In Aotearoa, you can access publicly funded health and disability services if you’re a citizen, permanent resident or resident. If you’re unsure, there is in-depth eligibility criteria listed on Te Whatu Ora's website.
Publicly funded healthcare generally includes:
- Inpatient and outpatient treatment at public hospitals for free
- Free hospital care in case of an accident
- Free maternity and fertility services
- Free disability support services
- Subsidised prescriptions