What are advance care plans?
Advance care planning sets out your choices, giving your whanau and healthcare team a plan to follow if you are later unable to make your own decisions understood.
We can guide you in the kinds of conversations you need to have, provide an advance health care plan form for you to complete, and give you more information about your options for future health care.
The benefits of advance care plans
- A record of what you want, so it’s clear what health care you want, even if you later become unable to express yourself
- A clear plan that you can show to your whānau and health care team
- Peace of mind for the future – whatever happens, your wishes are spelled out
- Advance care planning in end of life care can also make your final days less upsetting for your loved ones
- Everything will be captured on an NZ Advance care plan form
Some questions to consider
Do you want to know only the basics about your health conditions, or all the details?
If your doctor could make an estimate for how long you had to live, would you want to know?
How much information do you want your loved ones to receive about your condition?
Would you like to appoint a loved one to make decisions on your behalf (an Enduring Power of Attorney)?
If you are dying, where would you like to be?
Would you like to be noted down as an organ donor?
During your appointment we can capture your preferences on an NZ advance care plan form. Finally, if you need help managing a long term condition we can help
Find out more about Palliative Care Support.
Health care professionals providing advance care plans
Frequently asked questions
To join our clinic, you first need to fill out the patient enrolment forms to register with the PHO that we belong to. This is a Ministry of Health requirement. You will need to provide proof of identity and eligibility which may include the following forms of identification:
- NZ Passport or NZ birth certificate
- International passport with resident visa OR work visa of minimum 24-month duration
On the enrolment form you need to indicate which of our doctors (currently taking new patients) that you would like to be registered with.
Yes. As part of completing your enrollment, we request that you have a new patient screening appointment with one of our Nursing or Medical Centre Assistant team members.
This new patient appointment enables our team to work with you to better understand your current health and wellbeing.
Following the new patient appointment as above, you can book your first consultation with your nominated doctor.
The length of your first appointment with your new doctor will be as follows:
* Note: if you have a chronic condition, please make a booking for 30 minutes.
Payment is required at the time of consultation
You will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your screening appointment.
Payment is required at time of consultation. Please note that unpaid accounts will incur an additional $10 monthly administration cost.
There may be additional costs for treatments/tests/materials
We recommend that you book your future appointments via your patient portal My Indici.
If you need an urgent appointment, then please phone the clinic. We have doctors available to discuss your urgent health needs on the day.
All consultations are by appointment only.
14-17 years $16
18+ years $18.50
Urgent prescription $27.50
We are open Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5pm.
For health services after hours visit East Care Accident & Medical, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland 2013. Their phone is 09 277 1516.
These are consultation prices only.
Under 14 Years - Free
14 - 17 years - $13
18 years & over - $19.50
Note charge is the same for in person or by phone or video as you are still receiving the same high quality health provider assessment, diagnosis and planning.