Medical Certificates

Is a minor illness keeping you off work or school? Need to get a medical for Work and Income? We have you covered with hassle-
free medical certificates.
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Casual patients
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Your doctor might issue a medical certificate if they feel you need to reduce your hours, take time off, or change the type of work you do because of your medical condition. If you can’t make it to see us in person, we can also offer online medical certificates through the Tend app to ensure everyone gets the help they need.

Sick note/medical certificate

To get a medical certificate, you’ll need to first book an appointment with a Tend doctor either in person or you can do it online through the
app. Casual patients are welcome.

We’ll ask you some questions about your current state of health and get an understanding of what’s required on your medical certificate.

In some cases, we’ll need you to visit the clinic to issue your doctor’s certificate. If we think medication could be helpful in getting you
healthy and back on track, we’ll explore that, too.

After your consultation, we’ll make the medical certificate available to you through your Tend app. Simple!

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Work capacity medical certificate


For some WINZ benefits, you need to get a work-capacity medical certificate to confirm your benefit eligibility.

To get a WINZ certificate, you must be enrolled with Tend. The appointment is 30 minutes and is done in the clinic. You can book this assessment via the app under services.


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Why do I need a medical certificate?

Now and again, your employer may require you to provide a medical certificate to certify you’re not well enough to work. This can sometimes be the case if you need to take a number of days off sick leave due to illness.

In other cases, you may be asked to provide a medical certificate when getting a new driver’s licence or as part of an ACC process.

It’s super easy to get a medical certificate online via the Tend app. Simply book an online appointment to get started.

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Still have questions?

Go to our support centre for more info or contact us:
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09 300 5076
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