|By Vensa Health Ltd
Vensa is a website that you can access through your mobile device. It allows you to:
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- Allows you to book appointments with your doctor or nurse and request and pay for repeat prescriptions online.
Not all GPs across New Zealand have the Vensa patient portal. Check with your GP whether they do. Vensa allows you to book appointments online with your GP, nurses and even specialised GP clinics (eg, flu clinics). In addition, Vensa allows you to order and pay for repeat prescriptions online as well as access other features.
Users can login or register for an account through the Vensa website or their practice online appointment booking page. Vensa allows you to have an account regardless of whether your GP offers the service or whether your ID has been identified, but this option gives you limited functionality. To learn more, go to the Vensa website(external link).
Reviewer: Member of the public, New Zealand
Date of review: September 2021
Comments: Logged in today to order a repeat prescription. I am a registered user of the site and have always been registered at the same doctor and medical practice, and have previously ordered prescriptions through this portal. The site is not intuitive, but I negotiated a straightforward repeat of my last prescription, including a note for my Doctor. The site would not submit the prescription, advising that I wasn't registered at the practice. Before retirement I used worked for software companies, and this site is clumsy, unintuitive and would be a nightmare for any patient not comfortable with online applications. It needs to be vastly improved to make it a useful tool for medical practices and their patients.
Reviewer: Member of the public
Date of review: September 2019
Comments: Easy to use.
Patient portals(external link) Ministry of Health, NZ
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