Online out of hours doctors

Sometimes you need to talk to a doctor out of hours, when your local doctor is closed or an after-hours service may be too far away.

Now you can use the HealthTap app on your smart phone, tablet device or desktop computer to contact a highly qualified NZ registered doctor to discuss your own health issue or that of a child or elderly parent who is dependent on you.

This service is available:

  • Monday to Friday 6pm to 11pm
  • weekends and public holidays 8am to 8pm.

It’s FREE, and you can connect by video, voice or text chat.

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.