Introduction

 

This resource is brought to you by the Central Primary Health Organisation covering the Horowhenua, Manawatū, Otaki, and Tararua localities.

This health site is broken into major sections:


Emergency numbers
Health Providers
Rest, Retirement and Adult Day Care Homes
Health Organisations and Hospitals
Disability
Support Organisations
Maps
Transport

Services are listed in alphabetical order.

The search function is based on a one word search which will bring up a list of all the pages where that word occurs.

There is a print version option available for every page.

For assistance and advice please contact us at: website@centralhealth.org.nz

 

Welcome

Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Ni sa bula vinaka, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Malo e lelei,  Welcome

 

Ko te tangata tā mātou tirohanga
Kei konei mātou ki te āta tirotiro

People are our passion
we are here to make a difference

 

Mai Arara!  Mai Arara!

Mai arara te rangi i runga nei, mai arara te papa i raro nei
Te huri o ngā kānohi ki ngā maunga, ki ngā awa
Ki ngā taonga tuku iho
Kia whiti rere ake, ko te kauwae runga, ko te kauwae raro
Kia tāwhia, kia tāmaua, kia ita ki roto
I a rua i te pūkenga, a rua i te horahora, a rua i te wanawana
A rua matua taketake-a-Tane
Tēneī mātou Ngā Rōpū Mana Hauora
Mai a Tararua, whakawhiti ko Manawatū
Na Manawatū ko Horowhenua
Na Horowhenua ko Otaki e mau tonu ana

Kia tuturu o whiti whakamāua kia tina tina, a, Haumi e hui e taiki e

E ngā iwi, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā,
nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ra ki roto i ngā whārangi mataawaka

Tihei Mauri Ora

There hither the sky father stands, there hither the earth mother lays
Turn your face to the mountains and rivers
The treasures bequeathed
Let awaken within us the knowledge of above and below and hold firm
The thought of the mind, the strengths of the spirit
The inspirations of old, the aspirations of the new
Here are we the Primary Health Organisations of
Tararua, Manawatū, Horowhenua and Otaki
Holding fast, holding firm
As we move forward together we will succeed

To the Iwi, to the esteemed language and descendants
encompassed by the four winds, welcome to the peoples network. 

Behold the sneeze of life

Disclaimer

This health service website has a programme to actively maintain up to date information on health services available to people in the Tararua, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Otaki regions.

While every effort has been made to ensure the information in this website is accurate, the Central Health Primary Health Organisation, its employees and consultants expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person in respect of anything, and the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done in reliance, whether wholly or partly, upon the whole or any part of the contents of this website.

The website managers will not accept responsibility for the information on any page if they have not been notified of changes by the services listed.
 

 

Do you want to be listed on this site?

This health providers and support services website covering the Horowhenua, Manawatu, Otaki and Tararua districts was commissioned and is fully funded by these four Primary Health Organisations.

 

The attached questionnaire requests the information we want to include on the site, but we can also include logos etc if you require.

 

This site is modelled on a very successful site already set up for the Kapiti district which can be viewed on: www.kapitihealth.org.nz
 


Please feel free to contact us if you require any clarification

 

E-mail: website@centralhealth.org.nz

General Practice

Click here to read the Central PHO list of Practices

 

Horowhenua

Manawatu

Otaki

Tararua 

 

Healthline

Calls from within New Zealand only

Phone 0800 611 116 for free 24-hour health advice - within NZ

Healthline is a free telephone health information service for all New Zealand families.

The service is staffed by registered nurses who will assess your health needs, and give information and advice to help you decide on the best level of care.

Healthline uses Language Line Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. When you call Healthline during these hours, the nurse or call handler can usually arrange for an interpreter. Outside these hours Healthline uses other interpreter services as far as possible. It is not always possible to locate an interpreter in a particular language at short notice.

Health on Main
575 Main Street
PO Box 2075
Palmerston North

Tel:(06) 354 9107
Fax: (06) 354 6107
Website: www.centralpho.org.nz

Services:
Central PHO aims to ensure there are real opportunities for primary health care to make a difference in lower North Island communities.
Central PHO is a non-profit limited liability company, registered with charitable status. Read more on the Central PHO website.

Central PHO

Health on Main
575 Main Street
PO Box 2075
Palmerston North

Tel:(06) 354 9107
Fax: (06) 354 6107
Website: www.centralpho.org.nz

Services:
Central PHO aims to ensure there are real opportunities for primary health care to make a difference in lower North Island communities.
Central PHO is a non-profit limited liability company, registered with charitable status. Read more on the Central PHO website.

Central PHO - Horowhenua Locality

Horowhenua Health Centre
Liverpool Street
Levin

Tel: (06) 367 6433
Fax: (06) 367 6434
Website:www.centralpho.org.nz

Administrator
Margaret Strawbridge

Staff email:
name.surname@centralpho.org.nz

Horowhenua IFHC Manager
Craig Fleury

Horowhenua/Otaki Clinical Services Manager
Deb Winiata

Senior Clinical Advisor
Belinda Ray-Johnson

Cancer Support Nurse

Community Clinic Nurse: Long Term Conditions (CCN: LTC)
previously Cardiac, Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses)

Clinical Dietitian

Diabetes Podiatrist

Horowhenua Health of Older Persons Team (HOP)

Physical Activity Educators

Primary Mental Health Coordinators

Respiratory Physiotherapist

Central PHO - Manawatu Locality

Health on Main
PO Box 2075
575 Main Street
Palmerston North
New Zealand

Tel: (06) 354 9107
Fax: (06) 354 6107
Website:www.centralpho.org.nz

Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
After hours: GP service only - contact GP directly

Administrator:
Axcelle Robinson

Staff email:
name.surname@centralpho.org.nz

Horowhenua/Otaki Clinical Services Manager
Linda Dubbeldam

Senior Clinical Advisor
Belinda Ray-Johnson

Cancer Support Nurse

Community Clinic Nurse: Long Term Conditions (CCN: LTC)
previously Cardiac, Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses)

Clinical Dietitian

Diabetes Podiatrist

Matanga Auahi Mutunga - Quit Smoking Coach in partnership with Te Ohu Auahi Matanga

Pasifica Maternal and Child Health Coordinator

Physical Activity Educator

Primary Mental Health Coordinators

Respiratory Physiotherapist

Te Ara Whanau Ora Navigators

Central PHO - Otaki Locality

Situated South-end of Otaki Medical Centre building
2 Aotaki Street

P O Box 207
Otaki

Tel: (06) 364 8291
Fax: (06) 364 7485
Website:www.centralpho.org.nz

Administrator:
Margaret Strawbridge

Staff email:
name.surname@centralpho.org.nz

Horowhenua/Otaki Clinical Services Manager
Deb Winiata

Senior Clinical Advisor
Belinda Ray-Johnson

Cancer Support Nurse

Community Clinic Nurse: Long Term Conditions (CCN: LTC)
previously Cardiac, Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses)

Clinical Dietitian

Diabetes Podiatrist

Physical Activity Educator

Primary Mental Health Coordinators

Respiratory Physiotherapist

Central PHO - Tararua Locality

3 Center Street
Pahiatua

Website: www.centralpho.org.nz

Toll Free: (0800) 766 255
Phone: (06) 354 9107
Fax: (06) 354 6107

Administrator:
Axcelle Robinson

Staff email:
name.surname@centralpho.org.nz

Horowhenua/Otaki Clinical Services Manager
Linda Dubbeldam

Senior Clinical Advisor
Belinda Ray-Johnson

Clinical Dietitian

Community Support Workers

Primary Mental Health Coordinators

Respiratory Physiotherapist

Physical Activity Educator

Te Ara Whanau Ora
Rangitaane O Tamaki Nui A Rua

Central PHO has partnered with Tararua Health Group to provide the following services.

Community Clinic Nurse: Long Term Conditions (CCN: LTC)
previously Cardiac, Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses)

Tararua Community-based Health of Older Persons Team (HOP)

Tararua Cancer Support Nurse

 

How to find us

TPHO is on the corner of Queen and Huxley Streets, Pahiatua

Latest News

 

The following documents can be downloaded:

TPHO Annual Report 2008 - 2009 [4.36 MB]

Tararua PHO Update December 2009

Tararua PHO Update May 2009

Tararua PHO Update March 2009

TPHO Annual Report 2007-08

Emergency Numbers

Call 1-1-1 for an Ambulance

What to Expect When You Call 1-1-1

Your 1-1-1 call is answered by a Telecom Operator who will ask you what service you require Police/Fire/Ambulance. Ask for Ambulance.

For people living in the Otaki and Levin free calling area, you will be connected with the Ambulance Communication Center located in Palmerston North.

To call for an ambulance in an emergency: phone 111 (including mobile phones)

People with impaired hearing: phone 0800 16 16 16 (text phone only) or fax 0800 16 16 10

Phone 111

You need to act quickly and decisively, because often getting emergency services to the scene as soon as possible can make a great deal of difference to the outcomes.

If you come across an accident or emergency, or if you are involved in one and are able to call us, there are some simple but very important things you need to do.

An Emergency Medical Dispatcher who has received specialised training to deal with crisis over the phone will answer your call. Be prepared to briefly explain what your exact situation is. The dispatchers today are trained to provide real-time instruction in CPR and life-saving first aid while simultaneously dispatching emergency ambulance resources to your location. Listen to the dispatcher and follow their instructions.

The Ambulance has access to a variety of highly trained personnel, specialised medical equipment and vehicles. To ensure that the right people with the right equipment are sent to the correct place the 1-1-1 dispatcher must ask specific questions. Sometimes in an emergency, it may seem like these questions are being asked to determine whether or not you need help. In actuality, they are being asked to determine the level of help you need. Remember trained dispatchers never ask questions that are unnecessary.

The dispatcher will ask you 'What is the exact address of the emergency' and will repeat your address back to you. Please listen to make sure that they have your correct address. They know how important it is to do it 'right' and not just 'fast'.

There are four universal questions that the dispatcher needs to ask in order to put their knowledge and experience to work for you quickly and effectively:

* What is the problem, tell me exactly what happened.
* How old is she or he
* Is he or she conscious
* Is he or she breathing

Getting this critical information typically takes less then 30 seconds. After that, you may be asked to do nothing, get out of an unsafe environment, or stay on the line and assist in providing care for the ill or injured person.

In all cases, remember the most important thing you can do when calling 1-1-1 is to Listen Carefully. Always do what the dispatcher asks of you. Don't tell them to hurry they already know that. Remember that every question they ask has an important reason for it.

When To Call 1-1-1 For Help

Research has shown that people have difficulty recognising medical emergencies or underestimate their seriousness and fail to call for help. Remember, if you THINK you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency call 1-1-1 immediately. Some examples would be if someone is:

* Experiencing an allergic reaction of any kind
* Having a seizure or convulsion
* Experiencing jerking movements they cannot control
* Burned over an area larger than the palm of your hand
* Electrically burned or shocked
* Severely injured or is a victim of trauma or an attack
* Bleeding or spurting blood and you can't get it to stop
* Not breathing or having difficulty breathing
* Gasping for air or turning blue
* Choking and the obstruction cannot be cleared
* Unconscious, faints, is not alert or is making funny noises
* Experiencing chest pains, constricting bands, or crushing discomfort around the chest area-even if the pain stops
* Experiencing unusual numbness, tightness, pressure, or aching pain in their chest, neck, arm or upper back

The signs and symptoms of a medical emergency can be vague or unusual. For example, the classic symptom associated with a heart attack is an uncomfortable, dull feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest. However, some people experiencing a heart attack may simply feel light headed, short of breath, sick to their stomach, or have a cold sweat. Less well-known symptoms such as these may be dismissed as a minor illness.

Another reason that people fail to call 1-1-1 in an emergency is that those who are ill or injured are frequently in denial.

Deaf Emergency Services

Emergency TTY 0800 16 16 16 (TTY = Teletypewriter)
Emergency Fax 0800 16 16 10

NB Special numbers exist for Emergency Services
Do not use the Relay number

Environment Pollution

Free phone 0800 496 734
Regional Council - 24 hour service

Website: www.gw.govt.nz/section11.cfm

First Aid

The following collection of First Aid tips comes directly from the comprehensive St John First Aid Manual.

Allergic Reactions (Anaphylactic Shock) http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/allergic.aspx
Asthma http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/asthma.aspx
Burns http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/burns.aspx
Diabetes http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/diabetes.aspx
Fractures http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/fractures.aspx
Head Injuries http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/headinjuries.aspx
Nose bleeds http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/nosebleeds.aspx
Poisoning http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/poisoning.aspx
Shock http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/shock.aspx
The Priority Action Plan (SRABCS) http://www.stjohn.org.nz/tips/srabcs.aspx

Healthline including Well Child advice

0800 611 116

www.moh.govt.nz/healthline

Healthline is a free, 24 hour a day telephone advice health advice service which includes the Well Child telephone advice service.

The Healthline call centre is staffed by registered nurses. The nurses do not diagnose or treat health problems over the phone. The nurses determine the most appropriate level of care for the caller.

The Well Child Line is also staffed by registered nurses. Well Child calls are handled by a Well Child specialist nurse or a registered nurse with ready access to Well Child expertise.

Healthline, including the Well Child line:

Civil Defence

 

National Civil Defence Emergency Management

www.getthru.govt.nz is a website set up by civil defence emergency management professionals in a joint effort to help prepare all of us for an emergency event. This site shows you how to get ready, so you'll get through.

Horizons Regional Council
11 - 15 Victoria Avenue
Private Bag 11025
Palmerston North 5320
Tel: (06) 952-2800
Fax: (06) 952-2914
Website: Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council
Link to Civil Defence Emergency Management page

Palmerston North City Council
The Square
Private Bag 11034
Palmerston North 5320
Tel: (06) 356-8199
Fax: (06) 355-2262
Website: Palmerston North City Council

Horowhenua District Council
13 Bath Street
Private Bag 4002
Levin 5500
Tel: (06) 949 4949 (24 hrs)
Fax: (06) 368-7110
Website: Horowhenua District Council

Manawatu District Council
135 Manchester Street
Private Bag 10001
Feilding 5600
Tel: (06) 323-0829
Fax: (06) 323-0822
Website: Manawatu District Council

Tararua District Council
26 Gordon Street
P O Box 115
Dannevirke 5491
Tel: (06) 374-4080
Fax: (06) 374-4137
Website: Tararua District Council

Midwives

Please click here for Midwives contact information or go directly to the Midwives section under "Health Providers".

  • Community Birth Services
  • Dannevirke Community Hospital
  • Heretaunga Street Midwives
  • Hono Wahine Resource Centre
  • Horowhenua Lead Maternity Carers
  • Independent Midwives
  • Midwifery Care
  • Otaki Birthing Services
  • Tararua Birth Services, Pahiatua
  • National Poisons Centre

    24 hrs Poisons Advice - Free phone: 0800 POISON (0800 764 766)

     

    Tel: (03) 479 7248
    Fax: (03) 477 0509
    E-mail: poisons@otago.ac.nz
    Website: http://dnmeds.otago.ac.nz/departments/psm/poison/index.html

    Other Services

    Fire Service

    Dial 111 For Emergencies

    DO NOT ring a fire station

    Website: www.fire.org.nz

    Police

    Emergencies - phone 111

    Police Stations:

    Paraparaumu
    Rimu Road
    PO Box 205
    Paraparaumu

    Tel: (04) 296 6800
    Fax: (04) 296 6801

    Waikanae
    Mahara Place, Waikanae
    PO Box 205
    Paraparaumu

    Tel: (04) 296 1950
    Fax: (04) 296 1951

    Otaki
    cnr Iti and Matene Streets
    PO Box 22
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 7366
    Mobile (027) 4809 674
    Fax: (06) 364 5508

    Website: www.police.govt.nz

    Power Line

    Contact Energy

    Free Phone: 0800 80 9000 (Does not accept cellphone calls)

    Tel: (09) 359 6000 (For cellphone callers)

    Website: www.contactenergy.co.nz

    Electra

    Free Phone: 0800 LOST POWER (0800 567 876)

    Website: www.electra.co.nz

    Empower

    Free Phone: 0800 340 000 (Does not accept cellphone calls)

    Tel: (09) 303 0200 (For cellphone callers)

    Website: www.empower.co.nz

    On Energy

    Free Phone: 0800 49 12 12

    Genesis

    Free Phone: 0800 300 400

    Website: www.genesisenergy.co.nz/genesis

    Trustpower

    Free Phone: 0800 87 87 87

    Website: www.trustpower.co.nz

    Find a Service

    You can use this page to 'search' the website for a particular service.

    Search for a single word only to find all the pages on the site where that word appears.

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    Health Providers

    Please note that the providers of services listed on this site do not generally advertise their fees on the site.

    We recommend that you ask your health provider about their charges if you need that information.

    Abortion Services

    Manawatu District, Palmerston North City, Tararua District, Horowhenua District, Kapiti Coast District (Otaki Ward only)

    Palmerston North Hospital
    Heretaunga Street
    P.O. Box 2056
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8913
    Fax: (06) 355 0616
    Website: http://www.abortion.gen.nz/regional/midcentral.html

    Services:
    The MidCentral DHB purchases both first and second trimester terminations for women who live in their district, from the Capital & Coast DHB.
    These are provided in the Level 3, Wellington Hospital.  Fax: (04) 806 0323
    These terminations are provided on all legal grounds.
    Some terminations for fetal anomaly are performed in Palmerston North Hospital.

    Otaki Sexual Health Clinic

    Otaki Women's Health Group
    Otaki Community Health Centre
    186 Mill Road
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 6367
    Fax: (06) 364 6375

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday   9.00am - 2.00pm

    Clinic Days - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

     

    Acupuncturists

    Horowhenua

     

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    Jill Dyett

    Otaki Community Health Centre
    Mill Road
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 3688
    Mobile: (027) 550 0785

    Hours: by appointment

    Acupuncturist:
    Jill Dyett

    Services:
    Acupuncture
    ACC referrals
    Tuina
    Qi Gong
    Qi Gong classes

     

    Charles Pan Acupuncture & Acupressure Clinic

    130 Albert Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 8181  
    Mobile:
    (021) 189 0228
    E-mail: cstpan@hotmail.com

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 7.00pm
    Saturday by appointment

    Staff:
    Charles Pan

    Qualified in Chinese Medicine
    NDA Level 7 (NZQA)
    Member of NZRA
    ACC Treatment Provider
    Specialising in Manipulation - Sport injuries, Sprain muscle, tendons and joints

    Services:
    Acupuncture
    Acupressure (Deep tissue Massage)
    Moxibustion
    Cupping
    Reflexology

    FirstCare Acupuncture Clinic

    18 Henare Street
    Palmerston North

    290A Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 358 1690
    Mobile: (021) 070 0198
    E-mail: kevinhuang1498@gmail.com
    Website: www.acupunctureman.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday by appointment

    Staff:
    Kevin Huang
    Bachelor Degree in Health Science of Acupuncture
    ACC Treatment Provider
    Professional Member of N.Z Register of Acupuncturists
    Specializes in pain relief, sports injuries, strain and sprain, arthritis, sciatica

    Services:
    Acupuncture
    Acupressure
    Cupping Therapy
    General Health Consultations
    Gentle Breathing Exercises

    Audiology (Hearing Specialists)

    Hearing support organisations

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    Bay Audiology

    Palmerston North Branch:
    Shop 27a, The Plaza
    84 The Square
    Palmerston North   

    Tel: (06) 354 5690
    Fax: (06) 354 5691

    Hours:
    Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Wheelchair Access

    Levin Branch
    Horowhenua Health Centre
    62 Liverpool Street
    Levin   5510

    Tel: (0800) 800 854 or (06) 296 1266 
    Fax: (04) 296 1268
    Website: www.bayaudiology.co.nz

    Hours:
    Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
     
    Wheelchair Access

    Services:
    Hearing Health
    Bay Audiology - Our Services
    Here's a quick look at what Bay Audiology can do for you:
    - Diagnostic hearing tests for both adults and children
    - Hearing aid consultations and evaluations
    - Hearing aid testing and servicing for all makes and models, and hearing aid batteries
    - Information and advice on tinnitus
    - Cochlear implant services available at the Bealey Ave clinic, Christchurch
    - Balance disorder treatments available at our Takapuna clinic, Auckland
    - Hearing tests for civil aviation, diving and pre-employment medicals
    - Advice on hearing protection and conservation
    - Advice on funding and finance options
    - Advice on assistive listening devices
    - Courses for getting the best from your hearing aid.
    All Bay Audiology staff are all highly qualified audiology professionals registered with New Zealand professional organisations.
     
    Bay Audiology hearing clinics combine the very best in purpose-built consulting areas with the latest equipment, to ensure that we accurately diagnose and treat our customers' hearing problems. We pride ourselves on the quality of our advice and range of treatments for every budget.
     
    Hearing tests
     
    A full diagnostic hearing test (also known as a hearing assessment) is non-invasive, completely painless and takes less than an hour. Our hearing tests are a series of simple checks in a sound-treated environment. We test each ear's ability to hear pure tones. There's no reason to ignore hearing loss, so if you think you have a hearing problem, having your hearing tested by a Bay audiologist is a great idea.
     
    You don't need to see a doctor before making an appointment with us, just contact us to book a time.
     
    Once the hearing test is completed, Bay Audiology staff will send your hearing test results and a report to your doctor. If you require hearing aids, your audiologist will explain everything that's involved in selection and fitting.
     
    Your hearing assessment fee may be covered by insurance (just check your policy), ACC or by other government assistance. Click here to find out more.
     
    To arrange an appointment at one of our hearing clinics, please contact us free on 0800 600 545, book online or call a Bay Audiology hearing centre nearest you. Alternatively, check out our online hearing test!

     

     

     

    Courtenay Hearing Centre

    174 Oxford Street, Levin

    Tel: 04 385 9144
    0800 432766 (0800 HEAR NOW)
    Fax: 04 382 8258
    E-mail: info@courtenayhearing.co.nz
    Website: www.courtenayhearing.co.nz

    Hours:
    Levin Clinic
    Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

    Audiologists:
    Janet Houghton, Audiologist, M.A. (Hons), Dip.Aud.,MNZAS CCC
    Nalisha Hari M.Aud., (Hons.)
    Nicholas Muir, Audiologist, M.Aud., (Hons.), MNZAS CCC

    Services:
    •    A full audiological hearing assessment
    •    Hearing aids fitted with a 60 day trial
    •    Assistive listening devices
    •    Tinnitus assessment and treatment
    •    Batteries, repairs and hearing aid accessories
    •    Ear plugs and noise plugs (including those for musicians and shooters)
    •    Access to ACC and War Pensions funding
    •    Up to $1022.22 government subsidy per pair of hearing aids, dependent on eligibility.
     

    HearingCare Levin

    553A Queen Street (in with Queen St Physio)
    Levin

    Also at:
    Shop 7, 120 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville, Wellington
    12-14 Royal Street (in After Hours Medical Clinic Rooms), Upper Hutt

    Freephone: 0800 50 50 58
    Tel: (04) 477 0777
    Fax: (04) 477 0444
    E-mail: jville@hearingcare.co.nz
    Website: www.hearingcare.co.nz

    Hours:
    Levin: 10.00am - 2.00pm Wednesdays only
    Johnsonville: 9.00am - 5.00pm onday - Friday
    Upper Hutt: 9.00am - 5.00pm Thursdays only

    Staff:
    Lesleigh Smith - Audiologist and Clinic Manager, MSc BSc MNZAS CCC
    Jo Curson - Audiologist MNZAS MAud CCC
    Sarah Owen - Audiometrist/Technician
    Wendy Poludore AuD, MNZAS. Doctor of Audiology

    Services:
    Adult hearing health care primarily (we will see children 3 years and above)
    Full diagnostic hearing assessments
    Tinnitus assessments
    Hearing screenings: CAA, diving, pilots, employment
    Hearing aid sales/ service/ tuning
    Home visits
    In-service training
    Assistive listening devices
    Fully qualified audiologists therefore can access all government subsidies
    Approved ACC, WP, ENABLE, WINZ, Special Aid Fund providers
    Customized earplugs: swim, sleep, hearing protection, musicians, shooting, hunting, police communication devices, radio ear pieces, MP3/walkman earplugs
    60 day hearing aid trial
    Full money back guarantee

    HearingCare Palmerston North

    Christmas Hours:
    Closing 1.00pm Friday 24th December 2010
    Re-Opening Wednesday 5th January 2011

    7 Victoria Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Freephone: 0800 50 50 58
    Tel: (06) 356 72 42
    Fax: (06) 356 7246
    Website: www.hearingcare.co.nz

    Staff:
    Maureen Gibbs: Audiologist & Clinical Manager.    M.Sc (Hons), Dip AUD, MNZAS, CCC
    Wendy Poludore: Audiologist.    Aud. MNZAS, CCC, Doctor of Audiology     
    Theresa Adams & Sue Irving :  Office Administration 

    Services:
    Adult hearing health care primarily (we will see children above age of 4 yrs)
    Full diagnostic hearing assessments
    Tinnitus assessments
    Hearing screenings: CAA, diving, pilots, employment
    Central Auditory Processing Testing.
    Hearing aid sales/ service/ tuning
    Home visits
    In-service training
    Assistive listening devices
    Fully qualified audiologists therefore can access all government subsidies
    Approved ACC, WP, ENABLE, WINZ, Special Aid Fund providers
    Customized earplugs: swim, sleep, hearing protection, musicians, shooting, hunting, police communication devices, radio ear pieces, MP3/walkman earplugs
    60 day hearing aid trial
    Full money back guarantee

    HearingCare Wanganui

    35 Dublin Street
    Wanganui

    Appointments necessary:
    Freephone: 0800 50 50 58
    Website: www.hearingcare.co.nz

    Staff:
    Maureen Gibbs: Audiologist & Clinical Manager.    M.Sc (Hons), Dip AUD, MNZAS, CCC
    Wendy Poludore: Audiologist.    Aud. MNZAS, CCC, Doctor of Audiology     
    Theresa Adams & Sue Irving :  Office Administration

    Services:
    Adult hearing health care primarily (we will see children 3 years and above)
    Full diagnostic hearing assessments
    Tinnitus assessments
    Hearing screenings: CAA, diving, pilots, employment
    Hearing aid sales/ service/ tuning
    Home visits
    In-service training
    Assistive listening devices
    Fully qualified audiologists therefore can access all government subsidies
    Approved ACC, WP, ENABLE, WINZ, Special Aid Fund providers
    Customized earplugs: swim, sleep, hearing protection, musicians, shooting, hunting, police communication devices, radio ear pieces, MP3/walkman earplugs
    60 day hearing aid trial
    Full money back guarantee

    LIFE Unlimited - Hearing Therapy Services

    Tel: To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area - Freephone: 0800 008 011 or use the local direct dial number provided
    Website: lifeunlimited.nzl.org

    A free independent national service funded by the Ministry of Health for NZ residents or citizens aged 16 years+ who are experiencing communication difficulties due to hearing impairment. Referrals can be made by Doctors, Audiologists, health professionals or by self referral.

    Staff Contacts:
    Anne Greatbatch
    , Hearing Therapist: Wairarapa, Manawatu - Whanganui
    E-mail: anneg@lifeunlimited.net.nz

    Jenny Southee, Hearing Therapist: - Manawatu,Horowhenua
    E-mail: jennys@lifeunlimited.net.nz

    Contact details for appointments:
    Dannevirke (06) 374 7137
    Levin (06) 368 2469
    Masterton 0800 008 011 (ask for an appointment at the Masterton clinic)
    Marton (06) 327 7222
    Palmerston North: (06) 357 8708
    Whanganui (06) 357 8708 (ask for an appointment at Whanganui clinic please)

    To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area  Phone 0800 008 011, or use the local direct dial number provided.

    Services:
    A Hearing Therapist can:
    - Do a hearing assessment and discuss any hearing issues with you
    - Teach ways of improving communication skills  
    - Help you use your hearing more effectively
    - Help you use your hearing aid(s) to greater effect 
    - Give information about equipment available to assist with daily living, e.g. telephone, television
    - Offer information and advice to you and your family
    - Teach speech reading and auditory training
    - Offer information and practical advice to people with tinnitus
    - Provide information about hearing loss and its prevention to professional groups, voluntary organisations and the general public

    Sally White Audiology

    476 Church Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 359 3746
    Fax: (06) 358 1841
    E-mail: hear@audiologyclinic.co.nz
    Websites: www.audiologyclinic.co.nz and www.pinna.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

    Clinic every 1-2 weeks at the:
    Tararua Medical Centre
    538 Queen Street
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 368 2469

    Services:
    Hearing aids, all types & models
    Hearing Assessments
    Hearing aid repairs & servicing
    Hearing aid batteries & supplies
    ACC accredited - no surcharge
    War pensions accredited
    Tinnitus retraining Therapy, instruments and counselling
    Specialised ear plugs for flying, musicians & noise reduction
    FM systems
    Cochlea implant counselling & advice
    Auragel and audiowipes

    Sally White Audiology are a Manawatu owned and operated practice, offering audiology services and hearing-aid fitting for more than 20 years. Our aim is to offer life-long hearing and communication solutions for individuals and their families.

    We specialise in adult rehabilitation: not just finding out what type of hearing problem you have, but also what caused it and what you need to do about it.

    SeeHear - Vision and Hearing Centre

    Vision and Hearing Centre
    174 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 0130
    Fax: (06) 368 0133
    E-mail: Levin@seehear.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday      9.00am - 5.00pm
    Tuesday     9.00am - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
    Thursday    9.00am - 7.30pm
    Friday        9.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday    9.00am - 5.00pm

    Audiologist:
    Nicholas Muir M.Aud (Hons) MNZAS CCC

    Dispensing Manager:
    Bronwyn

    Speech and Language Therapy

    Star Centre Gate 8 off Tremaine Avenue
    Palmerston North Hospital

    Tel: (06) 350 8590 (answerphone)

    and

    Horowhenua Hospital
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 366 0888

    Services:
    Speech and Language Therapy

    Chiropractors

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Chiropractic House Palmerston North

    32 Victoria Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06)  359 4888
    Fax: (06) 357 5033

    Hours:


    Staff:
    Dr Blair Norwood
    Dr Nicola Phillips

    Services:

    Dannevirke Chiropractic Clinic

    24 Gordon Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 9044
    Fax: (06) 374 9044
    E-mail: greigs@watchdog.net.nz

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Greg Oke Chiropractor

    141 Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9784
    Cell: (021) 276 0961
    Website: www.gregokechiropractor.co.nz

    Staff:
    Dr Greg Oke
    Dr Lester Wong

    Services:
    Gentle, modern & traditional Chiropractic techniques
    Health, performance, exercise, nutrition & rehab advice
    ACC registered
    Student rates
    Certified sports Chiropractor
    Acupuncture
    Physiotherapy

    Horowhenua Chiropractic Centre

    17 Durham Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 3443
    E-mail: julian@spinecentre.co.nz

    Hours:
    Julian White
    Monday Wednesday Thursday & Friday
    8.00am - 12.30pm
    2.00pm - 6.00pm
    Tuesday
    8.00am - 11.30am

    Paul Brunton
    Monday Wednesday & Friday.
    8.00am - 11.00am

    Staff
    Julian White
    Paul Brunton

    You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to appointments

    Services:
    Provided you have a current valid ACC referral for Chiropractic services, ACC will part fund your visit.

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    Private
    Computer
    Audit

    Rixon Chiropractic Clinic

    439 Featherston Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 4706
    E-mail: grixon@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Services:

    Whitehead Chiropractic Clinic

    119 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 357 8981 or freephone: 0800 802 447
    Fax: (06) 355 0397
    Website: www.whitehead-chiropractic.co.nz

    Hours:
    Tuesday: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

    Chiropractor:
    Dr Les Whitehead

    Whitehead Chiropractic Wellness Clinic

    341 Featherston Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 8981 or freephone: 0800 802 447
    Fax: (06) 355 0397
    Website: www.whitehead-chiropractic.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday: 8.00am - 12.00noon, 2.00pm - 5.30pm
    Tuesday: 8.00am - 12.00noon
    Wednesday: 8.00am - 12.00noon, 2.00pm - 5.30pm
    Thurdsay: 8.00am - 12.00noon, 2.00pm - 5.30pm
    Friday: 8.00am - 12.00noon

    Chiropractors:
    Dr Les Whitehead
    Dr Jodie Whitehead

    Services:
    Full spine weight bearing X-ray
    Spinal digitising
    Motion X-ray
    Thermography
    EMG

    Community Health Centres

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

     

    Tararua

     

     

    Eketahuna Community Health Centre

    1 Bengston Street
    Eketahuna

    Tel: (06)  375 8188
    Fax: (06) 375 8187
    E-mail: ehc@inspire.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm  then 1.30pm - 4.30pm

    Staff:
    Helen Thomas R.G.N
    Jenny Anderson R.N.

    Mission Statement:
    The Eketahuna Health Centre aims to provide services to promote a healthy community through affordable health services, community participation and education.

    Services:
    - Plunket Nurse: Tel: (06) 376 8362 Fortnightly clinic or home visits
    - Karitane Nurse: Home visits as required
    - Physiotherapy: every Wednesday from 1pm (Physiotherapy patients need to book through Physiotherapy in Pahiatua, 766744 ext 1)
    - Free Family & Child counselling: fortnightly on a Thursday (please phone Clinic for details)
    - Public Health Nurse: Tel: 376 7444 ext 4
    - Arthritis Exercise: available at Pahiatua fortnightly
    - Whanau Ora Nurse: Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua (please contact clinic)
    - PHO Heartbeat team: will visit by self referral. Incluses diabetes, dietician, podiatrist, exercise tutor, nutritionist.

    History:The Eketahuna Health Centre was formed in March 1988 due to the resident Drs (Dr Iyengar) intention to move over seas and the Eketahuna county council inability to attract a replacement. Dr Iyengar in association with her two practice nurses and support from Eketahuna County Council and Palmerston North principal Public Health nurse, development an alternative model of primary health care service creating a community nursing service backed up be the Pahiatua Drs. It was the only nurse based health centre of its kind in the country at the time and opened 1st April 1988. It was perceived the health centre as having the broad goal of improving health awareness and illness prevention within Eketahuna and surrounding areas while ECC were committed to providing assessable primary health care services for the communities and ratepayers.

    The Eketahuna Health Centre is now managed by a trust, whose members volunteer their time and energy. It is made up of 9 elected members from the local community and surrounding districts. The Centre is the only provider of primary health services within 30kms for the local population and outlining areas.

    The Trust employs 2 registered nurses whose services are free to the people who access the centre. The services provided with no cost to the client include, blood pressure, child immunisations, blood tests, dressings, including acc cases, weight, diabetes and heart disease management. Women may have free smears and also support and advice of all other health issues that may arise. Home visits are made where necessary for urgent consultations are also made where clients are unable to attend the clinic. There is also access to free family counselling,( provided by a registered counsel or) free budget advice, food bank, with petrol assistance when required.

    The 2 registered nurses along with the Health centre co-ordinator run regular classes and courses eg exercise class, walking group and a monthly meeting for the over 65 year olds cooking demonstration, self awareness and many more.

    We also provide a community base for the district with the provision of REAP courses and accommodate a visiting Doctor Plunket, physiotherapist, and government agencies (IRD WINZ)
    The Eketahuna health Centre became an incorporated charitable in December 1991. Our premises are leased at 1 Bengston St from the Tararua District council.

     

    Norsewood and District Health Centre

    Coronation Street
    Norsewood

    Tel: (06) 374 0995 or (06) 855 8376
    Fax: (06) 374 0993
    E-mail: norsewoodhealthcentre@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday and Friday 9.00am - 12.00noon
    Wedesday 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    Nurse Practitioner Clinic now on Wednesdays from 9.00am to 12.00 noon

    Staff:
    Ingrid Cheer, Rural Health Nurse Manager

    Registered nurses:
    Lisa Dine
    Vickie Goodman
    Ingrid Cheer, Prescribing Nurse Practitioner

    The maximisation of health gains for all rural residents through affordable, accessible, caring and safe primary health care nursing services.

    Services:
    Rural primary health care services to all residents across the life span. The services focus on health promotion, disease prevention, early intervention and first point of contact care.

    Programmes Offered:
    Senior Citizens Wellness Group - meets fortnightly on a Wednesday from March through to December. Meetings are from 10.00am to 12.00 noon
    Tai Chi and exercise classes are weekly on Wednesdays from 9.00am to 10.00am

    Audience(s):
    All residents especially those from lower socio-economic groups.

    Mobile/Outreach Services:
    Operates as an outreach of the Takapau Health Centre.

    Otaki Women's Health Centre

    Otaki Community Health Centre
    Mill Road
    PO Box 221
    Otaki

    Phone: (06) 364 6367
    Fax:
    (06) 364 6375
    E-mail:
    otakiwomenshealth@xtra.co.nz

    Contact:
    Janet Murray Office Co-Ordinator
    Michelle Baker Project Co-Ordinator

    Hours:
    The Otaki Women's Health Centre is open Monday Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm
    Clinics operate Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (hours may vary please contact to make appointments).
    Counselling appointments on Thursday mornings only appointments necessary.

    Health Related Services:
    Sexual Health & Womens Health
    Counselling Services for Women
    Cervical Screening Clinics
    Women's Support Services
    Women's Health Centres
    Otaki Women's Health Centre
    Otaki Women's Health Group
    Sexual Health Services and most courses are available to women and men.

    Geographical Area:
    Otaki and surrounding districts

    Referrals:
    Self referrals
    GP referrals
    Other health providers
    Other community groups

    Fees:
    Sexual Health Clinics are free for those under 25 or those over 25 with a Community Services Card and registered at the Otaki Medical Centre.
    For those over 25 with no Community Services Card and registered at the Otaki Medical Centre a fee of $10 will apply.
    For those registered at other General Practices a fee of $25 will apply for those with a Community Services Card and $35 for those with no Community Services Card.

    Services:
    Sexual Health Services available to women and men of all ages.
    Alison Revell – Bowen Therapy
    e-books Accounting – Chris Templeton
    Haillie Denniston – Rebirthing Breathwork

    Dentists

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Adolescent Oral Health Services

    Private Bag 31 907
    Lower Hutt Valley District Health Board

    Tel: (04) 570 9048
    E-mail: adolescent_oral_health@huttvalleydhb.org.nz

    Services:
    What do you mean FREE treatment!
    Free basic dental treatment is available for all teenagers until the day before their 18th birthday. You will need to check that the dentist of your choice provides these services. The Adolescent Oral Health Service is also here to help you find a suitable dentist.

    Read more information about Free Dental Care from 13 till 18 Yrs

    Dentists offering free dental care for Teenagers

    Broadway Dental Centre

    187 Broadway Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 5386
    Fax: (06) 359 4193
    E-mail: reception@broadwaydental.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday by appointment only

    Staff:
    Alan Young B.D.S.
    Lorraine Lim B.D.S.
    Barbara Patience, Hygienist
    Julie Cockrell, Hygienist
    Glenn Kirk M.D.S. (Oral Surgery)

    Services:
    ACC cases treated
    Student & pensioner community card discount
    Digital X-Rays
    CEREC (the worlds leading tooth-coloured computer generated ceramic tooth restoration)
    Implants
    Cosmetic work
    Zoom teeth whitening
    Healozone pain free treatment

     

    Carpenters Dental

    332 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 8218
    Fax: (06)  355 3849
    E-mail: office@carpentersdental.co.nz
    Website: www.carpentersdental.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am – 5.00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    8.00am – 7:30pm Tuesday and Thursday
     
    Dentists:
    Ian Carpenter B.D.S.
    Lisa Jung B.D.S.
    Claire Watson LDS RCS (Eng)
    Jared Kyle BDS

    Oral Surgeons:
    Glenn Kirk
    Susan Ramirez
     
    Dental Therapists:
    Karen King
    Dylan Aplin
     
    Hygienists:
    Fiona Spencer
    Kirsten Kirk (part time)

    Services:
    Healzone non-invasive cavity protection/stabilisation
    Two mobile surgeries
    Endodontics to help save teeth post-accident/decay
    Free adolescent dental care (OSHA)
    One visit Cerec crowns
    Tooth whitening

     

    Dannevirke Dental Centre

    15A Queen Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel & Fax: (06) 374 8644

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Francis de Schweitzer B.D.S.

    Services:
    General Dentistry

    Dannevirke Family Dentists Ltd

    24 Allardice Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8736

    Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 8.30am - 12.00 Noon

    Dentist:
    Gary Mitchelmore, B.D.S., Dip.Clin.Dent.

