ACC eligibility

Eligibility for injury cover for everyone in New Zealand

Everyone in New Zealand is eligible for comprehensive injury cover:

  • No matter what you’re doing or where you are when you’re injured – driving, playing sport, at home, at work.
  • No matter how the injury happened, even if you did something yourself to cause it.

  • No matter what age you are or whether you’re working – you might be retired, a child, on a benefit or studying.

What injuries are you covered for?
If you have

  • Wounds,

  • Lacerations,

  • Sprains,

  • Strains,

  • Fractures,

  • Dislocations and

  • Work-related injuries such as hearing loss

you may come to any of our East Tamaki Healthcare (ETHC) clinics and ask for a free injury visit.

Injuries caused by the following are covered:

  • An accident 
  • A condition that comes on gradually because of your work (gradual process)
  • Medical treatment
  • Sexual assault or abuse

Are you a visitor to New Zealand?

If you’re injured during your visit to New Zealand, you can come to any of our ETHC clinics. We can help you to claim ACC to help with the cost of treatment and to give you the support you need while you’re here.

ACC support may be available to you as a visitor if you are:

  • Injured in an accident within New Zealand

  • In certain circumstances suffering from a health problem related to working in New Zealand

  • Injured as a result of medical treatment while you are in New Zealand

  • Dealing with the mental effects of a sexual assault or abuse suffered in New Zealand.

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