Changes to how your health information is shared

General practices, hospitals, accident and medical clinics, pharmacies and other health providers in the community all have a role in keeping you well.

Your health records are held at the general practice you are registered with. Sometimes other health providers need that information to make sure you receive the very best care when and where you need it.

Are you registered with a general practice listed below?

  • Cambridge Medical Centre
  • Chartwell Health Centre
  • Dallas Clinic
  • Dinsdale Medical Centre
  • Doctors@42
  • Dr N P E Schofield
  • Fairfield Medical Centre
  • Five Cross Roads Medical Centre
  • Flagstaff Medical Centre
  • Glenview Medical Centre
  • Hakanoa Health Centre
  • Hamilton East Medical Centre
  • Hillcrest Medical Centre
  • Huntly West Medical Centre Ltd
  • Lake Surgery
  • Little London Medical Clinic
  • Mahoe Med Ltd
  • Morrinsville Medical Centre
  • NorthCare Grandview Road
  • NorthCare Pukete Road
  • NorthCare Thomas Road
  • Pihanga Health
  • Redicare Family Practice
  • River Road Family Practice
  • South City Health Ltd
  • Student Health Service - University of Waikato
  • Taupo Health Centre
  • Taupo Medical Centre
  • Te Awamutu Medical Centre
  • Victoria Clinic Limited
  • West Coast Health Clinic
  • Westend Health Centre
  • Wintec Health Services

From 29 July 2013, a secure electronic summary of your health records will be available for other health providers to access that are directly involved in your care.

What information is included?

  • Your name, date of birth and contact details
  • Your National Health Index number - a unique identifier that is assigned to every person who uses health and disability support services in New Zealand
  • Name of the practice you are registered with
  • A health summary, for example medical warnings, allergies and current medicines

What information is not included?

  • Information agreed between you and your GP

Your records will stay as they are now with information being shared by letter, email, fax or phone.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss your options, please talk to your general practice team.

If you DO NOT want your health information to be included in the Shared Electronic Health Record, please visit the general practice you are registered with and ask for an 'opt off' form. 

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