    Dental Technician: Tracey Mitchelmore
    Dental Hygienist: Jaqui Taylor

    Services
    General dental dental services
    Surgical extractions

    Dentalcare New Zealand Ltd

    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 353 0509
    Fax: (06) 353 0525

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    5.00pm - 8.00pm Wednesday by appointment only
    9.00am - 1.00pm Saturday for emergencies - please ring for an appointment

    Dentists:
    Graham Swanpoel B.D.S.(WITS RSA), NZDREX
    Ferdi Van Aswegen Bchd (PRET)
    Jungin Park
    Glenn Kirk, Oral Surgeon B.D.S.,M.D.S. Tel: (06) 353 0507
    Kirsten Kirk, Oral Hygienist (Otago)

    Services:
    Cosmetic dentistry (crown, bridge work, veneers)
    Laser diagnosis
    Implants
    Orthodontics
    Tooth whitening
    Healozone (no drill cavity cleaning)
    Prosthetics

    David P. Symes

    47 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel & Fax: (06) 376 8582

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Dental staff:
    David Symes, B.D. S. (Otago) Dental Surgeon
    Karen O'Donnell, Receptionist / certified Dental Assistant

    Services:
    General dental services

    Feilding Dental Centre

    112 Fergusson Street
    Feilding
     
    Tel: (06) 323 4305
    Fax: (06) 323 0934
    E-mail: info@grins.co.nz
    Website: www.grins.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Dentists:
    William J. Cross B.D.S.(Edin)
    Frederik Dean BDS PDD (Stell) Dip PDS (Bristol) MBA (OU)

    Hygienist:
    Melanie Kernot

    Services:
    Cosmetic, preventive & general dentistry
    Affordable quality dental care
    Oral health education
    Hygienist services
    Free routine dental care for 13 to 17 year olds
    WINZ quotes provided &treatment undertaken

    Grey Street Dental Surgery

    188 Grey St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 1285
    Fax: (06) 357 1211
    E-mail: info@greystdental.co.nz
    Website: www.greystdental.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Dentists:
    Paul Morris BDS
    Venus Hon BDS
    Adam Rose, BDS
    Dikesh Parmar, BDS, DClinDent

    Therapist & Auxillary Hygienist:
    Bianca Allen Dip.Dent.Ther.

    Services:
    Complete range of dental services including:
    Implant dentistry
    Cosmetic dentistry
    Tooth whitening
    Crown & bridge work
    Extractions & oral surgery
    Dentures - full or partials
    Endodontics
    Oral health care clinic
    Adolescent dental health clinic

    C.W. (Bill) Hong BDS

    Level 1
    114A The Square
    Palmerston North

    Tel & Fax: (06) 358 2472

    Dentists:
    Mr Hong BDS
    Dr Kate Teo BDS(Singapore)

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Services:
    General dentistry including:
    fillings
    dentures
    crowns
    implants
    extractions
    cosmetic dentistry

     

     

     

    Hui Wang Dental Ltd

    250 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9680
    Fax: (06) 357 4402

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
    8.00am - 4.00pm Friday

    Dentist:
    Hui Wang BDS Otago

    Services:
    General Dentistry

    M Dental

     

    18 Victoria Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel (06) 355 5273
    Fax: (06) 355 5263
    After hours: 027 633 6825
    E-mail: mdental@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Dental Surgeon:
    Dr Uday Kasture

    Services:
    Orthophos XG3D scanning machine for diagnosis and implant restorations
    Ministar fabricated mouthguards
    Omnicam for chairside ceramic restorations, bridges and implants
    Laser dentistry
    Leading technology for all dental problems
    Implant based solutions offered for replacement of missing teeth.
    Digital x-rays available, which reduces the radiation by 60-80%
    Amalgam-free practice
    Zoom 2 'in-office' teeth whitening available
    CAD-CAM dentistry - same day 'chair-side' ceramic fillings/crownsEnvironmentally safe disposal of old amalgams
    Modern purpose-built building with sterilisation protocols exceeding industry standard.
    Plenty of on-site free parking available

    Fully computerised practice
    New Patients welcome

    Main Street Dental Centre

    484 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 4102
    Fax: (06) 354 7102

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Dentists:
    Bill O'Connor B.D.S.
    Ian Wishart B.D.S.
    Warren Hawke B.D.S. - prosthetic dentistry

    Members of NZ Dental Association

    Hygienist: Wendy Joe

    Services:
    General dentistry
    Prosthetic dentistry

    Manawatu Dental Group

    254 Church Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 3988
    Fax: (06) 356 6052
    E-mail: office@mdg.net.nz
    Website: www.mdg.net.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    After Hours Emergency Care - Dentist contact details available on answerphone.

    Dentists:
    Dr Bruce Wilson B.Sc., B.D.S.(Otago)
    Dr Susannah Wilson B.D.S. (Hons.Syd.)
    Dr Lynn Garrick B.D.S. (Otago)
    Dr Graham Hughes B.D.S. (Bristol)

    Hygienists:
    Ann Thresher LDH (Hygienist)
    Hannah Lee (Hygienist)

    Services:
    Cosmetic and restoration work
    Whitening service
    Implants
    Single appointment crowns
    Bridge work
    Dentures
    Orthodontics
    Professional sports mouthguards
    Extractions
    Sleep monitoring and snoring prevention appliances
    Sedation dentistry
    Latest laser technology

    Manawatu Dental Group Feilding

    69 Stafford St
    P O Box 306
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 4119

    Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5.30pm
    Wednesday 8.00am - 1.00pm
    Friday 8.00am - 12.30pm then 1.30pm - 5.00pm

    Dentist:
    Graeme Clark

    Services:
    Comprehensive dental care

     

    MidCentral DHB Adolescent Dental Services

    Contact:
    Micki Tyler, Adolescent Oral Health Co-ordinator
    Tel: (06) 350 8640
    Cell: (027) 424 7843
    E-mail: micki.tyler@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
    Website: www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/HealthDisability/HospitalAndAssoc/DentalHealth/Adolescent/default.htm

    Dental staff:
    Link to:  Contracting Dentists in MidCentral Health Region 2008

    Services:
    Adolescent Dental Health
    Adolescents in the MidCentral district are entitled to a yearly dental check and basic routine treatment from their first year at high-school (Year 9) until the age of 18.
    An adolescent mobile caravan is staffed by two therapists and travels around local high schools. A number of adolescents have their dental needs met by this mobile clinic.
    The area covered includes Palmerston North, Otaki and Feilding.
    School Dental Service Enquires
    Tel: (06) 350 8619

     

    Queen Street Dental Centre

    553 Queen Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 7788
    Fax: (06) 368 7860
    E-Mail: info@qsdc.co.nz
    Website: www.qsdc.co.nz

    Hours: by appointment

    Dentists:
    Royce Jones BDS
    Callum Dunsmore BDS
    Faenza Dunsmore BDS
    Finn Gilroy BDS
    Fiona Firth BDS
    Jess Harris BDS
    Mickey Zhou BDS
    Jessica Nantham BDS

    Hygienists:
    Erin Campbell-Day Dip Hyg
    Kimberley Lynch BOH

    Services:
    Members of the NZDA
    A full range of dental services
    A gentle touch for the fearful patient
    Free treatment for adolescents under 18 years
    Emergency treatments available

    Payment options:
    We take:
    Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Q Card and Farmers card.

     

     

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    MCH
    Private
    Computer
    MDHB
    ACC
    WINZ

    Robert Joe Dental

    270 Broadway Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 8277
    Fax: (06) 358 3754

    Hours:
    Monday to Fridy 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Dentist:
    Robert Joe B.D.S.

    Services:
    General dentistry
    Implants

    Ross Murray

    332 Broadway Ave
    P O Box 5022
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 4575
    Fax: (06) 357 4402

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
    8.00am - 4.00pm Friday

    Dentist:
    Ross Murray BDS Otago, MSc (London)

    Services:
    General Dentistry

    Smile Creations Ltd (Levin)

    298 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 5518
    Fax: (06) 368 5164
    E-mail: smiledoctors@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.smilecreations.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday
    8.30am - 5.00pm

    Dentists:
    Samantha Horlor – Hygienist available Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
    Dr Judith Lee – Dentist available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
    Dr Rob Young – Dentist available on Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00pm and every third Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

    Services:
    General dentistry
    Free dental treatment for adolescent 13 - 18 years old
    Crowns, Bridges
    Implants
    Hygiene services

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Interface
    MCH
    >18
    Trust
    Computer
    MDHB

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Smile Creations Ltd (Otaki)

    31 Dunstan Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8071
    Fax: (06) 364 8756
    E-mail: otaki@smilecreations.co.nz
    Website: www.smilecreations.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday
    8.30am to 5.00pm

    Staff:
    Dr Rob Young
    Dr Joanna Chen-Green

    Dental Hygienist:
    Samantha Horlor is available for appointments on Mondays from 8.30am to 5.00 pm.

    Services:
    General dentistry
    Free dental treatment for adolescent 13 - 18 years old
    Crowns, Bridges
    Implants
    Hygiene services

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Interface
    MCH
    >18
    Trust
    Computer
    MDHB

    Tansley J B

    65 Stafford Street
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 6285
    Fax: (06) 323 6285

    Hours:
    8.00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Dentist:
    J B Tansley BDS
    Member NZDA

    Services:
    All general dental services including:
    Crown & bridge
    Implants
    Veneers
    Root canals
    Bleaching
    Dentures
    Cosmetic
    Preventative
    Extractions
    Mouthguards

    Vivian Street Dental

    6 Vivian St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 5882
    Fax: (06) 353 3182

    Hours:
    Saturdays by appointment only

    Staff:
    Martin Badenhorst
    Mohan Udyawer
    John Willshire

    Services:
    Complete services
    Members of NZDA
    Over 50 years experience
    Ground floor premises
    Student and seniors discount
    Free under 18
    New patients welcome
    Ceramic crowns/veneers
    White fillings
    Crown, bridge & denture work

    Wong's Dental Surgery

    88 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 8536

    Hours:
    Tuesday & Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
    Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm
    By appointment only

    Dentist:
    Mr Kevin Wong, BDS (Otago)

    Services:
    General dental practice

    Dental Technicians

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    Broadway Dental Laboratory

    153 Heretaunga St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 0022

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday
    8.30am - 5.00pm Saturday
    9.00am - 5.00pm Sunday

    Free off street parking

    Dental Art

    17A Hokowhitu Lincoln Ct
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 6197

    Denture Care Services

    Queen Street Dental Centre
    553 Queen Street
    Levin

    Freephone: 0508 336 887

    Also at:
    1 Martin Street
    Porirua

    Tel:  (04) 237 8271
    Fax:  (04) 237 8315
    There is free parking in Porirua.

    Technician:
    Craig Metcalfe - Reg CDT

    Services:
    Clinical Dental Technician and Maxillofacial Technician
    All new dentures, including repairs
    Free consultation
     
    Wheelchair access and plenty of free parking on the street.

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    MCH
    Private
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit
    C&C DHB

    Feilding Denture Clinic

    27 Wellesley St
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 8123

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

    Free off street parking

    Gibson R B - C.D.T.

    Manakau Village

    Tel: (027) 422 2240

    Shelby Dentures

    74 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 8211
    Fax: (06) 367 8210
    E-mail: shelby@actrix.co.nz

    Hours: by appointment

    Staff:
    Shelley Beckett

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    MCH
    Private
    Computer
    Audit

    Stranges Denture Group

    271 Broadway Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 8012

    Hours:
    8.00am - 4.00pm Monday - Thursday

    Free off street parking

    Thompson Dental Laboratory

    77 Walding St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 5480

     

    P Vincent Dental Laboratories

    30A Manchester Square
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 7931

    Dermatologists

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Aorangi Consultancy

    175 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 0152

    Caci Clinic Manawatu

    The Palms Health & Wellness Centre
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (0800) 438 438 438
    E-mail: web.palmerston@caci.co.nz
    Website: http://palmerstonnorth.caci.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Wednesday: 8.30am - 8.00pm
    Thursday: 8.30am - 8.00pm
    Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Saturday: 9.00am - 3.00pm

    Staff:
    Christine Crawshaw - Owner and Manager
    Bridgette - Cosmetic Nurse Specialist
    Liz - Beauty Therapist
    Karyn - Beauty Therapist
    Niki - Beauty Therapist
    Sandy - Beauty Therapist

    Services :
    Laser hair removal, appearance enhancement including Botox, skin rejuvenation, and beauty therapy.
    For a list of our services please consult our website.

    Skin Centre

    City Doctors
    22 Victoria aAvenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 3300
    Website: www.theskincentre.co.nz

    Staff:
    Dr Michael R Leibowitz

    Services:
    Acne
    Mole monitor
    Cosmetic dermatology
    Collagen
    Sun damage
    Chemical resurfacing
    Keloid therapy
    Skin cancer
    Surgical & non surgical treatment
    Photo dynamic therapy

     

    Diabetes

     

    Diabetes & Endocrinology Service

    MidCentral Health
    Gate 9, Ruahine Street,
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8114
    Fax: (06) 350 8128
    E-mail: diabetes@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    The team at the Diabetes Lifestyle Centre primarily consists of two Endocrinologists, Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Diabetes, Diabetes Clinic Nurse, Clinical Trial Research Nurse, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Secretary and part-time Clerical Assistant.

    Services:
    The Diabetes Lifestyle Centre provides a specialist multidisciplinary service to people with diabetes in the MidCentral District Health Board.  Joint clinics are held with the paediatricians and obstetrician, and the diabetes podiatrist is also a member of the Diabetes Service Team.
    All of the clinical staff are highly skilled with postgraduate qualifications and many years of clinical experience within the specialty of diabetes.

     

    Manawatu Horowhenua Tararua Diabetes Trust

    Health on Main
    575 Main Street
    P.O Box 570
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 5992
    Fax: (06) 357 5993
    E-mail: admin@diabetestrust.org.nz
    Website: www.diabetes.org.nz

    Office hours:
    8.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Thursday
    Varied hours on Friday

    Staff:

    Administrator/Secretary
    Tel: (06) 357 5992
    E-mail: admin@diabetestrust.org.nz

    Education
    Jacqui Thompson, NZRN, Clinical Manager

    Tel: (06) 357 5992
    E-mail: jacqui@diabetestrust.org.nz

    Youth Coordinator
    Andrea Bell
    Tel:
    (06) 357 5992
    E-mail: youth@diabetestrust.org.nz

    As the Youth Coordinator my role is to offer support and advocacy for youth under the age of 25yrs who have diabetes. 
    I organise social activities for families with children/youth who have diabetes.  In the past year some of these have included go-karting at Daytona, ten-pin bowling, an overnight stay at the Wellington Zoo etc. 
    Twice a year the Trust organises camps, a Family camp and a Youth Camp.  The Youth camp is a camp for children with diabetes between the ages of 8-13yrs.  The Youth camp is overseen by a medical team and the children partake in rigorous activities whilst learning how to better self manage their diabetes all within the context of having fun!
    We also hold support meetings regularly throughout the MidCentral district whereby parents of children with diabetes can get to meet others who are in a similar situation and socialise and network.
    If any of these activities appeal to you and your family please feel free to contact me. I am also available to do home visits.
    I look forward to meeting you and your family.

    Services:

    Based in Palmerston North the Trust was established in 2000. Currently the Trust has contracts to provide education courses for persons with diabetes.

    It also supplies Diabetes Information Kits to all GPs within MidCentral Health district for supply to persons newly diagnosed.

    The Trust is also contracted to provide a selection of activities for children, youth, young adults and their families to enable better self management of their diabetes.
    Children & Youth Camps (7-13 years)
    Teenage Weekends (14-17 years)
    Young Adult Activities (18-25 years)
    Family Camps
    Barnaby Days - Family days
    Chipmunk Days (Under 5 years)

    Medical support is available as required and activities are designed to improve self management by the person with diabetes when undertaking rigorous activities.

    Currently the Trust is contracted to provide services to some Health Boards in the lower North Island. Others DHBs or Health Providers may contract services from the Trust.

    Healthy Living Courses
    "Healthy Living" Diabetes Management Course is held in 3 modules. Whilst it is preferable all sessions are attended individual modules may be chosen if desired. The content of each module includes

    Module 1
    - A basic guide to diabetes & role of the Diabetes Team, incl GPs,other health professionals and support services.
    - Testing, understanding results & medication

    Module 2
    - Healthy eating, meal planning. Fats, sugars & carbohydrates.
    - Supermarket tour with dietitian & menu
    - planning and label reading.

    Module 3
    - Care of the feet
    - Management to prevent complications, health & exercise, renal failure, neuropathy and eye conditions.

    Publications:

    Diabetes Education Diabetes Information Children, Youth Young Adult Diabetes Services

     

    Diabetes Manawatu (Incorporated)

     

    Address:
    First floor,
    Grand Hotel Building, 
    Church St, 
    Palmerston North
    Postal Address:
    PO Box 104 
    Palmerston North 4440
     
    Tel: 06 355 3233
    Fax: 06 355 3233
     
    E-mail: (Private?  NO): 
    diabetesmana@inspire.net.nz
     
    Hours:
    Dependent on volunteer availability. Answerphone and email are responded to
     
    Services:
    Support groups: 1 in Dannevirke, 1 in Feilding and 2 in Palmerston North (afternoon and evening)
    Provision of information about diabetes and its management
    Advocacy on behalf of people with diabetes and their families
    Representation of people with diabetes and their families
     
    Aims and objects of the society:
    To promote the best interests, welfare and education of and advocate on behalf of people with diabetes.  The Society will be particularly concerned with any matter relating to the assistance, support and education of people with diabetes in the Manawatu and Tararua regions. 
     

     

    Dietitians

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

     

    Fluid Form Fitness

    c/- 43 Florence Avenue
    Palmerston North 4414

    Tel: (06) 356 3462
    E-mail: move@fluidformfitness.co.nz
    Website: www.fluidformfitness.co.nz
    Hours: Varied

    Staff and qualifications:
    Paula Harris – Pilates mat instructor (distinction); Pre and Post Natal Pilates specialist, Diploma of Naturopathy (merit)

    Services:
    Private and group Pilates sessions
    Pre and Post Natal Pilates specialist

     

    Nutrition Matters

    204A Albert Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06)355 4600
    Fax: (06) 355 4601
    E-mail: info@nutritionmatters.co.nz

    Registered Dietitians:
    Gaye Philpott   (021) 147 9196
    Rachel Svenson  (021) 552 987

    Services:
    We provide:
    -personal nutrition advice and practical support for the management of weight, diabetes, heart disease, food allergies and intolerances, gut and bowel conditions including coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases
    -specialist services in sports nutrition including individual assessments and nutrition plans, team talks and seminars
    -specialist services to age-care facilities including menu auditing, individual assessments and nutrition plans, PEG feeding reviews, food safety training and preparation of food safety (HACCP) plans
     

     

    Nutrition & Physical Activities Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: bcwh@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=7

    Contacts:
    Nicci Kuiti and Paora Johanson

    Kaupapa
    To improve the health and wellbeing of Maori in the Manawatu region through better nutrition and regular physical activity
    To reduce the incidence of food-related disorders by improved nutrition
    To increase lifelong participation in regular physical activity

    Services:

    There is NO COST to access this service.

    Building Public Health Policy by:
    Assisting pre-schools, e.g. Kohanga reo, kura and marae to develop and implement nutritional and physical activity policies
    Provision of a community based breast-feeding campaign

    Creating Supportive Environments by:
    Promoting the consumption of vegetables and fruit in a variety of settings of workplaces, schools and marae
    Undertaking initiatives with the community, e.g. marae, to inform and influence healthy food choices and physical activities

    Strengthening Community Action by:
    Supporting community initiatives that promote healthy eating and physical activity, e.g. community garden, line dancing, etc
    Collaborate with other nutrition and physical  activity agencies to contribute to an intersectorial approach
    Provide training programmes to disseminate  relevant information
    Providing support to school based programmes, e.g. the Fruit in Schools Programme

    We are committed to offering information and advice in order to-
    Provide a supportive environment which enables healthy behaviour changes
    Support individuals and whanau about the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity
    Provide advice and support to community groups and agencies regarding health promotion of nutrition and physical activity, e.g. Kohanga reo
    Provide input/support to community based nutrition programmes and/or physical activity programmes developed by other agencies, e.g. Push Play
    Hold Health exhibitions, promotions and health hui
    Promote regular physical activity within a Marae setting, e.g. line dancing, low impact exercise classes

    Doctors - Medical Centres

    Are you enrolled with a Doctor ?
    If not, you will need to register on the waiting list.

    Contact telephones:
    0800 55 56 57
    Fax: (06) 354 6107
    E-mail: gpwaitlist@compasshealth.org.nz

    Click here to read the Central PHO list of Practices

    Horowhenua

    Both Dr Ramya-siri and Dr.Sauermann have open books for new enrolments of patients at the moment.

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua 

     

    169 Medical Centre

    169 Russell Street
    Palmerston North 4414

    Tel: (06) 357 5785
    Fax: (06) 357 4122

    Hours:
    Please ring for an appointment
    8.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

    Doctors:
    Dr Larry Loo
    Dr Michael Yee

    Services:
    General medical practice

    169 Medical Centre - Information Sheet

    Welcome from the Team at the 169 Medical Centre :

    Practice Nurses: Suzanne, Pam Jeanette
    Receptionists: Sharon,Gaylene and Sarah Practice Administrator:Joanne

     

    APPOINTMENTS:
    Whenever possible we make appointments at a time to suit you.  With emergencies etc, this is not always possible, and you can help us by:

    Plan your appointments ahead of time for regular check ups.
    Tell us how many people will be seeing the Dr at the appointment time.
    Tell us if you think you may need extra time - insurance medical, minor surgery, counselling
    Report to the desk on arrival - we may not always see you walk into the waiting room.
    ALL ACC forms, extensions on physio, certificates require an appointment with the Dr
    WINZ forms need an appointment with the Dr unless you have been seen in the previous 3 months.
     If an emergency arises, it may cause the Dr / Nurse  to run behind schedule. Please try to be tolerant- it may be you who needs the attention some time.  Enquire if you are concerned about any delay.
    Our Practice Nurses are available for consultations by appointment - you may occasionally "Catch" them if you do "Pop In" without an appointment , but pre booked consultations do take priority.   It will be of great assistance to the Practice Nurses if you do make an appointment time to see them. 
    We have a Practice Nurse available to do cervical smears.
    We offer a full vaccination service - childhood & Adult.  Some of these require an appointment with both the Dr and the Nurse, some with the Nurse only.  Please enquire when you phone for the appointment.
    If you are planning to travel overseas, you will need to make an appointment to see the nurse to go through your itinerary, and plan your vaccine requirements and medications.

    RESULTS :
    IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT US FOR YOUR RESULTS
    Our Practice Nurses are available to give out your results between 10AM - 4PM
    We endeavour to contact you with any abnormal results, but ask that you still ring for your results if have not heard from us.

    PRACTICE NURSES
    Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and to answer your queries.  We request that you ring between 8.30am - 5.00pm for routine enquiries.
    Our nurses also manage and update our recall system for you, sending you reminders about various medical matters. 
    They assist your Dr in all aspects of  your confidential care.
    If the Practice Nurse is not available when you ring, we will take a message to pass on to them.  Unfortunately they are not always available to take your call as they may be with a patient or assisting the Dr.
    If the Practice Nurse is unavailable, our Reception Staff are not able to give your results. Please do not ask them to do so.
    Diabetic Trust Medicals are now to be done by the Practice Nurse. When ringing to make an appointment, please inform Receptionist that this what you require the appointment for.

    AFTER HOURS CARE:
    We are affiliated to City Doctors, 22 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North Phone 355 3300, ensuring that you have 24 hour a day, 7 day a week medical care.
    Phoning our surgery prior to 8am and after 5.30pm will direct your call to City Doctors.

    PRESCRIPTIONS:
    If you need a repeat prescription for your regular / usual medication you may leave a message on our script phone.
    There is a surcharge charged for scripts required on the same day as the request.
    You MUST leave adequate DETAILS - Name, Strength, Dose of your medication, your DAYTIME contact phone number.
    Do not ask questions which need a reply on this phone - if you have a query, you must speak to someone, not leave a message on the tape.
    If you phone before 3pm your prescription will ready the next day, if you ring after 3pm, your script will be ready in 2 days time.  If you need urgent medication and have missed the cut off time, you must TALK to someone, not leave a message. Likewise if you have a query about your medication.
    Blood pressure and Oral Contraceptive medications require that the nurse check your blood pressure on collection of the script.  You MUST SEE THE DR for every second script for Blood Pressure Medications ie/. 6 monthly. 
    If you are over the age of 65, and are on blood pressure or heart medication, you MUST SEE THE DR EVERY TIME you require a new prescription.
    For most other medications, you need at least a yearly review with the Dr.  Check with the Practice Nurse who can tell you the frequency of visits you require for your medication.
    Ritalin prescriptions require a Dr visit every 3 months.

    HOUSE CALLS:
    Our Drs are available to do House Calls if you are too unwell to attend our rooms.  The Practice Nurse assesses and arranges for these. They will be done either prior to 9am, at lunchtime, or in the evenings, depending on the Dr's schedule.

    ACCOUNTS:
    Payment on the day of consultation is preferred. You will receive a $3.00 discount if you pay on the day of consultation.  If you require a credit facility, please speak to our staff.  A Statement fee will be charged on all overdue fees. Overdue accounts will be sent to a Debt Collection Agency for recovery. We are happy to receive autopayments if this option suits.

    GENERAL:
    -         Please hand your consultation slip to reception on your way out. Please check that the details on it are correct. Please make sure we have ALL YOUR CONTACT DETAILS.
    -         To enable our Practice to run smoothly, we ask for your assistance.  Please discuss any concerns you may have with regard to our service with Joanne.  We are always happy to look at any improvements / suggestions.  We also have a feedback form in the waiting room and would value your opinions.
    -         Please advise reception staff when you change address. This is especially important if you are waiting  an appointment at Palmerston North Hospital or a private specialist.

    OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE YOU & YOUR FAMILY WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE MEDICAL CARE.  PLEASE HELP US TO DO THIS BY VISITING YOUR DOCTOR FOR "WELL HEALTH" CHECKS, AND NOT JUST COMING TO SEE US WHEN YOU ARE UNWELL. PLEASE SPEAK TO OUR PRACTICE NURSES REGARDING "WELL HEALTH" CHECKUPS.

     

    Albert Street Medical Centre

    171 Albert Street
    Palmerston North 4410
    P O Box 545
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 356 9061
    Fax: (06) 358 1836
    After hours: City Doctors (06) 355 3300 (weeknights, all weekends and statuory holidays)
    Website: www.albertstreetmedical.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.15am -5.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding statuory Holidays)

    Practice Manager: Barbara Walker

    Doctors:
    Dr Michael Short
    Dr Margaret Bruce
    Dr Tim Crowe
    Dr Esther Willis

    Nurses: 
    Donna, Michelle M, Stephanie, Sandra, Leslie, Tasha, Tracey, Julia, Adele and Sophie.

    Receptionists:
    Lesley, Michelle, Margaret, Lyn M, Barbara R, Alison, Fiona, Sara and Sue.

    Services:
    - We are a member of the Manawatu PHO
    - Plan your appointments ahead of time for your regular check ups.
    - Tell us if you need more time than the usual 10-15 minute appointment, so it can be allocated to you e.g. Minor surgery, Insurance Medical, Drivers Licence etc.
    - Tell us if more than one member of the family is to be seen when you make your appointment.
    - If you have a long list of problems you have "saved up" for a consultation do not expect to have them all sorted out in the standard consultation.  You may be asked to come back another time, so please let us deal with the most urgent problem first.
    - Please report to reception on arrival as we don't always know you have arrived here if you just go and sit in the waiting room.
    - If you have had a change of address or phone number please tell the receptionist on your arrival.
    - Urgent or fit in consultation appointments.  These are for an urgent situation or problem. You may need to speak to a nurse before being given one. Please do not bring up other matters that can be dealt with at a routine appointment
    - Accidents are not fully covered by ACC, an additional charge will usually apply. Please fill in the ACC form for new injury before you see the Doctor - available from reception.  If the initial ACC form is filled elsewhere (hospital, City Drs) please bring ACC forms/paper work with you.
    - Home Visits: These may be arranged when necessary.  There is an additional charge for this service.
    - Fees: Your fees pay staff wages and the expenses of the Medical Centre.  Payment on the day of the consultation would be appreciated.  Accounts attract an account fee.  We have EFTPOS and credit card facilities or can arrange for a bank number for automatic or internet payments.

    Prescriptions:
      We deal with an extremely high volume of repeat prescriptions so when leaving a message clearly state your name, phone numbers and the medications required. We need 48 Hours notice for a repeat prescription.  A $10 fee for this service is required when prescription is collected.  If the prescription is faxed to a chemist the charge is $11 to cover extra costs. Forms for you to order repeat prescriptions are available at reception. We would encourage you to use these.

    Practice Nurses:
    Our nurses provide services such as   smears, liquid nitrogen, ear syringes etc.  Please make an appointment.  There is a fee for most nurse services.

    Immunizations/Vaccinations: 
    We believe immunization is important.

    Children: Please make an appointment for immunization.  All these procedures are free.  We run a special reminder system for immunizations which are overdue, so call the nurse if you are not sure if your child is up-to-date.

    For Overseas Travel: The vaccinations need to be ordered and paid for prior to administration.  As they should be given 4 weeks prior to travel you will need to see the nurse and possibly the Doctor in good time to arrange this.

    Influenza: This vaccine will prevent epidemic influenza only - not coughs and colds.  It is recommended for all those over 65 and for younger people with important chronic health problems (e.g. Heart or lung disease, diabetes etc.) who are likely to get complications if they get influenza.  (It contains purified fractions of the viruses most likely to circulate each winter and is best given in autumn.)   The Government  will pay the cost for people over 65 years and over for younger people with certain chronic illnesses provided the vaccine is given before the date specified by Government  each year.
    Cervical Smears: These are available by doctor or nurse (an appointment is required) and we have a reminder/recall system which can help you keep track.

    Services Offered:
    We provide the following services with prior approval from your doctor.
    - Care, advice  and education on all health problems and worries about them
    - Procedures such as surgical removal of skin lesions and ingrown toenails
    - Ear syringing, treatment of warts and "sun spots" with liquid nitrogen
    - Free information pamphlets
    - Contraceptive advice
    We also offer appointments with a Dietitian a Diabetic nurse and for Smoking Cessation.  These appointments require a referral from the doctor and are free of charge.

    Suggestions: 
    If you have any suggestions for improvements to our services we would really like to hear from you, just mention it to any one of us or drop us a note.

    Tips for patients:
    - Plan appointments ahead of time for your regular check ups.
    - If you have had a change of address or phone number please tell the receptionist on your arrival.
    - When making an appointment please let us know if it is for drivers  licence , insurance medical, change of dressing etc.
    - Tell us if more than one member of the family is to be seen when you make your appointment.
    - Please make an appointment if you need to see a nurse.
    - Results - please phone the nurse after 11 am for any results.
    - Urgent or fit in appointments.  These are for an urgent situation or problem.  You may need to speak to a nurse before being given one.  Please do not bring up other matters that can be dealt with at a routine appointment.
    - Accidents are not fully covered by ACC, an additional charge will usually apply.  Please fill in the ACC form for a new injury before you see the Doctor - forms at reception. If the initial ACC form is filled elsewhere (hospital, City Drs etc.) please bring ACC forms/paperwork with you.
    - Travel Vaccines: The vaccinations need to be ordered and paid for prior to administration.  As they should be given 4 week prior to travel you will need to see the nurse and possibly the Doctor in good time to arrange this.

    Other Services Offered:
    We provide the following service some with prior approval from the doctor.
    - Care, advice and education on all health problems and worries about them
    - Procedures such as surgical removal of skin lesions and ingrown toenails
    - Ear syringing, treatment of warts and "sun spots" with liquid nitrogen
    - Free information pamphlets
    - Contraceptive advice
    We also offer appointment with a Dietitian a Diabetic nurse and for Smoking Cessation.  These appointments require a referral from the doctor and are free of charge.

    Amesbury Health Centre

    142 Grey Street
    P O Box 1570
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 357 4424
    Fax: (06) 355 0119
    E-mail: admin@ahc.gen.nz

    Hours:
    9.00am - 5.15pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Murray Shaw
    Dr Anna Skinner

    Dianne Hamilton, Practice Nurse
    Jan Leggett, Practice Practice Nurse
    Debbie Stewart, Practice Nurse
    Vicky Smith, Practice Manager

    Services:
    General medical practice
    Counselling

    Aorangi Health Centre

    70 Aorangi Street
    P O Box 507
    Feilding 4740

    Tel: (06) 323 4600
    Fax: (06) 323 3207 

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr Bruce Stewart
    Dr Karl Gilchrist
    Dr Rao Boppudi

    Services:
    General medical practice

    Barraud Street Health Centre

    Tararua Health Group

    Barraud Street
    Dannevirke 4930

    Tel: (06) 374 8497 or (06) 734 8084
    Fax: (06) 374 8789
     
    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday
    Appointments preferred.

    After hours:
    Please phone the National Healthline 0800 611 116 for after hours service.

    Most Saturdays there is a GP clinic from 10.00am-12.00noon in Dannevirke.
    Please phone (06) 374 8497 

    Doctors:
    Dr Kelvin De Ginder
    Dr Marta Kroo
    Dr Pauline Blackmore
    Dr Jane Laver
    Dr Brian Quick
    Dr David Hill
    Dr Anna Skinner
    Dr Roger Williams

    Services:
    General medical practice


    GP Clinics include:
    Minor Surgery
    Mole Checks
    Carpel Tunnel Surgery
    Emergency doctor clinics 9.00am - 11.30am Monday to Friday

    Nurse clinics available for:
    Cervical Screening
    Childhood Immunizations
    Diabetic Checks
    Care Plus
    Well Men's Checks
    Liquid Nitrogen Clinics (warts for freezing) Tuesday afternoons
    Sexual Health

    We are a teaching practice for GP Registrars, medical students and 3rd Year Nursing Students

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust

    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: bcwh@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz

    Overview - IWI & Maori
    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust ('Whakapai Hauora'), is the health, social service and disability service provider arm of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, the mandated iwi authority for Rangitaane O Manawatu. As one of the operational arms of TMI, Whakapai Hauora works closely with other TMI entities, such as Kia Ora FM 89.8 (the only bilingual Maori Radio Station in the Manawatu) With an audience capacity exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand (of whom over fourteen thousand are Maori), Kia Ora FM offers an excellent opportunity for Whakapai Hauora to communicate health education and promotion messages through chat shows, talkback interviews and health advertising. Tune in on a Monday between 9.00am and 10.00am to listen to our health show. Though Whakapai Hauora is an iwi owned and operated provider, its health, social and disability services are provided to everyone.

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) is accredited with Quality Health New Zealand and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

    Whakapai Hauora vision is to be:
    The most proactive, culturally appropriate client centred provider of holistic health, disability support and social services for people regardless of age, disability or cultural background in the Manawatu

    Mission of Whakapai Hauora
    'Kia haere waimarie ana ki runga i te Whaea Papatuanuku'

    'To empower people to significantly improve their well-being to walk in balance on Mother Earth through exercising choice in health care'.

    Whakapai Hauora does this by:

    Practising Rangitaanenuirawa,
    Providing a range of high quality primary health care and social services,
    Providing health education and training,
    Employing committed, dedicated and multi-skilled staff,
    Ensuring effective co-ordination between secondary and primary care
    (integrated care) whilst operating a cost-efficient enterprise,
    Being culturally appropriate, and being responsive to client and community needs.

    Doctors:
    Dr O'Connell
    Dr Hayton
    Dr Herbert

    Other Team Members:

    Kaumatua and Kuia
    Health Manager
    Corporate Service Administrator
    Practice Nurse
    Mobile Primary Healthcare Nurse
    Maori Disability Support Officer
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Officers
    Tamariki Ora (Child Health) Nurse
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse
    Health Promotions Co-ordinator
    Alcohol and Drug Counsellors
    A & D Social Workers
    Receptionist
    Gambling Counsellor
    Gambling Health Promotions Officer
    Social Services Counsellor
    Cancer Coordinator
    Primary Mental Health Nurse
    Mobile Cervical Screening Nurse
    Oranga Whanau Coordinators

    Services:
    General Medical Care (GP and Practice Nurse Services)
    Nursing and Health Clinics
    Community Health Services including follow-ups
    Health Promotion/Education and Disease Prevention Services
    Outreach Programmes / Training
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Services
    Wahine (Women's) Health Services
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child Services)
    Cervical Screening & STD Checks
    Breast Screening Health Promotion
    Free Reproductive/Sexual Health Services (Criteria Applies)
    Gambling Counselling & Health Promotion Services
    Disability Support Services
    Social Services including:
     Counselling - Individual & Whanau (Family)
     Budgeting Advice
     Whanau Wellbeing Programmes
     Alcohol and Drug Counselling and
    Outreach Clinics
    Line Dancing every Friday
    Mobile Nursing Services - Shannon and Foxton
    Cancer Coordinator Services
    Primary Mental Health Nursing Services
    FREE Podiatry, Smoking Cessation, Diabetes and Clinical Dietician Clinics in association with the Primary Health Organisation


    Doctors

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: BCWH@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=2

    Health Care Hours:
    Open all year, except for Statutory Holidays and Weekends.
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    After Hours Service:
    Radius Medical
    The Palms
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 7737

    Please note that for all Whakapai Hauora GP clients that access our After Hours Service 'Radius Medical' that at the time of your visit to 'Radius Medical' you will need to request that they 'Radius Medical' send your consultation notes to your regular GP at Whakapai Hauora. This will ensure that we continue to provide a great service to you.

    Further Assistance:
    Accident and Emergency Department
    MidCentral Health
    50 Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 9169

     

     

     

    Staff:
    Dr Marianne O'Connell
    Dr Mary Hayton
    Dr Alex Herbert

    Joanne Meinung,  Practice Nurse
    Josephine Te Whaiti, Receptionist

    Services provided include ...

    a comfortable environment for all cultures
    quality time with nurses
    high standards of health care
    complete confidentiality
    Whakapai Hauora Practice

    Nurse Services include ...

    blood pressure monitoring
    weight monitoring
    blood sugar level monitoring
    peak flow monitoring
    ECG's
    visual activity checks
    sexual health checks
    immunisation for tamariki
    smoking cessation
    diabetes education
    travel immunisation
    adult immunisation
    nurse injections
    contraception services and advice
    pregnancy testing
    dressing change and wound care
    cervical screening
    diet and nutrition advice
    health assessments
    free contraceptive & advice services if you are a Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Clinics

    Whakapai Hauora in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation are offering FREE clinics at Whakapai Hauora premises.
    Please contact reception for dates, times and locations of the free clinics:
    Podiatry Clinic 
    Diabetes Clinic 
    Clinical Dietician Clinic
    Smoking Cessation Clinic

    If you are registered with our general practice please consult with your Doctor about a referral to these clinics. If you are not registered with our General Medical Practice but access other Whakapai Hauora services please contact the usual staff   member you deal with at Whakapai Hauora and they will assist you with a referral to the clinic you wish to access.

    If transport is a barrier to access the services, home visits can be made so let the relevant Whakapai Hauora staff member know you wish to have a home visit to be made when making the appointment.

    Whakapai Hauora is proud to bring you these primary care services in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation.

    If you have any queries about these clinics please contact our Health Manager Carole Fernandez on (06) 353 6385 ext 746.

    ***NAU MAI HAERE MAI***


    Nurses
    Practice Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 711
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=3

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

     

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Nurses
    High Standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality

    Whakapai Hauora Practice Nurse Service include-
    Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Weight Monitoring
    Blood Sugar Level Monitoring
    Peak Flow Monitoring
    ECG's
    Visual Activity Checks
    Sexual Health Checks
    Immunisation for Tamariki
    Smoking Cessation
    Diabetes Education
    Travel Immunisation
    Adult Immunisation
    Nurse Injections
    Contraception Services and Advice
    Pregnancy Testing
    Dressing Change and Wound Care
    Cervical Screening
    Diet and Nutrition Advice
    Health Assessments
    Free contraceptive & advice services if you are Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years.

     

     

     

     


    Contraception
    Free Contraception Service (criteria applies)

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 711
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Doctors and Nurses
    High standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality
    Translation/Communication Services (available upon pre-arrangement)

    Criteria for FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services-
    A Maori Woman of any age
    A Pacific Island Woman of any age
    A Woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services Include-
    Safe Sex & Sexual Health Advice
    Education about Contraception
    Group or Individual Education Sessions
    Pregnancy Advice
    Free Nurse and GP Consultation
    Referrals to other Health Professionals
    Regular Follow-ups

    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.

     


    Outreach
    Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 732
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=5

    FOXTON BEACH: Community Centre, Foxton Beach

    FOXTON: The Plunket Rooms, 8 Clyde Street, Foxton

    SHANNON: The Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon

    Please contact Carolyn Adler for dates and times.

    Contact:
    Diane Noble
    Tel:
    (06) 353 1888
    Mobile:
    (021) 144 7625 
    E-mail: diane@rangitaane.iwi.nz

     

    Services:
    The Mobile Primary Health Care Nursing Service is available in Foxton and Shannon.
    There is NO CHARGE to access the Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse
    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referrals to other Health Providers
    Advice & Information on a wide range of Health Issues
    Health Promotion & Education
    Health Seminars & Presentations to Groups or Individuals
    Whanau Health Plans

     


     
    Outreach
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 761
    E-mail: jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=14

    Contact:
    Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Services targets all age groups and all health areas.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Whanau Ora Health Services are FREE of CHARGE. Translation/communication services are available upon pre-arrangement.

    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referral Services
    Advice & Information
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Seminars and Presentations
    Whanau Health Plans

    Whanau Ora Health Goals-
    To contribute to the wellbeing of clients and their whanau through assessment, advice, follow-up, co-ordination and health education & promotion.

     

     


    Child
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child) Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext : 787
    E-mail: 
    Website:
    http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=4

    Contact:
    Emma Davis

    Services:
    All visits are private and confidential, in your own home or at Whakapai Hauora. The choice is yours and the service is FREE.
    Discuss this option with your Lead Maternity Carer or contact Emma Davis.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Services for 0-5 year olds FREE.
    As part of this service we also offer facilitation services and whanau/family care and support services. Confidentiality is assured.

