How To Manage Long Term Conditions? More Common Than You Think
A long-term condition (LTC) can be defined as any ongoing, long term or recurring condition – which may have a significant impact on your everyday life.
Long term condition – common examples
Long term conditions (LTCs) can be defined is any long term, ongoing or reoccurring chronic health conditions. These can include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, stroke, heart failure, asthma, COPD, arthritis, chronic pain, dementia, mental health conditions – just to mention a few.
Long term conditions can have a significant impact on people’s lives. Many people suffer from several LTCs.
Kiwis living with a LTC should expect high quality care, and care that is integrated across the healthcare system.
Primary care, including pharmacies like ZOOM Pharmacy, have a key role in the prevention, detection, and management of LTC.
ZOOM Pharmacy Long Term Condition (LTC) Pharmacy Service
If you are on several ongoing medications, you may qualify for the Long Term Conditions (LTC) Pharmacy Service. You may already be registered for this service at a previous pharmacy, or you may not be registered at all.
This is a service the government recognises and will fund ZOOM Pharmacy to provide to you.
This service includes:
- Compiling a full list of your medicines to avoid any double-ups or missing medicines
- Making sure your medicines are correct on new prescriptions we receive
- Packing your medicines into easy open daily sachet packs for you
- Providing reminders when repeats are due, or a new prescription is needed
- Delivering your medicines to your door
- Synchronising all your medicines to ensure they are dispensed at the same time
LTC service free of charge
The LTC service gives ZOOM Pharmacy the authority to get in contact with your doctor, if needed, to discuss any changes, make sure of things, or even to request prescriptions – just to make sure everything runs as smoothly as it can for you.
This LTC service is completely free of charge.
Using ZOOM Pharmacy to dispense your regular prescription medicines, and having you registered with us, means we can offer more services in the future, and support and improve your care over the long-term moving forward.
Do you qualify for ZOOM Pharmacy’s free (no co-payments) monthly medicines service?
ZOOM Pharmacy believe that if we remove the impact of co-payments on people taking more than four medicines, we can save everyday Kiwis money, time, and stress. Allowing them to stay healthy while focusing on what’s important in life, spending time with those they love.
“I got my first month’s meds today and I’m totally impressed with Zoom Pharmacy. My daily meds are in individual sachets, named and dated in a roll inside a dispensing box delivered free to my door. I saved $55 which is huge for our budget as I have to see my GP every three months which is $66 so saving $55 on meds is a lifesaver.”
‘Donna’ Age 61 Wellington Region [Feb 2022]
With ZOOM Pharmacy, if you’re on four funded prescription medicines or more, and qualify for our monthly medicines service, you get free prescriptions, free monthly packing, and free delivery – to anywhere in New Zealand.
- Long-term conditions – Ministry of Health
- What is a long term condition (LTC) – Healthpoint
- What are prescription medicine co-payments and where does the money go? – ZOOM Pharmacy