Auckland Region DHBs (Counties Manukau Health, Auckland and Waitemata) now use verified email to communicate appointment letters and health information with our patients, and we want to make sure we are sending information to the correct email. This is an optional service designed to make life easier for those patients who wish to take advantage of it. We will never send you spam or any advertising material.

The next time you present to hospital or to any of our clinics, our front desk staff will ask for your email address when updating your contact details, ensuring that we have your up-to-date information in our system.

Our secure provider will send a verification email to all patients to confirm that the email address we have on file is correct and you are happy for us to communicate health information with you in this way.

The verification email will come from the following email address:
CM Health Patient Verification (

This email is genuine and we ask you to please respond. You are also welcome to email any queries to or check our frequently asked questions below.

Counties Manukau Health is committed to protecting your privacy. For more information see our Transparency Statement

Thanks for your help,
Auckland Region Data Quality Teams

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need my email address?

So we have an accurate record of all your contact details on file. We can now use email address to send you appointment letters by email and video conference links for appointments online. Before we can send you information it’s important that you verify your email address.

What do I need to do to verify my email?

If you want to select email as your preferred method of receiving communication from us, click on link 1 in the email that you were sent. You will then be asked to provide your year of birth so we are certain that it is the correct email for the correct person.

What are video conference links for appointments online? 

We can now offer some appointments by phone and video so you don’t need to be physically present at our clinics. More information is available on our Telehealth page here.

Do I have to agree to you communicating with me by email?

No, the choice is yours. By agreeing to let us communicate via email, you will be able to get appointment and hospital letters more quickly and video appointment links.

I see that there are other DHBs listed on the email that I received, what’s this about?

As a large health provider, we share your email preference with Auckland and Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) but only if you are a patient in their DHB area too.

How do I know the email is not SPAM?

If you had provided your email address at any of our clinics/Emergency department or hospital wards
A genuine verification request will come from: CM Health - Patient Verification (

If you have provided your email to your family doctor/GP or at a COVID-19 Community testing site

You will get an email verification from Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) who verifies emails for the entire Auckland Region DHBs (Counties Manukau Auckland and Waitemata DHB)
A genuine verification request will come from: WDHB - Patient Verification <>

But I still prefer my letters through post and the reminder texts.

If you don’t have an email address don’t worry, you will still be sent your letters through post and the reminder texts you receive will still remain the same. Receiving your letters via email is an optional service designed to make life easier for those patients who wish to take advantage of it. 

Secure provider? Who's this and what do they do?

All three DHBs use the same company (Intilecta) to send out email addresses on our behalf to verify that we have the correct email for you. Privacy agreements are in place ensuring that your details will only be used for the purpose of verifying email address.

How long do I get to respond?

We would appreciate your response as soon as possible. Don’t worry if you accidentally delete the email - we will send you two further reminders. You will have three weeks to respond.

What happens if I lose the email you sent me?

Don’t worry - we will send you two more reminders. If for some reason you can't find any of the emails, you can talk to one of our receptionists next time you're in and ask them to update your information. Alternatively, you can email us at

What will happen if I don’t answer?

If you do not respond to the first email, we will send two further reminders. If we don’t hear from you after that, we will assume the email address we have on record is not accurate and we’ll continue to send you letters by post.

What do I do if I have questions about the verification request?

If you have any questions or concerns, please email and we will do our very best to help.

What if I want to update the email address you have for me?

The next time you visit us or contact us, ask the receptionist or booking clerk to update the email address that we have on file for you. Alternatively you can contact our customer service team who can also update your email and other contact details on or 09 277 1660.

What if I clicked the wrong response and want to change my response?

Send us an email and let us know on

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