    When your baby reaches 4-6 weeks old, your Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife, Doctor, Obstetrician) will  refer you to ongoing care. Whakapai Hauora provides such services through our Registered Nurse Emma Davis.

    We provide support, advice and information on all Tamariki Ora Health related issues, including:
    Breastfeeding
    Measuring Weight, Height and Head Growth
    Hearing and Vision
    Language, Behaviour and Development
    Nutrition
    Parenting Skills/Group Education
    Safety

    Advocacy and Referrals available. Interpreter/communication services available upon
    pre-arrangement.

     

     


     
    Womens
    Breast Screening Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 750
    E-mail: yvonne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=13

    Contact:
    Yvonne Hewson

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora provides a free Breast Screening Promotion Services.
    Breast Screening Promotion
    Providing support (including transport) and awhi to Maori Women having a mammogram
    Community awareness raising the importance about breast screening to enable whanau to make more informed decisions
    Breast screening promotion presentations
    Advice to Maori Women and their whanau regarding choices available in relation to Breast Screening and Breast Health
    Support for Breast Screening assessment and treatment
    Age target 45-69 years

    Our Goals in providing this Service are to-
    Increase the detection of Breast Cancer amongst Maori Women
    Reduce Maori mortality from Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about Breast Health and Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori and their whanau about the Breast Screening Programme
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about the advantages of early detection

    Do the 'right thing' so you, and the whanau unit as a whole, remain healthy.

     

     


     
    Disability
    Maori Disability Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext.: 717
    E-mail: raewyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=6

    Contact:
    Raewyn Skipper

    Services:
    Our Services are aimed at improving the quality, life and independence of people with disabilities.

    Advice and Guidance...
    On treatment and rehabilitation services available
    Referrals to other Health Services where necessary for assessment and service co-ordination services
    On decision making where requested
    On access to Home Support Services
    Advocacy

    Information-
    On the role of the Disability Support Services
    On the methods of access to Disability Support Services
    On the rights and entitlements of disabled people

    We are committed to-
    Helping disabled individuals and whanau stay healthy and well
    High standards of disability care
    Quality time with the Disabilities Officer
    Quality time with the Doctor if necessary
    Cultural appropriateness
    Supporting individuals and whanau through the assessment, service co-ordination and referred services process
    Providing a comfortable environment for disabled clients
    Seeing clients within thirty minutes of arriving
    Ensuring your confidentiality at all times

    Interpreter/Communication Services available upon pre arrangement.

     

     

     

     


    Dieticians
    Nutrition & Physical Activities Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 714
    E-mail: raymond@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    and shane@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=7

    Contacts:
    Raymond Rolfe and Shane Ruwhiu

    Kaupapa-
    To improve the health and wellbeing of Maori in the Manawatu region through better nutrition and regular physical activity
    To reduce the incidence of food-related disorders by improved nutrition
    To increase lifelong participation in regular physical activity

    Services:

    There is NO COST to access this service.

    Building Public Health Policy by:
    Assisting pre-schools, e.g. Kohanga reo, kura and marae to develop and implement nutritional and physical activity policies
    Provision of a community based breast-feeding campaign

    Creating Supportive Environments by:
    Promoting the consumption of vegetables and fruit in a variety of settings of workplaces, schools and marae
    Undertaking initiatives with the community, e.g. marae, to inform and influence healthy food choices and physical activities

    Strengthening Community Action by:
    Supporting community initiatives that promote healthy eating and physical activity, e.g. community garden, line dancing, etc
    Collaborate with other nutrition and physical  activity agencies to contribute to an intersectorial approach
    Provide training programmes to disseminate  relevant information
    Providing support to school based programmes, e.g. the Fruit in Schools Programme

    We are committed to offering information and advice in order to-
    Provide a supportive environment which enables healthy behaviour changes
    Support individuals and whanau about the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity
    Provide advice and support to community groups and agencies regarding health promotion of nutrition and physical activity, e.g. Kohanga reo
    Provide input/support to community based nutrition programmes and/or physical activity programmes developed by other agencies, e.g. Push Play
    Hold Health exhibitions, promotions and health hui
    Promote regular physical activity within a Marae setting, e.g. line dancing, low impact exercise classes
     

     

     

    Social
    Social Services

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 727
    E-mail:
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=8

    Contacts:
    Ganga Aiyar Tel:(06) 353 6385 ext 708

    Services:
    We provide counselling and social support services to-
    Individuals
    Whanau
    Couples
    Pakeke (Adults)
    Kaumatua/Kuia (Elders)
    Rangatahi (Young Adults)
    Tamariki (Children)
    Male and Female

    Counselling services include-
    Child misbehaviour/management
    Physical and/or sexual abuse
    Marital strife
    Loneliness
    Custody Issues
    Domestic violence/anger
    Stress and depression
    Parenting skills
    Mental Health Problems
    Gender Identity Issues
    Cultural Issues
    Household management
    Finance/budgeting (including referrals)
    Unemployment
    Child care needs
    Loss/Grief/Depression
    Acceptance of illness and/or disabilities
    Behaviour Issues
    Self-esteem Issues

    Whanau Wellbeing Programme
    This is a programme to assist whanau where domestic violence    occurs within the household. There is no cost to access this programme.

     


     
    Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884 to talk to the Piki Team.
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=9

    Services:
    'Kia Ora'
    Our service is designed around Tangata Whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

    We shall provide our service either:
    At Whakapai Hauora
    In the home of Tangata Whaiora
    On the Marae
    In outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki
    Any other community venue where Tangata Whaiora feel comfortable and appropriate

    Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the Whare Tapa Wha Model.

    Our service includes-
    Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:
    A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
    A & D Counselling
    A & D Social Work Services
    Rangatahi A & D Social Services
    Basic Life Skills Programmes
    Activities Group
    Advocacy
    Strengthening Families Hui
    A & D Health Promotion and Education
    Ongoing support and follow up


    Counselling
    Problem Gambling Counselling and Health Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884
    E-mails: daniel@rangitaane.iwi.nz or joanne.eagle@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=12

    Contacts:
    Daniel Kawana and Joanne Eagle

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora offers you the services of our counsellor for Problem Gambling which includes-

    Counselling which can be for:
    The Problem Gambler
    A Partner
    A Friend
    Whanau/Family
    Any concerned persons affected by someone who gambles

    'The right approach to a difficult problem is the 'tri-angle'.'

    The counselling service includes-
    Intervention services, e.g. support the whanau/family
    Screening services
    Family/whanau centred interventions
    Counselling support
    Easy access for services, e.g. home, marae, school, community
    Ongoing support and follow up

    The health promotion service includes-
    1. Promoting Healthy Public Policies in relation to gambling harm by:
    Working with Local Government Groups on policies to reduce gambling harm
    Providing advice on gambling policies
    Ensuring Maori involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of gambling related policies and activities

    Encouraging Supportive Environments to minimise gambling harm by:
    Providing forums to discuss problem gambling harm
    Working with communities to reduce gambling harm in their communities
    Encouraging the public to adopt responsible gambling practices
    Meeting any identified gaps in the gambling area highlighted by the local community

    Enhancing the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm by:
    Implementing health promotion projects in relation to Maori Problem Gambling
    Working with the community to address and manage community based health promotion problem gambling programmes

    Assisting the development of peoples life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or   minimising gambling harm.

    Choices are the hinges of destiny!

    Joanne Eagle Gambling Counsellor provides an afternoon counselling clinic in the Shannon Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1pm - 4.30pm.

     


    Cancer
    Cancer Coordination Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 716
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: pauline@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Contact:
    Pauline Wharerau

    Our Cancer Coordinator will work across the cancer control continuum for Maori, either before or at the diagnosis of cancer who require ongoing support in the community.

    Services:
    The service will include;
     Supporting clients and their whanau to cancer services;
     Improving the level of communication and facilitate increased knowledge/information  cancer;
     Supporting Maori community development initiatives for cancer;
     Improve the delivery of health promotion and education about cancer; and
     Support cancer service coordination for the diagnosed patient and their whanau.

    The service is free and available to all eligible persons resident in Palmerston North City.

    This service is provided in a range of settings including;
     Marae;
     Schools;
     Te Kohanga Reo;
     In private homes where appropriate; and
     Here at Whakapai Hauora.

     

     

     

    Central City Medical

    174 Featherston Street
    Palmerston North, 4410

    Tel: (06) 358 7282
    Fax: (06) 358 7285

    Opening Hours:
    8.30am -5.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding statuory Holidays)
    After hours:
    City Doctors (06) 355 3300 (weeknights, all weekends and statuory holidays)

    Clinic Hours:
    9.00am – 12.00 noon
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
     
    Practice Manager:
    Aishah Jip
    E-mail: manager@centralcitymedical.co.nz

    Doctors:
    Dr Jonathan Morton
    Dr Paul Jip
    Dr Nader Fattah

    Nurses:
    Aishah Jip, Linnet Overton, Susan Bannister, Stacey Pearpoint

    Nurse Practitioner:
    Kate Morton

    Healthcare Assistant:
    Shannon Mitchell

    Receptionists:
    Trish, Shona, Vicki, Janette, Lyn

    Important Patient Information:
    •Plan your appointments ahead of time for your regular check ups.
    •Tell us if you need more time than the usual 10-15 minute appointment, so it can be allocated to you e.g. Insurance Medical, Drivers Licence etc.
    •Tell us if more than one member of the family is to be seen when you make your appointment.
    •If you have several issues or problems that you wish to discuss please request a double appointment.  In the event that you do not have a double appointment you may be asked to come back another time to go over your other issues allowing us to deal with your most urgent issue first.
    •Please report to reception on arrival the front desk can become very busy and we may not  always know you have arrived.
    •If you have had a change of address or phone number please tell the receptionist on your arrival.

    Fees:
    •Payment on the day of the consultation would be appreciated and is expected. 
     
    Accounts: 
    •The practice does not operate a credit facility and does not therefore offer an account.  No one individual may owe more than $100 at any given time. Fees not paid within 30 days will attract an administration fee monthly until paid. Debts older than 90 days will be referred to a debt collection agency for recovery.  We have EFTPOS and credit card facilities or can help you to arrange regular automatic or internet payments.  If you envisage fees payment problems you are strongly encouraged to discuss the matter before your consultation with the practice manager whom will endeavour to assist you and work out a suitable payment arrangement.

    Important Service Information:
    Central City Medical General Practice is working on new ways to deliver primary health care services to you. We have changed how you contact us about prescriptions and appointments. When you ring Central City Medical on 06 358 7282 between 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday you now have three options to choose from:

    Repeat prescription requests:
    • We deal with an extremely high volume of repeat prescriptions so when leaving a message clearly state your name, phone numbers and the medications required. We need 48 Hours notice for a repeat prescription.  A $16.20 fee for this service is required when prescription is collected.  If the prescription is faxed to a chemist the charge is $19.50 to cover extra costs. Forms for you to order repeat prescriptions are available at reception. We would encourage you to use these.

    Double bookings i.e. ‘slot in’ appointments:
    • the practice operates a strict ‘No double bookings’ policy.  What this means is that we will not squeeze an appointment in to another patients appointment slot. The purpose of this policy is to promote patient and clinician safety and standards and to respect those patients whom have booked their appointments in advance.

    Minor Surgery:
    • Your doctor will decide the necessity for performing a minor operative procedure following routine appointment.  All minor operative procedures must be pre agreed. receptionists and practice nurses are not able to book an appointments without the doctors consent. Payment is to made in full prior to the appointment for the procedure.

    Accidents:
    • Accidents are not fully covered by ACC, an additional charge will apply for first and subsequent appointments.  If the initial ACC form is filled elsewhere (hospital, City Drs) please bring ACC forms/paper work with you.

    Home Visits:
    •  These may be arranged with a practice nurse when necessary.  There is an additional charge for this service.

    Practice Nurses:
    • Our nurses provide services such as smears, liquid nitrogen, ear syringes etc.  Please make an appointment.  There is a fee to see a nurse unless specific service funding is available.
    Immunisations/Vaccinations: 
    • Full childhood immunisation services are available. Please contact reception to book an appointment. Childhood immunisation procedures are free.  We run a reminder system for immunizations which are overdue.  Please contact a practice nurse if you are unsure whether your child is up-to-date with their immunisations.
    Occupational Health Vaccination:
    •Please book an appointment with a nurse to discuss individual requirements.  Vaccinations need to be paid for prior to being ordered.  The cost involved is inclusive of administration. 

    Vaccinations For Overseas Travel:
    •Not currently offered at this practice.

    Influenza:
    • This vaccine will prevent epidemic influenza only – not coughs and colds.  It is recommended for all those over 65 and for other people with chronic health problems (e.g. Heart or lung disease, diabetes etc.) who are likely to get complications if they got influenza.  The Government will pay the cost for people over 65 years and over for younger people with certain chronic illnesses provided the vaccine is given before the date specified by Government each year.

    Cervical Smears:
    • These are available by with a practice nurse, nurse practitioner or Dr Jip (an appointment is required). We have a reminder/recall system which can help you keep track of when your next smear is due.  Some women may be eligible for free smears.

    Services Offered:
    • Diabetic Reviews, Sexual Health, Enhanced care and Nurse led acute care clinics

    Suggestions: 
    • To comment on our service or if you would like to make suggestions for improvements please request a feedback form from reception.

    City Doctors

    22 Victoria Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 3300

    Fax: (06) 359 2563

    E-mail: citydocs@xtra.co.nz

    After Hours service:

    From 5.30pm to 8.30am weeknights

    From 5.30pm Friday to 8.30am Monday

    Location map

    Cook Street Health Centre

    The Cook Street Health Centre is a Cornerstone Accredited Practice.

     

    138 Cook Street
    Palmerston North 4443

    Tel: (06) 356 8033 during the day and after hours
    Emergency Tel: 111
    Fax: (06) 356 8045
     
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

    Doctors
    John Drake
    Stephan Lombard
    Aisha Khatib

    Practice Nurses
    Greta Wischnowsky
    Karen Lowe, Nurse Practitioner
    Andrea Ropiha
    Margaret Gilbert

    Receptionists
    Christine Grant
    Christine Hyde
    Margaret Edge

    Practice Manager
    Joy Zentveld

    Services available:
    The Cook Street Health Centre provides General Practice for you and your family.

    Joining and Leaving the Practice
    When you join the practice it is important that we review your medical history and perform a medical examination in order to provide the best possible care for you. You will be invited to have an initial appointment with the doctor. We can request your notes from your previous doctor with your permission and you will be asked to sign a form for this.

    If you leave the practice, please let us know so that we can cancel reminder notices and keep our records up to date. Your new doctor will request your notes from us once you have authorised this.

    Enrolment
    The principle of enrolment is crucial to the government's primary health care strategy. Ensuring that patients obtain their health care from one general practice will undoubtedly help make their care more efficient and effective. There is a lot of evidence that continuity of care results in better health.

    Some of the key points about this system are:

    It is important to understand the principles of enrolment. For patients who are enrolled with us, we ask that you try to obtain your health care from us, except after hours. The system encourages this partnership (and provides a financial penalty for us if you consult other practices). An information brochure is available which explains the details about enrolment: please ask at the desk if you wish to see this.

    Privacy
    From time to time, in the course of treatment, we may need to provide your details and medical history to other health providers, such as specialists and hospitals.  We will ensure that your health information is only seen by people who are involved in your health care (such as a staff and specialists that we refer you to).  We will always ask for your consent before transferring any identifiable medical information about you to someone who is not involved in your health care. We provide the PHO and the Ministry of health with a list of our enrolled patients so that we can obtain subsidies on your behalf. This information includes your name, address, date of birth, ethnicity, and the dates when you see the doctor or nurse.  No identifiable medical information is provided without your consent. In all cases, your privacy is protected by the medical ethics of confidentiality, the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993, and the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.  We are aware of these privacy requirements and work within policies and procedures developed by the PHO to uphold them at all times.  We value the confidentiality of your health information.

    Appointments
    Appointments are usually made for 15 minutes. Please be considerate of other patients if you have several problems which may require more time than one appointment allows. You are welcome to book a double appointment if you think this is necessary, and this will carry an additional charge.

    We try to ensure that you are able to see your regular doctor as this maintains continuity of care. It is therefore best if you telephone ahead to make an appointment. If there is a significant delay you may be offered an appointment with another doctor. Please tell the receptionist if your problem is urgent.

    If you have made an appointment which is no longer needed, please ring us at least 2 hours beforehand so that it can be made available for another patient. We discourage our patients from turning up without an appointment.

    After Hours
    This service is provided through City Doctors at 22 Victoria Avenue from 5.30pm to 8.30am weeknights and from 5.30pm Friday to 8.30am Monday

    Home Visits
    If you need a doctor to call at your home, please phone early in the day if possible.

    Consultations and Emergencies:
    We have a modern, well-equipped building with a range of treatment areas to deal with your accident or medical problem quickly and efficiently.

    Maternity Care
    Our doctors do not act as Lead Maternity Carers (LMC's) but do provide early antenatal care and liaise with local midwives and obstetricians over ongoing care in pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.

    Immunisation
    A full range of vaccinations are offered for children and adults.  This includes routine childhood immunisations, tetanus boosters, flu injections and travel vaccinations.

    Surgical Procedures
    Minor surgical procedures such as mole removal are performed at the centre. A double appointment is required. Liquid Nitrogen treatment is available for warts and other skin conditions during our normal opening hours. This will involve an extra cost. Please feel free to ask for a quote.

    Prescriptions
    While it is convenient for patients to phone for prescriptions, we need to follow careful guidelines for safety and legal reasons. You will need to be seen by the doctor at regular intervals. It is best if possible to talk to the practice nurse about your needs as this allows her to look in your file and check the request. If she is busy the receptionist may take the request but the nurse may need to ring you back if there is a query.

    We will not give prescriptions for new medicines without seeing you except in extreme circumstances. For regular medications we may require that you have your blood pressure checked if appropriate or if you have not been seen for some time we will require you to come in and have a consultation. If the nurse advises you that an appointment is necessary in order to get a repeat prescription, she is following clearly set out protocols designed to ensure the safe and responsible administration of drugs. She is not just trying to create business or make your life difficult!

    You can request repeat prescriptions by telephone,  or fax. Remember to include enough detail about the name and dosage of the medicine, and provide contact details so that a nurse can contact you if needed. The doctors write the prescriptions at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions. Therefore if you ring for a prescription in the morning it will usually be ready around 2pm and if you ring in the afternoon we cannot guarantee that it will be ready until the next morning.

    If you want the prescription faxed it is useful for us if you have the name of the chemist available and if possible their fax or phone number. If you require your prescription by a certain time it is again best if you can talk to the practice nurse regarding this. We cannot fax prescriptions to private numbers; they have to be faxed to a chemist. There is an extra charge for faxed prescriptions to allow for the extra administration, including the cost of posting the original copy of the prescription to the chemist.

    Test results
    You are entitled to your results. We are obliged to follow up abnormal results however it is always good to be aware that your tests were processed and the results were normal. If you don’t’ hear from us you are welcome to leave a message for us to get the results to you by phone message, letter or text message.

    If you have a cell phone that you can receive a text message on please make sure you have given us your current number and advise us that you are happy to receive a message this way.

    Nurse Clinics
    Our Practice Nurses have a wide range of skills including wound management, performing cervical smears, blood pressure checks, immunisations, testing hearing and doing ear syringing. They are also able to provide free annual checks for diabetic patients and well person checks

    Fees
    Our schedule of fees is on display at reception. All fees are GST inclusive. You can pay by EFTPOS, cheque, cash, credit card or Internet banking. Payment is expected at the time of consultation, but if we have to send an account, an extra charge is made to cover administration and postage. Should you have difficulty paying fees or settling an account, please discuss this with your doctor or the reception staff.

    Additional charges are made for after hours consultations, home visits and call outs, as well as for all materials used. 

    Dealing with Difficulties
    If there is a problem about the way you have been treated, or if you are unhappy with any of the services provided, you need to tell us as soon as possible. Please contact the doctor in question, the Practice Manager or outline your concerns in a letter to the practice. You can be assured that problems will be tackled and any complaints dealt with promptly. You also have the right to use independent procedures. These are outlined in a pamphlet from the Health and Disability Commissioner available at the Centre.

    Health Checks
    We would like to recommend to you our well-person health checks. These are designed to look at inherited, lifestyle and other personal health risks, so that measures can be taken to reduce these in the future. They are particularly aimed at those between the ages of 30 and 70 years who rarely need to see a doctor.

    The health check includes filling out a questionnaire, seeing your practice nurse, having tests done and following up with your doctor.

    If you would like to have a well person check, please phone the reception desk to arrange a time.

    For further health information, please visit "Useful Links" at the bottom of the Central Health website.

    Dr Dara Bogdanovic

    Tararua Medical Practice
    127 Cambridge Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 5560
    Fax: (06) 368 5538

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Services:
    General medical practice

     

    Feilding Medical Centre

    The Whitehouse
    33 Kimbolton Road
    Feilding 4702

    Tel: (06) 323 4334
    Fax: (06) 323 7012

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr David Broad
    Dr Quentin MacMurray

    Services:
    General medical practice
    Musculo-skeletal medicine

    Foxton Family Health Centre

    Cnr Park and Robinson Streets
    Foxton 4814

    Ladys Mile
    Foxton 4814

    Tel: (06) 363 6030
    Fax: (06) 363 5364

    Hours:
    8.30 - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr. Naomi Dunwoodie
    Dr. Nelson Nagoor
    Dr. Paul Cooper
    Dr. Bente Ongkiehong

    Nurses:
    Carol Kupa
    Mary Lineham
    Nicky Hyndman
    Janice Harrington
    Sue Sinclair

    Phlebotomist:
    Wendy Gibson

    Practice Manager:
    Christine Harper

    Receptionists:
    Briar
    Katie
    Michelle
    Christine
    Janice

    Services:
    General medical practice
    In attendance:
    Physical Activity Officer
    Quit smoking services
    PHO Mental health
    Dietician
    Childhood Eczema Clinic
    CCN
    Blood Taking Service

    Foxton Medical Centre

    Cnr Park and Robinson Streets
    Foxton 4814

    Ladys Mile
    Foxton 4814

    Tel: (06) 363 6030
    Fax: (06) 363 5364

    Hours:
    8.30 - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr. Naomi Dunwoodie
    Dr. Nelson Nagoor
    Dr. Paul Cooper
    Dr. Bente Ongkiehong

    Nurses:
    Carol Kupa
    Mary Lineham
    Nicky Hyndman
    Janice Harrington
    Sue Sinclair

    Phlebotomist:
    Wendy Gibson

    Practice Manager:
    Christine Harper

     

    Receptionists:
    Briar
    Katie
    Michelle
    Christine
    Janice

    Services:
    General medical practice
    In attendance:
    Physical Activity Officer
    Quit smoking services
    PHO Mental health
    Dietician
    Childhood Eczema Clinic
    CCN
    Blood Taking Service

    Gordon Street Health Clinic

    Child and Youth Health Services - Dannevirke
    Gordon Street Health Clinic
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8496 (answerphone)
    Mobile: 027 471 8697
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (drop in or by appointment)

    Services: 
    Nurse clinics.
    Doctor available monthly by appointment.
    Available to all children & youths (5 18 years).
    Contraception information and advice available to young people up to the age of 22 years.
    This is A free & Confidential Service.

     

    Group Medical Chambers

    477 Church Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: please see numbers below beside each Doctor
    Fax: (06) 354 8005

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Matthew Claridge Tel: (06) 357 8245
    Dr Simon Riddell Tel: (06) 357 8061

    Services:
    General medical practice

    Highbury Medical Centre

    121 Botanical Road
    Palmerston North 4412

    Tel: (06) 357 8786
    Fax: (06) 355 0090

    Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 5.30pm
    Wednesday 9.00am - 12.30pm
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Ben Goddard
    Practice Nurse: Jenny Glendinning
    Receptionists: Lynda Coffin and Mechelle Kohunui

    Services:
    General medical practice

    Hokowhitu Medical Centre

    8 Pahiatua Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 357 2092
    Fax: (06) 357 2675

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Martin Minnee

    Services:
    General medical practice

    Horowhenua Community Practice

    Horowhenua Health Centre
    62 Liverpool Street
    PO Box 50
    Levin 5540

    Tel: (06) 368 8065
    Fax: (06) 368 9136
    E-mail: health@hcp.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm


    General Practitioners:
    Dr Anne Smith
    Dr Chris Lane
    Dr Maarten De Krom
    Dr Bonnie Zijsling
    Dr Philip Whitfield
    Dr Wayne Scott

    Practice Nurses:
    Chris Clement
    Jan Finn
    Lizzie Rodgers
    Michelle Arms
    Eloise Van Der Spuy
    Sue Gallie-Mcleavey

    Nurse Practitioner:
    Tui Hancock

    Nurse Practitioner Intern
    Vicki Bryant
    Faye Haerewa

    Practice Manager:
    Kirsty Woolford

    Administrator:
    Varee Anderson

    Receptionists:
    Jennifer Hassell
    Robyn Douthett
    Christine Hearfield
    Jo Scott

    Read Clinical Assistants/Enrolled Nurse
    Sue Hagger Suzie Bull

    Horowhenua Community Practice is a member of the Central Primary Health Organisation

    Administration Tips:
    Plan your appointments ahead of time for your regular check ups.

    When reporting at reception please advise if you have changed address phone number etc.

    We offer double appointments if you have several issues that need discussion please advise recption when making appointment if these are required - extra fees may apply.

    If more than one family member needs to be seen please advise reception so we can allocate enough time.

    Payment of fees are appreciated on the day of consultation - overdue accounts may incur account fees.  Please discuss with Practice Manager or Administrator if you need to make arrangements for payment of accounts.

    Services:
    General Practitioner Consultations
    ACC Consultation (surcharge applies)
    Care Plus consultations (co payment on 2nd and 4th consultation  - with Doctor or Nurse)
    Immigration Medicals (check at reception for cost)
    Insurance Medicals
    Minor Biopsy (Doctors appointment required prior - fee discussed at consultation)
    Nurse Services (fees applicable for most services) Appointments with Nurse required
    Advice
    Blood Pressure
    B12 Injections
    Cyro (freezing)
    CX Smears
    Diabetic Get Checked (1 Free consultation with Diabetic Nurse)
    Dressings
    Ear Syringe
    Immunisations - Child, Travel and Influenza
    Plaster Casts applied for minor fractures
    Sexual Health Advice (check with nurses as you may qualify for free consultation)
    Spirometery
    Suture Removal
     

     

    Horowhenua Health Centre

    Masonic Medical Centre

    685 Queen Street
    PO Box 243
    Levin 5540

    Tel: (06) 368 8068
    Fax: (06) 368 8100

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr Graham Irving
    Dr Andy Van de Vyver

    Services:
    General medical practice

    Massey Medical Centre

    Level 1 of the Registry Building
    Private Bag 11222
    Palmerston North 4442

    Tel: (06) 350 5533
    After hours: (06) 355 3300
    Fax: (06) 350 5090
    E-mail: Medical-Centre-PN@massey.ac.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    Reduced hours 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday during semester breaks
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr Mark Morris, Director
    Dr Anthony Kriechbaum
    Dr Claire Davis
    Dr Pei Yeong

    Nurses:
    Beccy Turner
    Rae Hurnard
    Amanda Mullen
    Roz Timms

    Physiotherapist:
    Mark Oram

    Services:
    The Health and Counselling Services of Massey University are committed to providing professional, high quality counselling support and primary health care for all Massey University students. We recognise the particular needs of you as an individual, and as a student, and we will play our part in helping you realise your full potential. Promoting healthy living and a balanced lifestyle is another of our key goals, and proactive, multi-disciplinary services are a feature of our service delivery. We strive to provide responsive, student-oriented, student-friendly services which we hope will encourage you to think of us first should anything occur to upset your physical or emotional wellbeing.

     

    Milson Medical Chambers

    19 Purdie Place
    Palmerston North 4414

    Tel: (06) 356 9319
    Fax: (06) 356 7324

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
    8.00am - 1.30pm Thursday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Edwin van der Merwe

    Services:
    General medical practitioner
    Travel medicine

    North Street Family Medical Centre

    191 North Street
    Feilding 4702

    Tel: (06) 323 5775
    Fax: (06) 323 3909

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Andrew Williams
    Dr Anna Eglinton

    Services:
    General medical practice
     

    Orbit Medical

    229 Grey Street
    Palmerston North 4414

    Tel: (06) 353 5335

     

    Otaki Medical Centre

    2 Aotaki Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8555 = 24 hour number for advice on after hours service.
    Fax: (06) 364 6184
    E-mails:
    Clinical enquires: clinical@otakimedical.co.nz
    Admin enquires: admin@otakimedical.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.15 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
    9.00 am - 12.00 noon Saturday
    24 hour number (06) 364 8555

    Doctors
    Dr John Sprunt
    Dr Bert Lombard
    Dr Sherry Martin
    Dr Hans Itjeshorst
    Dr Tam Chung
    Dr Roger Jubert

    Practice Manager:
    Christine Clements
    E-mail: manager@otakimedical.co.nz

    Nurse Manager:
    Sharon McKeon
    E-mail: sharonm@otakimedical.co.nz

    Services:
    Access funded practice

    Practice Nurses
    Enhanced Care Plus consultations, annual Diabetes checks, cervical smears, ear syringe, liquid nitrogen, immunisations, wound management, blood pressure checks, laboratory results, repeat prescriptions and medical queries.

    Repeat prescriptions require 48 hours notice  (2 working days notice) (Monday - Friday)

    If your medication needs to be changed or reviewed you may need to see your doctor, so please do not wait until your medication runs out.

    Receptionists
    Appointments, enrolments, account enquires.

    Laboratory Tests
    Medlab have a laboratory in our complex and is open Monday - Friday from 8.15am - 11.00am.

    Surgical Procedures
    Minor surgical procedures such as biopsies and mole removals.

    Sexual Health
    Sexual Health consultations are available free of charge to people under 19 and with a Community Services card aged 19 - 24. Dr John Sprunt and Dr Sherry Martin have undertaken specific training and have a contract through Mid Central Health.

    Complaints and Concerns
    If you have a problem with the way you have been treated or a concern with our any of our services please put your concerns in writing to the Practice Manager. All concerns are treated seriously and will be addressed promptly.

    Fees
    Our schedule of fees is displayed on the notice board at reception.

    Cancellations
    The Practice reserves the right to charge a $45 fee if you miss more than one appointment without a minimum of 4 hours notice.

    Credit Policy

    Credit may be extended (only with the prior approval the management) in the following circumstances:

    Circumstances where payment must be made prior to the service being provided:

    Payment required at the time of booking an appointment:
    If you have missed more than two appointments within the past 12 months without contacting the medical centre to cancel, you will be required to pay for your appointment at the time of requesting it. This may be an inconvenience but the demand for appointments is very high and difficult to come by. Paying for appointments in advance will hopefully ensure patients do not miss their appointments.

    This is our normal procedure when dealing with accounts and appointments. All we ask is that if anyone is having problems paying their account to make contact with us so we can talk about it and come to an arrangement that is acceptable to both parties.

    Pahiatua Community Health Services Mid-Central Health

    49 Main Street
    PO Box 57
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 7444
    Fax: (06) 376 6136
    Website: http://manawatu-wanganui.2cu.co.nz/listings/37880-pahiatua-community-health-services

    Services:
    Physiotherapy
    Taraua Mental Health Services
    Tararua Drug & Alcohol Services
    Public Health
    Social Work
    Out Patients Clinics
    District Nursing
    Support Links

     

    Pahiatua Medical Centre

    Tararua Health Group

    Cnr. Centre and Main Streets
    P O Box 158
    Pahiatua 4941

    Tel: (06) 376 6466
    Fax: (06) 376 6429
    E-mail: amy.schrader@thg.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 12.00noon
    2.00pm - 5.00pm
    By appointment only
    Dr Wilson has a late night clinic most Tuesday evenings.

    Nurses available between 8.00am - 5.00pm - appointments necessary.

    Outreach clinic in Eketahuna Tuesday mornings - ring Eketahuna Health Centre for appointments (06) 375 8188.

    Outreach Clinics in Woodville - Open Monday afternoon, all day Wednesday and all day Thursday. Please ring Pahiatua Medical Services for these appointments.

    Doctors:
    Dr Sam Wilson MB ChB Dip GP FRNZCGP
    Dr Delamy Keall MHB MB ChB FRNZCGP
    Dr Elizabeth Williams MB ChB FRNZCGP Dip GP
    Dr Roger Williams MB ChB FRNZCGP
    Dr Derryn Brain MB ChB

    Practice Manager: Amy Schrader 

    Services:
    General medical practice

    Dr Parry's Surgery

    19 Union Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 356 5099

    Hours:
    8.15am - 5.00pm
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Trevor Parry
    Jenny Parkinson, Practice Nurse
    Melanie Allen & Lyn Donaldson, Receptionists
    Rachel Parry, Practice Manager

    Services:
    General medical practice
    Obstetric care

    Public Health

    Hauora mo te Iwi
    Free Confidential Youth Health Service (12-22 years)

    575 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 4560
    Fax: (06) 350 4561

    Hours:
    No appointment necessary
    Youth clinics are held Monday to Friday, from 3.00-4.00pm

    Services:
    We offer advice, assessment, information & referral on all health concerns or questions.
    Come in and see our Nurses and Doctor.

    Radius Medical

    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 354 7737
    Fax: (06) 354 7757
    Website: www.radiusmedical.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 7.00pm
    Please ring for an appointment
    Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays excluding Christmas Day 9.00am - 6.00pm
    No appointment necessary Weekends and public holidays.

    Staff:
    Dr Premkumar Padmanabhan  GP, Partner
    Dr Joseph Sami GP, Partner
    Dr Wayne Hayter GP, Clinical Director
    Dr Petrus Hanekom GP
    Dr Shamse Shaheed GP
    Dr Jai Sood Locum GP
    Dr Gemma Ward-Smith GP
    Dr Paul Tervit GP
    Dr Ben Nieuwoudt GP
    Dr Olga Dubnytska GP
    Dr Mazher Iqbal GP

    Carolyn Russell     Nurse Manager   
    Jody Macdonald    Family Planning, Sexual Health Clinic

    Services:
    Accident & Medical
    Pharmacy
    Physiotherapy
    The Palms X-ray offers the very latest in digital technology for x-ray imaging - the first in the Manawatu. These changes enable images to be sent electronically to computer stations at hospitals, specialists and GPs, making the whole process faster and more efficient.
    Dentist
    Laboratory
    Podiatry
    Sexual health clinic 
    Allergy Treatment
    Family planning clinic
    Ambulatory BP monitoring
    Sports Medicine
    Nurse Specialty Clinics 
    Sports Manawatu preferred medical provider
    Weight management clinic
    Dive medicals
    Free car parking
    Conference facilities
    Ultrasound
    Midwives
    Psychiatrist
    Smoking Cessation Clinic
    Immigration Medicals
    Palmside Café
    Vasectomy Clinic
    Circumcisions (infant)
    Child & Adolescent Oral Heath Service (Free dental care for 0-17 years)

    Raukawa Iwi Medical Services

    2 Stout Street
    P O Box 36
    Shannon 4860

    Tel: (06) 362 7056
    Fax: (06) 362 7051

    Hours:
    9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday (by appointment only)

    Please report to reception on arrival.
    Payment of fees we appreciate on the day. If we have to send out an account this will incur a fee.
    We do encourage clients to start up automatic payments.

    Doctor:
    Dr Sanjay Sigera

    Nurses:
    Kate Palmer
    Jill Hart (KereKere Community Health Nurse – Shannon)

    Receptionist:
    Brigid Marr

    Practice Manager:
    Michelle Ingham

    Services:
    General Practitioner consultations
    Acc Consultations
    Sexual Health – Including Jadelle implant
    Drivers License Medicals
    Diabetes get checked
    Enhanced Care Programme
    B12 injections
    Insurance Medicals
    Nurse services (fee’ s apply for most services) Appointments required
    Palliative care
    Rest home Visits
    CX Smears
    Kere Kere Community Nurse visits.
    Immunisations – child and Flu
    ECG
    Minor surgery and Lesion Biopsy (fee discussed at consultation)
    Cyro (Freezing)
    Ear Syringe

    Riverdale Health & Linton Health Ltd

    86 College Street
    Palmerston North 4412

    Tel: (06) 354 9582
    Fax: (06) 354 2276

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctors:
    Dr Spencer Ting
    Dr Tim Linton
    Dr Naomi Thompson

    Practice Nurses:
    Kate Garland
    Florence Gummer
    Jackie Pacey

    Receptionists:
    Paula Perrin
    Lauren Durrant
    Donna Perrin

    Services:
    General Medical Practice

    Ruahine Medical Centre

    16 Kimbolton Road
    P O Box 430
    Feilding 4740

    Tel: (06) 323 6910
    Fax: (06) 323 5609
    E-mail: ruahinemedical@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment
    All afterhours calls go through to Healthline on 0800 611 116.
    Feilding doctors are on call from 7.00pm to 10.00 pm weeknights, and 8.00 am to 12.00 noon then 6.00 pm to 10.00pm weekends.
    24 hour advice is available on Healthline at 0800 611 116

    Doctors:
    Dr Anjum Darr
    Dr Rennie Young

    Nurses:
    Leanne Curtis
    Dianne Evans
    Ngaire Leins
    Jan Teikamata

    Services:
    General medical practice care
    Family planning and contraception
    Routine child checks
    Immunisation of children and adults
    Minor surgical procedures
    Acupuncture
    ECGs

     

    Queen Street Surgery - Dr Ramya-siri

    50 Queen street
    PO Box 1154
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 368 6186
    Fax: (06) 368 5186

    Hours:
    8.30am- 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    By appointment only.

    Staff:
    Doctors:
    Dr Dr Ramya-siri
    Dr Anoop Jalota (Wednesday Thursday and Friday)

    Nurses:
    Stephanie Hughes
    Margaret McGruer
    Mary Judd

    Receptionists:
    Norma Proctor
    Jan Hooper
    Chris Hull

    Practice Manager:
    Anula Ramya-Siri

    Services:

     

    Queen Street Surgery East - Dr.Sauermann

    538 Queen street
    PO Box 1154
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 368 0950
    Fax: (06) 368 0140

    Hours:
    8.30am- 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    By appointment only.

    Doctor:
    Dr.med. Kirsten Sauermann


     

    Dr Short's Surgery, Dannevirke

    33 Victoria Avenue
    Dannevirke 4930

    Tel: (06) 374 8892
    Fax: (06) 374 8223
     
    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

    Staff:
    Dr Michael J Short, MB, ChB(Otago), FRNZCGP, Dip Obst, DIH, MFOM(I)

    Services:
    Primary care physician
    Family physician

    Sydney Street Health Centre

    4 Sydney Street
    Palmerston North 4414

    Tel: (06) 356 7345
    Fax: (06) 355 0399

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr David Robson

    Services:
    General Medical Practice
    Traction for backs and necks

    Tararua Medical Practice

    127 Cambridge Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 5560
    Fax: (06) 368 5538

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Doctor:
    Dr Dara Bogdanovic

    Services:
    General medical practice

     

    Total Healthcare (PN) Ltd

    Corner Tyne & Vogel Streets
    P O Box 4503
    Palmerston North 4442

    Tel: (06) 356 1107
    Fax: (06) 356 1101
    E-mail: totalhealthcare@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Ashok Dahya
    Dr Hilkka Sheffeild

    Services:
    General medical practice
    Minor surgery
    Vasectomies
    ECG
    Toenail clipping
    Asthma reviews
    Diabetes reviews
    Nurse consultations
    Spirometry
    Travel vaccinations
    Immigration medicals

    Victoria Medical

    482 Church Street
    P O Box 9038
    Palmerston North 4441

    Tel: (06) 952 5560
    Fax: (06) 952 5568

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr John Geard
    Dr Rashmi Singh

    Services:
    General medical practice

     

    Village Medical

    Hokowhitu Village
    362 Albert St
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 355 5362

    Vivian Street Family Medical Centre

    3 Vivian Street
    Palmerton North 4414

    Tel: (06) 357 3470
    Fax: (06) 356 8577

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Andrew Greenway
    Dr Janine Rasmussen

    Services:
    General medical practice

     

    West End Medical Centre

    5 Keeling Street
    Palmerston North 4412

    Tel: (06) 358 2485
    Fax: (06) 358 2710

    Hours:
    Surgery hours are 8.30am till 5.00pm daily.

    Nurse hours:
    8.30 to 5.00pm 5 days a week
    Please ring for an appointment
    Home visit Wednesday afternoons.

    After Hours Care:
    We are affiliated to City Doctors, 22 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North Phone 355 3300, ensuring that you have 24 hour a day, 7 day a week medical care.
    Phoning our surgery prior to 8.30am and after 5.00pm will direct your call to Healthline.

