Fast and easy access to an online GP service
7 days a week, 7am - 7pm
Get your 15% Southern Cross member discount through the My Southern Cross app
Why you can trust CareHQ with your health
CareHQ has been made possible by Southern Cross Health Insurance and ProCare.
Together, our organisations are already trusted by over one million Kiwis. Southern Cross is here to help New Zealanders live their healthiest lives, and by giving them fast and easy access to a GP in a convenient, cost-effective way, we’re doing just that.
Three reasons to choose CareHQ
Care that fits your life – CareHQ is here to help with your medical needs – infections, anxiety, flu, stomach-ache, prescriptions, off-work certificates and so much more.
CareHQ provides you and your family with fast and easy access to a GP, 7 days a week, 7am - 7pm, every day of the year. As all appointments are via an online consultation there’s no need to travel to a clinic. The beauty of CareHQ’s booking system is that you can choose to see the next available GP or book a consultation for a later date. Simply choose an appointment slot that works best for you.
$55 inc. GST when
booked through the
Southern Cross app
Great care, better value
As a Southern Cross member, you get a little perk – a discount of 15% if you access CareHQ via the My Southern Cross app – that’s a saving of $10 per consultation off the standard CareHQ price of $65. And that’s not a one-off discount, it applies for every consultation booked via the app.
All of the doctors at CareHQ are experienced, New Zealand-registered GPs. In most circumstances, they can provide you with the medical care and advice you need – for infections, anxiety, flu, stomach-ache, prescriptions, off-work certificates and so much more.
Take a tour of CareHQ
For Southern Cross members
GP and after-hours care 7 days a week, every day of the year, 7am - 7pm
$55 - one flat rate via the My Southern Cross app
Claim for your CareHQ appointment if you have GP cover in your plan
No busy waiting rooms or travel
Choose whether you see a GP ‘now’ for the next available appointment or book a future appointment
Whatever your medical need, CareHQ is available from wherever you are
CareHQ is for business too
Saves your employees valuable time - no busy waiting rooms or travelling
Take care of your employees' wellbeing every day of the year – CareHQ is 7 days a week, 7am - 7pm
Costs less than traditional urgent and after-hours care* plus 15% off the standard CareHQ price for members via the My Southern Cross app
Employees working remotely from a rural office or working from home? No problem - CareHQ brings the GP to your employees virtually!
Support your employee health and wellbeing with CareHQ. Talk to your Southern Cross Account Manager or Adviser today
*Based on the cost of a casual walk-in consultation
Here’s how CareHQ works:
Open the My Southern Cross app, click on CareHQ virtual consultation. You can book an appointment for today or for a later date, whatever suits you best. You’ll only be charged once your consultation has been completed.
CareHQ will send you a link when the GP is ready to see you. Simply tap on this to start your consultation on the device of your choice – your phone, computer or tablet.
Your payment receipt will be emailed to you and if you need a prescription it will be sent straight to your preferred pharmacy.
Keeping your details safe
Rest assured, no health information (including the details of any virtual consultation) will be shared between Southern Cross and CareHQ, and the only information that Southern Cross will ever receive from CareHQ is non-identifiable aggregated data to keep us informed of the number of members accessing the CareHQ app via the My Southern Cross app.
Frequently asked questions
I'm a Southern Cross member, do I need to enrol or register with CareHQ?
You'll still be enrolled with your usual practice, using CareHQ does not change this. There is no requirement for you to enrol with CareHQ as they're not an enrolling general practice.
CareHQ simply provides you with a convenient appointment when you need one, if you're unable to see your usual GP.
Or you can find out more about joining Southern Cross.
How do I get the member discount?
Southern Cross members get a 15% discount on GP consultations with CareHQ. To receive this, you must access CareHQ through the My Southern Cross app.
To download the My Southern Cross app, go here for instructions.
Are my consultation details shared with Southern Cross?
Personal details include your National Health Index (NHI) number, first name, last name, middle initial, gender, date of birth, email address and mobile phone number.
Why do I have to use the My Southern Cross app to access CareHQ?
You are able to access CareHQ directly, however you'll only receive the Southern Cross member discount if you go via the My Southern Cross app. This is so it identifies you as a Southern Cross member and automatically applies the discount to your consultation cost.
Download My Southern Cross and start using CareHQ today
Access CareHQ though the My Southern Cross app for a 15% discount. Get the most from your membership, wherever you are.Register for My Southern Cross