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How do I make an appointment to see a doctor? - HOW DO I / International students / Living in New Zealand - NMIT Support

How do I make an appointment to see a doctor?

 If you are sick or need to see a doctor or health professional or are in New Zealand, you need to:

  • Make an appointment by phone or online.
  • Attend the appointment at the agreed time, show your current student card, pay for your consultation.
  • If you're an international student, keep your receipt of payment - you can then claim this money back through your student insurance.
  • If specialist treatment is required, your doctor will make a referral for you to the appropriate medical provider. The hospital will not see you for a consultation without first obtaining a referral by your doctor (unless you are involved in an accident or emergency). 

Each region has a District Health Board (DHB) that manages the services provided in that area. To find out what services a DHB provides, visit their local website. 

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board


If you or a family member is feeling unwell and you're not sure what to do, call Healthline on 0800 611 116.  free health advice from a registered nurse -  available 24/7.  Visit for more information.