What the doctor ordered

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling when your GP insists it would be a good idea for you to have a medical procedure then quickly follows it up by asking: “Have you got medical insurance?”

This is one of those questions that sounds like the hi-tech scan or minor to major surgery is going to be on the expensive side, threatening to extract precious funds you’ve saved for something else such as a trip somewhere wonderful, definitely not a trip to hospital.

For many of us, health insurance for ourselves and our families has become a must have. It can help take care of the typical costs of a range of medical procedures and cut the time you may have to wait for an operation.

Examine common health concerns for New Zealanders and the typical eye-watering cost of procedures used to treat them with this handy family snapshot from Southern Cross Health Society.


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thern Cross - Typical costs of medical procedures_


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