Authorised doctors and midwives can claim for maternity services they provide to New Zealanders.
COVID 19 claims: For information on claiming for COVID-19 related transfers of care, see the Primary Maternity Services Notice page.
The newly amended Primary Maternity Services Notice went live on 29 November 2021. Primary maternity care with a date of service on or after 29 November 2021 should be provided in accordance with the new 2021 Notice.
The 2007 Notice continues to apply to care with a date of service prior to 29 November 2021, and the associated claim payments. Claims for services provided under the 2007 Notice will continue to be accepted for a grace period of up to 12 months from the date of service. The Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 Forms Guide and the associated Manual Claim Forms supplied below will be deleted on 29 November 2022.
Claims for primary maternity care with a date of service on or after 29 November 2021 must be submitted to the Ministry of Health via a maternity IT vendor for electronical processing.
Registration with a lead maternity carer
- Registration with a lead maternity carer (Word, 45 KB)
- Registration with a lead maternity carer (PDF, 338 KB)
Sector Operations can tell you if a woman has already been registered with a Lead Maternity Carer – call 0800 855 066. They won’t be able to tell you who the lead maternity carer is.
To register as a maternity provider, download and complete the application pack:
- Maternity Application form July 2022 (Word, 343 KB)
- Employer Verification form July 2022 (Word, 289 KB)
You can send forms either electronically or in the post.
Mail completed forms to:
PO Box 1026
To send them electronically, call Sector Operations on 0800 855 066.
You can submit multiple claim forms at once. Please ensure that all forms are securely attached to each other.
If you need more forms and can't download them, call us on 0800 353 2425. The forms are free but you will need to provide your payee number.
If you have filled out a form on your computer, print it off and post to the address above. Remember to keep a copy for your own records.
Payment of claims under the 2007 notice
Payment turnaround is based on the way Sector Operations receives your claims.
- If you send your claims electronically, they will be processed and paid within 10 working days of receipt.
- If you post 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 Operations form has and that they are in an easy-to-understand format.
If you have any questions about the claim form requirements, call Sector Operations on 0800 855 066.
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.