Register with Student Health
Find out how to become a registered patient at Student Health and what this means for you.
Registering with us means that Student Health will become your primary medical practice and your general consultations at our clinics will be free.
Once registered, you can still attend any other general practice as a casual patient, so you'll still be able to see your family doctor at home during the holidays.
We recommend registering as soon as you can, before your first appointment. Getting this sorted early means that we'll have enough time to receive your medical records from your previous doctor, and gain an understanding of your medical history before you arrive.
Some international students are eligible to register with Student Health, but not all. This is because not all international students are eligible for publicly funded healthcare in New Zealand.
You're eligible to register if you hold one of the following:
- a NZ Development Scholarship (formerly NZAid)
- a Commonwealth Scholarship
- a resident visa, or permanent resident visa.
In some cases, a work visa may also make you eligible. Contact Student Health's main reception or Wellington University International to find out if this is an option for you.
Non-registered international students may have some or all of their medical costs covered by an insurance provider, such as Studentsafe. If you're not sure whether or not this applies to you, contact Wellington University International for further information, or ask our main reception when booking your appointment.
Effective Monday 16 July 2018, Student Health only sees students registered with Victoria University of Wellington’s health service, and international students who are covered by insurance.
Services available for casual patients
Casual patients can continue to access:
- Student Counselling
- Aegrotat and AEF applications during the exam period
- Free Flu and Gardasil vaccination.
We will always see students who present with acute medical emergencies, whether they are registered or casual.