    Staff:
    Dr Steve Zambazos
    Jane, Practice Manager
    Moya, Part-time Receptionist
    Louise Scott, Practice Nurse
    Sharon, Medical Receptionist

    Services:
    - General medical practice
    - Under 6 years old are free
    - Mole checks and Blood Pressure checks free.
    - We are a member of the Central PHO
    - Plan your appointments ahead of time for your regular check ups.
    - Tell us if you need more time than the usual 10-15 minute appointment, so it can be allocated to you.
    - Tell us if more than one member of the family is to be seen when you make your appointment.
    - Please report to reception on arrival as we don't always know you have arrived here if you just go and sit in the waiting room.
    - If you have had a change of address or phone number please tell the receptionist on your arrival.
    - Urgent or fit in consultation appointments. Please don't bring up other matters that can be dealt with at a routine appointment
    - Accidents are not fully covered by ACC.  If the initial ACC form is filled elsewhere (hospital, City Drs) please bring ACC forms/paper work with you.
    - Home Visits: These may be arranged when necessary.  There is an additional charge for this service.
    - Fees: Your fees pay staff wages and the expenses of the Medical Centre.  Payment on the day of the consultation would be appreciated.  We have EFTPOS facilities or can arrange for a bank number for automatic or internet payments.

    Prescriptions:
    We deal with an extremely high volume of repeat prescriptions so please ring well in advance of needing them, preferably between 11am and 4pm.  A $15 fee for this service is charged.  See Practice Nurse for these requests.

    Practice Nurse:
    Our nurse provides services on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 11.00am till 5.00pm
    and Wednesday & Friday 8.30am till 5.00pm.
    Her time is precious with us.
    Please make an appointment.
    There is a fee for most nurse services.
    She will also handle repeat prescription requests.

    Children: Please make an appointment for immunization at a time when the nurse is available.  All these procedures are free.  We run a special reminder system for immunizations which are overdue, so call the nurse if you are not sure if your child is up-to-date.

    Results:
    IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT US FOR YOUR RESULTS

    Our Practice Nurse is available to give out your results between 11.00am - 4.00pm
    We endeavour to contact you with any abnormal results, but ask that you still ring for your results if have not heard from us.

    For Overseas Travel: The vaccinations need to be ordered and paid for prior to administration.  As they should be given 4 weeks prior to travel you will need to see the nurse and possibly the Doctor in good time to arrange this.

    Influenza: This vaccine will prevent epidemic influenza only - not coughs and colds.  It is recommended for all those over 65 and for younger people with important chronic health problems (e.g. Heart or lung disease, diabetes etc.) who are likely to get complications if they get influenza.  (It contains purified fractions of the viruses most likely to circulate each winter and is best given in autumn.)   The Government  will pay the cost for people over 65 years and over for younger people with certain chronic illnesses provided the vaccine is given before the date specified by Government  each year.

    Cervical Smears: These are available by doctor or nurse (an appointment is required) and we have a reminder/recall system which can help you keep track.

    Suggestions: 
    If you have any suggestions for improvements to our services we would really like to hear from you, just mention it to any one of us or drop us a note.

     

    Dr Wong's Surgery

    12 Pascal Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel & Fax: (06) 357 2706

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    After hours and Saturday and Sunday please ring City Doctors (06) 355 3300

    Doctor:
    Dr Michael Wong

    Services:
    General medical practice
    Sexual health - free under 19 - CSC 19-25
    Practice Nurse - Blood pressure checks, immunisations, cervical smears, medical queries.

    Woodville Medical Depot

    56 Vogel Street
    Woodville

    Tel: (06) 376 6466
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Totara House Clinic

    116 Russell Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 1206
    Fax: (06) 353 1207
    E-mail: totarahouse@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

    Staff and qualifications:
    Mr Dilhan Cabraal MBBS FRACS
    Mr Hans Stegehuis MB ChB FRACS

    Services:
    General Otorhinolaryngology - Adult and Paediatric
    Otology - Management and Surgery of Hearing Loss and Ear Disease
    Rhinology
    Management and Surgery of Nasal Problems
    Cosmetic and Functional Nasal Surgery
    Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    Salivary Gland Diseases and Surgery
    Voice Problems
    Management and Surgery of Snoring
    Management and Surgery of Neck Masses
    Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Prominent Ears)
    Assessment of Dizziness (if probable cause is an ear problem)

    150 Grey Street

    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 8442

    Surgeon:
    Dr N Manoharan

    Fertility

    Fertility Associates

    Fertility Associates

    2/22 Victoria Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 5537
    Fax: (06) 354 7781
    Website: www.fertilityassociates.co.nz

    Staff:
    Digby Ngan Kee MRCOG, FRANZCOG
    ... graduated from University of Auckland and completed post-graduate training in Hamilton, Wellington and the United Kingdom. He returned to New Zealand in 1990 and has worked in Palmerston North since that time. Digby combines his work for Fertility Associates with his private gynaecology practice, and an appointment as a part-time consultant at Midcentral Health. Digby has trained in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery and has particular interests in the surgical treatment of infertility, laparoscopic tubal microsurgery, and the treatment of endometriosis.

    Services:
    Fertility Associates offers a comprehensive range of private and publicly funded fertility treatments throughout the North Island. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing the optimum help for people having difficulty conceiving a baby. As well as determining the possible cause or causes of any subfertility, Fertility Associates provides fertility treatments to the highest possible standard. These treatments of male and female infertility include IVF (in vitro fertilisation), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), donor sperm, donor egg, ovulation induction, insemination using partner's sperm and microsurgery. The assessment and treatments may even be publicly funded if certain eligibility criteria are fulfilled.

    Creating a family is not only a medical matter. Infertility brings with it much emotional stress and usually invades every aspect of a person's life. Having a baby can also be an emotionally charged event with many stresses and anxieties along the way.

    Infertility involves a series of losses - loss of hopes and dreams, loss of control, loss of a positive self-image, loss of privacy, loss of a feeling of connectedness and belonging and many more. Although these losses are real, they are invisible to others so often people experiencing infertility feel lonely and isolated from friends, family and sometimes from each other. Treatment itself may be a challenge for some people.

    At Fertility Associates we recognise the major impact and distress experienced by people who need assistance to create and complete families. Although all our medical and nursing staff are trained to provide support, Fertility Associates also has professional counsellors.

    What do counsellors do?
    A counsellor can help a couple or an individual feel less alone and can assist people with finding ways to cope with the emotional hurt of infertility. People may decide to talk with a counsellor at different points of their experience.

    Perhaps
    when first seeking assistance to become pregnant
    when wondering what could help
    when preparing to begin a particular treatment such as IVF
    when undecided as to what to do at times of particular crisis
    when the stress and strain feel too much
    if a pregnancy is not on-going
    if difficulties occur in relationships
    when looking at alternative ways to form a family or to stop treatment
    when seeking more information
    when needing to prepare for applications for approval to the National Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    when thinking about being a donor or a surrogate, or about using these services

    The purpose of counselling will be different for each of these and counsellors use a variety of approaches to address particular needs.

    Many people are a bit hesitant about the idea of "counselling" but one of the most common comments returned on our patient questionnaires is how valuable it was seeing a counsellor.

    The counselling service is available to anyone independently of the medical services.

    Counsellors are also available to talk to other professional or community groups about the emotional aspects of infertility. They will run training programmes for professional groups such as practice nurses, midwives, radiologists and GPs. They are able to assist with parenting issues after infertility and can act as facilitators for relevant self-help or education support networks.

    Funeral Services

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    A.A.A. Colenso-Pehi Ltd

    PO Box 4596
    Manawatu Mail Centre
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 4090
    E-mail: mpehi@xtra.co.nz

    Services:
    Funeral & Monumental Services

    Anderson Funeral Services

    Main road
    Foxton

    Tel: (06) 363 7918

    Hours:
    24 hour

    Beauchamp Chapel & Funeral Home

    167 John F.Kennedy Dve
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 1889
    E-mail: peter@beauchamp.co.nz
    Website: www.beauchamp.co.nz

    Services:
    Spacious air conditioned chapel and reception lounge.
    Elegany facilities
    Ample off street parking
    Monumental Masons
    Privately owned crematorium

    Beauchamp Funeral Home Ltd

    280 Kimbolton Rd
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 3700
    Email: peter@beauchamp.co.nz
    Website: www.beauchamp.co.nz

     

    Services:
    Chapel and reception lounge
    Quiet location set amongst mature trees
    Monumental Masons
    Privately owned crematorium

    Burt Chester Funeral Home Ltd

    18 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    (in conjunction with Rose City Funeral Home Ltd Palmerston North)

    Tel: (06) 376 8268
    Tel: (0800) 837 777
    E-mail: rosecity.fh@paradise.co.nz

    Harvey-Bowler Funeral Services Ltd

    284 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Also at:
    14 Rangitira Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 368 2954
    (0800) 0800 FDCARE (332273
    Fax: (06) 368 1434
    E-mail: harvey_bowler@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.harveybowler@xtra.co.nz

    Staff:
    Liz & Michael Hill
    John Fisher
    Blair Sanson
    Bev Charnley
    Alan Smith
    Andrew Judd

    Services:
    Grief care accredited
    Reception lounge
    Chapel
    Reception lounge & catering facilities
    Crematorium
    Power point and video options

    Harvey-Bowler Funeral Services Ltd Otaki

    14 Rangitira Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 368 2954
    (0800) 0800 FDCARE (332 273)
    Fax: (06) 368 1434
    E-mail: harvey_bowler@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.harveybowler@xtra.co.nz

    Staff:
    Liz & Michael Hill
    John Fisher
    Blair Sanson
    Bev Charnley
    Alan Smith
    Andrew Judd

    Services:
    Grief care accredited
    Reception lounge
    Chapel
    Reception lounge & catering facilities
    Crematorium
    Power point and video options

     

    The Lychway Funeral Directors Limited

    5 Roy Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 8143
    E-mail: info@thelychway.co.nz
    Website: www.thelychway.co.nz

    Staff:
    Graeme Procter
    Maz Charles
    Ross Carey
    Sharon Bower

    Services:
    The Lychway Chapel
    Full range of funeral services
    Catered funeral lounge
    Pre arranged and pre paid funerals

     

     

     

    Mark I C Ltd

    547 Queen St
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8108

     

    Monarch Funeral Home Ltd.

    21 Dawson Street
    Pahiatua 4910
     
    Tel: (06) 376 6662 - 24 hours
    Website: www.monarchfuneralhome.co.nz
    Contact:
    Lance Shearman
    Company and Funeral Director

    Services:
    Funeral Directors and Monumental Agents to the Tararua and Manawatu Areas

    Robert J Cotton & Sons Ltd

    Terracehaven Chapel
    697 Main St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 2529

    Services:
    Video, audio & visual tribute presentations
    Secure live internet webcam of funeral viewable worldwide
    Personal sincere & dignified service
    Funeral Service, Chapel, Burial, Cremation
    Pre paid Funeral
    Tribute
    Casket
    Reception Lounge
    Ceremonies

    Rose City Funeral Home Ltd

    190 Ruahine St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 8888
    Tel: (0800) 837 777
    E-mail: rosecity.fh@paradise.net.nz
    Website: www.rosecityfuneralhome.co.nz

    Staff:
    Privately owned by the Burt Family

    Services:
    Option of Lady funeral directors
    Member of Vision Manawatu
    Compassionate
    Caring 24 Hour Service
    Family Bereavment Plans
    Pre-paid Funerals
    New Zealand owned & operated

    Tararua Funeral Services Ltd

    51 Denmark Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7785

    Hours:
    24 hours

    Funeral Director:
    Grant Hurrell FDANZ MNZEA

     

    Twilight Express Ltd

    'The last ride'
    46a Bennett Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 3690

    Staff:
    Cherie Knuckey

    Services:
    Advice and information
    Grief support
    Full catering service
    Viewing and family facilities
    Harley Davidson Hearse available

    William Cotton & Sons Ltd

    29 Beattie St
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 7062

    Staff:
    Shane Cotton

    Services:
    Specialised professional & personal care during those times when nothing else will do.
    Visual tribute presentations
    Air-conditioned chapel and reception lounge

    Medical Laboratories

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Medlab Central Limited

    PALMERSTON NORTH
    City Health, 22 Victoria Avenue

    Phone:        (06) 9523220  
    Fax:        (06) 9523225  
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 6.00 pm.  
      Saturday 08.30 am - 11.00 am: routine testing only,   
      No specialised testing or phone enquiries.   
     
    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Phone:        (06) 3579729  
    Fax:        (06) 3567004  
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm   
         
    Main Laboratory
    Floor 1, Clinical Services Block, Palmerston North Hospital

    PO Box 293, Palmerston North
    Phone:        (06) 9523180  
    For out of town subscribers: 0800 800 030
     
    Fax:         (06) 9523110  
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm.  
     
    BULLS
    Dr Baldwin's Surgery
    Phone:         (06) 3221222  
    Hours:        Monday to Friday 8.15 am - 10.30 am.  
     
    CARTERTON
    167 High Street South 
    Phone:        (06) 3798683  
    Fax:        (06) 3798693   
    Mobile:     0274033577  
    Hours:        Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 2.00 pm.   
     
    DANNEVIRKE
    Community Hospital, Entrance 06, Waterloo Street
    Phone:        (06) 3745700  
    Fax:        (06) 3745760  
    Hours:        Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 5.00 pm.  
     
    FEATHERSTON
    Tait Crescent 
    Phone:        (06) 3089220   
    Fax:        (06) 3088039   
    Hours:         8.30 am - 10.30 am By appointment   
     
    FEILDING
    78 Warwick Street (Opposite Write Price)
    Phone:         (06) 3234266  
    Fax:         (06) 3234996  
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm.  
     
    GISBORNE - TLab 
    Gisborne Hospital Laboratory
    421 Ormond Road 
    Phone:         (06) 8690508   
    Fax:         (06) 8690520   
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm.  
     
    TLab Collection centre
    447 Gladstone Road 
    Phone:         (06) 868 1439  
    Fax:         (06) 868 1432  
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 7.45 am - 5.30 pm.  
     
    GREYTOWN
    186 East Street 
    Phone:         (06) 3047068   
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 Midday   
     
    LEVIN
    The Laboratory, Horowhenua Hospital, Liverpool Street
    Phone:        (06) 3660045  
    Fax:        (06) 3660044  
    Hours:         Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm.  
    NB: Phone calls may be diverted to Main Laboratory, Palmerston North
     
    MARTINBOROUGH
    50 Jellicoe Street 
    Phone:        (06) 3069501  
    Fax:         (06) 3069500   
    Hours:       8.30 am - 10.30 am By appointment   
     
    MARTON
    Stewart Street (Next to the Doctors surgery)
    Phone:        (06) 3278469  
    Fax:         (06) 3276033  
    Hours:        Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm  
     
    MASTERTON
    24 Lincoln Road
    Phone:        (06) 3700595  
    Fax:        (06) 3700596  
    Hours:        Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 4.30 pm.  
     
    Wairarapa Hospital Laboratory (Medlab Wairarapa)
    Te Ore ore Road 
    Phone:       (06) 9469836   
    Fax:         (06) 9469806   
    Hours:       Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm   
     
    OTAKI
    Otaki Medical Centre
    2 Aotaki Street 
    Phone:       0272580042 or (06) 3648555   
    Fax:         (06) 3646184   
    Hours:       Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 11.30 am   
         
    Medlab Wanganui    
    Wanganui Hospital Laboratory

    Heads Road
     
    Phone:       (06) 348 1270                        
    Fax:         (06) 348 1215                        
    Hours:       Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 17.00 pm   
         
    Medlab Wanganui Bleeding Rooms
    163 Wicksteed Street
     
    Phone:       (06) 348 1188                       
    Fax:         (06) 348 1133                        
    Hours:       Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 17.00 pm

    Medlab Dannevirke Community Hospital

    Barraud Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 5700
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Midwives

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    Community Birth Services, Palmerston North

    Level 2
    Westside Chambers
    151 The Square
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 6455
    E-mail: info@communitybirthservices.org.nz
    Website: www.communitybirthservices.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm (12.30-2.30pm Breastfeeding Support)
    Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Friday Closed

    Services:
    We are based in Palmerston North and provide pregnancy tests, antenatal classes, breastfeeding cafe, new parent’s coffee group and pregnancy and postnatal yoga.  All services are free except for yoga which has a small charge of $5.

    Antenatal classes are held on weekday evenings and some weekends. Please either phone, email or call in during office hours to book your place.

    Our Breastfeeding Support session is every Tuesday from 12.30-2.30pm and our lovely Lactation Consultant is on hand to offer support, no appointments needed. Coffee group for new parents is on Thursday mornings from 11.30am – 1.30pm and again offers a warm, relaxed environment for all. Pregnancy and postnatal yoga is on Friday evenings from 5.30pm - 7.00pm. Please contact Roseanne Henderson directly for information about the yoga classes on 06 357 8359.

    Dannevirke Community Hospital

    Dannevirke Community Hospital
    Tararua Health Group Ltd
    Barraud Street
    PO Box 275
    Dannevirke 4942

    Tel: (06) 374 5691
    Fax: (06) 374 5693
    E-mail: admin@thg.org.nz
    Website: www.thg.org.nz

    Hours:
    Reception services: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    The hospital provides 24 hour nursing care with registered nurse and care assistants on duty.
    Visiting hours: daily from 11.00am to 8.00pm (please see the nursing staff for individual needs)
    Obstetric. Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm

    Vision statement:
    Dannevirke Community Hospital provides high quality health services to the Dannevirke and Tararua region.

    Dannevirke Community Hospital is promoted as a centre which enhances the health and welfare of all sectors of the community

    Services:
    This modern hospital provides 8 GP beds, is a maternity facility (3 beds), has an x-ray service and provides ultrasound service 2 days per week. All the local GP’s provide care for their own patients and are on a roster system for caring for inpatients after hours. An afterhours telephone triage system is provided by the hospital.

    The Tararua Health Group was established in April 2009. This private company comprises three GP practice sites and a community hospital located in Southern Hawkes Bay with the sites based in Dannevirke and Pahiatua. The range of services provided by the group encompass GP primary healthcare, practice nursing, community nursing, hospital, maternity and radiology services. The organisation employs up to 100 staff, including GP’s, registered nurses, radiographers, midwives and a sonographer. There are a range of support staff providing business and quality systems to the overall organisation.

    This organisation uses leading-edge technology to support the provision of their services. Tararua Health Group has invested in fibre optic cables to link the sites for the high speed transmission of digital x-rays. The software is a Medtech supported framework and patient records from all four sites are integrated, thereby allowing a borderless sharing of information amongst health providers. Clinical excellence is the cornerstone of the service and staff from within the organisation network effectively on a district and regional-wide basis for clinical governance. A range of tertiary training institutes have agreements for the placement of students (GP’s, nurses, midwives) within our rural teaching programme.

    The following services is also located at the hospital:
    Med lab - Laboratory services

    Community services provided from the Hospital building include:

    Outpatients Clinics


    Tel: (06) 347 9624 or (06) 374 5691
    For all visiting specialists outpatients clinics enquiries and/or cancellations

    All referrals are through a health professional e.g. GP.

    Gynaecology

    Tararua Well Women's Health
    Tel:
    (06) 374 8811
    Monday to Friday at Gordon Street Health Clinic
    A free & confidential service for women

    Heretaunga Street Midwives

    95 Heretaunga Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354-1946
    Fax: (06) 354-1947

    Staff:
    Meet Our Midwives and Staff
    Jo Henwood Tel: (06) 355 2404 Tel: (021) 511 041
    Daphne McKay Tel: (06) 355 8247 Tel: (021) 737 660
    Megan Holloway Tel: (06) 356 1556 Tel: (021)461 556
    Emily Mason Tel: (06) 327 5676 Tel: (021) 335 047

    Services:
    Our Clinic Reception/Waiting Room
    Consulting Rooms
    Welcome to Heretaunga Street Midwives! We are an established group practice caring for women throughout the Manawatu region. We believe in pregnancy and birth as a normal life event and that midwives are trained to support women and their families during the transition to parenthood. We refer to specialists and other providers when women have needs outside our scope. Our group has a strong support structure which enables our midwives to provide optimum care in the safest possible way.

    Hono Wahine Resource Centre

    Otaki-Horowhenua Maternity Providers
    Pregnancy advice and information
    79 Oxford Street
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 367 0030
    Fax: (06) 367 0045
    E-mail: honowahine@xtra.co.nz

     

    Otaki-Levin Midwives (also cover Foxton and Shannon)
    79 Oxford Street and 288 Main Highway, Otaki
    www.otakimidwives.org.nz

    Carla Easton
    Tel: 027 349 3880

    Kim Porthouse
    Tel: 021 297 0298

    Pauline Gray
    Tel: 027 227 5216

    Kim O'Donnell
    Tel: 027 349 3880

    Pager
    Tel: 364 0048

     

    Midwives Levin & Horowhenua (also cover Foxton, Shannon and Otaki)
    Corner Power and Winchester Street, Levin
    www.mlh.org.nz

    Jennie Ferguson
    Tel: 021 232 1980

    Jane Meredith
    Tel: 027 289 9325

    Laura Shingleton
    Tel: 021 160 0132

    Leah King
    Tel: 021 705 783

    Midwife

    Dr Van De Vyver
    Tel: 368 8068
    Masonic Medical Centre
    685 Queen St, Levin

     

    Horowhenua Maternity Unit
    Tel: 366 0034
    Horowhenua Health Centre
    62 Liverpool St, Levin

     

    Hono Wahine Resource Centre
    Tel: 367 0030
    79 Oxford Street, Levin 5510
    Open 10am – 2pm Mon, Wed, Fri
    Pregnancy testing and advice
    Lactation consultant referral
    Breastfeeding Cafe Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm

     

    Otaki Birthing Services Resource Centre
    Tel: 364 8337
    288 Main Highway, Otaki, 5512

     

    Palmerston North Maternity Unit
    Free phone: 366 0888

    Horowhenua Lead Maternity Carers

    Lead maternity carers:
    Carla Easton Tel: (027) 349 3880
    Kim Porthouse Tel: (06) 364 2007 or (021) 297 0298
    Leah King Tel: (021) 705 783
    Jane Meredith Tel: (06) 368 7502 or (027) 289 9325
    Liz Jull Tel: (021) 364 505, pager: 364 0048
    Pauline Gray Tel: (027) 227 5216
    Dr Andy Van de Vyver Tel: (06) 368 8068
    Jennie Ferguson Tel: (021) 232 1980

    Services:
    * Free Ante-natal classes to women in the area.
    * Birthing at home, in the Levin Maternity Hospital and at Palmerston North Hospital (by arrangement).
    * Free pregnancy tests.

    We are primary lead maternity carers and if women require secondary Maternity care their care is transferred to the Hospital "Team".

    Independent Midwives

    Staff:
    Lynley Allott Tel: (06) 353 2052
    Sheryl Benn Tel: (06) 359 5024
    Blondie Warrington Tel (06) 357 5618
    Lois Butler Tel: (06) 353 5123
    Linda Shannon Tel: (06) 326 8628
    Maretta Rongonui Tel: (06) 358 8012

     

    Midwifery Care

    Cnr Martin & Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 4547

    Staff:
    Dawn Jacobs, Tel: (027) 530 5631

    Trish Cleland, Tel: (027) 620 0270

    Lois Butler, Page: 086 899 209

    Jen Jochem, Tel: (027) 645 5278

    Blondie Warrington, Page: 086 821 646

    Fiona McRae, Tel: (027) 485 7780

    Julie Carlyon, Tel: (027) 407 9301

    Heather Woodfield, Page: 026 355 1608

    Nelly Hooper, Tel: (027) 407 9293

     

    Midwives Levin & Horowhenua

    23 Winchester Street
    Levin

    Hours:
    Open most weekday mornings and by arrangement.

    Lead Maternity Carers:
    Jane Meredith

    Tel: (06) 368 7502 or (027) 28 99 325
    E-mail: jane@mlh.org.nz

    Jennie Ferguson
    Tel: 021 232 1980


    Laura Shingleton
    Tel: 021 160 0132

    Leah King
    Tel: 021 705 783

     

    Website: mlh.org.nz

    Services:
    We provide full pregnancy care in Levin, Foxton, Shannon and Otaki and support births in Levin Maternity, Palmerston North Hospital and at home.

    Otaki Birthing Services

    288 Main Highway
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8337
    All Otaki Midwives can be contacted 24 hours a day on a pager (06) 364 0048.
    E-mail: ejull@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    10.00am - 12.00 noon Thursdays. A Midwife is in attendance to give information and advice.
    At other times by appointment.

    Lead Maternity Carers:
    Liz Jull
    Kim Porthouse
    Carla Easton

    Midwives in the Horowhenua are:
    Carla Easton
    Tel:
    (027) 349 3880

    Kim Porthouse
    Tel:
    (06) 364 2007 or (021) 297 0298

    Services
    Open morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am - 12.00 midday for information on Maternity Services in the area.
    The Centre holds regular workshops and ante natal classes.  Please ring the centre to find out about the next free ante-natal class.

    Otaki Birthing Services offers:
    * Free Ante-natal classes to women in the area.
    * Birthing at home, in the Levin Maternity Hospital and at Palmerston North Hospital (by arrangement).
    * Free pregnancy tests.

    We are Primary Care Midwives and if women require secondary Maternity care their care is transferred to the Hospital "Team".

    Tararua Maternity Services, Pahiatua

    Tararua Early Years Services
    22 Wakeman Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 0167
    Fax: (06) 376 6407
    E-mail: kelly@teys.org.nz

    Hours:
    10.00am till 2.00pm on weekdays.

    Services:
    In Pahiatua we provide free antenatal classes and also have a maternity information centre which can help you find a midwife. 
    You are welcome to call in and see Kelly there from 10.00am till 2.00pm on weekdays. You will find her in the Early Years Service (entrance on Wakeman Street). 
    You can also get free pregnancy tests here.

    Nurses

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Access Homehealth

    284-302 Rangitikei Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: 0800 AT HOME (0800 284 663)
    E-mail: info@access.org.nz
    Website: www.access.org.nz

    Services:
    Aged & Disability Support
    Long-term Condition Management
    Rehabilitation Services
    Clinical & Recovery Services
    In-home Respite Care
    Restorative & Goals-Based Support
    Hospital & Home Support Staffing

     

     

    Home Support Agency for Health Disabilties
    Postal address:
    PO Box 4149
    Manawatu Mail Centre
    Palmerston North 4442 

    Physical Adress:
    2112 State Highway 56
    Longburn

    Tel: (06) 354 6465 or 0800 637 006
    Fax: (06) 355 0253
    E-mails:
    devoncare.ceo@actrix.co.nz
    devoncare.nurse@actrix.co.nz
    devoncare.info@actrix.co.nz

    Hours:
    Office hours 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday - Friday (except Public holidays and Weekends)
    24hr & afterhours service available through above phone numbers

    Staff:
    Registered Nurse
    Coordinators
    Support Workers level 2 & 3 Careerforce community support servivces quailifcations Staff and qualifications:
    Our staff includes a wide range of qualifications both locally and nationally, which includes a Registered Nurse and staff experienced in Mental Health

    Services:
    Providing services in the Manawatu - Palmerston North, Ashhurst, Feilding, Linton, Shannon, Horowhenua, Foxton, Levin, Otaki, Tangimona
    - ACC  DHB &  MOH Community Based Rehabilitation Services including Home Help and Personal Care
    - Private funded Home Help and Personal Care Services
    - Registered Nurse support for our Co-ordinators in providing a quality service to all our clients
     

    Health Care

    4 Queen Street West
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 368 7145
    Fax: (06) 368 7156
    E-mail: kim.puts@healthcarenz.co.nz
    Website: www.healthcarenz.co.nz

    Staff:
    Kim Puts EN (service Co-ordinator-Otaki)

    Services:
    Homecare
    Nursing
    Rehabilitation

    Horowhenua Health Centre

    Horowhenua Health Centre
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Wound Clinic Outpatients
    Contact:
    Karen Huxtable
    Tel: (06) 366 0888

    Ostomy/Continence Outpatients
    Contact:
    Janet Spring
    Tel: (06) 366 0888

    Diabetes Outpatients
    Contacts:

    Julie Berquis Tel: (06) 367 6433
    Michelle Jenning Tel: (06) 367 6433
    Lois Nikolajenko Tel: (06) 366 0888

    Sexual Health Outpatients
    Horowhenua Hospital
    Tel: 0800 808 602

    Enable/Supportlinks
    Contacts:
    Liah Etulae, Customer Service Coordinator

    Tel: (06) 356 5895
    E-mail: liah.etuale@supportlinks.org.nz

    Hayley Taru
    Over 65's Customer Service Coordinator
    Tel:
    (06) 356 5896
    E-mail: hayleyh.taru@supportlinks.org.nz

    Lavender Blue Nursing & Home Care Agency

    Let us make a difference... choose Lavender Blue

    236 College Street
    P O Box 443
    Palmerston North 4412

    Tel: (06) 353 7218
    Fax: 906) 357 2453
    Website: www.lavenderblue.co.nz

    Services:
    •Incorportate the most up to date best practice guidelines into our policies and procedures
    •Are certified in the standards New Zealand Sector Standard
    •Are flexible to ensure you can live as you choose no matter what your age
    •Designed to offer a real and safe alternative to residential care for people with any level of disability
    Home Management
    Personal Support
    Rehabilitation
    Dementia care
    Falls Prevention Assessment

     

    Norsewood and District Health Centre

    Coronation Street
    Norsewood

    Tel: (06) 374 0995 or (06) 855 8376
    Fax: (06) 374 0993
    E-mail: norsewoodhealthcentre@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday and Friday 9.00am - 12.00noon
    Wedesday 1.30pm - 4.30pm

    Staff:
    Ingrid Cheer, Managing Rural Health Nurse

    Registered nurses:
    Lisa Dine and Vickie Goodman

    The maximisation of health gains for all rural residents through affordable, accessible, caring and safe primary health care nursing services.

    Services:
    Rural primary health care services to all residents across the life span. The services focus on health promotion, disease prevention, early intervention and first point of contact care.

    Programmes Offered:
    Senior Citizens Wellness Group.
    Tai Chi and exercise class.

    Audience(s):
    All residents especially those from lower socio-economic groups.

    Mobile/Outreach Services:
    Operates as an outreach of the Takapau Health Centre.

    Presbyterian Support (Central)

    Home based services
    P O Box 9246
    Marion Square
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 801 6284

    Contact:
    Nick Dangerfield (General Manager Operations)

    Primary Care Mental Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: libby@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Contact:
    To access our Primary Mental Health Nurse please contact Libby Wanoa

    Services:
    Kaupapa-.The aim of this service is to improve health outcomes for those in Palmerston North experiencing mild to moderate mental illness who can be managed in the primary care environment.

    Our nurse aims to assist clients to;
    - Reduce barriers to accessing primary health services;
    - Improve health outcomes; and
     Reduce risks of clients developing severe mental illness;

    The service delivery will be implemented via the holistic model in accordance with Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of wellbeing that works within the framework of the whanau, hapu and iwi, and wider service linkages such as community networks, both local and national to ensure comprehensive service co-ordination and delivery.

    This service is free to all clients who meet the criteria!!!

    Primary Health Care

    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 7444 (ex 4)

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Ann McKay

    Pongaroa

    Tel: (06) 376 2807

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Chris Riddell

    Public Health Primary Health Care Team (Feilding)

    Clevey Health Centre
    7 Duke Street
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 7953

    Hours:
    Doctor's Clinic:. Monday 12.30pm - 2.00pm
    Nurses Clinic: Tuesday 12.00pm - 2.00pm

    Public Health Nurses (Tararua)

    Pahiatua

    Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 8034
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Dannevirke

    17 Gordon Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8496
    Fax: (06)
    E-Mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Donna Miler

    Pongaroa

    P O Box 20
    Pongaroa

    Tel: (06) 376 2807
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Te Runanga ō Raukawa Inc

    3 Keepa Street
    P.O Box 586
    LEVIN

    Tel: (06) 368-8678
    Website: www.raukawa.iwi.nz

    Services:
    Mental Health Services
    Disability Services
    Personal Health
    Primary Care

    Te Wakahuia Manawatū Trust

    Maori Health Providers
    56 Pembroke Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 3400

    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Services

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=3

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Nurses
    High Standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality
    Translation/Communication Services (available upon pre-arrangement)

    Whakapai Hauora Practice Nurse Service include-
    Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Weight Monitoring
    Blood Sugar Level Monitoring
    Peak Flow Monitoring
    ECG's
    Visual Activity Checks
    Sexual Health Checks
    Immunisation for Tamariki
    Smoking Cessation
    Diabetes Education
    Travel Immunisation
    Adult Immunisation
    Nurse Injections
    Contraception Services and Advice
    Pregnancy Testing
    Dressing Change and Wound Care
    Cervical Screening
    Diet and Nutrition Advice
    Health Assessments
    Free contraceptive & advice services if you are Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years.

    Criteria for FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services-
    A Maori Woman of any age
    A Pacific Island Woman of any age
    A Woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services Include-
    Safe Sex & Sexual Health Advice
    Education about Contraception
    Group or Individual Education Sessions
    Pregnancy Advice
    Free Nurse and GP Consultation
    Referrals to other Health Professionals
    Regular Follow-ups

    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.

    Occupational Health

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    Midway Occupational Health Services

    37 North Street
    P O Box 5475
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 3134
    Fax: (06) 355 3133
    E-mail: admin@mohsl.co.nz
    Website: www.midwayohs.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am - 5.30pm Moonday to Friday

    Staff:
    Allyson Harwood, NZRN, BN, PGDip OHS
    Susan Keedwell, Reg. Comp. Nurse
    Joan Fountain, Reg. Comp. Nurse
    Cathy Webdale, NZRN
    Marg Rodgers, NZRN
    Julie Paterson, NZRN

    Services:
    Occupational health and safety services
    Health hazard monitoring, hearing test, lung function, eyesight testing
    Pre-employment medicals, drug testing
    Well health programmes, height, weight, Blood Pressure, BMI, Cardiac risk factors
    Total cholesteral and random (fasting) blood sugar levels
    Staff training for hazards, First Aid course
    Ergonomic workspace assessments, rehabilitation of injured employees

    Occupational Therapy Service Dannevirke

    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 9631
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Occupational Therapy Services

    P O Box 4405
    Manawatu Mail Centre
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 7941

    Contact: Pauline Andrews

    Optometrists/Opticians

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

    Horowhenua Vision Centre

    Bruce Little & Associates
    276 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 6172
    Fax: (06) 367 9322
    E-mail: blittleoptom@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday 8.00am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 8.00am - 7.00pm
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
    Saturday 8.30am - 12noon

    Optometrists:
    Bruce Little B.Sc., Dip., Opt
    Simon Little B.Optom. CertOcPham (Therapeutics)
    Louise McQuillan B. Optom

    Services:
    Eye Examinations
    Contact Lenses
    Fundus Photography
    Retinal Laser Scan
    Visiting Eye Specialist

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    National
    Private
    Computer

     

    SeeHear - Vision and Hearing Centre

    Vision and Hearing Centre
    174 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 0130
    Fax: (06) 368 0133
    E-mail: Levin@seehear.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday      9.00am - 5.00pm
    Tuesday     9.00am - 5.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
    Thursday    9.00am - 7.30pm
    Friday        9.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday    9.00am - 5.00pm

    Optometrist:
    Mike Watkins (BScHons) MCOptom

    Dispensing Manager:
    Bronwyn

    Visique Feilding Optometrists

    4 Manchester Square
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 9067
    Fax: (06) 323 9063
    E-mail: feilding@visique.co.nz
    Website: www.visique.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday

    Optometrist:
    Brian Gifford

    Services:
    Eye examinations
    Free adjustments
    Repairs
    Fly Buys

    Visique Naylor Palmer Ltd

    211 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 8781
    Website: www.visique.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    W.C. McClellan Optometrist

    34 Dunstan Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 825

    Vision & Hearing Screening Service

    Gordon Street Health Clinic
    Dannevirke

    Tel: 0800 153 042
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Visique Dannevirke Optometrists

    82 High Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 9994
    Website: www.visique.co.nz

    Visique Pahiatua Optometrists

    113 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 7642
    Website: www.visique.co.nz

    Wink Optometrists

    187 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 358 6907
    Fax: (06) 358 6975

    Optometrist:
    Danny Gainford

    Orthodontists

    Broadway Surgical Clinic

    266 Broadway Avenue
    P.O. Box 5100
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 359 0242
    Fax: (06) 358 6532

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monay to Friday - appointments by referral only

    Oral & maxillofacial surgeons:
    Bruce Murdoch
    Peter Leung

    Services:
    Oral & maxillofacial surgeons
    Referral from medical & dental practitioners only

    Courtney Orthodontics on Elmira

    9 Elmira Ave
    P O Box 5464
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 9606
    Fax: (06) 354 9608
    E-mail: reception@courtneyortho.co.nz
    Website: www.courtneyortho.co.nz

    Hours: by appointment only
    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Thursday
    8.00am - 3.00pm Friday

    Orthodontist:
    Michael D. Courtney, BDS, MDS (Otago) (Orthodontics), Registered Orthodontic Specialist

    Services:
    Specialising in orthodontics

    The Orthodontic Centre

    499 Church Street
    PO BOX 5042
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 8946
    Fax: (06) 354 6078
    E-mail: reception@theoc.co.nz
    Website: www.theoc.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 8.00am-5.00pm
    Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
    We remain open during lunch time

    Registered Specialist Orthodontist:
    Neil M Tobin
    Qualifications: BChD (Hons), MFDS RCS (Eng), MFGDP RCS (Eng), M.Orth RCS (Eng), MDS (Leeds, UK)

    Services:
    Braces using latest technology
    Self referral welcome
    Individual treatment plans
    Treatment payment options

    Orthotics

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Osteopaths

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Broadway Osteopath & Naturopath

    235 Broadway
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 6195

    Hours:
    By appointment

    Staff:
    Osteopath:
    Michael Jones
    Naturopath: Kath Morrison

    Kevin W Barnes

    Osteopath & Nutritionist
    72 Rongopai Street
    Palmerston North 4414

    Tel: (06) 356 9454

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm by appointment

    Staff:
    Kevin Barnes BSc DO BSc(Hons)OstMed GradDipSc(Nutritional Science)

    Services:
    *Joint, spine, nerve and muscle correction
    *Nutrition formulated for enhanced healing
    *Weight reduction
    *Early intervention encouraged
    *Infants to seniors
    *ACC and private insurance

    Joyce Kirk

    Tel: (06) 368 1407
    Fax: (06) 368 1407
    E-mail: joycekirk@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Osteopath:
    Joyce Kirk D.O (UK) OCNZ

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    Private
    Audit

    Levin Osteopathy

    222 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 6638
    Fax: (06) 368 6638

    Hours: By appointment

    Staff:
    Warren Twigden DO, ND
    Osteopath ISOP (NZ)
    Craniosacral Therapist
    Visceral Manipulation

    Gina Morris D.O.

    Rongotea
    &
    53 Waldegrave Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 324 8327 & (06) 357 0314
    Fax: (06) 324 8312

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm - by appointment

    Otseopath:
    Gina Morris D.O.

    Services:
    Osteopathy
    Cranio sacral

    Osteopath Clinic

    Kim Phelps
    The Osteopathic Clinic
    139 High Street
    P.O. Box 55
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 6999
    Fax: (06) 374 6999
    E-mail: theosteopathicclinic@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm (by appointment)

    Osteopath:
    Kim Phelps

    Service:
    Cure the cause, not the symptoms

     

     

    Palmerston North Osteopathic Centre

    244 Grey Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 357 7248
    E-mail:
    PNOC@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm By appointment

    Staff:
    Alistair Tatton

    Services:
    Osteopathy
    ACC treatment providers
    Work rehabilitation
    Outstanding audits from ACC

    Outreach

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=5

    FOXTON BEACH: Community Centre, Foxton Beach
    (Nurse available every Wednesday 10am - 1pm)

    FOXTON: The Plunket Rooms, 8 Clyde Street, Foxton
    (Nurse available every Thursday 10am - 1pm)

    SHANNON: The Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon (Nurse available every Monday 12.30pm - 4pm and Tuesday 10am - 1pm)

    Contact:
    Georgina Tauhopa-Melody
    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Mobile: 021-144-7625
    E-mail: georgina@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Services:
    The Mobile Primary Health Care Nursing Service is available in Foxton and Shannon.
    There is NO CHARGE to access the Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse
    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referrals to other Health Providers
    Advice & Information on a wide range of Health Issues
    Health Promotion & Education
    Health Seminars & Presentations to Groups or Individuals
    Whanau Health Plans

    c/o Otaki Community Health Centre
    Mill Road
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8291
    Cell: (027) 296 1642
    Fax: (06) 364 8489

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Contact:
    Primary Health Care Registered Nurse: To be appointed Feruary 2006

    Services:
    Outreach Service
    Service to initiate access
    GP Practice
    No referrals needed
    Access funded PHO
    Serve all ages with focus on Maori and Pacific peoples and those on low income.

    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Webiste: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=14

    Contact:
    Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Services targets all age groups and all health areas.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Whanau Ora Health Services are FREE of CHARGE. Translation/communication services are available upon pre-arrangement.

    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referral Services
    Advice & Information
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Seminars and Presentations
    Whanau Health Plans

    Whanau Ora Health Goals-
    To contribute to the wellbeing of clients and their whanau through assessment, advice, follow-up, co-ordination and health education & promotion.

