Primary Care

Affordable day to day health support

Genuine value cover, that provides support across a broad range of services, with no exclusions or barriers based on existing conditions. Plus, you can get excess reimbursement on approved Hospital Cover policies ($500 maximum applies)* and FREE access to our personalised wellbeing program.

Primary Care is exclusively available to participating union members of NZEI, PPTA, PSA, TEU, TIASA & ISEA, and their family members.

With Primary Care you can get up to

$1,400 of benefits

collectively for optical, GP cost, specialist & test, and complementary medical. 

Plus many more benefits from just $3.88** per week

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— What are the benefits?

A plan to assist with your day to day healthcare costs including:

  • Optical
  • GPs and Prescriptions
  • Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic treatment
  • Birth Grant
  • Excess reimbursement on approved Hospital Cover policies ($500 maximum applies)
  • Pre-existing conditions are covered
  • Free access to our personalised wellbeing platform

Please note waiting periods apply. To find out more, click on the benefits below.

  • Optical 50% up to $250

    Optometrist eye examinations, prescription glasses and contact lenses (where there has been a change in vision). The effective date for the claim is the date of the prescribing eye examination, not the date of purchase or supply of the prescription glasses or contact lenses.

    Waiting period: 6 months

    Benefit maximum: 50% up to $250

  • Medical, Specialists and Tests 50% up to $750

    Prescription medicines and laboratory tests ($10 per item limit), GP visits, Specialist consultations and diagnostic tests including: X-rays, Ultrasound (not obstetric), mammograms, prostate checks, and skin checks (not mole mapping). Ambulance fees.  Flu vaccinations (all other vaccinations excluded).

    Waiting period: 3 months

    Benefit maximum: 50% up to $750

  • Complementary Medical 50% up to $400

    Physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, podiatry, acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, drug and alcohol therapy, dietitian and nutritionist consultations, lymphoedema therapy, allergy testing and chelation therapy, audiology, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, infertility/sterilisation.

    Waiting period: 3 months

    Benefit maximum: 50% up to $400

  • Hospital Treatment 50% up to $700 ($500 maximum applies for excess reimbursement)

    A contribution towards the cost of private hospital treatment. Includes surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee and private hospital charges.

    Excess reimbursement. Excludes oral surgery.

    Waiting period: 3 months

    Benefit maximum: 50% up to $700 ($500 maximum applies for excess reimbursement)

  • Major Diagnostic Imaging 50% up to $600

    A contribution towards the cost of CT scans, MRI scans and Angiograms.

    Waiting period: 6 months

    Benefit maximum: 50% up to $600

  • Medical Appliance 50% up to $400

    Specified items prescribed by a GP, Specialist or Hospital. Includes: hearing aids, prosthesis (not related to surgery), toric and irlen lenses,  aids for the control of diabetes or lung disease, Epipens, CPAP Machine/Mask, compression stockings/sleeves, specially made footwear, baby monitor or any equipment for the disabled.

    Waiting period: 3 months

    Benefit maximum: 50% up to $400

  • Orthodontic Treatment 30% up to $750 per child ($1500 maximum for the duration of the subscriber’s membership)

    A contribution towards the cost of orthodontic consultations and treatment for Insured Children.

    Waiting period: 12 months

    Benefit maximum: 30% up to $750 per child ($1500 maximum for the duration of the subscriber’s membership)

  • Sick Leave Without Pay $50 per week plus $5 per insured child up to $60 per week, for a maximum of 26 weeks.

    Where the Subscriber is required to take sick leave without pay due to illness.

    Waiting period: 12 months

    Benefit maximum: $50 per week plus $5 per insured child up to $60 per week, for a maximum of 26 weeks.

  • Birth Grant $200

    A lump sum payment for each live child born to a Subscriber or their partner; or for each child adopted by a Subscriber or their partner.

    Waiting period: 12 months

    Benefit maximum: $200

  • Bereavement Grant $1,000

    A lump sum payment on the death of an Insured Adult or Child (including still birth).

    Waiting period: 3 months

    Benefit maximum: $1,000

  • A Personalised Wellbeing Program

    Get ongoing health & wellbeing advice, tailored to your age and situation - such as articles, videos and tips - as well as ongoing challenges that you can take yourself, or with family & friends. 

    And whenever you take action to invest in your wellbeing - you can also earn points towards a range of exclusive 'wellbeing' discounts and rewards!

    Sign up at https://info.healthcareplus.org.nz/good-for-you

Primary Care

We hope you will take the time to consider making the most of these exclusive healthcare benefits and join HealthCarePlus, because better long-term outcomes, for all our eligible Union members is what we’re all about.

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Primary Care

Terms and conditions apply. Primary Care is underwritten by Union Medical Benefits Society Ltd (UniMed). 

*The Primary Care plan can also be linked with an approved Hospital Cover policy to provide cover for expensive hospital treatment and take advantage of excess reimbursement ($500 maximum applies)

** Premium for a single insured adult aged up to 45 years in Primary Care. Premiums vary by age and are effective as of 1 April 2021.