For most health services you are covered by the Student Safe insurance policy. When accessing health services outside of the university campus, you will need to pay upfront for the cost of an appointment and fill out a claim to get your money back later. Make sure you keep all receipts for the insurance claim process. Check with a service team member on where to get these forms and familiarize yourself with what your Student Safe insurance covers.
Manawatu Student Health and Counselling Service
Phone: (06) 350 5533 or extension 85533
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Medical-Centre-PN@massey.ac.nz
You don’t need to make an appointment before you go (for either of these locations).
445 Ferguson Street
Phone: (06) 354 7737
They’re open from 8am – 8pm every day including public holidays.
22 Victoria Avenue
Phone: (06) 355 3300
They’re open from 8am – 10pm every After hours fees apply: 5pm – 10pm weeknights. Weekends and Public Holidays
New Zealand pharmacies, also called chemists, stock vitamins, make up and over-the-counter prescription medicines. New Zealand tends to have less variety in pharmaceutical brands than the U.S., so it’s worth giving them a call first if there’s something in particular you’re looking for. For example, Benadryl does not refer to allergy medicine in New Zealand. If you have any questions, the pharmacy staff are very helpful and can walk you through the options on offer.
Vautier Pharmacy, Summerhill
198 Ruapehu Drive, Summerhill Village
Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday from 9am – 1pm
Vautier Pharmacy, Downtown Complex
Located inside the Downtown Complex (at the city bus stop)
Monday – Thursday from 9am – 5:30pm
Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 4pm
Life Pharmacy, Plaza Complex
Located at Shop 108, The Plaza Shopping Centre, 84 The Square
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
445 Ferguson Street (12A bus)
Open 8am – 8pm daily including public holidays
If you’re not certain if you need professional medical attention, then use the free national advice service, Heatlhline. It’s free to call and the trained nurses will advise you on what treatment is in your best interest. You can call Healthline on 0800 611 116, 24/7.