Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s
If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from 1 July 2015 could be a whole lot cheaper.
All West Coast general practices will offer zero-fee routine consultation visits for young people under 13 and the pharmacy charge for each item of prescription medicine for under 13s will be removed. Other pharmacy and general practice service charges may still apply.
The 'zero fees' scheme applies to a standard daytime visit to a GP or nurse at the child's regular practice (where they are enrolled) or an after-hours visit to a participating clinic. It also applies to injuries covered by ACC.