     

    Plastic Surgeons

    Mr Roger Broadbent FRCS (Edin) FRACS

    Broadway Surgical Clinic
    266 Broadway Avenue
    P O Box 5100
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 3590 389      
    Fax: (06) 356 2482
    Email: plassurgpn@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm
    Friday  8.00am to 12 noon

    Staff:
    Mr Roger Broadbent FRCS (Edin) FRACS, Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
    NZ Registered Nurse
    Secretary Receptionist

    Services:
    Full range of general plastic surgery
    Special interest in skin cancer/melanoma
    Breast reduction and abdominoplasty
    Bat ear correction
    Scar revision and ACC referrals.

     

    Pharmacies

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

     

     

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Urgent / after hours Pharmacy

    City Health Pharmacy, Palmerston North

    Hours:
    8:00-10:00, 7 days per week including public holidays


    Unichem Pharmacy in Levin

    Hours:
    8:30-6:00, Monday thru Friday

    9:00 -5:00, Saturday

    10:00-4:00, Sunday

    Midcentral Community Pharmacy Group (Inc)

    c/o PO Box 4217
    Palmerston North 4442

    Tel: (06) 329 0054 (currently a private number)
    Fax: (06) 329 0053
    E-mail: gaye@mcpg.org.nz

    Contacts:
    Alistair Whyte, Chair, Pharmacist
    Diane Welch, Secretary, Pharmacist
    Gaye Fell, Executive Officer
    Karen Lombard, Advisory Pharmacist

    Services:
    MCPG is a voluntary organization of all pharmacies in the MidCentral DHB region.
    The purpose of MCPG is to provide leadership and co-ordination in the provision of pharmacy services and to ensure the best use of funds available to improve the health of our community while promoting the profession of pharmacy and the interest of the members.

    Adams Pharmacy

    123 Botanical Rd
    Takaro
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1787
    Fax: (06) 359 5094

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Pharmacist :
    David Adams M.P.S.

    Services:
    Prescriptions
    Blood pressure screening
    Provider for Te Wakahuia Manawatu Trust Primary Health Care team
    Provider to Woodville Medicine Depot

     

    Amcal Gimbletts Pharmacy

    70 Main Street
    Foxton

    Tel: (06) 363 7080
    Fax: (06) 363 7905

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    MCH
    Private
    Computer
    Audit
    MDHB

    Ashhurst Medicine Depot

    132 Cambridge Avenue
    Ashhurst

    Tel: (06)326 8575
    Fax: (06) 326 8577

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 noon

    Pharmacists:
    Grant Irvine M.P.S (Owner)
    Ted Gowdy M.P.S
    Geoff Rose M.P.S

    Services:
    Prescriptions
    Blister packaging
    Free Delivery

    Bollards Pharmacy

    123 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 8446
    Fax: (06)  376 8442
    E-mail: bollard@xtra.co.nz
     
    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 Noon

    Staff:
    Mary & Phil Bollard (M.P.S) Pharmacists

    Services:
    Prescriptions
    Pharmacy Goods
    Kodak Digital Photos
    Emergency Contraception Services
    Methadone Dispensing
    Passport & ID Photos
    Compliance Medication Packs
    Home Delivery
    MUR reviews

    Central Pharmacy

    176 Featherston Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 7283
    Fax: (06) 357 5549
    E-mail: centralpharmacy@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Pharmacist:
    Susan Judd M.P.S.
    Murray Adams M.P.S.
    Sharon Yang M.P.S.
    Christine Hughes-Anderson M.P.S.

    Services:
    Free delivery in Palmerston North
    Prescriptions
    General healthcare
    Cosmetics
    Medicine disposal depot
    Convenient drive through window

     

     

    City Health Pharmacy Ltd

    22 Victoria Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 5287
    Fax: (06) 358 8287
    E-mail: cityhealth@barhampharmacies.co.nz

    Hours:
    Open everyday 8.00am - 10.00pm including all public holidays

    Pharmcist:
    Harsha Patel, BPharm, DipClinPharm, Reg PharmNZ, MPS, ANZCP – Pharmacy Manager
    Gladys Agatep, BPharm, Reg PharmNZ, MPS, ANZCP – Dispensary Manager

    Carol Brown – Retail Manager
    Fiona Giles – Natural Health Consultant
    And a friendly team of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants with excellent skills and wide range of experiences.

    Services:
    Professional Advice on Medicines and General Healthcare
    Dispensing of Prescriptions
    Natural Health Products and Expert Advice 
    Medicines Utilization Review (MUR) Services
    Emergency Contraception Pill Services
    Medico Compliance Medication Packaging Services
    Methadone Dispensing Services
    Smoking Cessation Assistance
    Pharmacy Self Care
    Xenical Weight Management Programme
    Health Screening including Blood Pressure Checks, Blood Glucose Testing, Iron and Zinc Testing.
    We also offer a wide range of Pharmacy Medicines, Cosmetics and Gifts.

     

     

    Cook Street Pharmacy

    cnr Cook & College Sts
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 7788
    Fax: (06) 358 7781
    E-mail: pharmacist@cookstpharmacy.co.nz
    Website: www.cookstpharmacy.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

    Services:
    Online Prescription re-ordering
    Flu Vaccinations
    Morning After Pill (ECP)
    Cystitis (Bladder Infection) antibiotic prescribing
    Smoking cessation assistance
    Memory assistance packaging options (e.g. Medico)
    Pharmacy Self Care
    Medicines Use Reviews
    Patient Medicines Management Services
    Diabetes management services
    Diabetic Meter Service Centre including clean, check and free batteries
    Nebuliser Rental
    Vapouriser Rental
    Wide range of Pharmacy Medicines: coughs/colds; allergy; skincare; pain relief etc.
    Natural Health Products and expert advice
    First Aid
    Sports Medicine
    Eyecare and contact lens

     

     

     

     

    Foxton Bookshop and Pharmacy

    82 Main Road
    Foxton

    Tel: (06) 363 8646
    Fax: (06) 363 5603
    E-mail: shanphypp@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Interface
    National
    Private
    Computer
    MDHB

     

    Grant Irvine Pharmacy Ltd

    168 Albert St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 8782
    After hours Tel: (06) 356 3453
    Fax: (06) 354 5919

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm

    Pharmacist:
    Grant Irvine M.P.S. 

    Services:
    Prescriptions
    Free delivery
    Passport photos

    Hamish Barham Pharmacy

    80 Main Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8860
    Fax: (06) 364 5005

    Pharmacists:
    Hamish Barham RegPharmNZ MPS ANZCP, Proprietor
    Ian M Barr MSc RegPharmNZ MPS FNZCP, Proprietor / Pharmacy Manager
    Jenny Tracey RegPharmNZ, MPS

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
    Saturday, 9.00am to 12.30pm
    Sunday, closed

    Services:
    Dispensing of medicines
    Medication reviews for Otaki PHO patients
    Methadone dispensing
    Blister packaging of medicines (Medico packs)
    Measuring for compression hosiery
    Emergency contraceptive pill

    The only service requiring referral is medication reviews.

    Referrals may be from an appropriate PHO based health care practitioner. In some cases self-referrals or carer-referrals can be made direct to the pharmacy manager.

    Cost of dispensed medicines dependant on medicine subsidy, CSC holder, PHO enrolment etc.
    Small additional charge for dispensing of medicines in blister packaging.

     

    Horowhenua Health Centre Pharmacy

    Horowhenua Health Centre
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Hours:
    8.30am until 5.30pm  Monday to Friday
    Closed weekends and public holidays
     
    Pharmacist:
    TBA

    Hospital Health Pharmacy

    Main Foyer (Customer car park at gate 11)
    Palmerston North Hospital
    Ruahine St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8287
    Fax: (06) 350 8288

    Hours:
    9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
    Closed for lunch 1.00pm to 1:30pm daily.
    Closed on weekends.

    Pharmacist:
    Asama Al-samarrai

    Services:
    Community pharmacy at the Hospital

    Levin Mall Pharmacy

    Shop 1
    Levin Mall Shopping Centre
    191 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 2180
    Fax: (06) 368 0515
    E-mail: levinmallpharmacy@gmail.com

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Saturday: 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

    Staff:
    Pharmacist x 2
    Technicians x 2
    Retail Staff x 4

    Services:
    Medico Packs
    Deliveries
    Blood Pressure checks
    Disability Hire excluding Motor scooters and wheel Chairs
    Passport Photos
    Ear Piercing / Nose piercing
    Wigs Provider

     

     

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    National
    Private
    Computer
    Audit
    MDHB

    McCrae's Pharmacy

    98-100 Fergusson St
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 5959
    Fax: (06) 323 7441
    E-mail: mccrae2@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm
    Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    (closed Sundays and Public holidays)

    Services:
    Medico compliance packaging
    Emergency contraceptive pill
    Delivery service.
    Compression hosiery
    Cosmetics & fragrances
    Photography - photo lab printing off film and digital cameras
    Passport photos

    Otaki Pharmacy Ltd

    4 Aotaki Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5447
    Fax: (06) 364 8789
    E-mail: otakipharmacy@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.45am - 5.15pm Monday to Friday
    10.00am - 12.00pm noon Saturday
    Closed Sunday

    Pharmacists:
    Robert Lindsay (Proprietor)
    Scott Bowman (Manager)

    Services:
    Dispensing
    Over the counter sales
    Ear piercing (Saturdays only, by arrangement)
    Emergency Contraceptive Pill (free to under 25's)
    Collection of unwanted medicines
    Supply of Free Sharps containers to Diabetic patients
    Free battery supply for Accu Check Diabetic blood testing meters
    Weekly Compliance medication dose-tray dispensing by arrangement

    Vautier Pharmacy Pioneer Village

    Vautier Pharmacy Pioneer Village
    746 Pioneer Highway
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 6577
    Fax: (06) 354 8523

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
    Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

    Services:
    General pharmacy services
    Dispensing prescription medicines
    Professional advice and counselling to you about your medicines
    Blister packs on request
    No surcharge for after hours or weekends
    Paediatric Gastroenteritis Assessment*
    Emergency Contraceptive Pill*
    Urinary Tract Infections*
    Easy access and parking
    *Consultation required with a credited pharamacist when available

     

    Radius Pharmacy Awapuni

    96 College Street
    Awapuni
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1970
    Fax: (06) 358 0397
    E-mail: awapuni@radiuspharmacy.co.nz
    Website: www.radiuspharmacy.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
    Saturdays 9.00am - 1.00pm

    Pharmacists:
    Amanda Keir M.P.S.
    Teresa Hsu M.P.S.
    Lucy Chen M.P.S.
    Keshree Naidoo Rauf M.P.S.
    Sarah Le Leu M.P.S. Pharmacist/Manager

    Services:
    Professional and friendly advice on all medication
    Xenical weight management programme
    Smoking cessation advice
    Emergency contraceptive pill
    Medical and compression hosiery
    Medico compliance blister packaging
    Delivery service
    Wellness screening
    We also offer an extensive range of cosmetic, skincare and nutritional products
    Robotics Personalised perscription medication in sachets

    Radius Pharmacy Terrace End

    325 Broadway Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1485
    Fax: (06) 354 4207
    Website: www.radiuspharmacy.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Saturdays 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Services:
    Professional and friendly advice on all medication
    Xenical weight management programme
    Smoking cessation advice
    Emergency contraceptive pill
    Medical and compression hosiery
    Medico compliance blister packaging
    Delivery service
    Wellness screening
    We also offer an extensive range of cosmetic, skincare and nutritional products

    Radius Pharmacy The Palms

    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 355 1145
    Fax: (06) 355 1146
    E-mail: thepalms@radiuspharmacy.co.nz
    Website: www.radiuspharmacy.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday: 8.00am -7.00pm
    Saturday/Sunday/Public holidays: 9.0am - 6.00pm
    Closed only on Christmas Day

     

    Pharmacists:
    Susanna McGuire M.P.S (store manager)
    Katrina O'Riley
    Eddie See

     

    Services:
    Professional and friendly advice on all medication
    Xenical weight management programme
    Celebrity Slim weight management programme
    Smoking cessation advice
    Emergency contraceptive pill
    Medical and compression hosiery
    Medico compliance blister packaging
    Delivery service
    Wellness screening including blood pressure checks, blood glucose testing, iron testing
    Accu Chek meter services PLUS free battery replacement
    Up to date natural health advice
    We also offer an extensive range of cosmetic, skincare and nutritional products

     

    Radius Pharmacy & Health Store The Plaza


    The Plaza, Shop 108
    84 The Square
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 1949
    Fax: (06) 356 8234
    E-mail: theplaza@radiuspharmacy.co.nz
    Website: www.radiuspharmacy.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm
    Thursday 9.00am - 9.00pm
    Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
    Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

    Pharmacists:
    Fiona Bradley
    Maged Barzak

    Services:
    Prescriptions
    Professional and friendly advice on all medication
    Xenical weight management programme
    Smoking cessation advice
    Emergency contraceptive pill
    Medical and compression hosiery
    Medico compliance blister packaging
    Delivery service
    Wellness screening
    We also offer an extensive range of cosmetic, skincare and nutritional products
    Accu Chek meter services PLUS free battery replacement
    Up to date natural health advice including in store naturopath

     

    Smiths Amcal Pharmacy

    1 Manchester Square
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 4121
    Fax: (06) 323 5218

    Hours:
    Monday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Wednesday 8.30am - 6.30pm
    Thursday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
    Saturday9.00am - 7.00pm

    Services:
    Prescriptions
    General health care advice
    General Community Pharmacy

    Steeds Pharmacy

    244 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 4152
    Fax: (06) 368 4158

    Hours:
    8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    9.00am to 12.30pm on Saturday

    Staff:
    Craig McGregor MPS.

    Services:
    Medicine Packs
    Exclusive gifts
    Perfumes
    Friendly service

    Keywords:
    MDHB

    Tararua Pharmacy (Levin)

    540 Queen Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 7922
    Fax: (06) 368 7942
    E-mail: tararuap@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    10.00am - 12.00noon Saturday
    Closed Public Holidays

    Pharmacists:
    Diane Welch (Manager)
    Alex Yung

    Services:
    Dispensary
    Health advice

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    National
    Private
    Computer
    Audit
    MDHB

    Unichem Chemist Shop

    27 Linton Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Postal:
    P.O Box 992
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 354 8899
    Fax: (06) 354 8866
    E-mail: unichemchemistshop@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.unichem.co.nz

    Hours:
    9.00am to 7.00pm weekdays
    9.00am to 6.00pm weekends and public holidays
    Closed: Christmas Day, Easter Friday and Sunday and until 1pm Anzac Day

    Staff:
    Alistair Whyte, B.Pharm, Reg PharmNZ, MPS, MNZCP
    Glen Caves, RegPharmNZ FNZCP(Hons) FPS, Clinical Team Leader
    Stephanie Lee, BPharm RegPharmNZ MPS ANZCP, Dispensary Manager
    Linda Smith, Customer Service Manager
    And a wonderful team of over twenty people incorporating a wide range of skills and expertise. Pharmacists, Dispensing Technicians and Retail Assistants.

    Services:
    Quick and accurate prescription dispensing
    Expert Medicine advice
    Medicine Utilisation Review (MUR) Service
    Emergency Contraception Service
    Memory assistance packaging options (e.g. Medico)
    Child resistant packaging options
    Residential care services
    Domiciliary care services
    Special Needs assistance
    Weekly dispensing service
    Methadone dispensing
    Patient medicine reviews
    Smoking cessation assistance
    Kate Morgan Weight loss program
    Pharmacy Self Care
    Diabetes management services
    Advantage Diabetic Service Centre including clean, check and free batteries
    Wide range of Pharmacy Medicines: coughs/colds; allergy; skincare; pain relief etc.
    Natural Health Products and expert advice
    First Aid
    Sports Medicine
    Eyecare and contact lens

    Unichem Levin Pharmacy

    209 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 2560
    Fax: (06) 368 1428
    E-mail: pharmacy@levin.unichem.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
    Sunday & Public holidays 10.00am - 4.00pm

    Pharmacists:
    Martin Munyaradzi
    Graeme Brewerton

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    National
    Private Governance
    Computer
    Audit
    MDHB

    Unichem Rose's Pharmacy

    cnr Albert St & Broadway Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 7673
    Tel: (0800) unichem
    Fax: (06) 354 7677
    Web site: www.unichem.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday  8.30-6.00pm
    Saturday 9.00-1.00pm

    Staff:
     
    Services:

    Unichem Tattons Pharmacy

    45 Kimbolton Rd
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 5023
    Fax: (06) 323 9259

    Vautier Pharmacy Hokowhitu Village

    Hokowhitu Village
    356 Albert Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9186
    Fax: (06) 354 7934

    Hours:
    9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

    Services:
    General pharmacy services
    Dispensing prescription medicines
    Professional advice and counselling to you about your medicines
    Blister packs on request
    No surcharge for after hours or weekends
    Paediatric Gastroenteritis Assessment*
    Emergency Contraceptive Pill*
    Urinary Tract Infections*
    Easy access and parking
    *Consultation required with a credited pharamacist when available

    Services:
    Community Pharmacy

    Vautier Pharmacy Milson Village

    Milson Shopping Centre
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 0612
    Fax: (06) 358 6381

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    9.00am - 1.00pm Saturday

    Services:
    General pharmacy services
    Dispensing prescription medicines
    Professional advice and counselling to you about your medicines
    Blister packs on request
    No surcharge for after hours or weekends
    Paediatric Gastroenteritis Assessment*
    Emergency Contraceptive Pill*
    Urinary Tract Infections*
    Easy access and parking
    *Consultation required with a credited pharamacist when available

    Vautier Pharmacy Summerhill Village

    198 Ruapehu Drive
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 8173
    Fax: (06) 355 8437

    Hours:
    9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday
    Closed on Sundays

    Services:
    General pharmacy services
    Dispensing prescription medicines
    Professional advice and counselling to you about your medicines
    Blister packs on request
    No surcharge for after hours or weekends
    New Zealand Post Services
    Paediatric Gastroenteritis Assessment*
    Emergency Contraceptive Pill*
    Urinary Tract Infections*
    Easy access and parking
    *Consultation required with a credited pharamacist when available

    Vogel Street Pharmacy Ltd

    47 Vogel Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 1905
    Fax: (06) 355 1904

    Hours:
    9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
    9.30am to 12.30pm saturday

    Manager:
    Craig OBrien MPS

     

    Wards Pharmacy

    51 High Street
    Dannevirke

    Contacts:
    After Hours: (06) 387 8992 and (06) 374 2866
    Cell: (027) 440 0895
    E-mail: wards.pharmacy@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
    Saturday 10.00am - 12.30pm

    Pharmacists:
    Tom Ward (Proprietor)
    Alex Graham (Dispensary Manager)
    Angela Pullen
    Linton Hackland

    Services:
    Dispensing of Medicines
    Methadone Dispensing
    Complex Medicine Services
    Rest Home Services
    Community Hospital Services
    Compliance Medication Packaging Services
    Home Delivery
    Emergency Contraceptive Pill Services
    Compression Hosiery
    Wound Dressings, Strapping, Sport & Medical Supports
    Accu-chek Diabetic Meter checks & Battery Replacement
    Medicines  & Health  Advice Information
    Over the Counter Medicines
    Vitamin & Herbal Products
    Nutritional & Sport Supplements
    Mobility Aids
    Mobility Scooters
    Cosmetics & Fragrances
    Photographic Advice & Services
    Digital Photo services
    Passport & ID Photos
    Ear Piercing
    Bed wetting Monitors
    Visiting Services
    Arthritis NZ
    Roche Diagnostics
    Accu-chek Meter Services
    Dedicated Customer Car Parking

     

    Woodville Medicine Depot

    56 Vogel Street
    Woodville

    Tel: (06) 376 5108
    Fax: (06) 376 4108

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm then 1.30pm - 5.00pm

    Pharmacists:
    Tel:
    0800 423 267

    Staff:
    Sandra & Helen
    Joan Nation, Practice Nurse available Tuesday and Thursday
    Doctor on site 2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday & Wednesday

    Services:
    Daily prescription services provided by Adams Pharmacy, Palmerston North

    Prescriptions received by fax before 1.00pm will be availible for collection at 3.15pm Monday - Friday. When Dr on site prescriptions fax before 3.45pm will be availible for collection at 4.45pm.

    Physiotherapists

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    Bush Physiotherapy

    C/- Bush Trust Medical Centre
    Corner Main & Centre Streets
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 7444 extn 1
    Mobile: (027) 418 4867
    E-mail: jillwoods@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Physiotherapist:
    Jill Woods, NZRP, Dip MT, Dip NMR, Bobath Cert

    Services:
    ACC - no referral required
    Sporting injuries rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal therapy eg, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles
    Spinal manipulation
    Exercise prescription
    Neurological conditions
    Pain Management
    Women's health

     

     

     

    Churchyard Physiotherapy

    384 Church Street
    (Opposite the old Police Station and behind St Andrews Church)
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 8008
    After Hours Tel: (027) 220 3179
    E-mail: admin@churchyardphysio.co.nz
    Website: www.churchyardphysio.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday and Thursday 8.30am - 7.00pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Physiotherapists:
    Fiona O'Connor Dip Phty, Dip MT
    Kathryn Mitchell Dip Phty, Dip MT
    Hilary Gannon BSc(Hons)Physio, MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine
    Jennifer Sweeting BSc(Hons) Physio, PGCert(MSK)

    Services:
    Sports injuries
    Neck and back pain
    Headaches
    Rehabilitation

     

    City Health Physiotherapy

    City Health Centre
    50 Victoria Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 4688
    Fax: (06) 355 4970

    Hours:
    8.00am - 7.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    8.00am - 6.00pm Thursdays

    Physiotherapists:
    Adrian Ching, Dip. Phty., Adv. Dip. Phty., Reg. Phty., Acup.
    Jackson Wong, B.Phty., MNZSP.
    Louise Anderson, BHSc(Phty), PGCert (Acup), MNZSP

    Services:
    Manipulative therapy
    Sports physiotherapy
    Occupational injuries
    Free On-Street
    Occupational Medicine
    Sports Medicine
    Ergonomics
    Pain Management
    Referrals
    Weight Training
    Concerns
    Acute Pain
    Chronic Pain
    Extremity Pains
    Injuries
    Treatments
    Acupuncture
    Manipulation

     

    Florence Clark Physiotherapy

    Florence Clark Physiotherapy
    204a Albert Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 358 3143

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm by appointment

    Physiotherapist:
    Florence Clark

    Services:
    Teaches self management and prevention

    Dannevirke Community Hospital
    Barraud Street
    PO Box 275
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 9629
    Fax: (06) 374 9632�

    Hours:
    8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Physiotherapist:
    Marjon Lund

    Services:
    General physiotherapist
    ACC endorsed provider
    Activity based programmes with ACC
    Private consultation
    Injury rehabilitation and pain assessments
    Manual Therapy
    Ultrasound therapy
    Massage therapy
    Advice on injury prevention and injury and pain self management

    Grey Street Physiotherapy

    204 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1558
    Fax: (06) 358 3091
    E-mail: bgenet@clear.net.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Physiotherapist:
    Belinda Genet

    Services:
    Neck and back pain
    Sports injuries
    Injury rehab
    Functional Reactivation Programmes

    Ida Van der Velde

    109 Winara Avenue
    Waikanae

    Tel: (04) 904 0914

    Hours:
    Tuesday and Thursday whole day and Saturday morning at 109 Winara Avenue
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Masonic Village Rehab Unit, 665 Queen Street, Levin

    Physiotherapist
    Ida Van der Velde
    NZ. Registered Physiotherapist
    Registered Physio. Acupuncturist

    Services:
    "Hands on" physiotherapy
    - Manual therapy
    - Therapeutic massage
    Pre and post-operative physiotherapy
    TCM based acupuncture combined with physiotherapy for acute and chronic conditons (frozen shoulders, arthritic necks and backs, tendon problems, heelpain, etc.)
    Individual exercise programmes for strength and balance
    Acupuncture for morning sickness.

     

    Jenny Collett Physiotherapy

    257 Newbury Line
    RD 8
    Palmerston North

    Tel & Fax: (06) 357 0987
    Mobile: (027) 284 7907
    E-mail: jenny.collett@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Please telephone for an appointment

    Physioterapist:
    Jenny Collett
    Dip Physiotherapy (South Africa)
    Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Adelaide)

    Services:
    Lymphoedema therapy:-
    Early intervention & self management advice
    Treatment and massage
    Compression garment prescription and supply
    Clinics held in Levin, Feilding, Wanganui, Masterton

     

     

    Kilmister Physiotherapy

    40 Denmark Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8780
    Mobile: (027) 206 6128
    E-mail: kilmister.kerr@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday Wednesday & Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Physiotherapist:
    Jane kilmister
    NZ Reg. Physiotherapist
    Dip. Manipulative Therapy
    Dip. Sports Medicine

    Services:
    Physiotherapy
    Manipulative Therapy
    Sports Medicine

     

    Lucy Feltham Physiotherapist

    Raukawa Street
    Otaki

    Tel & Fax: (06) 364 7027

    Hours:
    9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

    Services:
    Manual Therapy
    Sports Physiotherapy
    Hand Therapy

    Milson Physiotherapy

    59 Rennie Ave
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 3467

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm

    Staff:
    Cheryl Warner

    Services:
    ACC registered

    ora3 @The Palms health and Wellness Centre

    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 358 5573
    After Hours: (027) 220 3177
    Fax: (06) 358 5579
    E-mail: Daniel@ora3.com
    Website: www.ora3.com

    Hours:
    Ex studio Monday to Fridays 6.00am-7.00pm
    Physiotherapy Monday to Friday 7.20am-7.00pm
    Saturday (winter only)

    Staff:
    Principle physiotherapist: Carol Armitage
    8 physiotherapists
    2 massage therapists
    3 trainers
    All with qualifications in various specialities

    Services:
    First ACC physiotherapy visit FREE @ ora3
    This means a charge over and above the ACC subsidy
    Our charges as follows:
    ACC approved and assisted initial consultation co-payment is $20.00
    ACC approved and assisted follow up consultation co-payment $10.00
    Sports therapy
    Manual therapy
    Women's health
    Exercise studio with Pilates, Personal Training and Membership options
    Rehab classes incl. Stroke, COPD, Cardiac
    Pole Dancing

     

    Pendergrast Physiotherapy Clinic

    11 Amesbury Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 5989
    Fax: (06) 357 5450

    Hours:
    Monday Wednesday & Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Services:
    Chronic spinal problems
    Activity based rehab
    Workplace assessments
    Manipulative therapy
    Sports physiotherapy

    Physio Plus Rehab

    Tasman House
    290A Oxford Street
    PO Box 1141
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 0805
    Fax: (06) 368 0805
    E-mail: admin@physioplusrehab.co.nz

    Hours:
    By appointment

    Staff:
    Otto J Bats, B Phty, mnzsp
    Ingrid Lefeber Bats, B Phty,MNZSP

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    Private
    Audit

    Rehab Physio Centre

    27 Linton  Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 3543
    Fax: (06) 353 0393
    E-mail: admin@rehabphysiocentre.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 7.00pm
    Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
    Saturday (March to September) 10.00am - 12.00 Noon (strapping clinic)

    Services:
    Physiotherapy
    Manual therapy
    Manipulative Therapy
    Therapeutic Exercise
    Sports Therapy
    Exercise Rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal Acupuncture

    Total Physiotherapy Manawatu

    236 College Street (3min drive from CBD)
    Palmerston North 4412

    Tel: (06) 358 9409
    Fax: (06) 358 9401
    E-mail: tpmanawatu@xtra.co.nz:

    Physiotherapists:
    Libi McKinnon
    , BHSC (Physiotherapy), Cert Sprt Sci & Coach, NZRP, MPNZ, Assoc. Member NZMPA
    Rachael Paddison, Bphty, NZRP, MPNZ, Assoc.Member NZMPA

    Hours:
    8.00am - 7.00pm Monday
    8.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday
    8.00am - 6.00pm Wednesday
    8.00am - 7.00pm Thursday
    8.00am - 4.00pm Friday

    Services:
    Sporting injuries
    Neck and back pain
    Headaches
    Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
    Overuse injuries
    Degenerative pain

    Now Offering:
    Comprehensive rehabilitation services in sports physiotherapy, acute and chronic spinal pain, all work place and orthopaedic injuries.
    Home visits for the older person who is unable to travel, can be arranged by appointment.

    Facilities:
    One on one treatment in private treatment rooms
    Ample free parking
    Wheelchair access

    Weld Street Physiotherapy

    43 Weld Street
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 4932

    Hours:
    7.00am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday

    Staff:
    Diana Leicester
    Phillippa Stuart
    Jane Anderson
    Julia Smith

    Services:
    NZPAS Accredited Clinic
    ACC endorsed provider
    No surcharge for ACC treatment

    Plunket

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Ashhurst Plunket

    63 Cambridge Street
    Ashhurst

    Tel: (06) 326 8405

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Cuba Street Plunket

    Cnr Cuba & Taonui Streets
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 6862
    Fax: (06) 358 6081

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Dannevirke Plunket

    P O Box 154
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7687
    Fax: (06)374 8820
    Plunket Helpline 0800 933 922
    Website: www.plunket.org.nz

    Hours:
    Clinics Wednesdays

    Staff:
    Viv Trotter

    Family Centre

    42 Albert Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 7248
    Fax: (06) 356 7801

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Feilding Plunket

    32 Stafford Street
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 4518
    Fax: (06) 323 9329

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Hokowhitu Plunket

    25 Franklin Avenue
    Hokowhitu

    Tel: (06) 358 3011

    Hours:
    Every Wednesday

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Levin Plunket Rooms

    74A Cambridge Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 6762
    Plunket Helpline 0800 933 922
    Website:
    www.plunket.org.nz

     

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Himitangi down to Peka Peka
    East and West as necessary
    NFP
    Governance
    Audit

    Linton/Tokomaru Plunket

    Community Hall
    Linton Camp

    Tel: (06) 357 4844

    Hours:
    Tuesday mornings

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Otaki Plunket Rooms

    Main Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 7261
    Plunket Helpline 0800 933 922
    Website:
    www.plunket.org.nz

     

    Tuesdays only - otherwise please contact Levin Plunket Rooms.

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Pahiatua Plunket

    49 Main Street
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 8362
    Fax: (06) 376 8362
    Plunket Helpline 0800 933 922
    Website: www.plunket.org.nz
     
    Staff:
    Maria Ramsay, Plunket Nurse

    Manawatu Wanganui Area Office, Palmerston North

    20B Fitzherbert Ave
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 357 4844
    Fax: (06) 355 4827
    Plunket Helpline: 0800 933 922
    Websites:
    www.plunket.org.nz & www.plunket.org.nz/manawatuwanganui

    Contacts:
    Area Manager
    Jo Malcolm Black
    Tel: (06) 768 3601
    Mobile: (027) 238 6318
     
    Volunteer Services Leader
    Kirsty Dysart
    Tel: (06) 357 4844
    Mobile: (027) 223 2632

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Plunket Kaiawhina

    Tel: (06) 358 6862 (leave a message)

    Roslyn/Kelvin Grove Plunket

    177 Vogel Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 9201

    Hours:
    Thursdays

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Westend/Awapuni Plunket

    18 Newbury Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 4904

    Hours:
    Thursdays

    Plunket Services available Nationally
    Child and family health services.
    Plunket provides free home visits for families with children under five years of age.
    Home Visits
    Plunket Karitane Family Centres
    Plunket Line
    Car Seat Schemes
    Maori Child Health
    Mobile Clinic
    Parenting Education
    Clinic/Marae Visits
    Child Safety
    Health Promotion
    Ante Natal

    Podiatrists

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

    Anne McCabe

    72 Main Street 
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8307
    Mobile: (021) 390 297

    Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    Saturday and late nights by appointment 
    Referrals  not required

    Services:
    Podiatrist 25 years experience
    Treatment of :
    - painful corns and callous
    - diabetic and arthritic feet
    - orthotic therapy
    - ingrown toenail surgery
    Home visits

    City Podiatrists

    22 Victoria Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 3300
    Tel: (021) 150 2343
    After Hours Tel: (06) 356 9415
    Fax: (06) 359 2563
    E-mail: keithaitken@slingshot.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am - 10.00pm 365 days
    After hours fees from 5.30pm Monday - Friday and all holidays and weekends.

    Staff:
    Keith Aitken

    Services:
    All foot problems diagnosed and treated
    Comprehensive diabetes foot assessment and treatment
    Foot surgery
    Limb circulation assessment by latest Doppler methods
    Orthotics prescription by video/treadmill gait analysis process
    Prescription Orthotics
    x-ray and interpretation
    ACC registered -no referral required

    Erin Furness

    7 Stanley Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 3033

    Staff:
    Erin Furness NZ DipPod; NZRegPod

    Foot Mechanics


    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 356 8606
    Fax: (06) 356 8605
    Website: http://www.footmechanics.com

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Podiatrist:
    Innes Graham - Lead Podiatrist

    Services:
    Foot Mechanics can help you with:
    Lower Back Pain
    Sciatic Pain
    Hip Pain
    Pigeon Toe
    Bunions (non surgical treatment)
    Flat Arches

    We specialise in Sports Podiatry:
    ACC registered
    Provider to NZ Academy of Sport
    Knee Pain
    Shin Pain
    Achilles and Heel Pain
    Footwear Assessment

    Free off-street parking

    McRae Podiatry Ltd, Palmerston North

    184 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9622
    Fax: (06)357 9622
    E-mail: Lorraine.vandam@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Staff:
    Lorraine McRae Dip. Pod. (NZ); S.R.Pod. (NZ); M.NZ Soc. Pod.

    Services:
    Injuries to hip, leg & foot
    General foot problems corns callouses
    Ingrown toenails, wedge resections phenolization
    Diabetic foot care.
    Orthotic prescriptions individually fabricated
    Childrens injuries and gait analysis
    ACC registered initial claims

    McRae Podiatry Ltd, Feilding

    47 Manchester Street
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 357 9622

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Lorraine McCrae Dip. Pod. (NZ); S.R.Pod (NZ)

    Services:
    Injuries to hip, leg & foot
    General foot problems corns & ingrown toenails
    Orthotic prescriptions
    Children's injuries
    ACC registered initial claims supplied

    The Foot Clinic

    160 grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 359 3596
    E-mail: thefootclinic@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    Tuesday and Thursday Late nights

    Staff:
    Murray McDonald NZ Dip.Pod.; NZ Reg
    Julie Allen B.H.Sc.; NZ Dip.Pod.; NZ Reg

    Services:
    All general and sports podiatry

    Psychiatrists

    Dr Mohammad Shuaib

    Consultant Psychiatrist
    445 Ferguson Street,
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 9800
    Fax: (06) 353 1207
    Mobile: (021) 030 0801

    Psychologists

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Di Parsons

    235 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 1429

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Di Parsons

    Pain Management and Rehabilitation Services Limited

    220B Broadway
    PO Box 5015
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 8722
    Fax: (06) 353 8723
    E-mail: admin@painrelief.co.nz
    Website: www.painrelief.co.nz

    Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm

    Clinical Psychologists:
    Tom Neser (Clinic Director)
    Janine Van Blerk
    Shiri Gal Grundling

    Health Psychologist:
    Stacey Graham

    Services:
    Chronic Pain
    Phantom Limb Pain
    Neuropathic Pain
    Temporo-mandibular joint pain
    Lower Back Pain
    Brain Injury
    Migraines
    Anxiety
    Depression
    Stress Conditions
    Trauma counselling
    Relationship problems
    Employee Assistance Programmes
    Child Psychology

    Radiology

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Broadway Radiology

    197 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9079
    Fax: (06) 357 9094
    Website: www.broadwayradiology.co.nz

    Practice Hours: Monday - Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm

    City Health X-Ray:
    22 Victoria Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 3300
    Fax: (06) 350 9151

    Practice Hours: 8.00am to 10.00pm 7 days, including public holidays

    Central MRI:
    Gate 12
    Palmerston North Hospital
    50 Ruahine Street

    Tel: 06-353-8161

    Services:
    One of the main providers of diagnostic radiology, servicing the Manawatu region and beyond.
    General Radiography
    Barium Enema
    Barium Meal
    Intravenous Urogram
    Arthrography
    Mammography
    Bone Densitometry
    Ultrasound
    CT Scanning
    MRI

    Please see our website for more information.

    The Palms X-ray

    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 354 7737
    Fax: (06) 354 7757
    Website: www.radiusmedical.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 7.00pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays excluding Christmas Day 9.00am - 6.00pm
    Please ring for an appointment

    Services:
    The Palms X-ray offers the very latest in digital technology for x-ray imaging - the first in the Manawatu. These changes enable images to be sent electronically to computer stations at hospitals, specialists and GPs, making the whole process faster and more efficient.

    Gone is the former bulky method of film storage, and images are now stored in databanks and can be retrieved at the touch of a button. Any patients requiring plain film x-ray imaging for trauma or other pathology can be expertly accommodated at The Palms X-ray, on referral by a doctor or physiotherapist.

    School Dental Clinics

    School Dental services

    Children's Dental Care

    Teenage Dental Care

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    MidCentral Health School Dental Services

    Mid Central Health
    Dental Services
    P.O. Box 2056
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8619
    Fax: (06) 350 8619
    E-mail: communications@midcentral.co.nz
    Website: http://www.midcentral.co.nz/hospital/dental/School-Dental.htm

    Contacts:
    Group Manager:
    Muriel Hanratty

    Clinical Director: Phil Marshall

    Team Leaders:
    Tararua - Cathie Boyden
    Feilding - Julie Jenkins
    Palmerston North - Yvonne Murphy & Delwyn Sinclair
    Horowhenua - Bev Foubister

    Clerical Assistant: Marilyn Linklater

    Ashhurst School

    96 Cambridge Street
    Ashhurst

    Tel: (06) 326 8248

    Awapuni School

    18 Rochester Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 2503

    Central Normal School

    201 Featherston Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 7258

    College Street School

    College Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 0659

    Dannevirke South School Dental Clinic

    cnr Hunter & Stairs Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7361
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Highbury School

    Summerset Crescent
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 3285

    Huia Range School

    Cole Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06)
    Fax:
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Sharon Philips

    Managahao School

    Managahao Road
    Pahiatua

    Tel: (06) 376 8596
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Glenda Young

    MCH Dental Clinic Dannevirke

    Stairs Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7361
    Fax: (06)
    E-Mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Cathie Boyden

    Monrad Intermediate

    228 Botanical Road
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 2532

    Palmerston North Intermediate

    Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 0547

    Parkland School

    Parkland Crescent
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 0953

    Roslyn School

    Shelley Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9868

    Russell Street School

    Russell Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 6674

    St James School

    Albert Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 6674

    Terrace End School

    Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9933

    Woodville School

    Vogel Street
    Woodville

    Tel: (06) 376 5812

     

    Specialists

    Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North

    Specialist profiles included within our web site are designed to offer GPs access to specialist information which may be of help to them in assessing treatment options.

    Southern Cross Hospitals recognises that GPs are best placed to advise and support their patients when considering any treatment, and making informed choices about suitable referral options.

    We advise patients to refer to their GP in relation to all aspects of treatment, selection of providers and referral to medical specialists.

    Read the list of medical specialists operating at Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North

    Ultrasound

    Manawatu Medical Ltd T/A Manawatu Ultrasound

    The Palms Health and Wellness Center
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 354 9800
    Fax: (06) 357 9076

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm By appointment

    Staff:
    Dr Stanica Dulovic, Sonographer and Director
    Mr Neil Jepson, Practice Manager and Director
    Dr Bruce Allen, Consultant Radiologist
    Dr Tony House, Consultant Radiologist
    Lexie Wilson, Receptionist

    Services:
    Ultrasound

     

     

    Iwi Health Services

     

    Horowhenua

    Manawatū

     

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust

    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: bcwh@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz

    Overview - IWI & Maori
    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust ('Whakapai Hauora'), is the health, social service and disability service provider arm of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, the mandated iwi authority for Rangitaane O Manawatu. As one of the operational arms of TMI, Whakapai Hauora works closely with other TMI entities, such as Kia Ora FM 89.8 (the only bilingual Maori Radio Station in the Manawatu) With an audience capacity exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand (of whom over fourteen thousand are Maori), Kia Ora FM offers an excellent opportunity for Whakapai Hauora to communicate health education and promotion messages through chat shows, talkback interviews and health advertising. Tune in on a Monday between 9.00am and 10.00am to listen to our health show. Though Whakapai Hauora is an iwi owned and operated provider, its health, social and disability services are provided to everyone.

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) is accredited with Quality Health New Zealand and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

    Whakapai Hauora vision is to be:
    The most proactive, culturally appropriate client centred provider of holistic health, disability support and social services for people regardless of age, disability or cultural background in the Manawatu

    Mission of Whakapai Hauora
    'Kia haere waimarie ana ki runga i te Whaea Papatuanuku'

    'To empower people to significantly improve their well-being to walk in balance on Mother Earth through exercising choice in health care'.

    Whakapai Hauora does this by:

    Practising Rangitaanenuirawa,
    Providing a range of high quality primary health care and social services,
    Providing health education and training,
    Employing committed, dedicated and multi-skilled staff,
    Ensuring effective co-ordination between secondary and primary care
    (integrated care) whilst operating a cost-efficient enterprise,
    Being culturally appropriate, and being responsive to client and community needs.

