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Step 1 - Making your booking

Booking your first online doctor consultation

Booking is super quick, with instant confirmation. Just follow a few simple steps and you could be chatting with a doctor today!

  1. Start by clicking 'Book Bettr'.
  2. Select a doctor, date and time that suits you. You can always cancel or re-schedule later.
  3. You can book for yourself, or for a family member too, just let us know who you're booking it for
  4. Add your name, email and date of birth. If you're a Tamaki Health patient please enter the same as your enrolled details
  5. Provide a handful of additional details including a short description of why you are seeing the doctor. 
  6. Choose to pay either by credit, debit or by bank transfer. Enter your payment details and you're all booked.
  7. To make things quicker during your appointment you can choose to enter additional details now including your existing GP and your address if you wish. 
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Step 2 - Attending your appointment

Join your online doctor consultation

To be able to attend your appointment you will need a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a camera and a good internet connection.

We'll send you an email and SMS confirmation with appointment details

You'll get a reminder email and SMS just before your appointment is due to start

Tap the link and join the virtual waiting room.

The doctor will admit you and your appointment begins.

Your appointment lasts up to 10 minutes.

When your appointment ends simply close your window.

Congratulations, you've just had your first online doctor consultation!

Step 3 - After your appointment

Online prescriptions, referrals and medical certificates.

During your consultation the doctor may discuss next steps. Next steps may include receiving a prescription, a medical certificate, a specialist referral appointment, or an in-person consultation. 

If you require a medical certificate or a referral the doctor will email this to you following your consult. Please note this can take up to an hour. 

If the doctor prescribes you medication during your consultation, you will receive an SMS. Choose between home delivery or browse to find your most convenient pharmacy for pick-up. If you opt for home delivery, you can choose a time that suits you and the pharmacy will be in touch to arrange this; or if you opt to pick up, the pharmacy will give you a time to collect your medication. Pick-up is free and delivery is just $5.

If you require face to face treatment or an in-person follow up after your online consult, you can be referred to one of up to 50 GP clinics from Whangarei to Christchurch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of problems or care need are not suitable for online consultation?

    The following types of problems are not suitable for telehealth:

    • serious, urgent problem likely to need a physical examination.

    • If you are unable to use the technology (e.g. confusion), physically disabled or have serious anxieties about the technology (unless relatives or friends are on hand to help).

    • If you are deaf (some deaf and hard-of-hearing patients may find video difficult, but if they can lip-read and/ or use the chat function, video may be better than telephone.)

    • If you are aged under 18 (ie under the age of 18, do not have your parent or guardian consent and presence during the consultation.)

    • Speak only very poor English or have English as a second language and do not have access to an interpreter during the consultation.

    • If you are visually impaired a telephone consultation would often be best for you.

    • If you need controlled drugs. Our doctors will not prescribe any controlled drugs even if they are “repeat prescriptions” for ongoing conditions. Any controlled drug has to be prescribed only after an in-person consultation.

    Learn more about what we can and can't treat.

  • How long is the appointment?

    An online appointment lasts for 10 minutes of face to face time with the doctor and allows the doctor another 5 minutes to complete other tasks such as writing letters on your behalf.

  • What happens if I need more time?

    If you need more time at the end of the consultation you should discuss this with your doctor before the consultation ends. The doctor may suggest booking another telehealth appointment or a face to face visit. There may be an additional or new charge for this; please discuss this with the doctor.

  • Can I cancel or change my appointment?

    Yes, you can change or cancel your appointment. Please note there may be charges to do this within 24 hours of the cancellation. Please see our cancellation policy.

  • Can I see a male/female Doctor?

    The list of available online doctors includes male and female doctors.

  • Where are the doctors based?

    All our doctors are based in New Zealand (mostly in Auckland) and are experienced licensed medical practitioners registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

  • What happens if I need a follow up?

    If you need a follow up, you and the doctor you should discuss this before the consultation ends. The doctor may suggest booking another telehealth appointment or a face to face visit.

  • Can I get controlled drugs prescribed through Bettr?

    No, we do not under any circumstance prescribe controlled drugs via Bettr. Our doctors will not prescribe any controlled drugs even if they are “repeat prescriptions” for ongoing conditions. Any controlled drug has to be prescribed only after an in-person consultation.

  • What happens if there’s a technical problem?

    If the telehealth consultation fails (picture stops or freezes or sound stops) the doctor will immediately ring you on your mobile number to assist you or complete the consultation on the phone.

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Testimonials

Sommah, October 2021

First time seeing a Doctor online and absolutely loved it, especially for my son. At our usual Doctors we have to wait at least 2-2.5 hours, here we scheduled our appointment and it was on time. The Doctor that helped us was awesome, straight forward and asked proper questions. He was able to provide us with a prescription and it will be available at our pharmacy, so easy and fast, really appreciated this service.

Brendan, August 2021

My Doctor was booked solid until late next week and then telephone only, so booked with Bettr. Clear and professional visual experience between Lower Hutt and Auckland, $49. How good. They have super-cheap rates if you join. By the time I got to my pharmacy the prescription was waiting.

Maryanne, August 2021

Wow had an awesome experience with the online doctor Antonio, thank you for the consultation. Dr Antonio was very warm and professional in his work. Good to know we can go online to book an appointment to get help without leaving home. Thank you Bettr Online Doctors you are much appreciated.

