Roche Diagnostics NZ Ltd has appointed Talgram Health (NZ) Ltd to act as their New Zealand agents for Diabetes Care product portfolio. Please note that this arrangement doesn’t affect other products and services from Roche Diagnostics NZ Ltd.
With changes to reimbursement for Accu-Chek Performa strips, only people who were using an Accu-Chek Performa Combo pump before June 1, 2012 can source these strips with New Zealand Government funding.
After 1st March 2013 if you wish to continue using your Accu-Chek Performa or Accu-Chek Performa Nano system you will still be able to purchase test strips. You can purchase your strips through a pharmacy, or by calling our New Zealand agents, Talgram Health (NZ) Ltd on 0800 802 299.
Accu-Chek Performa strips can be purchased from Talgram Health for $34.50 incl GST for a vial of 50 strips. There is an additional freight and handling charge of $9.85 per shipment.
Q. I use the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump system. Can I still get Accu-Chek Performa strips?
A. Patients using the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump system prior to 1st June 2012, will be able to continue to access funded Accu-Chek Performa test strips beyond 1st March 2013. PHARMAC has announced this access will be via Special Authority, click here
Q. What does this decision mean for the support I will receive from Roche Diabetes Care?
A.Accu-Chek Performa test strips are still available in New Zealand, and people using Accu-Chek blood glucose monitoring products can still call 0800 802 299 for ordering and support
For Accu-Chek insulin pump support, please call 0800 696 696.