    Doctors:
    Dr O'Connell
    Dr Hayton
    Dr Herbert

    Other Team Members:

    Kaumatua and Kuia
    Health Manager
    Corporate Service Administrator
    Practice Nurse
    Mobile Primary Healthcare Nurse
    Maori Disability Support Officer
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Officers
    Tamariki Ora (Child Health) Nurse
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse
    Health Promotions Co-ordinator
    Alcohol and Drug Counsellors
    A & D Social Workers
    Receptionist
    Gambling Counsellor
    Gambling Health Promotions Officer
    Social Services Counsellor
    Cancer Coordinator
    Primary Mental Health Nurse
    Mobile Cervical Screening Nurse
    Oranga Whanau Coordinators

    Services:
    General Medical Care (GP and Practice Nurse Services)
    Nursing and Health Clinics
    Community Health Services including follow-ups
    Health Promotion/Education and Disease Prevention Services
    Outreach Programmes / Training
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Services
    Wahine (Women's) Health Services
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child Services)
    Cervical Screening & STD Checks
    Breast Screening Health Promotion
    Free Reproductive/Sexual Health Services (Criteria Applies)
    Gambling Counselling & Health Promotion Services
    Disability Support Services
    Social Services including:
     Counselling - Individual & Whanau (Family)
     Budgeting Advice
     Whanau Wellbeing Programmes
     Alcohol and Drug Counselling and
    Outreach Clinics
    Line Dancing every Friday
    Mobile Nursing Services - Shannon and Foxton
    Cancer Coordinator Services
    Primary Mental Health Nursing Services
    FREE Podiatry, Smoking Cessation, Diabetes and Clinical Dietician Clinics in association with the Primary Health Organisation


    Doctors

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: BCWH@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=2

    Health Care Hours:
    Open all year, except for Statutory Holidays and Weekends.
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    After Hours Service:
    Radius Medical
    The Palms
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 7737

    Please note that for all Whakapai Hauora GP clients that access our After Hours Service 'Radius Medical' that at the time of your visit to 'Radius Medical' you will need to request that they 'Radius Medical' send your consultation notes to your regular GP at Whakapai Hauora. This will ensure that we continue to provide a great service to you.

    Further Assistance:
    Accident and Emergency Department
    MidCentral Health
    50 Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 9169

     

    Staff:
    Dr Marianne O'Connell
    Dr Mary Hayton
    Dr Alex Herbert

    Joanne Meinung,  Practice Nurse
    Josephine Te Whaiti, Receptionist

    Services provided include ...

    a comfortable environment for all cultures
    quality time with nurses
    high standards of health care
    complete confidentiality
    Whakapai Hauora Practice

    Nurse Services include ...

    blood pressure monitoring
    weight monitoring
    blood sugar level monitoring
    peak flow monitoring
    ECG's
    visual activity checks
    sexual health checks
    immunisation for tamariki
    smoking cessation
    diabetes education
    travel immunisation
    adult immunisation
    nurse injections
    contraception services and advice
    pregnancy testing
    dressing change and wound care
    cervical screening
    diet and nutrition advice
    health assessments
    free contraceptive & advice services if you are a Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Clinics

    Whakapai Hauora in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation are offering FREE clinics at Whakapai Hauora premises.
    Please contact reception for dates, times and locations of the free clinics:
    Podiatry Clinic 
    Diabetes Clinic 
    Clinical Dietician Clinic
    Smoking Cessation Clinic

    If you are registered with our general practice please consult with your Doctor about a referral to these clinics. If you are not registered with our General Medical Practice but access other Whakapai Hauora services please contact the usual staff   member you deal with at Whakapai Hauora and they will assist you with a referral to the clinic you wish to access.

    If transport is a barrier to access the services, home visits can be made so let the relevant Whakapai Hauora staff member know you wish to have a home visit to be made when making the appointment.

    Whakapai Hauora is proud to bring you these primary care services in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation.

    If you have any queries about these clinics please contact our Health Manager Carole Fernandez on (06) 353 6385 ext 746.

    ***NAU MAI HAERE MAI***


    Nurses
    Practice Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 711
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=3

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

     

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Nurses
    High Standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality

    Whakapai Hauora Practice Nurse Service include-
    Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Weight Monitoring
    Blood Sugar Level Monitoring
    Peak Flow Monitoring
    ECG's
    Visual Activity Checks
    Sexual Health Checks
    Immunisation for Tamariki
    Smoking Cessation
    Diabetes Education
    Travel Immunisation
    Adult Immunisation
    Nurse Injections
    Contraception Services and Advice
    Pregnancy Testing
    Dressing Change and Wound Care
    Cervical Screening
    Diet and Nutrition Advice
    Health Assessments
    Free contraceptive & advice services if you are Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years.

     

     

     

     


    Contraception
    Free Contraception Service (criteria applies)

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 711
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Doctors and Nurses
    High standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality
    Translation/Communication Services (available upon pre-arrangement)

    Criteria for FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services-
    A Maori Woman of any age
    A Pacific Island Woman of any age
    A Woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services Include-
    Safe Sex & Sexual Health Advice
    Education about Contraception
    Group or Individual Education Sessions
    Pregnancy Advice
    Free Nurse and GP Consultation
    Referrals to other Health Professionals
    Regular Follow-ups

    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.

     


    Outreach
    Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 732
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=5

    FOXTON BEACH: Community Centre, Foxton Beach

    FOXTON: The Plunket Rooms, 8 Clyde Street, Foxton

    SHANNON: The Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon

    Please contact Diane Noble for dates and times.

    Contact:
    Diane Noble
    Tel:
    (06) 353 1888
    Mobile:
    (021) 144 7625 
    E-mail: diane@rangitaane.iwi.nz

     

    Services:
    The Mobile Primary Health Care Nursing Service is available in Foxton and Shannon.
    There is NO CHARGE to access the Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse
    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referrals to other Health Providers
    Advice & Information on a wide range of Health Issues
    Health Promotion & Education
    Health Seminars & Presentations to Groups or Individuals
    Whanau Health Plans

     


     
    Outreach
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 761
    E-mail: jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=14

    Contact:
    Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Services targets all age groups and all health areas.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Whanau Ora Health Services are FREE of CHARGE. Translation/communication services are available upon pre-arrangement.

    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referral Services
    Advice & Information
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Seminars and Presentations
    Whanau Health Plans

    Whanau Ora Health Goals-
    To contribute to the wellbeing of clients and their whanau through assessment, advice, follow-up, co-ordination and health education & promotion.

     

     


    Child
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child) Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext : 787
    E-mail: 
    Website:
    http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=4

    Contact:
    Emma Davis

    Services:
    All visits are private and confidential, in your own home or at Whakapai Hauora. The choice is yours and the service is FREE.
    Discuss this option with your Lead Maternity Carer or contact Emma Davis.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Services for 0-5 year olds FREE.
    As part of this service we also offer facilitation services and whanau/family care and support services. Confidentiality is assured.

    When your baby reaches 4-6 weeks old, your Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife, Doctor, Obstetrician) will  refer you to ongoing care. Whakapai Hauora provides such services through our Registered Nurse Emma Davis.

    We provide support, advice and information on all Tamariki Ora Health related issues, including:
    Breastfeeding
    Measuring Weight, Height and Head Growth
    Hearing and Vision
    Language, Behaviour and Development
    Nutrition
    Parenting Skills/Group Education
    Safety

    Advocacy and Referrals available. Interpreter/communication services available upon
    pre-arrangement.

     

     


     
    Womens
    Breast Screening Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 750
    E-mail: yvonne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=13

    Contact:
    Yvonne Hewson

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora provides a free Breast Screening Promotion Services.
    Breast Screening Promotion
    Providing support (including transport) and awhi to Maori Women having a mammogram
    Community awareness raising the importance about breast screening to enable whanau to make more informed decisions
    Breast screening promotion presentations
    Advice to Maori Women and their whanau regarding choices available in relation to Breast Screening and Breast Health
    Support for Breast Screening assessment and treatment
    Age target 45-69 years

    Our Goals in providing this Service are to-
    Increase the detection of Breast Cancer amongst Maori Women
    Reduce Maori mortality from Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about Breast Health and Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori and their whanau about the Breast Screening Programme
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about the advantages of early detection

    Do the 'right thing' so you, and the whanau unit as a whole, remain healthy.

     

     


     
    Disability
    Maori Disability Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext.: 717
    E-mail: raewyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=6

    Contact:
    Raewyn Skipper

    Services:
    Our Services are aimed at improving the quality, life and independence of people with disabilities.

    Advice and Guidance...
    On treatment and rehabilitation services available
    Referrals to other Health Services where necessary for assessment and service co-ordination services
    On decision making where requested
    On access to Home Support Services
    Advocacy

    Information-
    On the role of the Disability Support Services
    On the methods of access to Disability Support Services
    On the rights and entitlements of disabled people

    We are committed to-
    Helping disabled individuals and whanau stay healthy and well
    High standards of disability care
    Quality time with the Disabilities Officer
    Quality time with the Doctor if necessary
    Cultural appropriateness
    Supporting individuals and whanau through the assessment, service co-ordination and referred services process
    Providing a comfortable environment for disabled clients
    Seeing clients within thirty minutes of arriving
    Ensuring your confidentiality at all times

    Interpreter/Communication Services available upon pre arrangement.

     

     

     

     


    Dieticians
    Nutrition & Physical Activities Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 714
    E-mail: raymond@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    and shane@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=7

    Contacts:
    Raymond Rolfe and Shane Ruwhiu

    Kaupapa-
    To improve the health and wellbeing of Maori in the Manawatu region through better nutrition and regular physical activity
    To reduce the incidence of food-related disorders by improved nutrition
    To increase lifelong participation in regular physical activity

    Services:

    There is NO COST to access this service.

    Building Public Health Policy by:
    Assisting pre-schools, e.g. Kohanga reo, kura and marae to develop and implement nutritional and physical activity policies
    Provision of a community based breast-feeding campaign

    Creating Supportive Environments by:
    Promoting the consumption of vegetables and fruit in a variety of settings of workplaces, schools and marae
    Undertaking initiatives with the community, e.g. marae, to inform and influence healthy food choices and physical activities

    Strengthening Community Action by:
    Supporting community initiatives that promote healthy eating and physical activity, e.g. community garden, line dancing, etc
    Collaborate with other nutrition and physical  activity agencies to contribute to an intersectorial approach
    Provide training programmes to disseminate  relevant information
    Providing support to school based programmes, e.g. the Fruit in Schools Programme

    We are committed to offering information and advice in order to-
    Provide a supportive environment which enables healthy behaviour changes
    Support individuals and whanau about the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity
    Provide advice and support to community groups and agencies regarding health promotion of nutrition and physical activity, e.g. Kohanga reo
    Provide input/support to community based nutrition programmes and/or physical activity programmes developed by other agencies, e.g. Push Play
    Hold Health exhibitions, promotions and health hui
    Promote regular physical activity within a Marae setting, e.g. line dancing, low impact exercise classes
     

     

     

    Social
    Social Services

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 727
    E-mail:
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=8

    Contacts:
    Ganga Aiyar Tel:(06) 353 6385 ext 708

    Services:
    We provide counselling and social support services to-
    Individuals
    Whanau
    Couples
    Pakeke (Adults)
    Kaumatua/Kuia (Elders)
    Rangatahi (Young Adults)
    Tamariki (Children)
    Male and Female

    Counselling services include-
    Child misbehaviour/management
    Physical and/or sexual abuse
    Marital strife
    Loneliness
    Custody Issues
    Domestic violence/anger
    Stress and depression
    Parenting skills
    Mental Health Problems
    Gender Identity Issues
    Cultural Issues
    Household management
    Finance/budgeting (including referrals)
    Unemployment
    Child care needs
    Loss/Grief/Depression
    Acceptance of illness and/or disabilities
    Behaviour Issues
    Self-esteem Issues

    Whanau Wellbeing Programme
    This is a programme to assist whanau where domestic violence    occurs within the household. There is no cost to access this programme.

     


     
    Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884 to talk to the Piki Team.
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=9

    Services:
    'Kia Ora'
    Our service is designed around Tangata Whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

    We shall provide our service either:
    At Whakapai Hauora
    In the home of Tangata Whaiora
    On the Marae
    In outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki
    Any other community venue where Tangata Whaiora feel comfortable and appropriate

    Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the Whare Tapa Wha Model.

    Our service includes-
    Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:
    A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
    A & D Counselling
    A & D Social Work Services
    Rangatahi A & D Social Services
    Basic Life Skills Programmes
    Activities Group
    Advocacy
    Strengthening Families Hui
    A & D Health Promotion and Education
    Ongoing support and follow up


    Counselling
    Problem Gambling Counselling and Health Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884
    E-mails: daniel@rangitaane.iwi.nz or joanne.eagle@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=12

    Contacts:
    Daniel Kawana and Joanne Eagle

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora offers you the services of our counsellor for Problem Gambling which includes-

    Counselling which can be for:
    The Problem Gambler
    A Partner
    A Friend
    Whanau/Family
    Any concerned persons affected by someone who gambles

    'The right approach to a difficult problem is the 'tri-angle'.'

    The counselling service includes-
    Intervention services, e.g. support the whanau/family
    Screening services
    Family/whanau centred interventions
    Counselling support
    Easy access for services, e.g. home, marae, school, community
    Ongoing support and follow up

    The health promotion service includes-
    1. Promoting Healthy Public Policies in relation to gambling harm by:
    Working with Local Government Groups on policies to reduce gambling harm
    Providing advice on gambling policies
    Ensuring Maori involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of gambling related policies and activities

    Encouraging Supportive Environments to minimise gambling harm by:
    Providing forums to discuss problem gambling harm
    Working with communities to reduce gambling harm in their communities
    Encouraging the public to adopt responsible gambling practices
    Meeting any identified gaps in the gambling area highlighted by the local community

    Enhancing the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm by:
    Implementing health promotion projects in relation to Maori Problem Gambling
    Working with the community to address and manage community based health promotion problem gambling programmes

    Assisting the development of peoples life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or   minimising gambling harm.

    Choices are the hinges of destiny!

    Joanne Eagle Gambling Counsellor provides an afternoon counselling clinic in the Shannon Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1pm - 4.30pm.

     


    Cancer
    Cancer Coordination Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 716
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: pauline@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Contact:
    Pauline Wharerau

    Our Cancer Coordinator will work across the cancer control continuum for Maori, either before or at the diagnosis of cancer who require ongoing support in the community.

    Services:
    The service will include;
     Supporting clients and their whanau to cancer services;
     Improving the level of communication and facilitate increased knowledge/information  cancer;
     Supporting Maori community development initiatives for cancer;
     Improve the delivery of health promotion and education about cancer; and
     Support cancer service coordination for the diagnosed patient and their whanau.

    The service is free and available to all eligible persons resident in Palmerston North City.

    This service is provided in a range of settings including;
     Marae;
     Schools;
     Te Kohanga Reo;
     In private homes where appropriate; and
     Here at Whakapai Hauora.

     

     

     

    Muaūpoko Tribal Authority

    Our Mission: Enhancing the cultural, social and economic well being of Muaūpoko.

    306 Oxford Street
    P O Box 1080
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 3311
    Fax: (06) 367 3322
    E-mail: mta@muaupoko.iwi.nz
    Website: www.muaupoko.iwi.nz

    Services:

    Health
    Kaumatua exercise programme
    Community garden
    Youth motivation

    Welfare
    Shared care bednights
    Friday night youth
    Violence avoidance for young women

    Education
    Alternative education

    Justice
    Alternative action

    SKIP
    Matua Tane

    OSCAR
    After school care
    School holiday programme

    Keywords:
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    0-5
     6-17
    55-64
     65+
    High
    Incorporated Society
    Governance
    Audit
    MDHB

    Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngāti Kauwhata Inc.

    139 South Street
    P O Box 486
    Feilding

    Tel-Wāea kōrero: (06) 323 6446
    Fax-Wāea whakaahua: (06) 323 6243
    Mobile-Wāea pūkoro: (027) 321 3003
    E-mail: kauwhata@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Contact:
    Majella Metuamate

    Services:
    Advance social, economic and cultural well being of Ngati Kauwhata

    Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua Incorporated

    Tini whetu ki te rangi ko Rangitane ki te whenua

    TARI

    Level 1
    91 High St
    P O Box 62
    Dannevirke 4942

    Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua


    Tel: (06) 374 6860
    Fax: (06) 374 5209
    E-mail: tamakinuiarua@rangitane.co.nz

    Te Kete Hauora o Rangitane

    Ground Floor
    91 High St
    P O Box 62
    Dannevirke 4942
    Tel:  (06) 374 6860
    Fax: (06) 374 5209
    E-mail: te.kete.hauora@rangitane.co.nz

    MANAWARANGI HAUORA A HINENGARO

    Te Whare Whakamanawa
    1-5 McPhee Street
    PO Box 62
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 4309
    Fax: (06) 374 4570
    E-mail: manawarangi@rangitane.co.nz

    Health Services:
    Tamariki Ora Service (0-5yrs)
    Whanau Ora Service (5yrs+)
    Asthma Education Service (0+)
    Advocacy & Support Service
    Community Support Services
    Nga Oranga o te Rae - Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Support Service
    Nga Oranga o te Ngakau - Day Activity Centre
    Alcohol & Drug Support Service
    Counselling Service
    He Mate Pukupuku
    Oranga Kai - Oranga Pumau
    Taitoko Whanau

     

    Te Runanga O Raukawa Inc.

    Te Rau Hou O Raukawa. He iti na Motai Tangata Rau

    Health Services

    He aha te mea nui o te ao
    He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata,

    What are the most important things
    Tis people, tis people, tis people.

    Otaki Office
    208a Main Highway
    PO Box 144
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5121
    Fax: (06) 364 5498
    E-mail: otaki@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Levin Office
    3 Keepa Street
    PO Box 586
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8678
    Fax: (06) 368 8679
    E-mail: levin@raukawa.iwi.nz


    Palmerston North Office
    C/- MASH
    602 - 606 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 4693
    E-mail: pn@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Feilding Office
    139 South Street
    PO Box 404
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 6446
    Fax: (06) 323 6243
    E-mail: feilding@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Health Services:
    Whanau/Tamariki Ora Well Child Service
    Whanau/Tamariki Ora Support Service
    Maori Disability Support Service
    Whakapiki Hauora - Nga Oranga O Te Rae Mental Health Service
    Alcohol & Drugs Support Service
    Whiti Ora - Smoking Cessation Programme
    Day Activities
    Contraception Services
    Child Adolescent and Family Support Service
    Cervical Screening
    Hearing Assessment
    Immunisation Service
    Mobile Nursing Service (Mobile Disease State Management)
    Otaki Community Health
    Referrals

     

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    MCH
    Maori
    High
    FP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit
    MDHB

    Māori Health Services

    Manawatū

    Tararua

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust

    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: bcwh@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz

    Overview - IWI & Maori
    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust ('Whakapai Hauora'), is the health, social service and disability service provider arm of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, the mandated iwi authority for Rangitaane O Manawatu. As one of the operational arms of TMI, Whakapai Hauora works closely with other TMI entities, such as Kia Ora FM 89.8 (the only bilingual Maori Radio Station in the Manawatu) With an audience capacity exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand (of whom over fourteen thousand are Maori), Kia Ora FM offers an excellent opportunity for Whakapai Hauora to communicate health education and promotion messages through chat shows, talkback interviews and health advertising. Tune in on a Monday between 9.00am and 10.00am to listen to our health show. Though Whakapai Hauora is an iwi owned and operated provider, its health, social and disability services are provided to everyone.

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) is accredited with Quality Health New Zealand and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

    Whakapai Hauora vision is to be:
    The most proactive, culturally appropriate client centred provider of holistic health, disability support and social services for people regardless of age, disability or cultural background in the Manawatu

    Mission of Whakapai Hauora
    'Kia haere waimarie ana ki runga i te Whaea Papatuanuku'

    'To empower people to significantly improve their well-being to walk in balance on Mother Earth through exercising choice in health care'.

    Whakapai Hauora does this by:

    Practising Rangitaanenuirawa,
    Providing a range of high quality primary health care and social services,
    Providing health education and training,
    Employing committed, dedicated and multi-skilled staff,
    Ensuring effective co-ordination between secondary and primary care
    (integrated care) whilst operating a cost-efficient enterprise,
    Being culturally appropriate, and being responsive to client and community needs.

    Doctors:
    Dr O'Connell
    Dr Hayton
    Dr Herbert

    Other Team Members:

    Kaumatua and Kuia
    Health Manager
    Corporate Service Administrator
    Practice Nurse
    Mobile Primary Healthcare Nurse
    Maori Disability Support Officer
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Officers
    Tamariki Ora (Child Health) Nurse
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse
    Health Promotions Co-ordinator
    Alcohol and Drug Counsellors
    A & D Social Workers
    Receptionist
    Gambling Counsellor
    Gambling Health Promotions Officer
    Social Services Counsellor
    Cancer Coordinator
    Primary Mental Health Nurse
    Mobile Cervical Screening Nurse
    Oranga Whanau Coordinators

    Services:
    General Medical Care (GP and Practice Nurse Services)
    Nursing and Health Clinics
    Community Health Services including follow-ups
    Health Promotion/Education and Disease Prevention Services
    Outreach Programmes / Training
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Services
    Wahine (Women's) Health Services
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child Services)
    Cervical Screening & STD Checks
    Breast Screening Health Promotion
    Free Reproductive/Sexual Health Services (Criteria Applies)
    Gambling Counselling & Health Promotion Services
    Disability Support Services
    Social Services including:
     Counselling - Individual & Whanau (Family)
     Budgeting Advice
     Whanau Wellbeing Programmes
     Alcohol and Drug Counselling and
    Outreach Clinics
    Line Dancing every Friday
    Mobile Nursing Services - Shannon and Foxton
    Cancer Coordinator Services
    Primary Mental Health Nursing Services
    FREE Podiatry, Smoking Cessation, Diabetes and Clinical Dietician Clinics in association with the Primary Health Organisation


    Doctors

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: BCWH@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=2

    Health Care Hours:
    Open all year, except for Statutory Holidays and Weekends.
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    After Hours Service:
    Radius Medical
    The Palms
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 7737

    Please note that for all Whakapai Hauora GP clients that access our After Hours Service 'Radius Medical' that at the time of your visit to 'Radius Medical' you will need to request that they 'Radius Medical' send your consultation notes to your regular GP at Whakapai Hauora. This will ensure that we continue to provide a great service to you.

    Further Assistance:
    Accident and Emergency Department
    MidCentral Health
    50 Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 9169

     

     

    Staff:
    Dr Marianne O'Connell
    Dr Mary Hayton
    Dr Alex Herbert

    Joanne Meinung,  Practice Nurse
    Josephine Te Whaiti, Receptionist

    Services provided include ...

    a comfortable environment for all cultures
    quality time with nurses
    high standards of health care
    complete confidentiality
    Whakapai Hauora Practice

    Nurse Services include ...

    blood pressure monitoring
    weight monitoring
    blood sugar level monitoring
    peak flow monitoring
    ECG's
    visual activity checks
    sexual health checks
    immunisation for tamariki
    smoking cessation
    diabetes education
    travel immunisation
    adult immunisation
    nurse injections
    contraception services and advice
    pregnancy testing
    dressing change and wound care
    cervical screening
    diet and nutrition advice
    health assessments
    free contraceptive & advice services if you are a Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Clinics

    Whakapai Hauora in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation are offering FREE clinics at Whakapai Hauora premises.
    Please contact reception for dates, times and locations of the free clinics:
    Podiatry Clinic 
    Diabetes Clinic 
    Clinical Dietician Clinic
    Smoking Cessation Clinic

    If you are registered with our general practice please consult with your Doctor about a referral to these clinics. If you are not registered with our General Medical Practice but access other Whakapai Hauora services please contact the usual staff   member you deal with at Whakapai Hauora and they will assist you with a referral to the clinic you wish to access.

    If transport is a barrier to access the services, home visits can be made so let the relevant Whakapai Hauora staff member know you wish to have a home visit to be made when making the appointment.

    Whakapai Hauora is proud to bring you these primary care services in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation.

    If you have any queries about these clinics please contact our Health Manager Carole Fernandez on (06) 353 6385 ext 746.

    ***NAU MAI HAERE MAI***


    Nurses
    Practice Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 711
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=3

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

     

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Nurses
    High Standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality

    Whakapai Hauora Practice Nurse Service include-
    Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Weight Monitoring
    Blood Sugar Level Monitoring
    Peak Flow Monitoring
    ECG's
    Visual Activity Checks
    Sexual Health Checks
    Immunisation for Tamariki
    Smoking Cessation
    Diabetes Education
    Travel Immunisation
    Adult Immunisation
    Nurse Injections
    Contraception Services and Advice
    Pregnancy Testing
    Dressing Change and Wound Care
    Cervical Screening
    Diet and Nutrition Advice
    Health Assessments
    Free contraceptive & advice services if you are Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years.

     

     

     

     


    Contraception
    Free Contraception Service (criteria applies)

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 711
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Doctors and Nurses
    High standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality
    Translation/Communication Services (available upon pre-arrangement)

    Criteria for FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services-
    A Maori Woman of any age
    A Pacific Island Woman of any age
    A Woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services Include-
    Safe Sex & Sexual Health Advice
    Education about Contraception
    Group or Individual Education Sessions
    Pregnancy Advice
    Free Nurse and GP Consultation
    Referrals to other Health Professionals
    Regular Follow-ups

    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.

     


    Outreach
    Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 732
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=5

    FOXTON BEACH: Community Centre, Foxton Beach

    FOXTON: The Plunket Rooms, 8 Clyde Street, Foxton

    SHANNON: The Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon

    Please contact Diane Noble for dates and times.

    Contact:
    Diane Noble
    Tel:
    (06) 353 1888
    Mobile:
    (021) 144 7625 
    E-mail: diane@rangitaane.iwi.nz

     

    Services:
    The Mobile Primary Health Care Nursing Service is available in Foxton and Shannon.
    There is NO CHARGE to access the Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse
    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referrals to other Health Providers
    Advice & Information on a wide range of Health Issues
    Health Promotion & Education
    Health Seminars & Presentations to Groups or Individuals
    Whanau Health Plans

     


     
    Outreach
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 761
    E-mail: jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=14

    Contact:
    Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Services targets all age groups and all health areas.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Whanau Ora Health Services are FREE of CHARGE. Translation/communication services are available upon pre-arrangement.

    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referral Services
    Advice & Information
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Seminars and Presentations
    Whanau Health Plans

    Whanau Ora Health Goals-
    To contribute to the wellbeing of clients and their whanau through assessment, advice, follow-up, co-ordination and health education & promotion.

     

     


    Child
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child) Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext : 787
    E-mail: 
    Website:
    http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=4

    Contact:
    Emma Davis

    Services:
    All visits are private and confidential, in your own home or at Whakapai Hauora. The choice is yours and the service is FREE.
    Discuss this option with your Lead Maternity Carer or contact Emma Davis.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Services for 0-5 year olds FREE.
    As part of this service we also offer facilitation services and whanau/family care and support services. Confidentiality is assured.

    When your baby reaches 4-6 weeks old, your Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife, Doctor, Obstetrician) will  refer you to ongoing care. Whakapai Hauora provides such services through our Registered Nurse Emma Davis.

    We provide support, advice and information on all Tamariki Ora Health related issues, including:
    Breastfeeding
    Measuring Weight, Height and Head Growth
    Hearing and Vision
    Language, Behaviour and Development
    Nutrition
    Parenting Skills/Group Education
    Safety

    Advocacy and Referrals available. Interpreter/communication services available upon
    pre-arrangement.

     

     


     
    Womens
    Breast Screening Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext. 750
    E-mail: yvonne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=13

    Contact:
    Yvonne Hewson

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora provides a free Breast Screening Promotion Services.
    Breast Screening Promotion
    Providing support (including transport) and awhi to Maori Women having a mammogram
    Community awareness raising the importance about breast screening to enable whanau to make more informed decisions
    Breast screening promotion presentations
    Advice to Maori Women and their whanau regarding choices available in relation to Breast Screening and Breast Health
    Support for Breast Screening assessment and treatment
    Age target 45-69 years

    Our Goals in providing this Service are to-
    Increase the detection of Breast Cancer amongst Maori Women
    Reduce Maori mortality from Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about Breast Health and Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori and their whanau about the Breast Screening Programme
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about the advantages of early detection

    Do the 'right thing' so you, and the whanau unit as a whole, remain healthy.

     

     


     
    Disability
    Maori Disability Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext.: 717
    E-mail: raewyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=6

    Contact:
    Raewyn Skipper

    Services:
    Our Services are aimed at improving the quality, life and independence of people with disabilities.

    Advice and Guidance...
    On treatment and rehabilitation services available
    Referrals to other Health Services where necessary for assessment and service co-ordination services
    On decision making where requested
    On access to Home Support Services
    Advocacy

    Information-
    On the role of the Disability Support Services
    On the methods of access to Disability Support Services
    On the rights and entitlements of disabled people

    We are committed to-
    Helping disabled individuals and whanau stay healthy and well
    High standards of disability care
    Quality time with the Disabilities Officer
    Quality time with the Doctor if necessary
    Cultural appropriateness
    Supporting individuals and whanau through the assessment, service co-ordination and referred services process
    Providing a comfortable environment for disabled clients
    Seeing clients within thirty minutes of arriving
    Ensuring your confidentiality at all times

    Interpreter/Communication Services available upon pre arrangement.

     

     

     

     


    Dieticians
    Nutrition & Physical Activities Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 714
    E-mail: raymond@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    and shane@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=7

    Contacts:
    Raymond Rolfe and Shane Ruwhiu

    Kaupapa-
    To improve the health and wellbeing of Maori in the Manawatu region through better nutrition and regular physical activity
    To reduce the incidence of food-related disorders by improved nutrition
    To increase lifelong participation in regular physical activity

    Services:

    There is NO COST to access this service.

    Building Public Health Policy by:
    Assisting pre-schools, e.g. Kohanga reo, kura and marae to develop and implement nutritional and physical activity policies
    Provision of a community based breast-feeding campaign

    Creating Supportive Environments by:
    Promoting the consumption of vegetables and fruit in a variety of settings of workplaces, schools and marae
    Undertaking initiatives with the community, e.g. marae, to inform and influence healthy food choices and physical activities

    Strengthening Community Action by:
    Supporting community initiatives that promote healthy eating and physical activity, e.g. community garden, line dancing, etc
    Collaborate with other nutrition and physical  activity agencies to contribute to an intersectorial approach
    Provide training programmes to disseminate  relevant information
    Providing support to school based programmes, e.g. the Fruit in Schools Programme

    We are committed to offering information and advice in order to-
    Provide a supportive environment which enables healthy behaviour changes
    Support individuals and whanau about the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity
    Provide advice and support to community groups and agencies regarding health promotion of nutrition and physical activity, e.g. Kohanga reo
    Provide input/support to community based nutrition programmes and/or physical activity programmes developed by other agencies, e.g. Push Play
    Hold Health exhibitions, promotions and health hui
    Promote regular physical activity within a Marae setting, e.g. line dancing, low impact exercise classes
     

     

     

    Social
    Social Services

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 727
    E-mail:
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=8

    Contacts:
    Ganga Aiyar Tel:(06) 353 6385 ext 708

    Services:
    We provide counselling and social support services to-
    Individuals
    Whanau
    Couples
    Pakeke (Adults)
    Kaumatua/Kuia (Elders)
    Rangatahi (Young Adults)
    Tamariki (Children)
    Male and Female

    Counselling services include-
    Child misbehaviour/management
    Physical and/or sexual abuse
    Marital strife
    Loneliness
    Custody Issues
    Domestic violence/anger
    Stress and depression
    Parenting skills
    Mental Health Problems
    Gender Identity Issues
    Cultural Issues
    Household management
    Finance/budgeting (including referrals)
    Unemployment
    Child care needs
    Loss/Grief/Depression
    Acceptance of illness and/or disabilities
    Behaviour Issues
    Self-esteem Issues

    Whanau Wellbeing Programme
    This is a programme to assist whanau where domestic violence    occurs within the household. There is no cost to access this programme.

     


     
    Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884 to talk to the Piki Team.
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=9

    Services:
    'Kia Ora'
    Our service is designed around Tangata Whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

    We shall provide our service either:
    At Whakapai Hauora
    In the home of Tangata Whaiora
    On the Marae
    In outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki
    Any other community venue where Tangata Whaiora feel comfortable and appropriate

    Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the Whare Tapa Wha Model.

    Our service includes-
    Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:
    A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
    A & D Counselling
    A & D Social Work Services
    Rangatahi A & D Social Services
    Basic Life Skills Programmes
    Activities Group
    Advocacy
    Strengthening Families Hui
    A & D Health Promotion and Education
    Ongoing support and follow up


    Counselling
    Problem Gambling Counselling and Health Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884 ext 745 (Margaret), (06) 353 1884 ext 743 (Bob)
    E-mails: daniel@rangitaane.iwi.nz or joanne.eagle@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=12

    Contacts:
    Daniel Kawana and Joanne Eagle

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora offers you the services of our counsellor for Problem Gambling which includes-

    Counselling which can be for:
    The Problem Gambler
    A Partner
    A Friend
    Whanau/Family
    Any concerned persons affected by someone who gambles

    'The right approach to a difficult problem is the 'tri-angle'.'

    The counselling service includes-
    Intervention services, e.g. support the whanau/family
    Screening services
    Family/whanau centred interventions
    Counselling support
    Easy access for services, e.g. home, marae, school, community
    Ongoing support and follow up

    The health promotion service includes-
    1. Promoting Healthy Public Policies in relation to gambling harm by:
    Working with Local Government Groups on policies to reduce gambling harm
    Providing advice on gambling policies
    Ensuring Maori involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of gambling related policies and activities

    Encouraging Supportive Environments to minimise gambling harm by:
    Providing forums to discuss problem gambling harm
    Working with communities to reduce gambling harm in their communities
    Encouraging the public to adopt responsible gambling practices
    Meeting any identified gaps in the gambling area highlighted by the local community

    Enhancing the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm by:
    Implementing health promotion projects in relation to Maori Problem Gambling
    Working with the community to address and manage community based health promotion problem gambling programmes

    Assisting the development of peoples life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or   minimising gambling harm.

    Choices are the hinges of destiny!

    Joanne Eagle Gambling Counsellor provides an afternoon counselling clinic in the Shannon Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1pm - 4.30pm.

     


    Cancer
    Cancer Coordination Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 716
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: pauline@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Contact:
    Pauline Wharerau

    Our Cancer Coordinator will work across the cancer control continuum for Maori, either before or at the diagnosis of cancer who require ongoing support in the community.

    Services:
    The service will include;
     Supporting clients and their whanau to cancer services;
     Improving the level of communication and facilitate increased knowledge/information  cancer;
     Supporting Maori community development initiatives for cancer;
     Improve the delivery of health promotion and education about cancer; and
     Support cancer service coordination for the diagnosed patient and their whanau.

    The service is free and available to all eligible persons resident in Palmerston North City.

    This service is provided in a range of settings including;
     Marae;
     Schools;
     Te Kohanga Reo;
     In private homes where appropriate; and
     Here at Whakapai Hauora.

     

     

     

    He Puna Hauora

    Maori Health Service
    Unit 5-160 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 7037
    Fax: (06) 356 5783
    E-mail: hepunahauora9@hepunahauora.org.nz

    Services:
    He Puna Hauora provides:
    • Hearing and Vision Services to tamariki attending Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Maori mainly in the Palmerston North & Tararua areas
    • Nursing services for Hato Paora
    • Before School Checks
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Whanau Ora Navigator

    Whānau Ora

    Te Hono ki Tararua me Ruahine Whānau Ora Collective

    Members of the Te Hono Collective are:

    Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance

    Members of the Te Tihi o Ruahine Alliance are:

    Whānau Ora Navigation Service

    Members of the Whānau Ora Navigation Service are:

    Whānau Ora Strategic Innovation Development Group (WOSIDG)

    Aged Residential Care

    Please visit www.eldernet.co.nz for an updated listing of all Aged Residential Care facilities in New Zealand, where the bed availability is, address and contact details.

    Health Organisations

    Website: www.centralpho.org.nz

    The Central PHO is a not-for-profit charitable trust, that provides primary healthcare services to the enrolled population, encompassing the Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Otaki areas. 

    Primary healthcare services are managed and delivered in the community through the PHO.

    Our key roles are to:
    * Work with local communities and enrolled populations
    * Identify and remove health inequalities
    * Offer access to comprehensive services to improve, maintain & restore people’s health
    * Co-ordinate care across service areas
    * Continuously improve quality using good information

    Midcentral Community Pharmacy Group (Inc)

    c/o PO Box 992
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 329 0054 (currently a private number)
    Fax: (06) 329 0053
    E-mail: gaye@mcpg.org.nz

    Contacts:
    Alistair Whyte, (Chair) Pharmacist
    Glen Caves, (Secretary) Pharmacist
    Gaye Fell, (Facilitator)

    Services:
    MCPG is a voluntary organization of all pharmacies in the MidCentral DHB region.
    The purpose of MCPG is to provide leadership and co-ordination in the provision of pharmacy services and to ensure the best use of funds available to improve the health of our community while promoting the profession of pharmacy and the interest of the members.

    MidCentral District Health Board

    Heretaunga Street
    PO Box 2056
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8061
    Fax: (06) 355 0616
    Website: www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz

    Ministry of Health

    133 Molesworth Street
    P.O. Box 5013
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 496 2000
    Fax: (04) 496 2340
    E-mail addresses: the standard format for is: firstname_lastname@moh.govt.nz
    Website: http://www.moh.govt.nz/

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    1 Heretaunga Street
    PO Box 5349
    Palmerston North

    Free Phone: (0800) 666 676
    Tel: (06) 356-6606
    Fax: (06) 356-6631
    Website: www.arohanuihospice.org.nz

    Services:
    Home Support
    Inpatient Care
    24hr Advice
    Hospital-based Support
    Day Stay
    Outpatient Clinics
    Grief and Loss Support
    Palliative Care Professional Education

    Home Support
    Arohanui aims, where possible, to enable patients to continue to live at home. Our team of specialist nurses, called Palliative Care Co-ordinators, monitor and support our community-based patients, maintaining close links with others involved, such as general practices and district nurses.

    Inpatient Care
    Arohanui has a 10 bed purpose-built unit in Palmerston North. Patients are usually admitted to receive treatment for distressing symptoms or for respite care to give their families or caregivers a break. Two beds are also available for day patients. The inpatient unit is the base for Arohanui's interdisciplinary team.

    24hr Advice
    A Registered Nurse is available 24 hour a day to offer support and advice over the phone to either patients, families or other health professionals. They will contact a doctor or district nurse if needed.

    Hospital-based Support
    For hospital patients with palliative care needs, Arohanui has set up in partnership with MidCentral Health a Hospital Palliative care Team. This doctor and nurse team at Palmerston North Hospital can offer advice on relief of symptoms, plan discharge home, or arrange transfer to Arohanui Hospice if appropriate.

    Day Stay
    Arohanui welcomes patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays to their Day Stay programme. Day Stay offers opportunities to rediscover creative skills, try some new activities, and relax in the company of other patients with the support of staff and volunteers. Lunch and a tipple from the drinks trolley are provided.

    Outpatient Clinics
    To enable specialist follow up after their initial assessment with our medical staff, patients can be seen at our outpatient clinic. The patient's general practitioner will be kept informed of the outcome of these.

    Bereavement Support
    There is an active Bereavement Support team at Arohanui that provides support for any person, of any age who has suffered the loss of a significant person in their lives. The team is available to provide access to resources to help those who are grieving as they experience difficult times in their journey and encouragement to travel this road in their own way and in their own time.

    Palliative Care Professional Education
    In support of our partnership with health professionals and support agencies, we offer education sessions and resources in all aspects of palliative care. This component of our service is co-ordinated by our Palliative Care Nurse Educator. Find out more about our Palliative Care Education Program.

    Please see our website for more information.

     

     

     

    175 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 1200
    Fax: (06) 358 3927
    E-mail: info@aorangihospital.co.nz
    Website: www.aorangihospital.co.nz

    Hours:
    Visitors are welcome at any time during the day and early evening.

    Staff:
    Specialists and nursing staff maintain credentialing standards to work at Aorangi Hospital

    Services:
    Our full range of specialties include:
    - Orthopaedics
    - Gynaecology
    - Ear, nose and throat
    - Urology
    - Plastic surgery
    - Ophthalmology
    - General Surgery
    - Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
    - Endoscopy

    666 High Street
    PO Box 31-459
    Lower Hutt

    Tel: (04) 569 7555
    Fax: (04) 567 0041
    E-mail: info@boulcotthospital.co.nz
    Website: www.boulcotthospital.co.nz/

    Your private surgical specialists

    Boulcott Hospital is the only private surgical hospital in the Hutt Valley. We offer our patients access to the very best of care.

    Our aim is to make your time in our hospital as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible. Whatever the reason for your stay, however long you stay with us, you'll be looked after by our highly trained nursing staff and treated by some of the country's most respected and experienced specialist surgeons.

    A full range of procedures

    Nobody should have to wait to feel better. At Boulcott Hospital, the quality of our facilities and the expertise of our specialists allows us to offer you access to a full range of surgical procedures, including those covered by ACC, along with a comprehensive after-care programme.

    If you need surgery, please talk to your doctor or specialist about coming to Boulcott Hospital. You can have your operation here within days if that's what's required. Details of some of the procedures available are listed below under each specialty.

