Notice of reduction in fees and prices

The majority of patient services we provide are funded by the Ministry of Health. Some are not, and the SCIP is forced to recover these directly from patients. The SCIP is mindful that these costs can be onerous for people. We endeavour to keep our charges as low as possible, and use charitable donations to…

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New Publication – “Information for Patients and Referrers”

The SCIP has recently reviewed the information it provides to both referrers and patients about our services. The result is a new publication, and this can be downloaded here. It is also available on our web-site (www.scip.co.nz) for download as a PDF under the “Publications” section. The brochure is designed to provide the sort of information…

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SHCT Scholarship 2018 – Applications Now Open

The Southern Hearing Charitable Trust (SHCT) has among its objects a desire to increase the attainability of cochlear implants for members of the general public who would benefit from the same, and to provide the opportunity for each individual to reach their full potential particularly in respect of their auditory-verbal skills. The SHCT has a…

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SCIP to offer Oticon Medical Cochlear Implant System

The SCIP would like to advise that it now offers the Oticon Medical Cochlear Implant system. This system is available for private patients; for funded patients the SCIP continues to use Cochlear Limited as its majority supplier. The Oticon Medical system is based on the Neurelec system. Neurelec SA is (was) a French company that…

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Changes to Outpatient Surgical Clinics in Christchurch

A PDF copy of this News item can be downloaded. We would like to advise a change of location for some of our Christchurch Outpatient surgical clinics. When visiting our service in Christchurch you will be seen by one of our three surgeons; Phil Bird Melanie Souter Daran Murray Clinic appointments for Ministry of Health…

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Services Closer to Home – Survey for Southland and Otago Recipients

We’ve just mailed out a short survey for those recipients and families living in Southland and Otago. We’re looking at how we can improve access to our service for people in these regions and need your input to do this. The surveys are paper-based and quite short. We ask you what you find most important…

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