Affiliated Provider-only services

Expansion of Affiliated Provider-only services

Our aim is to provide health insurance that helps our members receive sustainable, accessible and affordable quality healthcare services through our Affiliated Provider programme. Southern Cross achieves this by making reimbursement of certain services contingent on an Affiliated Provider agreement being in place with the provider of those services.

The simplicity of accessing healthcare services through Affiliated Providers is a key benefit Southern Cross members enjoy from the programme. It makes life so much easier for patients.

We are now contracting for the following services that will become Affiliated Provider-only from 17 July, and are aiming to have Affiliated Provider agreements in place as soon as possible:

All specialties

  • all specialist consultations (all locations)
  • ultrasounds
  • x-rays
  • cardiac tests performed by a specialist (eg ECG)

Otolaryngology

  • functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • septoplasty
  • nasal cautery performed by a specialist
  • aural toilets performed by a specialist

Urology

  • prostate biopsies
  • resection of bladder tumour
  • nephrectomy
  • circumcision
  • ureteroscopy

 Other healthcare services

  • Microwave ablation of lung tumours

  • Endoscopic ultrasound*

  • KTP laser ear surgery*

  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy

  • Breath nitric oxide testing

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation*

  • Trans-oral robotic surgery*

  • Left atrial appendage occlusion*

  • Laser cyclophotocoagulation*

  • Percutaneous medial branch radiofrequecy neurotomy*

 *Eligibility criteria applies. More information on these criteria will be published on our website soon.

View a full list of existing Affiliated Provider-only services.

Healthcare providers can email any questions on the above to provider@southerncross.co.nz.