Viki, September 2021

Awesome! Online doctor service! Dr Kala was kind, patient and listened very carefully to my health concerns and prescribed medications. The fact that I can see a doctor virtually is absolutely perfect. Keep this service going for those that can't make it into a doctors clinics or don't want to, its priceless! Thank you so much!

Tania, November 2021

Awesome appointment this morning, the Doctor was friendly and very involved in our consultation - scheduled appointment was on time & all documents received promptly.

Cherrie, September 2021

This is my first time using Bettr and what an amazing online health service this is - user friendly, prompt, punctual, informative, reassuring. Thank you so much, I will definitely be recommending Bettr to my whaanau and friends. Continue with this amazing online service.

Donna, October 2021

My experience was very good. It is the first time I have used this option but I think it was great to speak to to doctor online and get what I needed. Getting the prescription and being able to send it on to the chemist and pick it up 30 minutes later was great.

Eddie, October 2021

I accidentally found your online doctor service I was absolutely delighted with the help and rapid results what a great service from a hard working team I thank you all for coming to my rescue.

Paratene, July 2021

This was my first time using the service and I found it to be state of the art, futuristic in how we go to the Doctors. It was an extremely user friendly process and their are a highly skilled, dedicated arsenal of Doctors on hand who care for each patient. I was quite daunted at first but having been through first hand, I can see the amazing benefits. Thank you so much team Bettr.



Heather, August 2021

Awesome access from our own home. Save me time going into the doctors and waiting for such a long long time. Thank you Doctor Smith. You really make a difference and you provided care and willingness to help. Thank you Bettr team for this awesome first time experience. I would recommend this service to everyone.

Sophie, June 2021

The experience was amazingly awesome, relaxed and simple. Your doctor Antonio was wonderful. Very easy to chat and laugh with. Keep him on definitely!!! Overall AAA+. Nice to know this service is so readily available when you really need it. Thank you so much. Don't change anything! Your awesome!!

Lee, May 2021

I love how we can see a doctor online and get a prescription. So awesome. I really appreciate it, as I wasn't feeling well enough to go anywhere. But having your doctor online is amazing. Doctor Fazlus is the best. Thanks Bettr.

Tehei, August 2021

Awesome access from our own home. Saves me going into the doctors and also saves me time waiting too. Thank you for this service very convenient for a patient like me and a very prompt response and reminder for your appointment. Thank you so much Doctor Smith you make a difference and you provided care and willingness to help me and my daughter. Thank you Bettr team for this awesome first time experience.

Antoinette, April 2021

THIS IS THE BEST SERVICE! Absolutely love it for so many reasons. Too many to list but mainly because there's no more having to wait or stand to be seen by a nurse and then sometimes wait again to see a doctor. Waiting in the comfort of your own home means so much. Please ensure we NEVER LOSE THIS ONLINE DOCTOR SERVICE.

Anastasia, February 2021

What an awesome experience that was, no 2-4 hour waiting in a room with other sick people & noise. The Doctor provided great care & empathy. The whole process was amazing from the 5 minute notification to waiting in the virtual waiting room & choosing the pharmacy to send prescriptions to, it was a great experience. Thank you

Ringakapo, June 2021

As a first time user using this website it was awesome as having a booked appointment made my day so much easier. As I could do other errands instead of sitting in the Doctor's surgery waiting for a couple of hours to be seen to. I would highly recommend this service if you don't need to see a Doctor in person.

Teresa, July 2021

Had 2 appointments for myself and my daughter and both doctors were absolutely helpful and amazing! Explained everything to them and they straight away gave me what I needed for a prescription. Thank you so much Bettr, will definitely be using you guys again.

Gerrard, March 2021

My experience was a seamless and professional. From online booking to payment. Got my reminder, both text and email. The Doctor was knowledgeable and had a great 'bed side' manner. I got my SMS to select a local pharmacy and got my medical certificate at the end of the consult. Brilliant, thank you.

Molly, August 2020

Just leaving some feedback to let you know the Telehealth appointment was awesome! Being a mum, it can be such a hassle to take my baby with me to my normal GP office! The video call was so handy, I even did it in my dressing gown! My doctor was very thorough and got to know me. I will be recommending it to friends and family!

A'a, February 2021

My appointment using Bettr online consultation was excellent. The Dr was thorough and asked the right questions. I felt heard and taken seriously regarding my symptoms. I am so happy with my consultation and the service is awesome!!

Nadia, October 2020

Fabulous consult listened well to my concerns, awesome Doctor. Bettr is an amazing service that I find really helpful, fast and efficient! It's easy to see a doctor without sitting in a clinic for hours with children! Will definitely be back and will recommend to others.

Aveta, December 2020

I was scared at first but prepared myself 5 mins before my scheduled appointment, I was nervous but my video consult with the doctor went well. It's awesome. Where have you been all my life when I've been waiting in a line. Thank you.
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Register for more.

Bettr's online doctor service is available to everyone, whether you’re registered or not.

If you register, Bettr gets even better:

The price of Bettr consulations drops to $10, and under 14s are free!

Get access to all 40+ Local Doctors GP Clinics and White Cross Urgent Care clinics

Most in-person GP consults are $20 or under when you register

If you require face to face to treatment following your online consult, you can be referred to one of our nearly 50 GP clinics from Whangarei to Christchurch.