    Orthopaedic
    Gynaecology
    General Surgery
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Urology
    Vascular
    Otolaryngology
    Gastroenterology
    Ophthalmology
    Cardiology (Consultations Only)
    Anaesthetic
    Rheumatology
    Paediatric

    Churchill Drive
    Crofton Downs
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 479 2069
    E-mail: admin@bowen.co.nz
    Website: www.bowen.co.nz/

    We aim to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

    Bowen is primarily a surgical hospital, committed to excellence in our operating theatre and ward services.

    Bowen provides you with the highest standards of professional nursing care, individual attention and respect for your privacy.

    Services Available at Bowen Hospital
    Bowen Hospital is a progressive hospital that recognises, measures, promotes and is committed to Quality Service within a Caring Environment to ensure our patients reach and maintain their optimum health potential.

    Mission Statement

    Breast surgery and consultation services
    Dental surgical and consultation services
    Ear, nose and throat surgical services
    Endoscopy investigations in the Gastroenterology Clinic
    Gastroenterology consultation
    General & Vascular Surgical Services - surgery and consultation
    Gynaecology surgical and consultation services
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Orthopaedic surgical and consultation services
    Plastic and reconstructive surgery and consultation services
    Radiology facilities
    Sleep study unit

    Other Specialist Consultation:
    Audiology consultation
    Dermatology consultation
    Neurosurgical specialist consultation
    Pain management clinic
    Renal physician consultation
    Respiratory physician consultations
    Rheumatology specialist consultation

    175 Grey Street and 21 Carroll Street
    Palmerston North


    Postal address: P.O. Box 442
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: Grey Street: 350 1200
    Carroll Street: 356 5180


    E-mail: info@cresthospital.co.nz

    Dannevirke Community Hospital
    Tararua Health Group Ltd
    Barraud Street
    PO Box 275
    Dannevirke 4942

    Tel: (06) 374 5691
    Fax: (06) 374 5693
    E-mail: admin@thg.org.nz
    Website: www.thg.org.nz

    Hours:
    Reception services: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
    The hospital provides 24 hour nursing care with registered nurse and care assistants on duty.
    Visiting hours: daily from 11.00am to 8.00pm (please see the nursing staff for individual needs)
    Radiology - X-Ray service, ACC Medical, Private. Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    Ultrasound Service - Medical, ACC, Obstetric and Private. Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
    ECG On referral from Medical Practitioner

    After hours:
    Please phone the National healthline on 0800 611 116 for the afterhours service.

    Vision statement:
    Dannevirke Community Hospital provides high quality health services to the Dannevirke and Tararua region.

    Dannevirke Community Hospital is promoted as a centre which enhances the health and welfare of all sectors of the community

    Services:
    This modern hospital provides 8 GP beds, is a maternity facility (3 beds), has an x-ray service and provides ultrasound service 2 days per week. All the local GP’s provide care for their own patients and are on a roster system for caring for inpatients after hours.

    The Tararua Health Group was established in April 2009. This private company comprises three GP practice sites and a community hospital located in Southern Hawkes Bay with the sites based in Dannevirke and Pahiatua. The range of services provided by the group encompass GP primary healthcare, practice nursing, community nursing, hospital, maternity and radiology services. The organisation employs up to 100 staff, including GP’s, registered nurses, radiographers, midwives and a sonographer. There are a range of support staff providing business and quality systems to the overall organisation.

    This organisation uses leading-edge technology to support the provision of their services. Tararua Health Group has invested in fibre optic cables to link the sites for the high speed transmission of digital x-rays. The software is a Medtech supported framework and patient records from all four sites are integrated, thereby allowing a borderless sharing of information amongst health providers. Clinical excellence is the cornerstone of the service and staff from within the organisation network effectively on a district and regional-wide basis for clinical governance. A range of tertiary training institutes have agreements for the placement of students (GP’s, nurses, midwives) within our rural teaching programme.

    The following services are also located at the hospital:
    Med lab - Laboratory services
    Healthcare NZ

    MCDHB Community services provided from the Hospital building include:

    District nurse
    Tel: (06) 374 5691 or (0800) 001 491
    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 11.00am
    Referrals to the service must be made through a health professional e.g. GP

    Dental services (infant to adolescents)
    Dental treatment is free at all School Dental Clinics, for children from 6 months of age to end of year 8.

    Drug & Alcohol
    Tel:
    (06) 374 9628 or (0800) 764 677
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Mental Health
    Tel:
    (06) 374 7734 or AH emergency (0800) 653 357
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Services provided include:
    Assessment
    treatment
    education
    crisis intervention
    support

    Occupational Therapy
    Tel:
    (06) 374 9631 (answer phone please leave message)
    Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.30pm
    Central referrals:
    Tel: (06) 350 8107
    Fax: (06) 350 8122
    Referrals are accepted from GP's Specialists or Registered Health Professionals via MidCentral Health's Central Referral Service.

    Outpatients Clinics
    Tel:
    (06) 347 9624 or (06) 374 5691
    For all visiting specialists outpatients clinics enquiries and/or cancellations

    All referrals are through a health professional e.g. GP.

    Audiology
    Diabetes Lifestyle - Nurse & Dietician
    Dietician
    Ear Nose & Throat
    Gynaecology
    Medical (for elderly)
    Orthopaedic
    Orthotic
    Ostomy/Continence
    Paediatrics
    Podiatrist
    Radiotherapy
    Rheumatology
    Surgical
    Urology
    Chronic wound care

    Physiotherapy Service

    Tel: (06)374 9623 (Answer phone please leave a message)
    Tel: (06) 350 8107 Central referrals
    Hours: Monday to Friday 16 hours per week, but may fluctuate to accommodate public holidays.

    Physiotherapy provides outpatient treatment for acute to chronic conditions.

    - Musculoskeletal such as : headaches, backs, muscle strains, chronic pain, ACC, Non ACC clients
    - Rehabilitation for neurologal conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis.
    - Mobility equipment for non ACC clients, with community visits as required
    - Faecal, urinary, incontinence & woman's health e.g. Antenatal treatments

    Referrals may be accepted from Specialists, Physiotherapists, GP's District Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Support Links, Social Workers via our Central Referral Service.

    All clients have individual programmes.

    Services provided include:
    Assessments
    Advice
    Referral
    Counseling
    Support
    Other specialised programmes as needed.
    Self referral is welcome

    Tararua Well Women's Health
    Tel:
    (06) 374 8811
    Monday to Friday at Gordon Street Health Clinic
    A free & confidential service for women

    Public Health Services:
    Gordon Street Health Clinic
    Tel: (06) 374 8496 Answer phone
    Public Health Primary Care Service Staff provide:
    Information
    Advice
    Assessment and referral on health related problems and concerns
    Support and advocacy to assist individuals and families

    Youth Focused Services:
    Tel:
    (06) 374 8496 (answer phone or
    (025) 718 697
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    Available to all children and youth (5 - 18 years)
    Nurses clinic available at Gordon Street Health Clinic - drop in or by appointment
    Doctor available monthly by appointment

    Vision & Hearing Screening Service:
    Tel:
    (06) 355 0743 or (0800) 153 042
    Hours: (By appointment) Clinic is held the first Wednesday of each month at Gordon Street Health Clinic.
    The Vision and Hearing team visit all schools and pre-schools on a regular basis.

    Sexual Health Service:
    Oranga Tokai - Sexuality -the core of your being
    Gordon Street Health Clinic
    Tel: (06) 350 8602 or (0800) 808 602
    Hours: Monday 11.00am - 1.00pm

    Sexual Health Services Staff provide:
    A free & confidential service for everyone
    Information and advice on sexual health
    Testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV / AIDS.

    Social Worker:
    Tel:
    (06) 3508322
    Fax: (06) 350 8484

    Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays in Tararua or an appointment can be arranged on other days if unable to make it on these appointed days.

    A medical social work service is provided in our community for people needing to access services such as home support, convalescent/continuing care, hospital discharge planning and personal/financial support.

    The service also provides short term health related crisis counseling and professional support to help clients adjust to illness and loss.

    Referrals are made through GPs or other health professionals

    Supportlinks
    Barraud St Health Centre
    Dannevirke
    Tel: (06) 374 7851 (answer phone may be in place)
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    This service is for a person who has been identified as having a physical, neurological, intellectual, sensory or age related disability (or a combination of these) which is likely to continue for a minimum of 6 months and result in reduction of independent function to the extent that ongoing support is required.

    Supportlinks assists people to identify help then need (Needs Assessment) and selects the type of services that will provide the help (Service Co-ordination).

    Types of help may include home support services (home help and personal care) Residential care or carer relief.

    Supportlink covers the MidCentral Health area. Supportlinks staff are based in Palmerston North, Dannevirke and Levin.

    Anyone can refer to Supportlink. All referrals are initially centralised in Palmerston North. There is no charge for assessment and service co-ordination. Services to meet client's needs may be subject to financial eligibility and available funds.

    Supportlink also manages the short Term Home help Service Meals on Wheels

    Neuro Development Therapist
    Messages can be left at the Dannevirke Community Hospital reception (06) 374 5691 or Child Development Services, Palmerston North Hospital Tel: (06) 350 8293

    Hauora Horowhenua

     

    See larger map at bottom of page.

    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 366 0888
    Fax: (06) 366 0041

    Website: http://www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/PatientsVisitors/HorowhenuaHealthCentre/

    Visiting hours

    More information on MidCentral DHB website

    Services:
    Mid-Central Health's Outpatient Clinics
    - Alcohol and Drug
    - Antenatal
    - Cardiac Rehabilitation
    - Cardiology
    - Colposcopy
    - Congestive Heart Failure
    - Diabetes
    - Dietician
    - Ear, Nose and Throat
    - Elder Health Assessment
    - Gynaecology
    - Hearing (Children)
    - Lymphodoema Therapy
    - Medical (Elder Health)
    - Medical (General)
    - Mental Health
    - Occupational Therapy
    - Oncology
    - Orthopaedic
    - Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Review
    - Orthoptic
    - Orthotic
    - Ostomy/Continence
    - Paediatrics
    - Palliative Care
    - Physiotherapy
    - Podiatry
    - Psychogeriatric
    - Rehabilitation
    - Rheumatology
    - Surgical
    - Sexual Health
    - Smoke-free
    - Speech Therapy
    - Urology
    - Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapy
    - Wound
    - Youth Clinic

    Mid-Central Health's Inpatient Services
    - Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R)
    - Primary Maternity
    - Rural Inpatients

    Mid-Central Health's Mental Health Services
    - Alcohol and Drug Service
    - Child, Adolescent and Family Service
    - Community Mental Health
    - Oranga Hinengaro

    Mid-Central Health's Community Support Services
    - Diabetes Nurse Educator
    - District Nursing
    - Meals on Wheels
    - Occupational Therapy
    - Physiotherapy
    - Public Health
    - Sexual Health
    - Social Work
    - Supportlinks

    Mid-Central Health's Surgical Services
    - Mobile Surgical Bus (facility connection)

    Services to be provided by other (non-MCH) providers
    Support Services: Outpatient Clinics:
    - Laboratory
    - Pharmacy
    - Radiology
    - Spotless Services (Cafe)
    - ACC Assessments
    - Problem Gambling Services
    - Relationship Services

    Accident and Medical Services:
    - Level 1 After-Hours Accident and Medical Centre (future)

    Horowhenua Primary Health Organisation:
    Clinical and Administration Services including chronic care teams, diabetes
    nurses, physical activity and nutrition

    Map:

     

    Warrimoo Street
    Paraparaumu
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 298 6069
    Fax: (04) 298 3213

    Kapiti Health Centre map

    Hospital Visiting Times

    This purpose-built facility was opened at the end of October 2003. It provides outpatient clinics, maternity services, community health and community mental health services for the people of the Kapiti Coast. There are two maternity beds at the centre along with a birthing suite and delivery room. Multidisciplinary assessment and treatment programmes for the community's elderly are also based at the hospital.

    Warrimoo Street
    Paraparaumu

    Tel: (04) 298 3975
    Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.
    After hours please phone Mary Potter Hospice in Newtown (04) 389 5017.
    E-mail: kapiti@marypotter.org.nz

    Services

    Palliative Care Clinic
    The clinic is held two times a week at the Community Hospice. Staff from Newtown come up the Coast to provide specialist medical advice, in addition to the support given to patients and families/whanau by the Community Hospice, and local doctors and nurses.

    Palliative Care Co-ordinators
    There are two Palliative Care Co-ordinators specifically for the Kapiti area. They are based at the Community Hospice, and work in the community with people and their families in their homes, and with other local health professionals, to ensure seamless palliative care.

    Day Programme
    The Community Hospice offers opportunities for people to socialise, participate in a variety of activities, or simply enjoy a change of environment. The Day Programme is run two days a week, between 10am and 2pm, by the Hospice Occupational Therapist, with assistance from volunteers - who also put together a great lunch! Activities can include music, outings, arts & crafts, board games, cards, and relaxation & energy management.

    Volunteers
    Volunteers are of great importance to the Community Hospice. They assist in many different ways, such as being drivers, cooks, fundraisers, Day Unit helpers, cleaners or gardeners.

    Occupational Therapy
    The Occupational Therapist can also visit people at home, to assist them to remain as involved as possible in activities which they value. Support is given for:
    Management of work, self-care or leisure activities
    Management of daily activities
    Equipment needs
    Relaxation & stress management

    Family Support
    Support and counselling is available to patients, their families/whanau, and their friends, both before and following bereavement. Counselling can be given at the Community Hospice or at home. This confidential service offers

    Individual and family counselling
    Grief support
    Information on the practical and financial support available in the wider community
    All services offered by Mary Potter Community Hospice are free. Fundraising supports our work in the Kapiti community.

    50 Ruahine Street
    Private Bag 11036
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 9169
    Fax: (06) 351 6630
    Website: http://www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/PatientsVisitors/PalmerstonNorthHospital/

    Visiting hours

    Palmerston North Hospital Map

    Services
    The base regional hospital in Palmerston North has a dedicated Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit and Neonatal Unit, amongst other services, and provides one of the largest trauma centres in New Zealand.

    The hospital provides services to a geographic area of around 880,000 ha and spans the North Island of New Zealand, from the western coast of the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Otaki districts, to the Tararua district on the eastern coast.

    21 Carroll Street
    P.O. Box 1622
    Palmerston North.

    Tel: Hospital (06) 953 2480
    Tel: Specialist Centre (06) 953 2498
    Fax: Hospital and Specialist Centre (06) 953 2481
    Website: www.southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

    Palmerston North Map

    Visiting
    Visitors are welcome at any time during the day and early evening but special arrangements can be made at your request.

    If requested, we can support you in limiting your visitors. We aim to ensure a restful and private environment for all our patients.

    Ample visitor parking.

    Services
    Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North has focused on providing quality care in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Children are catered for in a bright fun playroom whilst extra conveniences are provided for the family and individuals in our modern facilities.

    Whether you visit us as a day-stay patient, or stay longer, you can be assured of comfort, privacy and expert medical and nursing care. Our hospital treats 3000 patients each year from the Manawatu.

    Our specialist services include: orthopaedics, gynaecology, ears nose throat, urology, plastic surgery, general surgery and endoscopy. Our Specialist Centre offers gynaecology, general surgery, urology and endoscopy specialists. Our facilities include a 27-bed surgical and medical ward, twin operating suites, a procedure room, a large recovery room, and a 6-chair day stay unit. We welcome your inquiry.

    Rooms for overnight stay are fresh and modern, with an ensuite, television, radio and tea/coffee making facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    Our Day Stay facility is well appointed for those who do not require staying overnight.

    We have a professional nursing team focused on providing a high standard of care and comfort during your stay.

    We provide nourishing, quality meals for overnight patients and can cater for special dietary requirements on request. We can also arrange visitor meals for a reasonable charge, if requested early in the day.

    A complementary daily newspaper is available on request.

    Extensive gardens and grounds surround the hospital, providing a tranquil environment for recovery.

    Specialists operating at Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North

    Specialist profiles included within our web site are designed to offer GPs access to specialist information which may be of help to them in assessing treatment options.

    Southern Cross Hospitals recognises that GPs are best placed to advise and support their patients when considering any treatment, and making informed choices about suitable referral options.

    We advise patients to refer to their GP in relation to all aspects of treatment, selection of providers and referral to medical specialists.

    Read the list of medical specialists operating at Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North

    Florence Street
    Newtown
    Wellington

    Postal address:
    Wakefield Hospital
    Private Bag 7909
    Wellington 6242

    Tel: (04) 381 8100
    Fax: (04) 381 8102
    Toll free phone (0800) wakefield
    E-mail: info@wakefield.co.nz
    Website: http://www.wakefield.co.nz/

    Postal address:
    Wakefield Hospital
    Private Bag 7909
    Wellington South 6242

    Visiting hours: 9am - 9pm

    Finding your way around Wakefield Hospital

    Services
    Back Institute
    Cardiology / Cardiac Surgery
    Gastroenterology/Endoscopy
    General Surgery
    Nursing
    Orthopaedic
    Physiotherapy
    Sports Medicine
    Urological Services

    Wakefield is Wellington's leading private hospital. It is the largest private surgical hospital in central New Zealand.

    Wakefield is committed to delivering high quality patient care using the latest technology, equipment and facilities in modern, comfortable surroundings.

    At Wakefield patients are assured of attention to clinical safety, with 24 hour medical care, state of the art theatres, diagnostic laboratories, intensive and coronary care and on site radiology services. Specialists meet and maintain credentialing standards to work here and Quality Health New Zealand has recognized our expertise and dedication to quality as a hospital with the maximum term of accreditation.

    Our full range of specialties include cardiac surgery, diagnostic and interventional cardiology, gastrointestinal surgery, complex arterial surgery, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology and complex spinal surgery supported by full post operative rehabilitation.

    In addition we also provide facilities and services for general surgery, plastic, urological, ear nose throat surgery and medical admissions.

    Private healthcare allows choice and flexibility, and access to specialists who use the latest techniques in treatment. You are free to nominate your specialist and can expect your consultation and treatment in a timely manner without waiting list restrictions. Early treatment and intervention is often pivotal in ensuring the best outcome for patients.

    Riddiford Street
    Newtown
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 385 5999
    Fax: (04) 385 5557

    Wellington Hospital Site Maps

    Inquiries
    Friends and relatives wishing to enquire about patients should telephone (04) 385 5947, (04) 385 5948, or (04) 385 5949. For all other enquiries, telephone (04) 385 5999.

    Hospital Visiting Times

    A guide to Wellington Hospital services

    Services
    Wellington Hospital is the largest facility operated by the CCDHB and is one of five major tertiary hospitals in New Zealand.

    It provides a comprehensive range of specialist secondary services and regional tertiary services. These tertiary services include cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, renal medicine and transplants, genetics, oncology, paediatric surgery, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics, trauma, endocrinology, intensive care, urology, rehabilitation and specialised forensic services.

    As a major teaching hospital, Wellington provides an educational environment for medical students of Otago University's Wellington School of Medicine and post-graduate training for clinical professionals.

    Wellington Hospital is also the region's main emergency and only trauma service, with a rooftop helipad providing a link to surgical, intensive care, neonatal intensive care and emergency services.

    Mental health services are provided at Te Whare O Matairangi on the Wellington campus. The Mental Health Service delivers acute care, rehabilitation, forensic and community mental health services. There are two community teams (Child and Family and Drug and Alcohol) along with specialist community teams including Maori Mental Health and the Pacific Island Service.

     

     

     

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Health Related Questions and Answers for the People of Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

    This information has been developed for Otaki residents by the Kapiti Community Health Group Trust with MidCentral and Capital & Coast District Health Boards, Wellington Free Ambulance and St John's Ambulance Services to enable better understanding about your choice of where to go for services, how to get there, and why some boundary restrictions exist.

    HOSPITAL CARE AND CHOICE:

    Q: If I need hospital care, I would like to go to Wellington as my health records and family support are there. Is this possible?

    A: Yes. In general it is expected that people from Otaki/Te Horo will receive their specialist care from MidCentral DHB. However, people can receive care from Capital & Coast if it is more convenient to them. You just need a referral from your Doctor to the appropriate specialist in Capital & Coast.

    SPECIALIST OUTPATIENT SERVICES:

    Q: If I go to the Otaki Medical Centre to see a doctor, can I be referred to a specialist at Kapiti, Kenepuru or Wellington?

    A: Yes. In general it is expected that people from Otaki/Te Horo will receive their specialist care from MidCentral DHB. However people can be referred to Capital & Coast if it is more convenient for them.

    Q: I use the Waikanae Health Centre. Can I be referred to Palmerston North hospital if necessary?

    A: Yes. It is generally expected that in most cases Otaki/Te Horo people will receive their care from MidCentral DHB in either Levin or Palmerston North.

    EMERGENCY SERVICES:

    Q: I live in Otaki and my friend lives in Te Horo. In an emergency, can the ambulance take either of us to Wellington Hospital?

    A: Generally no but in some situations of high tech need - yes (see below). Ambulance services follow referral protocols that ensure patients are taken to the place of most appropriate care for their condition - this may be Kenepuru, Wellington or Palmerston North. Those living north of Peka Peka Road willin most instances be transported to Palmerston North Hospital by St John Ambulance Service. For reasons of patient safety (that of the immediate patient and that of possible further patients in the next few hours) it is not possible to respond to individual patient preference.

    Q: Why do some Otaki/Te Hora people get transferred directly to Wellington Hospital in an emergency and others don't have the choice?

    A: The ambulance will only take the patient to Wellington Hospital if that is where the emergency service is located, for example: cardiothoracic or neurosurgery.

    Q: If an ambulance can take me to Levin then transfer me to another ambulance that then takes me to Palmerston North, why can't they take me south and transfer me at Waikanae or Paraparaumu to go to Wellington?

    A: The ambulance will only take the patient southwards to Wellington Hospital if that is where the emergency service is located, for example: cardiothoracic or neurosurgery. Roadside transfers are not encouraged.

    Q: Who is the Kapiti EMS? Are their services available to me in Otaki?

    A: Kapiti EMS is a free volunteer service provided by Dr Chris Lane and a team of paramedics. EMS carry out advanced intervention at the scene of medical emergency or severe trauma, treating and stabilising patients so they can be taken to hospital by ambulance or helicopter. St John Ambulance will activate their services if necessary through Wellington Free Ambulance.

    PRIMARY HEALTH ORGANISATIONS PHOs

    The establishment of PHOs in Otaki and Kapiti make no difference to the responses to these questions.

    COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

    Q: I am about to receive hospital care at Wellington. Am I able to have district nursing care at my home in Otaki afterwards?

    A: Yes. MidCentral DHB will provide district nursing services.

    Q: I work in Paraparaumu but live at Otaki beach. Can I visit the Kapiti Health Centre and get free physiotherapy there instead of travelling to Levin?

    A: Yes.

    Q: What health services are available in Otaki?

    A: Refer to 'Otaki Health Services' brochure developed by MidCentral DHB. These are available at the Otaki Medical Centre, the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Otaki Library.

    Q: If I need mental health services for myself or a member of my Otaki-based family, who will provide the service?

    A: Mental health services to the Otaki district are provided by MidCentral DHB.

    Q: I live in Otaki township and have just received hospital care at Palmerston North. I want to convalesce in Wellington with my family. Can I get district nursing care there?

    A: Yes. If a patient is convalescing at an address within Capital & Coast DHB boundaries then district nursing care is provided by Capital & Coast.

    Disability

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    A1 Wheelchair Services/Mobility Shop

    Showroom & Workshop:
    17 Lombard St
    Palmerston North

    Postal Address:
    P O Box 558
    Feilding 4740

    Tel: (06) 356 7344
    Tel: 0800 22 22 84
    Fax: (06) 353 5346
    E-mail: enquiries@a1wheelchairs.co.nz
    Website: www.a1wheelchairs.co.nz

    Hours:
    Showroom & Workshop - Mon to Fri- 8.00am to 5.00pm
    After hours and emergency repairs- 24/7 Mobile service available
    Area: NZ Wide

    Services:
    Sales, Rental, Servicing, Repairs, Modifications, Problem Solving, Trial Equipment, Custom design & manufacturing of one off specialist parts to suit individual needs…
    Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, All-Terrain Powered Wheelchairs, i-portal, Hoists, Ramps, Walkers, Crutches, Canes, Tilt Tables, Commodes, Bidets, Electronic Beds, Daily Living Aids, Human Touch Massage Chairs, Assistive Technology, Switching, Home Security, Home Automation, Mounting Systems (for laptops & communication devices…) Computer Key Guards, Talking Photo Albums, Environmental Control, Wheel On Weighing Scales, Wheel Protector Carry Cases, Stair lifts, Stand Up Lounge Chairs, Footplates, Calf Straps, Foot Restraints, Armrests Pads, Lateral Supports, Removable Lateral Knee Pads, Switch Brackets (for communication devices & driving…) Therapeutic Seating, Cushions & Covers, Trays, Accessories…


    Amputee Society

    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 2119
    A/H: Tel 354 7332
    Fax: (06) 357 2118
    E-mail: morningstars@xtra.co.nz

    Secretary: Christine Clark

    Services:
    Advise and Information sharing
    Hospital visiting
    Resourses
    Putting you in touch with help

    Autism New Zealand Inc. Manawatu Branch

    P O Box 4624
    Palmerston North

    Tel: 06 357 7846
    E-Mail: manawatu@autismnz.org.nz
    Website: www.autismnz.org.nz

    Seminar: The Passionate Mind: How Individuals with Autism Learn
    Dr Wendy Lawson PhD, Bss, Bsw (Hons), GDip (Psychstud), GDip (Psychology)
    In her first exclusive NZ tour Wendy shares with us her knowledge and personal experience of autism spectrum disorders.

    Dont miss this enlightening and inspiring one-day seminar in Masterton on the 14th October 2010.

    Read the brochure ...

    Services:
    Our branch offers support to outlying areas such as Waiouru, Woodville and Pahiatua.
    Currently we are supporting a small group starting up in Marton.

    Our philosophy / aim is -
    Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, those with associated conditions, their family / whanau and those who support them.  Autism - a different way of thinking.

    The services we offer are:
    o Monthly support meetings, sometimes hosting speakers of interest.
    o Phone line support. Answer phone checked and returned during the week.
    o E-mail information and newsletters.
    o Web-page advertises Manawatu Branch support meetings, also provides up to date information on seminars / training opportunities offered by Autism NZ in the Manawatu region.
    o Literature and videos are donated to Palmerston North, Feilding and Parent to Parent Libraries.

    How do you access us?
    No eligibility criteria or funding needed, as Autism NZ Manawatu Branch is a voluntary support group we are available to:
    o Individuals with Autism Spectrum (ASD) their families and whanau.
    o Professionals and organisations working with ASD population.
    o Any member of the public or group seeking information regarding ASD.

    Other things you might want to know-
    Autism NZ Manawatu branch's principal role is to support families and individuals with ASD to achieve positive outcomes. We are parents and people with ASD who work in a voluntary capacity offering support and information.

    Our branch seeks opportunities to network with both other voluntary organisations and various agencies working in the disability field.  

    We recognise that one of the most stressful times for families is during the Transition Process. We have monthly support meetings this is usually the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month and provides the opportunity to meet those facing similar challenges and learn together. We organise family outings and special events during the holidays, which provide an opportunity for the children / people to identify with others on the spectrum. 

    To find out more, we can be contacted via phone, mail or e-mail. Our answer phone is checked regularly and a 'support parent' responds to calls. At Autism New Zealand's Website you can get an update of 'what's on' both nationally and with the local branches.

    Brain Injury Association

    77-85 King Street
    PO Box 1054
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 3540
    E-mail: liaison.cd@brain-injury.org.nz
    Website: www.brain-injury-nz.org

    Hours:
    9.00am - 5.00pm by appointment only

    Services:
    Provides education as well as support, advocacy and information to support to people with brain injury and their families/whanau.
    Social groups
    Swimming rehab group

     

    Care Craft

    1 Bruce Road
    Levin

    Tel. & Fax: 0800 356611         
    E-mail: info@carecraft.co.nz
    Website: www.carecraft.co.nz

    Services:
    Care Craft manufactures a range of high quality individually designed occupational aids, using natural wood as the main medium, to meet the requirements of Occupational Therapists assisting the rehabilitation of people with physical disabilities.

    Care Craft is an accredited supplier of occupational aids and will guarantee your satisfaction.
    NZ Made aids and appliances for the elderly and those with special needs.

    Geriatric, Paediatric, Bariatric, Grab rails, bath boards, trolleys, raisers, bed levers, scribe boards, corner seats, custom made

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    National
    Private
    Computer
    Audit

    CCS Disability Action

    336 Cambridge Terrace
    Naenae,
    P O Box 35-156
    Naenae
    Lower Hutt

    Tel: (04) 567 8910
    Fax: (04) 567 8920
    E-mail: wellington.admin@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz
    Website: www.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

    Services:
    Supported Lifestyles is about providing ongoing, proactive, planning and support for people living with a disability.
    We work with anyone who has a long term disability.
    Networking, advocacy, support information, mobility parking pass, taxi vouchers, community awareness, coordination of services and supported independent living.

    Central Orthotics Limited

    304 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston

    Tel: (06) 356 3310
    E-mail: central.orthotics@xtra.co.nz

     

    Crippled Childrens Society

    248 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 2119
    Fax: (06) 3572118
    E-mail: morningstars@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.ccs.org.nz

    Staff:
    Christine Clark

    Services:
    CCS is New Zealand's leading provider of support and services to people with physical disabilities.
    Leading advocate for the rights of disabled people.
    Services are provided nationally through 16 integrated branches around the country. CCS employs more than 500 staff and is assisted by over 2000 regular volunteers.
    To achieve 'a better future for people with disabilities' through:
    supporting individuals and their families to live ordinary lives within the community
    affecting change in communities so disabled people have access to the same opportunities as other New Zealanders
    Disabled people are valued participants in society
    Enable disabled people to make informed choices in their lives
    Generate increasing levels of inclusiveness of disabled people in our society
    Are respectful of each person we work with
    Allow each person the dignity to express themselves, to experiment, to reach, and to learn
    Celebrate diversity and difference

    CCS works in partnership with disabled people, their families and whanau to ensure equality of opportunity, quality of life and an environment that enhances full community integration and participation.

    CCS exists to make a difference for disabled people, their families and whanau by removing barriers to inclusion and by offering support to disabled people to access all ordinary opportunities in their communities.

    Disability Connection

    www.disabilityconnection.co.nz provides a one-stop online Community Resource Directory of local information, resources and services for people with disability, their families and allied organisations in the Horowhenua District.

    Visit the Disability Connection website.

     

    Disability Links

    The Horowhenua Community Directory for the Disability Category

    Disability Persons Assembly

    51 Waldegrave Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9877
    E-mail: dpapn@paradise.net.nz

    Disabled Day Care

    Salvation Army
    431 Church Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 7455
    Website: www.salvationarmy.org.nz

    Downs Syndrome

     

    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06): 358 9339
    Freephone: 0800 NZDSAI
    Website: www.nzdsa.org.nz

    Hours:
    Please phone for an appointment

    Services:
    - To inform and support families/whanau whose lives have been changed by Down syndrome
    - To promote and advocate for positive attitudes
    - To promote the rights and inclusion of people with Down syndrome
    - To review policies and lobby government, and other agencies

    The NZDSA offers:
    - new parent support - through trained support parents
    - national coordinator
    - regional groups - activities throughout thirteen centres in New Zealand including coffee mornings, family events, guest speakers and individual support and advocacy
    - newsletter - a quarterly update of news, information and stories, sent to all members
    - information packs - for schools, professionals, family and friends
    - website www.nzdsa.org.nz
    - freephone number 0800 NZDSAI - so parents and professionals can easily be linked to support parents or a central information number
     

    Enable New Zealand

    69 Malden Street
    PO Box 4547
    Palmerston North 4442
     
    CallFree (NZ Only): 0800 17 1981
    E-mail: info@enable.co.nz
    Website: www.enable.co.nz 

    Services:
    Enable Information is a national disability information and referral service that assists disabled people, health professionals and disability support services to access quality information.
    - Enable Information can put you in touch with a range of disability and rehabilitation support organisations and service providers along with suppliers of disability equipment.
    - We can give you the contact details for your local Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination provider. A needs assessment clarifies what help you require; service co-ordination determines which service will best meet your needs.
    - Our comprehensive free DVD library contains DVDs on rehabilitation and disability-related topics. Our DVD catalogue can be accessed via the www.weka.net.nz website.
    - Weka is New Zealand's disability information website, for people with disabilities, their families, whanau and caregivers, health professionals and disability information providers.

    Free Budget, The Disabled and Peoples Trust

    156 Batholomew Road
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 2214
    Mobile: (025) 612 2328

    Contacts:
    Grace McGregor
    Bill Bryer

    Horowhenua Stairway Inc

    c/- Jack Allen House
    21 Durham Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 9211

    Contact: Vivien Oakshott

    Idea - Family/Whanau Levin

    58 Bath Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 7313

    Contact: Lucilla Te Riini

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >6
    NFP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit
    MOH

    Intellectual Disability (IHC/IDEA Services)

    Manawatu House
    Corner Cuba & Andrew Young Streets
    PO Box 1307
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 9372
    Fax: (06) 350 9373
    E-mail: manawatu@idea.org.nz
    Website: www.idea.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Full time & part time support workers. 
    Training is provided by organisation

    Services:
    To advocate for the rights inclusion and welfare of all people with an intellectual disability and to support them to lead satisfying lives in the community.
    We support people in:
    Full Residential
    Supported Independent Living
    Vocational Services
    Supported Employment
    Contract Boarding
    Living at home
    Respite Care
    Providing After Schools Programmes
    Holiday Programmes

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Mana
     Kapiti
     Horowhenua
    >18
    NFP
    Governance
    IT
    Audit

    Manawatu Home Healthcare & Mobility Centre

    153 Rangitikei Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1203

    Maori Disability Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: raewyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=6

    Contact:
    Raewyn Skipper

    Services:
    Our Services are aimed at improving the quality, life and independence of people with disabilities.

    Advice and Guidance...
    On treatment and rehabilitation services available
    Referrals to other Health Services where necessary for assessment and service co-ordination services
    On decision making where requested
    On access to Home Support Services
    Advocacy

    Information-
    On the role of the Disability Support Services
    On the methods of access to Disability Support Services
    On the rights and entitlements of disabled people

    We are committed to-
    Helping disabled individuals and whanau stay healthy and well
    High standards of disability care
    Quality time with the Disabilities Officer
    Quality time with the Doctor if necessary
    Cultural appropriateness
    Supporting individuals and whanau through the assessment, service co-ordination and referred services process
    Providing a comfortable environment for disabled clients
    Seeing clients within thirty minutes of arriving
    Ensuring your confidentiality at all times

    Interpreter/Communication Services available upon pre arrangement.

    Mobility Manawatu

    222 Ruahine Street
    Terrace End
    Palmerston North 4414
    PO Box 4660
    Palmerston North 4442

    Tel: (06) 357 7943
    Free: 0800 882 884
    Fax: (06) 357 7948
    E-mail: info@mobilitymanawatu.co.nz
    Website: www.mobilitymanawatu.co.nz

    Hours:
    Shop hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am – Midday
    Public Holidays Closed
    Outside shop hours by appointment only
    After hours and emergency callout 24/7
    Area: The extended Manawatu & Wanganui area.

    Staff:
    Rob & Letitia Stick

    Services:
    Sales, Rentals, Servicing, Repairs, Second Hand, Rehabilitation Equipment, Modifying & Customising, Advice, Grant & Funded Equipment.
     
    Discount for SuperGold Card & Community Services Card holders.
     
    Mobility Scooters, Electric Wheelchairs, Manual Wheelchairs, Walker Frames, U Step Parkinsons Laser Walker, Bariatric Equipment, Electric Lifting/Reclining Lounge Chairs, Electric Lifting Beds, Over Bed/Chair Tables, Crutches, Canes, Walking Sticks, Rubber Tips/Feet & Handle Foams, Commodes, Over Toilet Frames, Bidets, Toilet Seat Raisers, Urinal Bottles, Bed Pans, Shower Stools, Shower Chairs, Bath & Shower Mats, Grab Bars/Rails, Back Sponges/Brushes, Cast Protectors, Support Braces, Rehabilitation Equipment, Incontinence & Bedwetting, Mattress Protectors, Pads, Adult Nappies, Washable Absorbent Underwear,  Bedwetting Alarms, Daily Living Help, Large Handle Cutlery, Jar Openers, Peelers, Good Grip Utensils, Pill Timers, Sock/Stocking Aids, Shopping Trolleys, Blood Pressure Monitors, Nebulizers, Bed Hoists, Shower Buddy Reclining Shower Commode, Car Bar, Seat Turntables, Bags, Baskets, Ponchos, Wheelchair Cushions and a whole lot more...

    See equipment photos below.

    Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

    PO Box 1004
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 353 7236
    Freephone: 0800 555 050
    Fax: (06) 353 7232
    E-mail: advocacy@hdc.org.nz
    Website: www.hdc.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Tina Auckram, Advocate
    Horrice Molyneux, Advocate
    Tel: (06) 353 7236

    Lyneen Allen, Specialist Deaf Advocate
    Text only: (027) 233 4905

    Services:
    Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti
    48 advocates nationwide covering from Kaitaia to Bluff
    Free, confidential, independent advocacy for all consumers of health or disability services

    Click here to read about the Code of Rights

    Phoenix Incorporated

    Northcote Office Park
    Unit 4 / 145 Queen Street
    Palmerston North
     
    Phone:
    (06) 354 7520
    Fax: (06) 354 7521
    Email: phoenix.inc@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.phoenixinc.org.nz

    Services:
    Supported employment services with disabilities.
    Career planning, job search and ongoing support.

    Southend Cycles

    Home Health Care
    117-119 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 5459
    Fax: (06) 367 0146
    E-mails:
    brian@southendcycles.co.nz - technical info               
    gail@southendcycles.co.nz - sales & homecare information
    brendon@southendcycles.c.nz - sales & homecare information
    Websites: www.southendcycles.co.nz & www.trikesnz.co.nz

    Services:
    Mobility scooters new & used
    Wheelchairs buy or hire
    Walkers
    Bathroom equipment
    Lift out chairs
    Trikes for special needs children through to adults

    Weka

    Weka is New Zealand's disability information web site, for people with disabilities, their families, whanau and caregivers, health professionals and disability information providers.

    The Weka website provides information about living with a disability; disabilities and diseases; support services; resources for Maori, library resources and a hire database.

    If you can't find what you're looking for, either 'contact us', 'chat' to our friendly online assistant, or call Weka on 0800 171 981.

    Youth and Adult Supported Lifestyles

    CCS Wellington
    P O Box 30 759
    Lower Hutt

    Tel. 04 568 9000
    Fax 04 568 9002
    E-mail: admin@wellington.ccs.org.nz

    Supported Lifestyles is about providing ongoing, proactive, planning and support for people living with a disability.
    We work with anyone who has a long term disability.

    Services include:
    Networking, advocacy, support information, mobility parking pass, taxi vouchers, community awareness, coordination of services and supported independent living.

     

    Support Organisations

     

     

    Aged Care

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

    60s Up Movement of NZ Inc.

    Tel: (06) 368 1862

    Contact: P. Richardson (President)
    Website: www.60supmovement.org.nz

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >60
    NFP Governance
    Voluntary
    Computer
    Audit

    Age Concern Horowhenua

    Age Concern (Horowhenua) Inc.
    538 Queen Street East
    PO Box 363
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 2181
    Fax: (06) 367 2191
    E-mail: (elder abuse and neglect) eanp@ageconcernhoro.co.nz
    E-mail: (AVS service) avs@ageconcernhoro.co.nz
    Website: www.ageconcern.org.nz/council/horowhenua

    Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm

    Staff:
    We have only two staff at Horowhenua: the elder, neglect and abuse field worker and the AVS Coordinator / Financial administrator.

    Services:
    Aim:
    -To provide an easily accessible contact for older people/Kaumätua and others in the community, who are concerned about situations (actual or potential) of elder abuse or neglect. We will listen and discuss abuse and neglect concerns which older people, their family and carers may have.
    -To provide community support to older people/Kaumätua so that they are aware of the options available to them and are empowered to take action for themselves
    -To upskill drivers over 70 years by organising SeniorDrive courses and CarFit events
    -To co-ordinate services for victims of elder abuse and neglect and provide advocacy as appropriate.

    AVS Service:
    AVS is a accredited visiting service to help combat loneliness, and social isolation by providing a visitor to visit a minimum of one hour per week, the visitors are all police checked and trained, they are then matched to a client. This is a free service.

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >65
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Computer
    Audit

    Age Concern Manawatu

    Age Concern Manawatu Incorporated
    273 Broadway Avenue, Terrace End
    Palmerston North  4441
     
    Tel: (06) 355 2832
    Fax: (06) 355 1726
    E-mail: ageconcernman@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.ageconcern-manawatu.co.nz

    Aim:
    Age Concern Manawatu is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of older people in the Manawatu.  We provide a range of support services to promote positive ageing and work within our community to encourage active ageing by acknowledging the valued contributions of older people.

