No charge GP visits and prescriptions for Under 13

From 1 July 2015, children who visit our medical centre for a consultation with a GP, whether medical or ACC will not pay any consultation fees. When you visit the pharmacy prescription charges for subsidised medicines will be zero. There are a few exceptions only – repeat prescriptions for controlled drugs attract a small charge, and there may be some materials and immunisations which are chargeable. Hopefully this government measure will reduce barriers to children receiving medical care when they need it.