Bulletin updates for extending access to primary care services

Information on the changes that took place from 1 December 2018, and what this means for PHOs and general practice.

Key information

The new primary care initiatives are included within the PHO Services Agreement. The changes provide additional subsidies to enable practices to charge patients no more than $19 for enrolled adults and $13 for enrolled youth aged 14 to 17 for a standard day time nurse or GP consultation.

This also included extending zero fees for under 13s to include children aged 13.

To prepare for extending access to primary care services from 1 December 2018, general practices and PHOs have undertaken several actions and changes to business processes. These are outlined in the update bulletins and frequently asked questions.

Other updates

Primary care contacts

If you have any queries or need more information about the extended access to primary care services, please refer to the bulletin updates for contact information or email Primary_Care@health.govt.nz.

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