Using the Health System

Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.... read more about Asthma in children»

Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?

Find out about your options for Māori health services at Community & Public Health, the National Breast & Cervical... read more about Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?»

Find and enrol at a medical practice, clinic or health centre

To keep things simple in this article we will refer to health centres, medical practices, etc, just as clinics. If you... read more about Find and enrol at a medical practice, clinic or health centre»

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Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably

The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several services for older people to help support us as we... read more about Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably»

Free hearing checks

The Ministry of Health funds free hearing checks for children. If your child has a hearing loss, finding it early is... read more about Free hearing checks»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! Find out what free care you are eligible for... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how

People who require long-term supported accommodation due to an illness or a disability may be entitled to a subsidy.... read more about Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how»

Getting funding for disability and injury equipment

Here you will find information about what help you may be eligible for, where to look for equipment and how to choose... read more about Getting funding for disability and injury equipment»

Here’s how to get free dentist visits

All kids and teenagers in New Zealand get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. The Ministry of Health has... read more about Here’s how to get free dentist visits»

How ACC can help you: Transport

ACC can help you (and in some cases your whānau) with your transport needs that are a direct result of your injury.... read more about How ACC can help you: Transport»

Immunisations: Get them now, get them free

Immunisation is the best way to protect yourself and others from infectious diseases. Find out about the free... read more about Immunisations: Get them now, get them free»

It’s time to go home from hospital. What now?

ACC has information about planning for your hospital discharge, getting financial assistance and special equipment,... read more about It’s time to go home from hospital. What now?»

Living with disabilities: our stories

Two people with disabilities, Rodney and Ross, share their stories with ACC about having someone help with personal... read more about Living with disabilities: our stories»

My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life. You can help prepare by informing yourself about the risks and... read more about My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?»

Persistent and chronic pain: What to do

Persistent pain is pain that continues past the time you were expected to recover from an injury or illness. It is also... read more about Persistent and chronic pain: What to do»

Prescription charges

Many medicines in New Zealand are subsidised by the Government. You make a small contribution to the cost of the... read more about Prescription charges»

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Serious injuries and disabilities

This ACC website provides information and help for people affected by injury-related disabilities. It includes common... read more about Serious injuries and disabilities»

Support and services for older people on the West Coast

See Healthinfo West Coast to find out about local community groups, short-term rehabilitation in the home, nursing... read more about Support and services for older people on the West Coast»

The most important health services for you and your child

You and your child will need lots of help and support in the first few years. Find out about health services for your... read more about The most important health services for you and your child»

What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals

People who set goals generally do better in their rehabilitation than people who don't set goals. This guide will help... read more about What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals»

What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?

Well Child Tamariki Ora is a free programme providing a series of free health visits and support for families with... read more about What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?»

What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here

A Health Passport is a booklet you can carry with you when you go to hospital or when you use other health and... read more about What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here»

Where do I go when I am sick?

Emergency In a medical or mental health emergency, call 111 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department... read more about Where do I go when I am sick?»

You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how

We all have individual ideas and beliefs about how we want to be treated at the end of our life. Talking about what you... read more about You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how»

Zero doctor fees for under-14s

All children under 14 years old can get free doctors’ visits and cheaper or free prescriptions. Most GP clinics offer... read more about Zero doctor fees for under-14s»

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Page last updated: 13 December 2018

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