Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. The order in which they appear has no significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
Health and Medical Information
When traveling or residing abroad, it is not uncommon for U.S. citizens to require medical assistance and treatment in New Zealand facilities. The Department of State provides general Medical Information for Americans traveling abroad.
Plan to have insurance. Getting medical/hospital treatment abroad can be very expensive and un-insured travelers who require medical assistance overseas will face extreme difficulties. Most U.S medical plans do not include coverage outside of the United States – including U.S Medicare.
Please note: The U.S. Government assumes no responsibility for payment of medical expenses for private individuals.
In an emergency, dial 111, for emergency services (Police, Ambulance, Fire Service). In New Zealand, the number to call if you need the Fire service, Police or an ambulance in an emergency is 111. You can call this number on a mobile phone even if the phone is out of credit. The operator will ask you which service you need and connect you to the right service.
Unlike in the United States, consultations with Specialists are only by referral from a General Practitioner. Doctors practicing in New Zealand, as well as Medical Centers/Clinics, can be easily located via the New Zealand Yellow Pages under “Medical Practitioners”.
Every New Zealand White Pages telephone book has a section at the beginning devoted to “Medical Practitioners and Medical Centres” (the green pages), with a comprehensive list of practitioners in your area. In addition, contact information for each of the hospitals in the main cities is repeated on White Pages online.
New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporate (ACC) may be able to assist with certain accident-related injuries.
(changes to this page were made May 2018).
- Ambulance/Police/Fire Emergencies (New Zealand-wide 24 hours) Dial 111
- Healthline ( 24hr health advice from registered nurses) Dial 0800 611 116
- New Zealand National Poisons Centre (New Zealand-wide 24 hours) Dial 0800 764 766
- Lifeline (New Zealand-wide 24 hours) Dial 0800 543 354
- KidsLine (New Zealand-wide 24 hours) Dial 0800 543754
- Rape Crisis Line (New Zealand-wide 24 hours) 0800 88 33 00
- Victim Support (New Zealand-wide 24 hours) 0800 842 846
Whangarei Hospital, Northland:
Phone: 09 430 4100
Address: Maunu Road, Whangarei 0148
Auckland City Hospital:
Phone:09 367 0000
Address: 2 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland:
Phone: 09 276 0044
Address: 100 Hospital Road, Otahuhu, Auckland 2025
Waikato Hospital, Hamilton:
Phone: 07 839 8899
Address: Pembroke Street, Hamilton West, Hamilton 3204
Rotorua Hospital, Waikato:
Phone: 07 348 1199
Address: Arawa Street, Rotorua 3010
Phone: 04 384 4944
Address: 23 Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Phone: 03 364 0640
Address: 2 Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch Central 8011
Dunedin Public Hospital:
Phone: 03 474 0999
Address: 201 Great King Street, Dunedin 9016
Southland Hospital, Invercargill:
Phone: 03 218 1949
Address: Kew Road, Invercargill 9812