Subsidy to help you buy a wig

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand offers a subsidy on wigs for those suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions, or treatments like chemotherapy.

To be eligible for the subsidy you must be a New Zealand citizen or ordinarily resident in New Zealand.

With a Medical Certificate from your doctor, you can either make the claim yourself or ask a wig supplier to claim on your behalf.

The amount it covers will vary depending on whether you are a legal adult or not, and whether your hair loss is temporary or permanent.

The subsidy will not cover the full cost of your wig, so you will be required to pay the difference.

Find out more about the Te Whatu Ora wig subsidy

Wig suppliers

We have linked below some wig supplier websites to get you started. There are many wig providers across New Zealand, so contact your local Cancer Society office to find any local to your area.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's services directory is also a useful resource to help you find local wig suppliers, headwear and information.

Wigs by Haircreations

Freedom Hair

Simply Wigs


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Last updated: February 29, 2024