Becoming a Registered Patient

We are currently enrolling new patients for all our GP’s – you are welcome to call in to have a look around our surgery and pick up an Enrolment Pack – to download the Enrolment Pack click here

Please note the enrolment pack requires a PDF reader, if the document does not open please ensure you have one installed – you can download Adobe Reader for free here

All persons aged 16 and over are required to sign their own enrolment form.

Completed packs must be either posted or hand delivered back to our surgery. They cannot be faxed or emailed as original signed copies must be kept on file. Once your forms are received Southside Health will then request your medical records from your previous doctor.

To learn more about General Practice enrolment click here

To access Ministry of Health funding for reduced fees patients must be registered with one medical centre and this is why “casual” patients are charged higher consultation fees.

Our surgery belongs to the Pegasus Primary Health Organisation – they provide our funding and subsidies for some of our patients including:

Sexual Health/Contraception: six free visits per year for 14-18 year olds + Low Cost Contraception Consultations available for Women over 18 (criteria applies)
Free Flu Vaccinations for some patients
Free Under 6 year old consultations
Free Under 14 year olds consultations
Free recalls for mammograms and cervical cancer screening
Free care for ill patients requiring extended treatments e.g .IV antibiotics or prolonged observation for acute illnesses such as asthma or chest pain requiring ECG’s and nebulisers
Free care for terminally ill patients
Free childhood immunisations
Discount consultation fees for community services card holders

We invite all new patients to come in for a free 15 minute appointment with one of our nurses prior to your first GP consultation.

This time is used to collect information about your medical care which will streamline quality time with your doctor. Please be sure to advise when booking that this is a “new patient consult” with the nurse.

Southside Health
General Practice Medical Centre Rangiora Canterbury
10F Newnham Street
Rangiora, Canterbury
Phone: 033135252
Fax: 033135254