Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

We don't have a Med Office but there are doctors' offices all around. - Jun 2019

Generally good but it varies, and the techniques are dated but with a new-age feel. As there's no RMO or RMO-P at post, you'll have to rely on word-of-mouth referrals to locate service providers. For follow-up care, there may only be one or two specialist providers available in Wellington, so don't count on being able to get a second opinion. There are no specific health concerns here, although depression is a reality here due to the weather and the working conditions. Like most well-to-do and government employees, doctors routinely take most of December and January off for the holidays. - Mar 2016

Plenty of good doctors to choose from, no health concerns (besides the eczema I mention next question). - Apr 2015

Compared to where I've lived, medical care is great here. Just don't expect socialized medical systems to work like the system in the US. - Aug 2011

Our eldest son had mild asthma; bring your own nebulizer and meds to post; Throughout the year the pollen could be at their peak...people who never had allergies would develop them there (but where on earth not?).It's windy all over New Zealand and the pollen and dust from the mountains just go all over...But our family was overall healthy. Our youngest son was born in Wellington; I, personally,did not have a great experience with the public - Aug 2008

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