Enrolment is currently available to Auckland residents only. An enrolled patient is someone who has chosen Tend as their primary care provider.
We may change, add or remove services without notice.
If you have symptoms such as severe chest pain or breathlessness, heavy bleeding, broken bones, or loss of consciousness call 111 or go to an A&E or Emergency Department immediately.
Clinic opening hours:
View all our clinic locations for opening times here.
Weekdays: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Weekends: 9:00am - 9:00pm
If this is an emergency, call 111 or go to an A&E or Emergency Department immediately.
Enrolled patients will be able to access the following information via the Tend App
Casual patients will be able to access the following information via the Tend App
We can only provide the services in accordance with these terms if we are provided with accurate information. When using our service, please ensure that:
We rely on an accurate record of you in order to provide the best service possible, therefore please ensure that you do not register for Tend more than once. If you feel you may have already registered but can’t access your account, please contact our Customer Experience Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the unlikely event of a technical error on our part, our Customer Experience Team will contact you to rebook your appointment or provide a refund.
For booked appointments, if the Tend clinician that you booked your appointment with is no longer available, we will allocate your appointment to a different member of our team. We will endeavour to contact you ahead of time to alert you of the change, and give you the opportunity to rebook if you would prefer.
Our philosophy is to manage your health concerns in an environment of mutual respect. Therefore we ask you to treat our staff and clinicians with patience and respect. If we believe that your behaviour is inappropriate we reserve the right to terminate your appointment. If this occurs you will then be contacted by another member of our team to help resolve your concerns.
In New Zealand you can only be enrolled with one GP practice at a time. GPs receive government funding for enrolled patients, so appointments are able to be cheaper (and children under 14 are free) where you're enrolled. To see how being enrolled with Tend impacts your fees, refer to our appointment fees. If you are not enrolled with Tend, you are in-eligible for government funding and will be seeing us as a casual patient. Anyone can see us as a casual patient, which won’t affect your enrolment with any other GP.
If you wish to learn more about your eligibility to enrol with Tend, see the Eligibility and Entitlement to Enrol section below.
We won't provide any services to you without first giving all the information needed to make an informed choice or these services. If, for some reason, we require your separate, written, consent for a service, your Tend clinician will let you know and we will work through that during your consultation.
If you are choosing to use Tend as your regular GP, you will need to choose to enrol with us which, with your consent, will give us access to your previous medical history and notes from your prior GP(s). We are currently only able to enrol patients in the Auckland region.
If you are using Tend on a casual basis, your consent for services will still be required. Additionally, you will be given the option to have the notes from this consultation sent to your regular GP.
If, at any point, you feel like you do not understand the information we are providing, or you don't want to continue with a consultation or service, just let us know.
More information about your rights and giving consent is available in the Your Rights and Our Liability for Services section below.
You choose whether to enrol with us. We are currently only able to enrol patients who live in the Auckland region.
We may, at any time, request information from you to confirm your eligibility and entitlement to be enrolled with us. If you don’t provide that information, we may un-enrol you or register you as a casual user.
If any of your personal details change, including but not limited to, your address, information about your immigration status, information about your intention to reside in New Zealand for at least 6 months out of the next 12 months and/or information about your intention to use Tend as your primary GP, these will need to be immediately updated within the App. These details might affect whether you are eligible and entitled to enrol, or stay enrolled, with Tend. If you have any questions about updating this information please contact our Customer Experience Team on email@example.com.
If you provide inaccurate information to Tend at the time of your enrolment, or your information changes and you do not let us know, you will be liable for any costs we might incur as a result – see the Your Liability section of these terms of service.
If you are under 16 years old and wish to access our services, your parent or guardian can open a Tend account on your behalf which will then be linked to their account (this means that your parent or guardian will normally be able to access your health information). See our Privacy Statement for more information about how we manage health information we collect and hold about children
Tend’s prescribing policy has been developed with direction from our Clinical Advisory Committee, in line with current Medical Council and RNZCGP guidance and relevant legislation. All customer prescriptions will be provided at the prescribing practitioner’s discretion.
