Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge if I see the Doctor about an ACC claim?
Unfortunately, ACC only pays for part of the consultation which requires us to claim the remaining fee from you.

I am pregnant will there be a charge to see the Doctor?
Currently, all maternity-related consultations are free. Generally, the first 3 months of pregnancy care are provided in general practice and then an independent midwife provides your care.

Do you have parking?
There is ample parking at the rear of the building. There is a bus stop adjacent to the surgery and also just beside the entrance to the carpark, for those travelling by the (number 7) Metro Bus Service .

What is Cornerstone Accreditation?

CORNERSTONE is a continuous quality improvement program that supports development of managerial, organisational and clinical systems as a method to improve quality in the practice team and promote greater accountability. Practice systems are measured against the indicators and criteria in Aiming for Excellence, the New Zealand standard for general practice (Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners)

The aim of CORNERSTONE is to support continuous quality improvement across general practice, in conjunction with the achievement of accreditation, by way of an assessment of a practice against Aiming for Excellence.

The achievement of a CORNERSTONE accredited practice signifies a practice’s commitment to patients by meeting legal/safety standards, essential standards as set by a multi disciplinary development team.