Holistic Medical Centre is a member of ProCare PHO (Primary Health Organisation).
In addition to meeting quality standards required of member practices this means the Holistic Medical Centre receives a subsidy for patients who are Enrolled and Funded with our practice. This subsidy is passed onto the patient in the form of reduced fees.
Enrolling with the Holistic Medical Centre means that it is your intent for the Holistic Medical Centre to be the primary provider of your health needs. This enables our team to know you and your family, deliver continuity of care and ensure you are contacted and followed up for your routine health screens.
How do I enroll?
Please complete and sign the enrolment form and return it to the practice in person or by post. The practice is required to hold the original signed form so if you choose to scan and email please be aware that you will be asked to sign the form when you next visit the practice. Forms are also available at reception.
Everyone over the age of sixteen is required to sign an enrolment form individually.
Why do reduced fees not apply immediately?
Funding is provided to the practice on a quarterly bases 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October each year. Reduced fees are usually applicable once your funding is available to the practice. The government subsidy attached to your enrollment resides with your usual GP until your enrollment with us has been submitted and processed by the Ministry of Health.
There may be some time delay between completing your enrollment form and receiving reduced fees. This is a health systems issue. The Ministry of Health (MoH) takes some time to process the funding. Enrollment forms need to be completed and submitted to the MoH by a cut-off date that is usually six weeks prior to the next quarter.
The submission date for funding for the 1 January 2017 quarter has now closed The next funding date is 1 April 2017, enrollment forms for the 1 April 2017 quarter need to be completed, signed and received by the practice by mid February for you to received enrolled patient fees from 1 April 2017. The reception team can answer any questions you have around the timing of your enrollment, funded status and when reduced fees are applicable.
Can I remain a Casual patient?
Yes. A number of our patients prefer to keep a local GP for their acute health needs and see us for holistic care. The only difference is the fee, you will pay casual rates as your government subsidy resides with your usual GP.