New patient enrolments at Silverstream Health Centre are now restricted to people who have moved to Upper Hutt or Stokes Valley and do not already have a GP in the area already. We will also register people who are living with a family member that is a current patient here.
We believe in a personalised quality care approach to our medical services and ask all new patients to book an initial appointment with one of our friendly nursing team so we can carry out some basic health checks such as height, weight and blood pressure and get to know you so we can make sure our services are suited to your personal needs. This is also a great opportunity for you to become familiar with our team and ask us any questions you may have about us and the services we provide.
New Patients wishing to enrol
Please ensure you complete the forms in full and you will need to provide us with one of the following forms of ID; birth certificate or passport. ID must be sighted by reception staff.
All patients 16 years and over will also need to complete the Patient Classification form for enrolment to be processed. The Manage My Health Registration form is optional but recommended. Patients 14 years and older will need to sign their own forms.
If you were born outside New Zealand one form of ID MUST be your passport, so that we can determine your eligibility for funded health services. We will need to view your visa to determine your eligibility for funding.
Once we have received your completed application form, it will take approximately 1–2 weeks for your medical file to be transferred to us from other practices within NZ. It is preferable that your medical notes have arrived from your previous GP practice prior to your first appointment so your doctor has access to your file.
Who is eligible for publicly funded health services?
- New Zealand permanent residents
- New Zealand citizens (including those from the Cook Islands, Niue or Tokelau)
- Australian citizen or permanent resident who has lived, or intends to live, in New Zealand for two years or more
- Work visa holder eligible to be in New Zealand for two years or more
- People aged 17 years or younger, in the care and control of an eligible parent, legal guardian, adopting parent or person applying to be their legal guardian
- Interim visa holders
- New Zealand Aid Programme student receiving Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding
- Commonwealth scholarship students
- Foreign language teaching assistant
- Refugees and protected persons, applicants and appellants for refugee and protection status, and victims of people trafficking offences
This section provides information on your eligibility for publicly funded health and disability services, the eligibility criteria and what you need to prove your eligibility.
To check what you need to bring for proof of eligibility please click here.
If you do not match any of the situations listed on the Guide to eligibility for publicly funded health services page, you may however be eligible for a limited range of services in certain situations. Check whether you meet other eligibility criteria listed below.
Other eligibility criteria:
- Accidents and personal injuries
- Australian residents
- Compulsory health services
- Emergency services
- Foreign diplomats and their family
- Immunisations and Well Child
- Infectious diseases
- Maternity services
- Pregnant women infected with HIV
- UK citizens
Not eligible? A recommendation:
The government strongly recommends that people in New Zealand who are not eligible for publicly funded health services hold comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance.
Our fees depend on your enrolment status. For a full list of our fees, visit our fees page here.