International students health insurance and support

International students are required to have medical insurance. This insurance pays the costs associated with most consultations and prescriptions.

If you have questions about what your insurance will cover, please contact your insurance provider or the International Office.


Student Safe and Unicare are insurance providers that allow Student Health to bill the costs directly to the insurance company for most consultations. Evidence of your current insurance policy must be brought to your appointment, otherwise you will be required to pay and apply for reimbursement.

Other insurers require the student to pay the cost and then apply for reimbursement.

Some consultations are NOT covered by insurance. This includes:

  • Any pre-existing medical conditions (anything you had prior to coming to NZ)
  • Pregnancy care
  • Contraception / cervical screening / sexually transmitted infections
  • Travel vaccines
  • Minor surgerys

These consultation costs need to be paid by the student at the time of consultation.

Waikato Sexual Health Clinic offers free treatment to international students for sexually transmitted infections.

Immigration medicals are NOT done at Student Health. They are ONLY DONE at the following clinics:

Worldwise Travellers Health & Vaccination Clinic
Gate 1, Consultant Suites, Anglesea Clinic
Cnr Thackeray and Anglesea Streets, Hamilton
Phone: 07 839 7761

Victoria Clinic Limited
750 Victoria St, Hamilton
Phone: 07 834 0333

Chest x-rays can be done at River Radiology.


Students can use the free Student Health Nurse on campus for healthcare and advice. If you are referred to South City Medical Centre by our Student Health Nurse, you will need to pay the associated medical costs and then apply for reimbursement through your medical insurance.

Clinic 2 offers free sexually transmitted infection checks.

Immigration Medications are offered at The Doctors, Tauranga.