Access to our online walk-in medical service is available across New Zealand for casual and enrolled patients.
At this stage, we can only offer enrolled services to customers in the Auckland region. Enrolling with us is done via the Tend App. If you would like to enrol with us you must do this though the app and be able to attend one of our clinic locations.
We will continue to expand our service and may be coming to an area near you.
If you are, or are going to be, living outside of New Zealand for at least 6 of the next 12 months you cannot enrol with us (but can receive services as a casual user).
For all casual patients, payment is made by credit/debit card in the app.
Enrolled patients can pay via the in-app payment method, credit/debit cards, cash or bank transfer.
For in-app payments patients load their credit/debit card details into the app. We use bank-grade security and all your payment details are encrypted.
When you add a new credit or debit card to our app, you may see a $1 pending charge on your bank statement. This is a temporary authorisation charge to confirm the card is valid and is refunded immediately, however bank processing times can vary and the charge may take up to ten days to disappear from your bank statement.
When booking an appointment or while waiting to see the next available GP online, Tend will validate the payment method by placing a temporary "hold of funds" for the cost of the selected appointment which will then be released. This method ensures the payment method is valid and reliable. The return of funds is controlled by each individual's bank, and if not available immediately, should take no longer than 3 days to be released.
Tend does not directly collect or hold customer payment card information. All payment card collection, storage and transactions are performed directly by our secure Payment Card Industry compliant third party payment processor Stripe. At no time are full customer card details viewable by Tend.
At the conclusion of each appointment the fee for your consultation will be calculated based on your enrolment status and the services you were provided. We will issue an invoice and deduct payment from your registered credit or debit card.
All patients are required to make payment for services rendered at the time of their visit to Tend. Payment can be made through the various accepted methods, including in-app payment, credit/debit cards, cash or bank transfer.
If your credit or debit card is declined by its financial institution or fails to process, Tend may attempt the same card again and/or contact you to make alternative payment arrangements. Tend may decline to provide future appointments until all unpaid invoices have been settled.
In the event that payment is not received by the end of the month in which services were provided, an administrative charge may be applied to the outstanding balance. This charge is intended to cover administrative costs associated with late payment processing.
Patients exceeding the debt threshold must make a prepayment equivalent to the estimated cost of the services they seek before scheduling any additional appointments or receiving care. For patients having difficulty with payment, payment plans can be put in place.
Failure to settle outstanding account balances within a reasonable timeframe may result in the termination of services to the patient, once all steps to recoup outstanding debts have been made. You are liable for all costs associated with debt collection where you default in payment of any invoice.
Assurance and refunds
In some instances, enrolled patients might need to see a doctor in-clinic following their online consultation to complete their assessment; issue a prescription, physically examine you or issue a medical certificate. If you have an online consultation and your doctor feels it is necessary to refer you to a Tend clinic to complete your assessment, you will not be charged for the in-clinic appointment, provided the appointment is booked and completed within 48 hours of the initial video consult.
If we are unable to start or complete your appointment due to technical difficulties we will make contact with you, to arrange a suitable time to complete your appointment at no additional cost.
If you are charged an incorrect amount for any appointment, Tend will refund you the necessary adjustment to reflect the correct amount which should have been invoiced. We will refund you by crediting your registered credit or debit card.
When registering with Tend you give us the email address and phone number where you wish to receive confirmations, reminders, receipts and other notifications from Tend. In the event your contact details change, you are responsible for updating these within the App or contacting our Customer Experience Team on firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
We may use your contact information to communicate marketing content. You are able to unsubscribe from this type of communication at any point.
We may ask you to verify your identity. We do this to ensure that you are entitled to receive publicly funded health services, to protect unauthorised access to your personal health information and to guard against fraud.
Our preference is for photographic identification (drivers licence or passport). If this is not available we will accept two other forms of non-photographic identification (e.g. utilities bill, credit or debit card, birth certificate etc).
