We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework.  Protect yourself and our community by getting boosted, wearing a mask when out and about and reducing contact with others. Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

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Health system

Find and enrol at a medical practice, clinic or health centre

This page lists West Coast Medical Practices available on the West Coast. You can from here quickly navigate to those... read more about Find and enrol at a medical practice, clinic or health centre»


Healthcare for tourists and visitors to New Zealand

Healthcare for tourists is covered for accidental injuries.  Everyone in New Zealand, including visitors, is covered... read more about Healthcare for tourists and visitors to New Zealand»


How to find a good doctor for your child

It’s important to enrol your child with a general practice at birth or as soon as possible after that. The Ministry... read more about How to find a good doctor for your child»

Māori and Pasifika health

Māori and Pasifika health on HealthInfo site. Please note: There’s a comprehensive section of related... read more about Māori and Pasifika health»


Older persons’ health

Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several... read more about Older persons’ health»


Prescription charges

Many medicines in New Zealand are subsidised by the Government. You make a small contribution to the cost of the... read more about Prescription charges»


Zero doctor fees for under-14s

All children under 14 years old can get free doctors’ visits and cheaper or free prescriptions. Most GP clinics offer... read more about Zero doctor fees for under-14s»

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Page last updated: 9 May 2022

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