Maternity claim forms

Authorised doctors, midwives and specialists can claim maternity services payments to reimburse them for all maternity-related services. New Zealand women are not charged for their maternity care.

Registration with a lead maternity carer

Sector Services can tell you if a woman has already been registered with a lead maternity carer – call 0800 458 448 and choose option 2 to check. (They won’t be able to tell you who the lead maternity carer is.)

Claim forms

Lead maternity carer services

You’ll need to send in a completed claim summary form along with any of these claim forms.

Non-lead maternity carer and specialist services

You’ll need to send in a completed claim summary form along with any of these claim forms.

Submitting forms

You can send forms either electronically or in the post.

To use the post, send completed forms to:

Sector Services
PO Box 1026
Wellington 6140

To send them electronically, call Sector Services on 0800 458 448 and choose option 2 to get details about Online Maternity Claiming.

You can submit multiple claim forms at once. Please ensure that all forms are securely attached to each other.

If you are unable to download forms from the website and you need more forms, call Stocklink on 0800 259 138 – you will need to provide your payee number. The forms are free.

If you have filled out a form on your computer, print it off and send to the address above. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.

Payment of claims

Payment turnaround is based on the way Sector Services receives your claims.

  • If you send your claims through electronically they will be processed and paid within 10 working days of receipt.
  • If you send your claims on paper they will be processed within 22 working days of receipt.

To ensure prompt payment, make sure the information on the claim forms is correct and that all required information has been included.

If you are submitting forms electronically, make certain they provide all the information that a standard Sector Services form has and that they are in an easy-to-understand format.

If you have any questions about the claim form requirements, call Sector Services on 0800 458 448 and choose option 2.

Returned claim forms

If your claim form is sent back, we will include a letter explaining why the form was rejected. In most cases the errors are also highlighted on the claim form.

Registering as a maternity provider

To request an application form, write to or contact:

Sector Services
Private Bag 1942
Dunedin

Phone: 0800 281 222 and choose option 4.

They will send you the application form. Once you have sent the form back, and it has been approved and processed, you will be issued with a payee number, agreement number, and a Section 88 Maternity Advice Notice.

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