For those patients joining Tend due to a clinic or patient book acquisition, photographic identification is not required as we already have your verified patient identity on file.
We are only able to provide prescriptions or referrals elsewhere in the health system (including lab tests and radiology) if we are able to validate your identity to our satisfaction.
Booked Appointment Cancellations
You may make any changes or cancel a scheduled appointment, free of charge, up to 24 hours prior to the start of the appointment
If you cancel or reschedule your appointment between two and 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time we may charge a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel or reschedule with less than two hours notice, a 100% cancellation fee may be applied.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment and make no attempt to notify Tend of this, a 100% cancellation fee may apply.
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You may cancel your appointment at any time. If you cancel your consultation two hours prior to the estimated appointment time you will be provided with a full refund. If you cancel with less than two hours notice, a 100% cancellation fee may be applied.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment and make no attempt to notify Tend of this, a 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Immigration Medical Appointment Cancellations
You may make any changes or cancel a scheduled appointment up to 48 hours prior to your appointment time and be eligible for a full refund of your deposit.
If you cancel or reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, you may not receive a refund of your deposit.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment and make no attempt to notify Tend of this, you may not receive a refund of the upfront cost.
If you are not happy with any part of your Tend experience, you can make a complaint by contacting our Customer Experience Team on email@example.com or through secure messaging in the Tend app.
If your concern is about an aspect of the health or disability services that we provide, you have a right to complain under the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. You can make your complaint direct to us by using the link above and you can also access free and independent support to help raise your concerns through the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Advocacy Office, or contact them on 0800 555 050.
More information about your rights and our responsibilities under that Code, as well as your right to complain, is available here.
We may terminate or suspend your ability to use the services (including as a casual user), or your enrolment with us (if applicable), at any time if we have a genuine concern that the relationship between you and us or you and any of our health practitioners is severely compromised or for any other reason.
We will give you notice of any suspension or termination (including reasons for that suspension or termination) and you will be able to respond to that notice. We will also try to help you find an alternative provider and we will bear in mind our duties to end our customer/clinician relationship responsibly and appropriately, with your needs in mind.
We will end your enrolment automatically if we receive notice that you have died.
You may end your enrolment with us and/or close your account at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your account is closed, either by you or by us, we will continue to hold your information in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
You will continue to receive communications from us unless you opt out.
Termination of the agreement between us, or ending your enrolment or closing your account, does not relieve either party from any liability that party has up to the time of termination, including any obligation to unpaid invoices.
We own or are licensed all intellectual property rights in the App, our websites and the services (“Tend Material”). You are only permitted to use the Tend Material for your own non-commercial health purposes, such as to share your health information with your other medical and health professionals. You are not permitted to:
The Tend Material may include links to other independent third party websites. Third party websites are not under our control and we are not responsible for any content on those websites. You will need to make your own judgment regarding how you use any such websites.
We may not be able to provide services to you if events happen that are outside of our control. If any events outside of our control occur, then we will notify you as soon as possible and will take reasonable steps to minimise any interruption to our services.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in the services or on the App and our website is complete and accurate, but we cannot warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the App, on our website or that this information is suitable for your intended use.
The services, App and our website may contain information provided by third parties and links to third party websites. We do not have any responsibility for the accuracy of that information or those third party websites.
Security is a priority for us when it comes to your personal and health data. We’re committed to protecting your data and have reasonable technical and organisational measures in place to make sure that happens. We use a variety of technologies and procedures to help protect information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When we store and transmit sensitive information, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. However, our services are reliant on electronic communications and we cannot always guarantee the security, accuracy or availability of our services.
We will comply with our duties under the Privacy Act and the Health Information Privacy Code. Further information about privacy matters is provided in our Privacy Statement.
New Zealand law applies to these terms and any dispute arising under or in any way relating to these terms will be resolved exclusively by the courts of New Zealand.
We may assign or transfer our rights under our agreement with you to another party.