Chronic Disease


East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC) supports and offers comprehensive checks for patients with chronic or long term conditions, with the help of decision support. The quarterly CCM checks are free to all eligible patients.
The programme is based on the Chronic Care model which is designed to support and treat patients with chronic conditions in the community.

The CCM programme also involves education of the family around the healthcare conditions and needs of the individual, so that the family can support the individual to a healthier lifestyle.

The CCM programme currently includes five modules:
  • Diabetes,

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF),

  • Respiratory Disease (COPD),

  • Cardio-vascular Disease (CVD), and

  • Depression.
If you come with any chronic condition to any of our ETHC clinics, ask your nurse or doctor about chronic care management and the benefits you may be entitled to.