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The New Zealand government sets the eligibility criteria for funding for health and disability services. There are a number of groups who meet eligibility criteria, including New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, Australian citizens and permanent residents who have lived or intend to live in New Zealand for 2 years or more and children of eligible people.

Read the full list of eligible people on the Ministry of Health's website.

Patients of CCDHB will be asked to provide documents to prove their eligibility (New Zealanders should only need to provide this the first time).

If you’re eligible for funding, most (but not all) of CCDHB’s services will be provided free of charge.

Read more about eligibility for funding on the Healthpoint website.
Last updated 7 November 2016.