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Doctor visit today

August 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Not because I was sick but he likes to see me when my prescriptions need renewing. nz$30 for the signature and $9 to the pharmacist. Happily all three medecines are subsidized. Then in the afternoon I was called in to work at the shop becuase someone else had gone home sick. So I earned the money back.

2 Responses to “Doctor visit today”

  1. Jerry Says:

    I think it is wise of your doc to want to see you when you renew a script - it is so easy to assume that things are fine, but far better to ask! It leads to a better understanding of the patient situation. That is great that NZ has national health insurance like that, are there long waits for services? Can you also purchase coverage privately, or is it all national?

  2. laceshawl Says:

    In Nz all hospital visits and surgery is free but there is a long waiting list. You can get private health insurance, but usually only higher income people are offered it thru work. GPs and dentists are in private practice, but there are subsidies for low income peopel to visit them. All doctors and dentists are free for children. A lot of people gripe about the quality of the public service but I have always found I am treated very well. I am always offered generic drugs if it's to my financial advantage.

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