Closure of Pacific Health Clinic, Friday 2nd September 2016
Pacific Trust Canterbury, which operated the Pacific Health Clinic, has gone into liquidation and closed permanently on Friday 2nd September.
Pacific Health Clinic was a part of the Pegasus Health Primary Health Organisation (PHO) and Pegasus will help its patients find a new general practice.
This is what Pacific Health Clinic (PHC) patients need to do:
1. If you need urgent medical advice, please call 0800 561 059 to speak with a nurse
2. Find a new general practice.
A list to choose from can be found at www.pegasus.health.nz/gp-locator.
If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact Christine Leleifenika, the Pacific Health Clinic PCW – Partnership Community Worker on Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org or 021906926 and she will help you.
PHC patients who enrol with a new general practice within Canterbury before 10 November 2016 can have one free visit and then other visits to the same general practice at lower than its normal enrolled patient fee until 31 December 2016.
After 31 December the normal enrolled fee will be charged for general practice visits – enrolled patients pay less than non-enrolled patients. It may cost more than before because the Pacific Health Clinic was provided with funding to make patient fees lower than most other general practices.
Your existing patient records are being stored in a secure location and your new practice will request transfer of the notes when you enrol.
3. Once enrolled with a new general practice, people attending hospital as an inpatient need to tell the hospital the name of your new doctor. This will make sure the letters from the hospital get to your new doctor.