The Process

People who suffer from hair loss due to certain medical conditions may be eligible for a Government subsidy, the Wigs and Hairpieces Service payment

This subsidy includes Cancer therapies, Alopecia and other scalp conditions that result in hair loss and is intended to reduce the costs of purchasing and maintaining wigs, hairpieces, hats and headwear

Entitlement requirements are straightforward –

Step 1

You must be a citizen of, or ordinarily resident in New Zealand

Hold a current medical certificate, from your General Practitioner, indicating your NHI number and detailing the medical condition resulting in the permanent or temporary hair loss

Step 2


WE will assist with selection of the wig, hairpiece or headwear that suits you

WE will arrange your PERSONAL requirement


WE will make the claim on your behalf from the Ministry of Health   


Alternatively, you may choose to arrange your own headwear purchase and submit the claim you are eligible for from the Ministry of Health


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