Doctors, practice nurses and pharmacists are examples of primary healthcare providers.
They are generally the first person you see for medical help. When you are referred to a hospital or specialist, this is called secondary care.
What are the benefits of signing up with a GP team?
When you enrol with a general practice or medical centre, there is a team of people ready to help you and your whanau stay well and healthy.
Being enrolled with a General Practice (GP) will mean you can:
• access healthcare for a range of health issues, including, immunisations, illnesses and injuries
• pay less for prescriptions (or free if you’re under 13)
• get ongoing vaccination and health screening reminders
• have a referral for specialist advice when needed
All practices in Tairāwhiti have free consultations for children under 13.
If your child is unwell, talk to your general practice team.