Individuals with refugee status in New Zealand are eligible for publicly funded health services.
Excerpt from the Health and Disability Services Eligibility Direction 2011 (page 6):
A person is eligible to receive services funded under the Act if the person is—
- recognised as a refugee under the Immigration Act 2009; or
- in the process of having a claim for recognition as a refugee determined by a refugee and protection officer; or
- in the process of having an appeal for recognition as a refugee determined by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.