Special Sessional Scheme payment

The Special Sessional Scheme service payment is known as ‘subsidy under the Triple S Scheme.’

This subsidy is available to general practitioners where it is to be used for encouraging health promotion and health awareness, through continuing education programmes with groups within the local community.

In particular, such programmes will include:

  • programmes with a child health focus
  • programmes aimed at specific health problems including diabetes and smoking
  • family-health-focused programmes on counselling, psychotherapy and related activities
  • drug counselling and preventative medicine.

How do I claim for this service?

To obtain approval for payment of a subsidy under the Triple S Scheme, the general practitioner is required to submit to the DHB a written proposal for funding which includes:

  • full details of the intended programme including hours per week
  • a timetable
  • previous experience of the general practitioner concerned and any other relevant details.

The subsidy payable under the scheme is subject to a maximum of 4 hours per week, at an hourly rate of $75 per hour.

Is this free to the community?

Patients may not be charged for attending such programmes, and no other payments under this notice may be claimed for patients attending such programmes

Where do I send my claims?

Send all completed claim forms to:

Special Sessional Scheme 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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