The following are the fees charged for a standard General Practice consultation within usual business hours. Additional charges may be incurred for extra services or extended visits, for example minor surgery and insurance examinations.

Nursing Consultations/Services are available by appointment. These include blood pressure monitoring, diabetes monitoring, cardiovascular checks, dressings, immunisations, smoking cessation, cervical smears and advice about healthy living.

In fairness to your doctor or nurse and other patients, please advise us at least 2-3 hours before your appointment time if you are unable to attend an appointment. There is a ‘no show’ fee charged if no advanced notice is given.

If you require a service that is not listed below please contact us to discuss this.

General Consultations

  • Under 14 years free
  • 14 - 17 years $50.00
  • 18 - 64 years $72.00
  • 65 + years $55.00
  • Community Services Card Holders 14 - 17 years$13.00
  • Community Services Card Holders 18+ years$19.50

Full list of fees (pdf) | Plimmer Steps Pamphlet (pdf)

Key services we offer

  • ACC care
  • Wound Care
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • Sexual Health Consultations
  • Comprehensive Skin Checks
  • General Practice Consultations
  • Insurance/Driving/Personal Medicals
  • Osteoporosis treatment (including Aclasta infusion)
  • Minor Surgery
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Weight Loss Advice
  • Funded Maternity Care up to 13 weeks for eligible patients
  • Well Checks
  • Cardio Vascular Risk Assessments
  • Diabetes & Long Term Conditions Care
  • Family Planning (Mirena, Jadelle & IUD insertion)

Our GP & Nurse consultation fees are displayed in the waiting room. Copies are also available, if you would like one please ask at reception. Our fees are made up from the following:

  • Consultation time
  • Complexity
  • Eligible funding
  • Cost of running a medical practice

Free fees apply to:

  • Flu vaccination for pregnant women, anyone aged 65 years and over and anyone aged under 65 years with a medical condition that increases their risk of developing complication from the flu (conditions apply)
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Maternity care for the first 13 weeks

If you are not enrolled with our practice but would like to see a doctor the consultation fee is higher. This is called a casual consultation and must be paid before the consultation. Our capacity to see casual patients is however very limited.

All payment for services is requested at the time of your consultation.

Payment options

You may pay using

  • Cash
  • Eftpos
  • Credit card
  • Telephone banking
  • Online banking
  • Automatic payment – if you would prefer to make regular payments against your account please ask at reception.
  • Medeor - credit card online payment
  • Manange my health payments for scripts - credit card online payment

If you do not pay on the day you will be sent an account which may incur administration fees.

All unpaid overdue accounts will be sent to a debt collection agency with all costs incurred by the patient including legal fees.

If your account is overdue payment for any further treatment is normally required before the consultation unless it is a medical emergency.

All accounts that remain unpaid will be recorded with a Credit Reporting Agency which may affect your credit rating.

See our terms of trade

No show policy

Failure to attend an appointment or failure to cancel one 2-3 hours before the appointment time may incur a fee based on the type of appointment booked.

By enrolling with us you authorise us to:

  • Disclose any information about you for the purpose of instructing other people including a debt collecting agency to recover any outstanding fees from you.

You acknowledge that:

  • All services may attract a fee
  • You remain liable for all fees, costs and disbursements (including Laboratory testing where you are not eligible for funding services in New Zealand) charged by us for the services.