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For your convenience, we’re open:

  • 8am – 8pm
  • 7 days a week
  • Nationwide access

Time matters, when it comes to your health.

When we say it’s the easy way to see a doctor when and where you need, we mean it. Bettr operates from 8am – 8pm every day, so you can see a doctor after hours in the evenings or on weekends if that suits you best. Usually on the day you book, too.

Fit your doctor’s appointment in during your lunch break, after dinner, while baby sleeps, or before your Sunday brunch plans. You can choose a time that works for you, with our extended hours including weekends. Now you can make your health an immediate priority.

Get seen without delay

Now you don’t have to wait for Monday or take time off work to start getting better. If you want to put your mind at ease right away, we can very often provide same-day appointments. Just pick an available time slot with the doctor you want to see, when you book online. Booking takes just 5 minutes.

If it’s urgent, you will likely still need to head to a clinic to be seen (or dial 111 if it’s a critical medical emergency).

Time is precious with little ones

Bettr’s extended hours and accessibility help you fit healthcare in around busy schedules with kids. If the appointment’s for you, you can do it after bedtime. If it’s for your child, they can even stay in bed too. Or grab a moment before drop-off or when you’re both home on the weekend. What’s more, no waiting around in a clinic with a tired sick child, or strapping them into a car seat. And of course, Bettr online appointments are always free for under-14’s so it’s even easier.

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FAQs

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • What happens at the end of the telehealth consultation?

    The doctor will check with you to ensure you understand what they think the problem is and what should be done about it. This may include any or all of the following:

    • Arranging another follow-up appointment for you
    • Arrange a lab test eg a blood test for you
    • Arranging a face to face appointment for you
    • Writing a referral to a specialist or allied health service eg hospital, physiotherapist
    • Sending you some educational material about your condition/problem.

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Testimonials

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

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.

Dee, December 2020

Such a seamless and stress free process, convenient and straight forward, the easiest option as opposed to making an appointment and going in to see the doctor. Less wait time, avoiding the queues, reasonable cost, highly recommend this service.

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.

Alfred, October 2020

That was the best phone call for help and advice that I’ve ever had. Dr Smart is an amazing person who has excellent empathy and should be commended. 10/10 would recommend.

Bailey, January 2021

I think this is an incredibly inclusive and progressive service and believe it will be beneficial to so many New Zealanders. Affordable, convenient and safe. I've already told many family and friends.

Ace, July 2020

I just wanted to voice how wonderful the video consultation was, it was easy and very convenient especially with a young toddler. Also just wanted to emphasise that the video consultation service you provide is the best thing I have experienced in health care. Thank you

Hargun, November 2020

I love it. It’s really good initiative. I don’t drive and every time I need to go to a clinic, I have to take a taxi or public transport. The travel and wait for the doctor saves so much time. Please keep online appointments going. Thank you!

Rinal, July 2020

This is amazing help for patients who can’t go out to a walk-in surgery. I had a really good experience. Thank you

Ita, February 2021

I love this service. There's no long waiting time at the clinic. I don't have to try find parking or use petrol to get to the clinic, and its done in the comfort of my own home. I love the reminder beforehand to get me ready. Continue this amazing service please.

Bunny, July 2020

I was sceptical about having a video call as I wanted the doctor to see my concerns but I’m comfortable that the doctor has given me the best treatment possible. Thank you

Taylor, July 2020

I have nothing but a positive response to my consultation. A much better experience than having to wait in the queue for 2 hours to only get a brief appointment with a Dr. The Dr was very informative, knowledgeable and caring. Thank you again.

Mitali, August 2020

Absolutely fantastic experience. Getting all my concerns resolved over a phone call face-to-face with the doctor is simply amazing.
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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:

Get access to all the services of Local Doctors including Bettr and face-to-face consultations.

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

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.