Comprehensive Care is a community based not-for-profit Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
We receive funding from the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards to
- Provide health services for people enrolled with us through their General Practice
- Provide health services for the local community
- Fund and support health related activities provided by community groups
- Support General Practice teams which are members of Comprehensive Care
Our activities and programmes are guided by a board of medical and community representatives. Our health programmes are also overseen by an independent Clinical Governance group.
How can we help you?
Enrol with a doctor who is a member of Comprehensive Care to
- Receive a subsidy towards your doctor’s visits and prescriptions, making them cheaper
- Access a variety of free or subsidised support services delivered by us, such as diabetes education, stop smoking support, and mental health services
Many of our services require a referral from your doctor or nurse. Other services are available by self-referral. Talk to your doctor or nurse about whether one of our programmes or services is right for you. Explore the Services pages, or contact us (by telephone, 09 415 1091, or use the form on the Contact page) for useful information on our services.
How do we support your General Practice Team?
We provide regular professional development opportunities for doctors, nurses, practice managers and admin staff. These include seminars, skills training and peer discussion groups, so they can provide you with the best health care possible.
We provide tools that help your doctor and nurse manage your health, such as GASP (Giving Airways Support to Patients) for asthma management.
We assist your General Practice team with administration, IT and business matters, so they have more time to focus on your health. We communicate regularly with your General Practice team, keeping them up to date with important developments in healthcare.
Comprehensive Care has around 60 staff engaged in providing health care directly and in supporting our member General Practices. Over 600 doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and other General Practice team members are part of our network supporting patients through family medical centres.
Our purpose is to make a difference to all our people, especially vulnerable children, younger, disadvantaged, older, Māori and Pacific people, in their health and social outcomes, by being a driver of quality, innovation, connection and exciting change for healthcare in our community. We recognise the need for our purpose to be responsive to the changing needs of our population.
Our values are core to our culture—they are the way we do things. It is very important to us to use these values when working together and with others. Our values are to be Dynamic and Accountable, to show Respect towards all others and to be able to be Trusted.
Reaching optimal health for all
Improving the health and well being of all by the provision of best care