SmartHealth makes it convenient and easy to get the care you need, when you need it, using the free HealthTap app on your smart phone, tablet device or computer.
Using video, voice or text chat, you can talk to a qualified NZ registered doctor about your health issue and get the advice you need. It's just like a normal appointment, but you can do it from wherever you are. Best of all, it's FREE.
This service is available:
Follow these steps to have an out of hours doctor appointment.
For more detailed instructions, please read the Out of hours doctor service guide [PDF, 354 KB]
Our out of hours doctors can help with advice and simple medical problems, prescribe if necessary, and fax the prescription to your local pharmacy. If your condition is more serious, you may be advised to visit a hospital or after hours medical clinic, or to wait and see your own doctor if it’s safe to do so.
Notes from the consultation are sent to the GP you are registered with so they know any action that has been taken. The notes are also available in HealthTap for you to view.
SmartHealth is available to everyone covered by Waikato DHB services.