Referrals

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Helping you get all the way back to your best

Sometimes, you might need some additional care to get well. If your condition requires referral either to specialist care or to see a GP in person, a Bettr doctor can help you out. 

Often specialist professionals require you to see a doctor before being referred to ensure you are correctly assessed for your needs, and referred to the right professional. That’s where Bettr doctors come in. We consult with you and assess your individual situation, then refer you to registered healthcare professionals in a range of specialist fields, or to one of our doctors in-person at a clinic if you need face-to-face care following your online consultation.

Specialists Bettr can refer you to include therapies, medical specialists, tests and checks that require an in-person appointment for physical examinations or to administer care. Such as:

  • Allergy tests
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Blood tests
  • Cardiology
  • Cervical smears 
  • Dermatology
  • Ear nose and throat
  • Minor surgeries
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry and mental health care
  • Radiology
  • Skin cancer / skin checks and mole removal
  • Sports medicine
  • Urology
  • Vaccinations and immunisations
  • ...and more.

Once we have referred you, your specialist will work with you to determine a treatment plan and next steps. This may include follow-ups back with your GP (either through Bettr or in-person). 

ACC and Injury Care

We can help with ACC referrals and care too. This might include specialist referrals for ongoing therapy and treatment as above, or follow-up online consultations with a Bettr doctor, as part of your post-injury care plan.

If you need an initial ACC assessment or aren’t an existing customer of Bettr, you’ll need to see a doctor in person as a first step. You can do this in any of our physical clinics. Find a clinic here

Will ACC or Insurance cover my referral?

In some cases, specialist care may be covered under ACC. If you aren’t sure yet whether your costs will be covered, then once you've been referred it’s a good idea to check with your specialist and/or your health insurance provider before you confirming booking in your specialist appointment. 

If your injury or condition is caused by an accident, then often this will be subsidised or covered under ACC in New Zealand (with some exclusions), but the amount and status can vary depending on the circumstances and on the specialist treatment required so it always pays to check. A Bettr doctor can help you to determine this during a consult too.

Want to know more about ACC, or still not sure if your condition is covered? Learn more here

Some specialist appointments are funded by the government – in which case, you may have to join a waiting list and you cannot choose the specialist. If you want a specific specialist or need to see one quickly, you may have to pay, unless you have private health insurance. 

For insurance, this will come down to your individual insurance plan. We’ll do our best to refer you to an appropriate specialist partner that’s covered in your plan. 

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Anna, August 2022

I used this service for the first time today, and just wanted to say how impressed I was with this service and the doctor I consulted with. One of the best health consultations I've had ever, and all from the comfort of my own home, and in the evening too. Thank you. I'll definitely be returning.

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Charlotte, May 2022

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Holly, July 2022

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Gabriel, March 2022

The Doctor was amazing, listened to me, gave suggestions and overall a very professional experienced doctor. I am very happy with this appointment and looking forward to booking another one with him.

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Yolanda, December 2021

Dr. Paul Hutchison was friendly and accommodating. I had a great experience during the online medical consultation because he was easy to talk to and he explained well my medical concerns. The online doctor service is a great practical way and very useful. It was easy, no waiting in line for more than 2 hours in clinic especially when I just need a repeat prescription and follow up checkup.

Sharon, February 2022

I would like to say thank you to the lovely Dr. Chowdhury for the amazing video consultation. He made me feel comfortable and at ease, more importantly he made me feel even happier knowing that he was super supportive. He went through a set of steps for me to do and it was lovely to be told what to expect and where I would be able to find a help etc. I loved this consultation so much. It was done in the comfort of my own home also. Will definitely use this next time!

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.

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Louise, January 2022

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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!

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.

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.

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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
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