Pilot enables Kiwis to visit key wellbeing websites without using mobile data
The Ministry of Health has partnered with the Health Promotion Agency and WellSouth Primary Health Network to ‘zero-rate’ key health and wellbeing websites during the three-month ‘No credit, no worries’ pilot, meaning people won’t use mobile data when visiting these sites up until 31 July.
Spark, Vodafone, 2degrees and Skinny users can visit mental wellbeing websites, including depression.org.nz and choicenotchance.org.nz, while Southland users can also schedule appointments at their general practice and view their medical records online, via the zero-rated ManageMyHealth and ConnectMed.
‘No credit, no worries’ is reducing the cost-barrier that stops some people getting prompt health care when they need it, helping improve equity. The Ministry will analyse the information and data yielded during the pilot to determine how similar programmes could be rolled-out permanently.