Managing illness, pain and your recovery

ACC is there to help. Find out how

ACC's National Serious Injury Service specialises in helping people return to their everyday lives after serious... read more about ACC is there to help. Find out how»

Are your medicines right for you? How to find out

When taken correctly with regular reviews by your doctor, medications can improve your health and prolong your life.... read more about Are your medicines right for you? How to find out»

Carers: Where to find more info

Whether you are choosing to become a carer, or have a family member who needs care, there is a lot to think about when... read more about Carers: Where to find more info»

Concussion, or just a whack to the head?

Learn to recognise the signs of concussion and what to do if you or someone else gets an injury to the brain with this... read more about Concussion, or just a whack to the head?»

Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth

If you have crooked teeth, your dentist might recommend orthodontic treatment which can improve how your teeth look and... read more about Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth»

Emergency dental care: Where to go

If you or a family member has a very painful toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get help as soon as... read more about Emergency dental care: Where to go»

Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going

Having a health condition or injury might seem limiting, but it doesn't mean you have to stop doing all the things you... read more about Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going»

Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how

People who require long-term supported accommodation due to an illness or a disability may be entitled to a subsidy.... read more about Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how»

Getting funding for disability and injury equipment

The right equipment can help you do things in your own home, use the bathroom, and move around in your community. But... read more about Getting funding for disability and injury equipment»

Has someone close to you been seriously injured?

ACC has web-based resources and free DVDs to help partners, parents, and caregivers of people who are seriously injured... read more about Has someone close to you been seriously injured?»

How to get back into the community after an illness or injury

It is important to get back into activities with other people after an illness, injury, or surgery – but it can seem... read more about How to get back into the community after an illness or injury»

How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.

Mild memory loss is very common as people get older. These strategies can help you make changes to your environment... read more about How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.»

It’s time to go home from hospital. What now?

ACC has information about preparing to return home from hospital, including transport, letting your regular doctor know... read more about It’s time to go home from hospital. What now?»

Living with disabilities: our stories

Two people with disabilities, Rodney and Ross, share their stories with ACC about having someone help with personal... read more about Living with disabilities: our stories»

Persistent and chronic pain: What to do

Persistent pain is pain that continues past the time you were expected to recover from an injury or illness, generally... read more about Persistent and chronic pain: What to do»

Renewing prescriptions

To renew a prescription, you usually need an appointment at your health clinic to review your health and check how your... read more about Renewing prescriptions»

Serious injuries and disabilities

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides support and services to people with lasting impairments after... read more about Serious injuries and disabilities»

Support and services for older people in Canterbury

There are a lot of services and support available for older people with different needs. The Needs Assessment Service... read more about Support and services for older people in Canterbury»

This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Even if you are getting older, or... read more about This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier»

What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals

People who set goals generally do better in their rehabilitation than people who don't set goals. Goals can be as... read more about What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals»

Where to get help starting or returning to work

ACC can help you (and in some cases your whānau) with your transport needs that are a direct result of your injury.... read more about Where to get help starting or returning to work»

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Page last updated: 12 December 2018

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