Patient refund service payment

The patient refund service payment is available when a specialist has opted not to claim on behalf of a patient. The patient pays the full amount and collects the available subsidy directly.

How much can I claim?

The fee payable is $5.45.

Where can I get a form from?

The reimbursement form is provided to the patient by the specialist.

How do I claim the subsidy?

Your doctor will give you a ‘Claim form for Refund of Patient Subsidy’. Fill in the form, and make sure the doctor signs it. This form is the proof that you have visited the doctor and have been provided with a health service.

The form includes:

  • patient’s name
  • patient’s address
  • patient’s date of birth
  • patient’s signature
  • patient’s details of bank account
  • date of service
  • doctor’s name
  • doctor’s address
  • doctor’s signature.

Where do I send my claims?

Send all completed claim forms to:

Patient Refund Service Payment
Sector Operations
PO Box 1043
Wellington 6140

Please note: you should not rely solely on the answers provided here; the contracts applicable to each provider and all relevant legislation must be consulted to determine the full rights & liabilities applicable to any service provider or funder.

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