Advance care plans

Let us help you with an advance care plan – a personalised roadmap for your future health care choices.

What are advance care plans?

Sometimes, the unexpected can happen. So, planning for how you would like to be cared for if you were unable to communicate is sensible.

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.

To help you think ahead, we can guide you in:

  • the kinds of conversations you need to have with loved ones
  • how to choose a personal Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)
  • provide an advance health care form for you to complete 
  • 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
  • Creates 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

Some questions to consider when planning for Advance Care in NZ

  • 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 (EPA)
  • If you are dying, where would you like to be for your end of life care?
  • Find out more about Palliative Care?
  • Would you like be listed as an organ donor?

Health care professionals providing advance care plans

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Group Clinical Director
Fluent in English and Norwegian. Dr Daniel Calder has graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2008. MBCHB, BSC (HONS) DIP DERM, FRNZCGP.
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Health Improvement Practitioner & Nurse
Fluent in English. Claire graduated as a comprehensive nurse in 1991. Her background is mainly in practice nursing and urgent care nursing.
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Fluent in English. Cassie graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2013.
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Fluent in English. Rozie graduated with a Bachelor of Health science, Nursing.
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Fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi. Akanksha graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and has a Postgrad Certificate in Advanced Nursing from University of Auckland.
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Fluent in English and Hindi. Deepika completed her high school in Dunedin and Bachelor of Nursing at the Manukau Institute of Technology.
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Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Taryn-lee graduate from Manukau Institute of Technology in 2021 and is passionate about working on improving community health.
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Fluent in English. Cheryl completed a Comprehensive Nursing Diploma in 1995.

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.

All GP appointments are 15 minutes long.

  • One appointment is for a single health issue.
  • Should you wish to have a 30-minute GP appointment, it will be charge at a non-subsidized rate.
  • Depending on your age and health, one of our specialist nursing or pharmacist clinicians may be able to spend more time with you.

If you are a new patient, you will get full access to the patient portal “My Indici” once you have completed your enrolment.

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.

Patient portals are secure online sites where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice. Set up access to your patient portal at or email if you would like help.

We recommend that you plan ahead and request your repeat medicines via your patient portal My Indici two weeks before you run out. If you do not have access to a portal, you can phone us and leave a message with the nurse to organise this. Our doctors use an electronic prescribing system which can send your prescription to your local pharmacy (please specify name and location).

Under 14 years free
14-17 years $16
18+ years $18.50
Urgent prescription 14+ years $27.50

The results of tests that have been ordered by our Doctors will be available on My Indici when they have been reviewed. If your test results are of concern you will be contacted by one of our team.

We are open
Monday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 7am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 7am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 12pm (Midday)

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 - $13.00
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.

We understand that things can change on the day, but we ask that you call us to advise that you are not able to make your appointment. If we do not hear from you minimum 2 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive an invoice for this missed appointment.