ACC subsidies Mar 08 2016 We're sometimes asked about our fees for consultations claimed to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). Many of our enrolled patients expect ACC consultations to be low cost or free of charge. In fact, our ACC charges are sometimes higher than our non-ACC charges for enrolled patients. We receive health ministry funding for our enrolled patients and pass this on to them, which reduces our fee for a standard consultation. This funding does not cover ACC consultations. We receive separate funding from ACC for accidental injury consultations. In some cases, this funding is lower than the funding for enrolled patients; therefore the fee we charge for ACC consultations can be higher than our fee for non-ACC consultations. However, the ACC also subsidises other services such as wound dressings, home help, transport costs and earnings related compensation after some accidental injuries. It can be worthwhile to make an ACC claim at the time of an accident in case of later complications, even if the initial fee to see your GP is slightly higher. If you have any questions about our ACC charges, please ask your doctor or our practice manager.