Who is and who is not eligible for Publicly Funded Healthcare in New Zealand?
The Ministry of Health provides publicly funded (i.e. free or subsidised) healthcare for New Zealand residents or citizens and other eligible people.
The Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011 sets out those situations where a person may access some or all publicly funded health and disability services.
If you are born outside of New Zealand or born after 1st January 2006 you might not be eligible.
We are required to check and confirm that you are entitled to publicly-funded health and disability services. It is not an entitlement to receive any particular service.
The MoH Eligibility Checklist and Information requirements below outlines the circumstances where you may be eligible and the information you will be required to photocopy and provide to us. You can provide this information to us in several ways:
Mail/Post: Accounts Receivable Office, Middlemore Hospital,
Private Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
Visit: Bring the relevant information with you to your Outpatient Clinic or drop it off at our Accounts Receivable Office at Middlemore Hospital.
Depending on the situation and the services you require, you may be asked to provide this information before you receive treatment, during your hospital stay, or after you leave the hospital.
You will need to provide proof of eligibility or you will be invoiced for treatment received by our specialist hospital services.
- Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011 (PDF, 58.4 KB)
- MoH Eligibility Checklist and Information Requirements (PDF, 186.9 KB)
- CMDHB Emergency Care Handout (PDF, 47.7 KB)
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(09) 276 0000 or FREEPHONE 0800 266 513
Patient Enquiries (09) 276 5004 or 0800 266 513
Information or Visiting Hours (09) 270 4799
Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries:
Ph (09) 277 1660 or O800 266 513
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 276 0000 or
FREEPHONE 0800 266 513
Private Bag 93311