Youth Health Funding for 18-20 year olds

The Canterbury District Health Board has made changes to the way it funds certain consultations for people in your age group.

From 1st November people aged 18-20 years old may no longer qualify for funding that has previously covered certain consultations with your GP. Unfortunately this may mean that you are now charged for a consultation or a prescription when previously this cost has been covered by funding.

You may wish to look in to applying for a Community Services Card if you meet the criteria. If you are eligible you may be entitled to lower cost consultations in certain circumstances.

You can find out more about Community Services cards and download an application form by visiting the Work and Income website

If you have any questions or would like more information please call us on 385 3114 and ask to speak with the Nurse.