ACC / Fees
ACC is a compulsory, no fault insurance for everyone who has substained an injury in NZ. NZ residents who have injured themselves outside NZ are also covered for medical costs incurred in NZ as a result of that injury. This does not apply to residents who have injured themselves while living outside NZ for longer than 6 months.
Employed New Zealanders pay a compulsory ACC levy to cover injury or accident. If you have had an accident, you can claim for treatment and rehabilitation. ACC forms can be filled out at the clinic.
No doctor referral is necessary. Some medical / insurance companies require a GP referral before treatment (Southern Cross does not). You may need to check your policy.
If you are claiming for occupational overuse injury, you must see your GP first.
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