COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
POAC during Covid-19
Covid-19 Pandemic: We are still here for you
During the Covid19 pandemic, we want to assure you that services are still available and the POAC team are here to provide support and ongoing services for you. The best way to contact us is by email email@example.com, or phone (09) 5357218 and leave us a message.
Extended POAC funding
During the Covid-19 response period, POAC may be used to fund a range of extended services where endorsed by hospital specialist or pre-approved by POAC. Additional services may include iron infusions, cancer medication administration, radiology investigations, social supports, and management of conditions normally out of scope but currently impacted by Covid-19 and unavailable through local DHB services.
Contact POAC for pre-approval (09) 535 7218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When submitting your referral electronically, use coding ‘Covid-19 – Extended Services’ and state the name of the endorsing consultant.
Covid-19 Assessment Funding
Notification and funding process
The e-Notification via Care Connect should be used to submit all Covid-19 notifications to Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
Reimbursement for activity is based on the patient paying no co-payment and is to be applied regardless of Residency status.
Retrospective submissions: For prior activity, please use the e-Notification form and ensure patients are reimbursed for any co-payment they may have incurred for the consultation
Refer to the full Auckland Regional HealthPathway & Primary Care Algorithm here