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.
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 healthline.co.nz for more information.