A WORD ABOUT OUR FEE STRUCTURE
Most people don’t fully realize that medical fees in NZ are at least 50% subsidized by the NZ Government so it is not a level playing field between fees charged by your GP & Medical Specialists compared with non ACC registered Private Naturopathic Specialists like David Holden. We receive NO subsidies on Nurses, Admin staff and Practitioner’s time, so the costs of running our business are very high. Our practitioners do not get all of the fees charged; a set % is paid to run administration services provided at Holden HealthCare for bookings and client liaison. We also have high building rentals, tax and GST as well, it all adds up!
More and more patients are taking out private health insurance and some of these companies will pay out on a % of certain practitioners’ fees (between 25-50%) but not on tests. They will also NOT pay out for dietary supplements, herbal medicines and homeopathics prescribed by David.
Our advice is take out a good health insurance policy that covers you for Specialist Naturopathic Services. If you have any questions about your bill please ask Holden HealthCare’s front desk staff, they are there to help you and handle all billing enquiries.
Phone 09 282 3588 or email us.
Payment plans may be available by prior arrangement with our Office Manager in some cases. It is best you discuss any arrangements BEFORE your initial consult.