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Paying for your healthcare

Paying for your care

New Zealand has a world-leading health system which makes most services available free (or subsidised) to people who meet requirements.

Some people in New Zealand don’t qualify to have these services paid for by the New Zealand Government and will have to pay for their own healthcare.

Find out more about paying for healthcare at a hospital in Canterbury.

Find out if you qualify for free healthcare in New Zealand on the Ministry of Health website

Page last updated: 3 March 2021

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