    Staff:
    Manager
    Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Co-ordinator
    Elder Abuse and Neglect Community Worker
    Community Support Worker
    Accredited Visitor Service Co-ordinator
    Receptionist Administrator

    Services:
    Accredited Visiting Service
    Community Support Service
    Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service
    Elder Abuse and Neglect Training
    Executive Chef Frozen Meals
    Health Promotion Forums
    Horizons Total Mobility Vouchers
    Palmerston North City Council Parking Exemptions

    Access Homehealth

    284-302 Rangitikei Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 7330 or (0800) 800 447
    Fax :  (06) 952 3715
    E-mail : centraloffice@access.org.nz
    Website: www.access.org.nz

    Hours: 8.00 - 4.30pm

    Services:
    Support agency elderly disabled providing support and care in their own homes

     

    At Home Care

    www.athomecare.co.nz

    At Home Care provides a one-stop online Community Resource Directory of businesses, services, information for the older person, families and allied organisations in the Horowhenua District.

    Visit the At Home Care website.

    Horowhenua Grey Power

    Horowhenua Grey Power
    PO Box 328
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 5484 or 0800 473 979

    Services:
    Aims to advance, support and protect the welfare and welbeing of older people.

    Levin & Districts Senior Citizens' Association

    Tel: (06) 367 5430

    Contact: Shirley Sullivan (President)

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    45-54
    55-65
    65+
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Audit

    Shannon Old Folks

    Venn street
    Shannon

     

    Contact: Mrs M Lund (Secretary)

    Services:
    Meeting monthly with speakers, films and/or games
    Fellowship for the older folk
    Day trips

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    MCH
    >60
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Audit

    Alcohol & Drug Addictions Treatment

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

    Al Anon

    Support groups for families & friends of alcoholics

    Tel: 0508 425 2666
    E-mail: nz-al-anon-gso@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.al-anon.org.nz

    Horowhenua
    Levin
    Tel: (06) 368 2161
    Contact: Elza

    Manawatu
    Tel: (06) 355 2693

    Tuesday 7.00 pm
    Roslyn Plunket Rooms
    177 VogelStreet
    Palmerston North

    Services:
    Alateen and Al-Anon Literature - can be purchased on-line or from our General Service Office in Auckland.
    Tel: (09) 309 4792

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

    AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

    Tel: 0800 AA WORKS; (0800) 229 6757
    Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.nz

    Services:
    Regional Alcohol & Drug Service Support Groups in the Community
    You may want to get help from one of these community groups. These groups are not part of the Alcohol and Drug Service but we only refer you to groups which we have some confidence in. We would like to hear from you about your experiences in these groups.

    Meetings:
    Closed
    = for alcoholics only or those with a desire to stop drinking
    Open = open to all visitors

    AA Palmerston North
    Monday 7.30 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Room E Education Centre
    Gate 12 Palmerston North Hospital
    Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tuesday 12.00 pm - Closed, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    St Johns Hall
    Cuba Street
    Palmerston North

    Saturday 10.00 am - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Massey University Chaplaincy
    Colombo Road (off University Ave)
    Palmerston North

    AA Feilding
    Wednesday 7.30 pm - Closed, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Manchester House
    Cnr Aorangi and Fergusson Streets (back entrance)
    Feilding

    AA Ashhurst
    Friday 7.30 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Anglican Church Hall
    Cambridge Street
    Ashhurst

    AA Levin
    Wednesdays 7.00 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    St Joseph Hall
    Durham Street
    Levin

    Friday 7.30 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Red Cross Hall
    524 Queen Street East
    Levin
     
    AA Otaki
    Thursday 7.30 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Presbyterian Community Centre
    249 Mill Road
    Otaki

    Thursday 8.00 pm - Closed, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Salvation Army Citadel
    Fergusson Drive
    Otaki

    AA Dannevirke
    Thursday 12.00 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Barraud Way Center
    Gordon Street Entrance
    Dannevirke

    Thursday 12.00 pm - Closed, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    The hub
    23 Gordon Street
    Dannevirke

    AA Masterton
    Monday - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    Alcohol and Drug Centre
    Victoria Street
    Masterton

    Sunday 7.00 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    186 Chapel St
    Masterton

    Sunday 7.30 pm - Open, Wheelchair Access Available, Non Smoking
    186 Chapel St
    Masterton

    Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand

    Website: www.druginfo.org.nz

     

    Sevices:

    ADANZ is a national alcohol and other drug organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, by reducing the harm associated with alcohol, other drugs and gambling...

    ADANZ provides expert information and policy advice,  early intervention and support services to the people of New Zealand.   ADANZ manages the Alcohol Drug Helpline, compiles the national Addictions Treatment Directory and delivers a range of services led and developed by people who have previously used addiction treatment services.

    ADANZ manages the Drug Helpline, 0800 787 797, a national telephone service available from 10.00 am – 10.00 pm seven days a week. The Helpline is funded by ALAC and the Ministry of Health.

    The Helpline offers free confidential information, insight and support on issues arising from drinking or other drug use. In addition we have a dedicated Maori Line, 0800 787 798, Pasifika Line, 0800 787 799 and the METHHELP TEAM, accessible through the main line.

     

    Alcohol Drug Helpline: 0800 787 797

     

    ADANZ manages the Alcohol Drug Helpline, 0800 787 797, a national telephone service available from 10.00 am – 10.00 pm seven days a week. The Helpline is funded by ALAC and the Ministry of Health.

    The Helpline offers free confidential information, insight and support on issues arising from drinking or other drug use. In addition we have a dedicated Maori Line, 0800 787 798, Pasifika Line, 0800 787 799 and the METHHELP TEAM, accessible through the main line.
     
    We offer a range of options: information and resources; brief interventions for alcohol and other drug problems; a call-back service where the Helpline calls the client at a pre-arranged time to assist them to reach their goals and relapse prevention for those who have made the change.  We work with concerned others and support families/whanau to stay well when their loved ones are struggling with an alcohol or other drug problem.

    Website: www.addictionshelp.org.nz

    Alcohol & Drug Services - Dannevirke

    Mid Central Health (Tararua region - Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua, etc)

    Community Hospital
    Barraud Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 9628
    Fax: (06) 374 7740

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
    also hold Weekly clinics in Pahiatua

    Staff:
    Social Worker/Counsellor - based in Dannevirke BSW/M.Couns
    Also holds regular AMO medical clinics. Other staff visiting as required

    Services:
    Alcohol and drug assessment
    Counselling
    Methadone treatment
    Access to medical detoxification (Palmerston North Hospital)
    Assessments for Courts LTA and other agencies
    Groups
    Referral to residential treatment
    Information and advice

     

     

    Brandon Gallagher

    155 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Also:
    Levin, Otaki and Wellington

    Tel: (021) 822 002
    E-mail: brandongallagher@actrix.co.nz

    Counsellor:
    Brandon Gallagher

    Member NZAC
    DAAPANZ Practitioner
    Certified Counsellor
    Alcohol and Drug Practitioner
    Registered Nurse
    Clinical Supervisor

    Services:
    Counselling
    Life Coaching
    Clinical Supervision
    Psychotherapy

    Community Action Youth Alcohol and Drugs (CAYAD)

    Mental Health Services
    Kawa Kawa House
    Horowhenua Hospital
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 6433

    Contacts:
    Renee Keenan

    Services:
    TheCommunity Action on Youth and Drugs project (CAYAD) works in collaboration with agencies and community groups to attain common development outcomes. It is part of a nationwide project addressing the health and social impacts of drug and alcohol abuse.

    This innovative public health project is funded by the Ministry of Health and the main purpose of the project is to improve the health and wellbeing of youths by reducing methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol and other drug related harm and increasing community ownership and capacity to address these health issues.

    Drugs & Health Development Project

    81 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 5063
    Fax: (06) 353 5064
    E-mail: palmerstonnorth@drugsproject.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 10.00am - 7.00pm
    Saturday  11.00am - 3.00pm
    Sunday & Public Holidays closed
    Electronic dispenser for after hours – Pin No Required

    Services:
    Needle exchange service
    Drug and Harm Reduction information & education
    Referral to other health services

    Mash Trust

    Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services
    591 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Head Office
    602 - 606 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 7200
    Fax: (06) 355 7201
    E-mail: manawatu@mashtrust.org.nz
    Website: www.mashtrust.org.nz

    Services:
    Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services
    Residential Supported Accommodation Mental Health
    Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services
    Support in the Community Service
    Physical and Intellectual Disabilities Services
    Child and Youth Crisis Respite Service
    LUCK Drop In Centre - for people who have an experience of mental illness
    Living Plus Day activity programmes for people with intellectual disability
    Planned Respite
    Mental Health Recovery Services, Workmates provides supported employment opportunities paying real wages
    Alcohol and Other Drug treatment services
    Friendship Facilitation Service open to former residents of the Kimberly Centre who have left Kimberley since April 2003 and now live on the Kapiti Coast, and in the Horowhenua and Manawatu.

    MidCentral Alcohol and Other Drug Service

    Referrals through:
    MidCentral Alcohol and Other Drug Service
    Nikau house
    Private Bag 11036
    Palmerston North Hospital
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 9130
    Fax: (06) 350 8832
    E-mail: aldrugq@midcentral.co.nz

    Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

    Tel: (0800) NA Today (0800) 628 632 [Landline Calls Only]
    or (04) 801 9933

    E-mail: casc@nzna.org
    Website: www.nzna.org

    Meetings List:  http://www.nzna.org/meetings

    Excerpt from the website: "What is NA?"

    Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a global organisation of recovering addicts. NA members are men and women from all walks of life for whom drugs had become a major problem, who meet regularly to help each other stay clean, and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives. The NA programme is one of complete abstinence from all drugs, following a twelve-step programme, and regular attendance at meetings. It is based on a set of spiritual principles that are not associated with a particular religion. Although our steps call for finding and believing in a "power greater than oneself", this is a personal decision for each and every member to make. Experience of our members has shown that the spiritual principles work for all members, from the devoutly religious to the atheist and agnostic.

    NA is not affiliated with any other organisation or institution. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. There is no cost to attend meetings.

    The basic premise of anonymity allows addicts to attend meetings without fear of legal or social repercussions. This is an important consideration for an addict thinking about going to a meeting for the first time. Anonymity also supports an atmosphere of equality, meaning that no individual's personality or circumstance will be considered more important than the message of recovery shared in NA.

    Even though our members used a variety of drugs, in NA we speak of recovery from the disease of addiction, rather than specific drugs. We believe that drugs are a symptom of our disease, and recovery from the disease of addiction is through application of the principles contained in the Twelve Steps.

    Someone who is still using drugs is welcome to attend NA meetings. Many NA members came to meetings while still using drugs and are now drug-free and recovering today. Often, if a member is still using, he or she will be asked to refrain from speaking during a meeting. Instead, these addicts are encouraged to speak with members before or after the meeting.

    Palmerston North Street Van

    Ferguson House
    40 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 3337
    Fax: (06) 356 6199
    Mobile: (021) 615 245
    E-mail: pnsv@pnsv.org.nz
    Website: www.pnsv.org.nz

    Services:
    Street
    Van:
    In this programme we aim to provide first contact counselling, care, first aid, information, food, clothing and in some cases safe transport home.

    Shepherd's Rest - A home for people with no home:
    We are a non profit making Charitable Trust. We have 53 beds which are full most of the time. We can take up to 58 people at one time as long as there are 5 double beds

    Ferguson House:
    We have a weekly programme that helps people with life skills, budgeting, first aid, reading, writing, hygiene, work ethics, cooking, sewing, sleep patterns, and self-esteem. A 12-step programme is run at the centre. A New Hope programme operates to help people with problems they may have experienced from their past, or relationships. We have a Boundaries Programme and a Relapse Prevention Programme. We help people to find hope and vision!

     

    Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Addiction Services

    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 1884
    E-mail: donna@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz

    Hours:
    9.00 - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff - Our Piki Team:
    Whaea Kararaina Tait, Kuia
    Matua Ropata Te Hina, Kaumatua
    Donna Cummerfield, Team Leader
    Pauline Burke, A&D Counsellor
    Kiwa Whareaitu, Social Worker
    Sarah Bonnington, Youth Social Worker
    Marilyn Kereama, A&D Counsellor

    Services:
    Our service is designed around tangata whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

    We shall provide our service either:
    at Whakapai Hauora
    in the home of tangata whaiora
    on the Marae
    in outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki (please phone for more information)
    any other community venue where tangata whaiora feel comfortable and  appropriate
    Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the whare tapa wha model.

    Our service includes:
    Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:
    A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
    A & D Counselling
    A & D Social Work Services
    Rangatahi A & D Social Services
    Basic Life Skills Programmes
    Activities Group
    Advocacy
    Strengthening Families Hui
    A & D Health Promotion and Education
    Ongoing support and follow up

    Te Whanau Manaaki o Manawatu Trust

    Tel: (06) 354 0043
    Fax: (06) 353 5252
    E-mail: twmomt@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    9.00am 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Services:
    Come in ot the Whare (house)
    Allow yourself to be nurtured and supported
    People in recovery from alcohol and drugs, working for people in recovery and their Whanau.
    Who can attend people and their Whanau who have been affected by alcohol, drug addiction.
    We provide:
    A safe warm place to come in and be (unscramble thoughts)
    Whanau Awhi (Family support)
    Alternative healing options
    Advocacy and peer support
    Whanau (family) inclusive activities.  Noho marae.
    Educational / Whananga groups.
    A tikanga maori service.  Which is open to all cultures.
    Transport o and from agencies.

    Threads

    Tel: Mandy (06) 355 0241
    E-mail: mandy@yoss.org.nz

    Hours:
    10.00 am to 11.30am Monday mornings (fortnightly) at Youth One Stop Shop (Upstairs)

    Services:
    Early Intervention & Prevention Support Group for Parents/Whanau, dealing with young people involved in Alcohol and Drug related issues.

    Alzheimers

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    Alzheimers Society Manawatu

    Alzheimers Manawatu is committed to supporting our community with a range of services for people living with dementia, their carers, family and whanau.

    Marion Kennedy Centre
    642 Featherston Street
    PO Box 527
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9539 and (0800) 004 001
    Fax: (06) 357 9545
    E-mail: manawatu@alzheimers.org.nz
    Website: : www.alzheimers.org.nz/manawatu

    Hours:
    8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Donna Hedley - Manager of services, tel: (06) 357 9539
    Hayley Luke – Field Officer, tel: (06) 357 9543

    Services:
    Field Officer who:
    - Supports people with all forms of dementia
    - Supports spouses, carers and whanau throughout the journey of this disease
    - Provides education to all people affected by dementia, carers, families/friends

    Assessment visits:
    - Free and confidential
    - Either at your home or another place which suits you
    - Informs you of what help is available to you
    - Are personal – you decide what is best for you

    Advocacy/Liaison with other agencies:
    - To assist you with issues and processes which may be difficult
    - To ensure that people with dementia are treated fairly and with respect
    - We will advocate on your behalf both locally and nationally

    Crisis Management:
    Certain phases of dementia or situations can be stressful, for example:
    - Behavioural changes and medication issues
    - Using respite, daycare or residential services
    - Transfer to residential care and the many processes this involves

    Ongoing Support:
    - Flexible – home visits, phone contact or both
    - Identify and solve issues before they escalate
    - Personal – you decide what is best for you
    - We support you through your journey

    Stepping Out Walking Group:
    - A supervised walking group for people with dementia who are able to walk for at least 45 minutes
    - This group meets every Wednesday and walks around a variety of locations across the Manawatu
    - A great way to meet others and keep physically active

    Marion Kennedy Clubs:
    - A centre where people with memory loss and dementia can meet and enjoy a day of stimulating activities facilitated by qualified staff and supportive volunteers
    - Allows care givers a day of respite
    - Hot lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided
    - Assistance with transport may be available

    Marion Kennedy Club (Day Programme) in Palmerston North (every day)
    Marion Kennedy Club (Day Programme) in Feilding (Monday of every week)
    Marion Kennedy Club (Day Programme) in Levin (Tuesday of every week)
    Marion Kennedy Club (Day Programme) in Dannevirke (Thursday of every week)

    Carer Support Groups:
    This is a place to:
    - Meet other people who are in a similar situation
    - Share what it is like to care for someone with memory loss
    - Learn from each other and gain practical ideas for coping, and gain knowledge about dementia.

    Palmerston North: The first Monday of the month at Milson Combined Church – corner of Purdie Place and Milson Line – 10am to 11.30am.

    Otaki: The 2nd Friday each month at 20a Domain Road, Otaki – 10.30am-12 noon.

    Levin: The 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Jack Allen Community House, Durham Street, Levin – 1.30pm-3pm.

    Feilding: The 2nd Thursday of each month at St Johns, Bowen Street, Feilding – 1.30-3pm.

    Carer Education Sessions:
    These take place across the Mid Central region and are:
    - 2 part sessions
    - Sessions covering a variety of topics including: types of dementia; stepping into the world of dementia; behaviours and strategies to use; communication; safety issues, including driving; legal and financial issues; specialist speakers; positive living with dementia.

    Contact us on (06) 357 9539 for details of where these are being held.

    Arthritis


    Read more about the Living a Healthy Life Course

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu 

     Otaki

    Tararua

    Arthritis New Zealand - Manawatu

    Contact:
    E-mail: faye.bullock@arthritis.org.nz

    Arthritis Support
    Arthritis New Zealand provides a range of services to all New Zealanders affected by arthritis. Arthritis Educators are predominantly registered nurses or other allied health professionals.
    To find out what services are available in your area, or to speak to an Arthritis Educator for advice or information phone 0800 663 463.

    Arthritis Education and Information Seminars and Community Education Talks
    Community-based seminars and talks are offered free, or at a low cost, across New Zealand. The seminars offer a range of topics provided by guest speakers such as, rheumatologists, psychologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists and occupational therapists etc. To find out if there are any relevant seminars in your area, call 0800 663 463 or see the website www.arthritis.org.nz

    Living a Healthy Life (LHL) – six-week, self-management course for people with chronic conditions
    Arthritis New Zealand holds a license from Stanford University in the USA, to run LHL courses. This course has a proven track record in over 12 countries. We have more than 10 years experience in delivering the LHL courses. The interactive course enables people to become effective self-managers of their chronic condition, and gain a better quality of life. To find out if there are any LHL courses coming soon to your area, call 0800 663 463.


    Read more about the Living a Healthy Life Course

    Feilding Arthritis Support Group

    Website: www.arthritis.org.nz

    Contact:
    John
    Tel: (06) 323 1425

    Services:
    Exercise Group,  Thursday, 9.45am-10.30am
    St Pauls Church, Church Street, Feilding.

    Levin Arthritis Support Group

    29 Hinemoa Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 5068
    E-mail: yvonnemabey@xtra.co.nz

    Website: www.arthritis.org.nz

    Contact:
    Yvonne Mabey (President)

    Services:
    Levin Arthritis Support Group meet the second Monday of each month.  Meetings held in the Hudson room Cosmopolitan Club starting at 1.30pm for more information contact Yvonne Mabey
    on (06) 368 5068 or E-mail: yvonnemabey@xtra.co.nz

    Programme :
    The programme is subject to change at any time.

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    MCH
    >40
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Computer
    Audit

    Otaki Arthritis Support Group

    Meet first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm
    Otaki Community Health Centre
    Mill Road (opposite Domain Road)
    Otaki

    Gloria Simpson
    Coordinator
    c/o 9 Totara Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 6883
    Mobile: (021) 061 5208
    E-mail: chrisgloria@kol.co.nz

    Services:
    Education, health, social services, companionship.

    Meetings:
    Meet first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm
    Otaki Community Health Centre
    Mill Road, Otaki (opposite Domain Road)
    Otaki Arthritis Support
    Next meeting
    Enquiries to Gloria 06 364 6883

    For more information please contact Gloria (06) 364 6883, (021) 061 5208 or chrisgloria@kol.co.nz

    Palmerston North Arthritis Support Group

    Website: www.arthritis.org.nz

    Contact:
    Bernard
    Tel: (06) 355 8300
     
    Services:
    Exercise Group:
    Thursday at 2.00pm - 3.00pm followed by tea/coffee and fellowship.
    Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street.

    Hydrotherapy classes:
    Tuesday at 4.30pm or 4.50pm and  Saturdays at 9.15am. 
    Venue:  Star Rehabilitation Unit, Palmerston North Hospital. 
    Arthritis New Zealand membership required for the service.

    Asthma & Allergies

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Horowhenua Breathe Easy Support Group

    Contact: Carroll Cumming
    Tel: (06) 368 6255
    E-mail: carroll.c@xtra.co.nz

    We support people with lung conditions and their carers through monthly meetings, outings, exercise, speakers and fellowship.

    Meetings are on the fourth Thursday of every month (except December), 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
    Hudson Room
    Levin Cosmopolitan Club
    49-51 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Background information:
    One in four New Zealand children has asthma.
    Asthma is the most common cause of child hospital admissions.
    COPD is the 4th most common cause of death in New Zealand.
    Rates of asthma and COPD are expected to rise over the next two decades.
    The Asthma Foundation is a non-governmental charitable organisation that provides education, information, advocacy and research on asthma and other respiratory conditions.

    Autism

    Altogether Autism

     

    Freephone: 0800 ASD INFO / 0800 273 463
    E-mail: info@altogetherautism.org.nz
    Website: www.altogetherautism.org.nz

    Services:
    Altogether Autism is a national information and advisory service.  This Ministry of Health funded service is delivered by Parent to Parent and LIFE Unlimited.
    •    Is for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, whanau and the wider New Zealand community
    •    Provides evidence based information through specially trained Information Officers, who also have access to clinical advice from a clinical psychologist and team of professionals with expertise in ASD
    •    Maintains a database of service providers to help you link with services and information

    The Altogether Autism website includes
    •    A provider database of ASD-related support services, organisations and professionals throughout New Zealand
    •    A calendar of up-coming ASD-related events, meetings and training opportunities
    •    Opportunity to sign up to receive regular updates, news and information on ASD
    •    Links to helpful websites, newsletters, articles and reference material within New Zealand, and abroad
     

    Autism New Zealand Inc. Manawatu Branch

    Manawatu Branch Autism NZ
    CCS Disability Action Building
    248 Broadway Ave
    P O Box 4624
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 357 7846
    E-Mail:Manawatu@autismnz.org.nz
    Website: www.autismnz.org.nz

    Read the latest Autism newsletter ...

    Meetings:
    Autism New Zealand Manawatu Branch invites all people with ASD their families and whanau to our monthly support evening.
    Third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm to 7.30 pm
    CCS Disability Action Building
    248 Broadway Ave
    Palmerston North

    Thursday Support Group:
    Our local Manawatu Autism NZ support group is held in the CCS Disability Action Building on the third Thursday of
    each month.
    Cafe George is on the Corner of George and Main Streets, Palmerston North. The support
    group is a time to share information and support with other individuals on the spectrum, parents,
    family members and others with an interest in ASD.

    Fundraising
    You may be aware that Candles of NZ have produced a candle for Autism. I am pleased to say that this is now available and can be purchased online by following the link below:
    https://www.flickercandles.co.nz/product_promotion

    From every sale Autism NZ will receive $8 which is a wonderful donation. Samples of the candles are being send out to each branch committee so that you can see and smell the final product.

    Please can you advertise this to your members and encourage them to tell their friends. These candles will make great Christmas presents and we should do our best to support this great initiative.

    Read the Autism NZ Manawatu Newsletter October 2009 ...

    ANZ Conference 2010 Call for papers

     

    Services:
    Our branch offers support to outlying areas such as Waiouru, Woodville and Pahiatua.
    Currently we are supporting a small group starting up in Marton.

    Our philosophy / aim is -
    Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, those with associated conditions, their family / whanau and those who support them.  Autism - a different way of thinking.

    The services we offer are:
    o Monthly support meetings, sometimes hosting speakers of interest.
    o Phone line support. Answer phone checked and returned during the week.
    o E-mail information and newsletters.
    o Web-page advertises Manawatu Branch support meetings, also provides up to date information on seminars / training opportunities offered by Autism NZ in the Manawatu region.
    o Literature and videos are donated to Palmerston North, Feilding and Parent to Parent Libraries.

    How do you access us?
    No eligibility criteria or funding needed, as Autism NZ Manawatu Branch is a voluntary support group we are available to:
    o Individuals with Autism Spectrum (ASD) their families and whanau.
    o Professionals and organisations working with ASD population.
    o Any member of the public or group seeking information regarding ASD.

    Other things you might want to know-
    Autism NZ Manawatu branch's principal role is to support families and individuals with ASD to achieve positive outcomes. We are parents and people with ASD who work in a voluntary capacity offering support and information.

    Our branch seeks opportunities to network with both other voluntary organisations and various agencies working in the disability field.  

    We recognise that one of the most stressful times for families is during the Transition Process. We have monthly support meetings this is usually the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month and provides the opportunity to meet those facing similar challenges and learn together. We organise family outings and special events during the holidays, which provide an opportunity for the children / people to identify with others on the spectrum. 

    To find out more, we can be contacted via phone, mail or e-mail. Our answer phone is checked regularly and a 'support parent' responds to calls. At Autism New Zealand's Website you can get an update of 'what's on' both nationally and with the local branches.

    Budgeting

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Cancer

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Breast Screen Coast to Coast

    27 Amesbury Street

    10, Private Bag 11036
    Palmerston North

    Freephone: 0800 270 200

    Contact: Cushla King (Lead Provider Manager)
    Tel: 06 350 1534

    Related Website: www.nsu.govt.nz

    Services:
    Free mammograms every 2 years for women aged 45 - 69 years as part of a National Breast Screening programme. Breast Screen Aotearoa Mobile Unit also travels to smaller centres in the region. Screening all year in Palmerston North.

    Women can enrol in the breast screening programme on the National Screening Unit website (www.nsu.govt.nz).

     

    Māori Cancer Coordination Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 Ext: 716
    Fax:
    (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: pauline@rangitaane.iwi.nz@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Contact:
    Pauline Wharerau

    Our Cancer Coordinator will work across the cancer control continuum for Maori, either before or at the diagnosis of cancer who require ongoing support in the community.

    Services:
    The service will include;
     Supporting clients and their whanau to cancer services;
     Improving the level of communication and facilitate increased knowledge/information  cancer;
     Supporting Maori community development initiatives for cancer;
     Improve the delivery of health promotion and education about cancer; and
     Support cancer service coordination for the diagnosed patient and their whanau.

    The service is free and available to all eligible persons resident in Palmerston North City.

    This service is provided in a range of settings including;
     Marae;
     Schools;
     Te Kohanga Reo;
     In private homes where appropriate; and
     Here at Whakapai Hauora.

    Cancer Society of New Zealand Manawatu Centre Inc.

    Addis House
    135 Ruahine Street
    PO Box 5170
    Palmerston North 4441

    Tel: (06) 356 5355
    E-mail: manager@cancerpn.org.nz
    Fax: (06) 356 7804
    Information Hotline: 0800 CANCER / 0800 226 237
    Website: www.cancernz.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Te Rōpū Mate Puku Puku o Aotearoa

    The Cancer Society Mission
    Improving community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer.  The Cancer Society is committed to working with our communities by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in:
    - health promotion
    - support
    - information
    - research.

     

    Services:
    - Individual and Group support for people living with cancer and their families/whanau.
    - Drivers to enable you to attend oncology appointments and treatment.
    - Information on all aspects of cancer for patients, health professionals and the general public.  Resources include pamphlets, journal articles, books, videos and a lending service.
    - Promotion of healthy lifestyles that reduce the likelihood of cancer, including Smokefree, SunSmart, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
    - Both professional and trained volunteers provide these services.

    Support Groups:
    - The Cancer Support Group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at Addis House at 12.00 pm
    - The Men's Support Group meet on the First Wednesday of every month at 7.00 pm
    - The Lymphoedema Support Group meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 5.30pm
    - Breast Cancer Support Services meet once a month
    The Women's Cancer Support Group run regular workshops
    Please ring Addis House for confirmed dates, times and locations of these meetings.

    Funding:
    Services are funded by our major events of Daffodil Day and Relay For Life plus sponsorship, donations, bequests and Memorial Gifts.  The Cancer Society receives no direct Government Funding.

     

    Cancer Society of NZ


    Cancer Society of NZ
    National Office:
    PO Box 12700
    Wellington 6144

    Tel: (04) 494 7270
    E-mail: admin@cancernz.org.nz

    Cancer Information Helpline: 0800 CANCER / 0800 226 237
    Website: www.cancernz.org.nz

    Services:
    The Cancer Society of New Zealand is the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.  The Cancer Society consists of a national office, located in Wellington, and six regional divisions, all involved in raising their own funds and providing local support services.  We are the leading cancer patient advocate in New Zealand, providing a voice on all kinds of issues affecting cancer detection and treatment.

    Cancer Society of New Zealand Manawatu Centre Inc - Horowhenua Services

    112 Winchester Street
    Levin
    Horowhenua 5510

    Tel: (06) 367 8065
    Information Hotline: 0800 CANCER / 0800 226 237
    Fax: (06) 367 8057
    E-mail: administrator@cancerhoro.org.nz
    Website: www.cancernz.org.nz

    Hours:  9.00am - 3.00pm

    Contact:
    Contact:
    Yvonne Norfolk, Field Officer
    Tel: 0276743146
    Fax: 06 3643057
    E-mail: yvonne.norfolk@cancerpn.org.nz

    Te Rōpū Mate Puku Puku o Aotearoa

    The Cancer Society Mission
    Improving community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer.  The Cancer Society is committed to working with our communities by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in:
    - health promotion
    - support
    - information
    - research.

    Services:
    - Individual support for people living with cancer and their families/whanau.
    - Drivers to enable you to attend oncology appointments and treatment.
    - Information on all aspects of cancer for patients, health professionals and the general public.  Resources include pamphlets, journal articles, books, videos and a lending service.
    - Promotion of healthy lifestyles that reduce the likelihood of cancer, including Smokefree, SunSmart, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
    - Both professional and trained volunteers provide these services.

    Support Groups:
    Phone 06-3678065 for further information
    Foxton - 1st Monday in month - Avenue Road Combined Church Hall, Foxton - phone for seasonal times
    Otaki - 3rd Monday in the month at 2pm - Otaki RSA side room - Raukawa Street, Otaki.
    Levin - RIMU men's group -3rd Wednesday in month - check seasonal times
    Levin - Coffee Club - 4th Tuesday in month at 10am - Winchester House, 112 Winchester Street, Levin

    Funding:
    Services are funded by our major events of Daffodil Day and Relay For Life plus sponsorship, donations, bequests and Memorial Gifts.  The Cancer Society receives no direct Government Funding.

     

    Cancer Society of New Zealand Manawatu Centre Inc - Tararua Services

    Addis House
    135 Ruahine Street
    PO Box 5170
    Palmerston North 4441

    Tel: (06) 356 5355
    Information Hotline: 0800 CANCER / 0800 777 842
    Fax: (06) 356 7804

    Te Rōpū Mate Puku Puku o Aotearoa

    Contact:
    Shirley Walker
    , Field Officer
    Tel: (06) 374 7339
    E-mail: Shirley.walker@cancerpn.org.nz

    The Cancer Society Mission
    Improving community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer.  The Cancer Society is committed to working with our communities by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in:
     health promotion
     support
     information
     research

    Services:
     Individual support for people living with cancer and their families/whanau.
     Drivers to enable you to attend oncology appointments and treatment.
     Information on all aspects of cancer for patients, health professionals and the general public.  Resources include pamphlets, journal articles, books, videos and a lending service.
     Promotion of healthy lifestyles that reduce the likelihood of cancer, including Smokefree, SunSmart, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating.
     Both professional and trained volunteers provide these services.

    Support Groups:
     Cancer Support Groups meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Red Cross rooms
     Cancer Support Group meets the first Friday Bi-monthly at 10am in the Red Cross rooms.

    Funding:
    Services are funded by our major events of Daffodil Day and Relay For Life plus sponsorship, donations, bequests and Memorial Gifts.  The Cancer Society receives no direct Government Funding.

    Cardiac

    Central PHO Horowhenua and Otaki hold weekly Cardiac Rehabilitation groups.

    The topics covered are Medications, Diet, Stress Management, Understanding Heart Disease, Physical Activity, CPR and Emotions.
    If you have a cardiac problem or know someone who does then please come along.
    The group is on every Wednesday from 1.30 - 3.00pm at the Horowhenua Health Centre in Liverpool Street Levin.
    No appointment necessary, just turn up.
    For further information or you require a timetable then please ring (06) 367 6433 and ask for one of the Cardiac nurses.

    Child Health

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    Barnardos Levin

    Level 1
    Kent and Little Building
    29 Queen Street West
    Levin  5510

    P O Box 186
    Levin 5540

    Tel: (06) 368 0098
    Fax: (06) 368 2662
    E-mail: levin.office@barnardos.org.nz
    Website: www.barnardos.org.nz

    Services:
    KidStart
    Foster Care
    Family Support - respite

     

     

    Keywords:
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    <5 <16
    NFP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit

    Barnardos Manawatu

    Manawatu/Levin Area Office
    160 Grey Street
    PO Box 9022
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 9429
    Fax: (06) 359 1922
    E-mail: manawatu.amu@barnardos.org.nz
    Website: www.barnardos.org.nz

    Services:
    KidStart
    Barnardos Early Learning Centre, Palmerston North
    Family Support
    Children's Supervised Contact

     

    Cloud 9 Childrens Foundation

    Tel: (04) 232 4795
    E-mail: foundation@entercloud9.com

    Services:
    Helping and understanding children with Aspergers Syndrome

    Child Youth Health

    Primary Health Care
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8496
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Donna Milner

    CCS Disability Action

    Manawatu / Horowhenua Branch
    248 Broadway Avenue
    PO Box 143
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 357 2119
    Call free: 0800 227 2255
    Fax: (06) 357 2118
    E-mail: M@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

    Manawatu Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 359 0495 (Answerphone)
    Fax: (06) 359 2495
    Website: www.adhd.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Fridays 9.00am - 4.00pm

    Staff:
    Elizabeth Manson
    Shion

    Services:
    Work with anyone supply support
    Teaching and support for parents of childre with ADHD and dyslexia
    Support and edicaicaL assessing
    Support for Adults

    Otaki Children's Health Camp

    Health Camp Road
    Otaki Beach

    Tel: (06) 364 8069
    Fax: (06) 364 8072
    E-mail: otaki@healthcamps.org.nz
    Website: www.healthcamps.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

    Services:
    Provide an individual assessment culminating in an individual care plan fro the child and their family, which may or may not include mentoring or a residential plan for them.

    For children aged between 5 - 12 years from as far north as Taranaki, east to Wairarapa, south to Nelson/Blenheim.

    Access through a referral process.

    Tamariki Ora (Well Child) Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North 4412

    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 353 6385 ext. 731
    E-mail: denise@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website:
    http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=4

    Contact:
    Denise Marlow

    Services:
    All visits are private and confidential, in your own home or at Whakapai Hauora. The choice is yours and the service is FREE.
    Discuss this option with your Lead Maternity Carer or contact Denise Marlow.
    Please phone to make an appointment; we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Services for 0-5 year olds FREE.
    As part of this service we also offer facilitation services and whanau/family care and support services. Confidentiality is assured.

    When your baby reaches 4-6 weeks old, your Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife, Doctor, Obstetrician) will refer you to ongoing care. Whakapai Hauora provides such services through our Registered Nurse Denise Marlow.

    We provide support, advice and information on all Tamariki Ora Health related issues, including:
    Breastfeeding
    Measuring Weight, Height and Head Growth
    Hearing and Vision
    Language, Behaviour and Development
    Nutrition
    Parenting Skills/Group Education
    Safety

    Advocacy and Referrals available. Interpreter/communication services available upon
    pre-arrangement.

     

    Citizens Advice Bureau

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    Citizens Advice Bureau Levin

    Jack Allan House
    21 Durham Street
    Levin 

    Freephone: 0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222).
    Tel:
    (06) 368 9521
    Fax: (06) 368 6893
    E-mail: Cab.levin@clear.net.nz
    Website: www.cab.org.nz

    Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

    Services:

    Citizens Advice Bureaux is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential information and advice to anyone about any query or problem.

    Citizens Advice Bureaux is staffed by trained volunteers who can access information by computer or from the extensive range of resources held by each bureau.

    Citizens Advice Bureaux can give you information and advice about all sorts of problems or questions - all of which is free.

    The Citizens Advice Bureaux New Zealand aims to:

    Ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available; or through an inability to express their needs effectively.

    Me noho matāra kia kaua te tangata e mate i tana kore mōhio ki ngā āhuatanga e āhei atu ana ia, ki ngā mahi rānei e tika ana kia mahia e ia, ki ngā ratonga rānei e āhei atu ana ia; i te kore rānei ōna e āhei ki te whakaputu i ana hiahia kia mārama mai ai te tangata.

    Exert a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.

    Kia tino whawahi atu ki te auahatanga o nga kaupapa-a-iwi me nga ratonga-a-rohe, puta noa hoki i te motu.

    The service therefore provides free to all individuals an impartial and confidential service of information, guidance and support and makes responsible use of the experience so gained.

    CAB can provide information about almost anything. And if we can't, we'll find someone who can. No problem is too big or too small. Whether you're about to be thrown out of your flat, need to find local childcare, or want advice on how to deal with a neighbour, a trained CAB volunteer can help you. They'll discuss your options with you and give you contact numbers for any services or organisations that will be able to help you further.

    One of the resources we provide is Information Sheets on topics such as renting, breakdown of relationships, debt. They provide step-by-step guides to help you find out what you need to know to resolve your problem.

    CAB also act as a public watchdog for those who cannot do this for themselves.

    We are committed to the responsible use of the enquiries information we receive to build a picture of what is affecting our communities, regionally and nationally.

    Over our 25-year history, we have become a respected voice. We are trusted as informed and professional advocates of those that are disadvantaged or unfairly treated.

    Citizens Advice Bureau Otaki

    65A Main Street
    PO Box 122
    Otaki 5512

    Freephone: 0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222)
    Tel:
    (06) 364 8664
    E-mail: cab.otaki@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.cab.org.nz

    Services:

    Citizens Advice Bureaux is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential information and advice to anyone about any query or problem.

    Citizens Advice Bureaux is staffed by trained volunteers who can access information by computer or from the extensive range of resources held by each bureau.

    Citizens Advice Bureaux can give you information and advice about all sorts of problems or questions - all of which is free.

    The Citizens Advice Bureaux New Zealand aims to:

    Ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available; or through an inability to express their needs effectively.

    Me noho matāra kia kaua te tangata e mate i tana kore mōhio ki ngā āhuatanga e āhei atu ana ia, ki ngā mahi rānei e tika ana kia mahia e ia, ki ngā ratonga rānei e āhei atu ana ia; i te kore rānei ōna e āhei ki te whakaputu i ana hiahia kia mārama mai ai te tangata.

    Exert a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.

    Kia tino whawahi atu ki te auahatanga o nga kaupapa-a-iwi me nga ratonga-a-rohe, puta noa hoki i te motu.

    The service therefore provides free to all individuals an impartial and confidential service of information, guidance and support and makes responsible use of the experience so gained.

    CAB can provide information about almost anything. And if we can't, we'll find someone who can. No problem is too big or too small. Whether you're about to be thrown out of your flat, need to find local childcare, or want advice on how to deal with a neighbour, a trained CAB volunteer can help you. They'll discuss your options with you and give you contact numbers for any services or organisations that will be able to help you further.

    One of the resources we provide is Information Sheets on topics such as renting, breakdown of relationships, debt. They provide step-by-step guides to help you find out what you need to know to resolve your problem.

    CAB also act as a public watchdog for those who cannot do this for themselves.

    We are committed to the responsible use of the enquiries information we receive to build a picture of what is affecting our communities, regionally and nationally.

    Over our 30-year history, we have become a respected voice. We are trusted as informed and professional advocates of those that are disadvantaged or unfairly treated.

    Citizens Advice Bureau Palmerston North

    Community House
    77 King Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 0647
    E-mail: cab.palmn@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.cab.org.nz

    Services:
    Citizens Advice Bureaux is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential information and advice to anyone about any query or problem.

    Citizens Advice Bureaux is staffed by trained volunteers who can access information by computer or from the extensive range of resources held by each bureau.

    Citizens Advice Bureaux can give you information and advice about all sorts of problems or questions - all of which is free.

    The Citizens Advice Bureaux New Zealand aims to:

    Ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available; or through an inability to express their needs effectively.

    Me noho matāra kia kaua te tangata e mate i tana kore mōhio ki ngā āhuatanga e āhei atu ana ia, ki ngā mahi rānei e tika ana kia mahia e ia, ki ngā ratonga rānei e āhei atu ana ia; i te kore rānei ōna e āhei ki te whakaputu i ana hiahia kia mārama mai ai te tangata.

    Exert a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.

    Kia tino whawahi atu ki te auahatanga o nga kaupapa-a-iwi me nga ratonga-a-rohe, puta noa hoki i te motu.

    The service therefore provides free to all individuals an impartial and confidential service of information, guidance and support and makes responsible use of the experience so gained.

    CAB can provide information about almost anything. And if we can't, we'll find someone who can. No problem is too big or too small. Whether you're about to be thrown out of your flat, need to find local childcare, or want advice on how to deal with a neighbour, a trained CAB volunteer can help you. They'll discuss your options with you and give you contact numbers for any services or organisations that will be able to help you further.

    One of the resources we provide is Information Sheets on topics such as renting, breakdown of relationships, debt. They provide step-by-step guides to help you find out what you need to know to resolve your problem.

    CAB also act as a public watchdog for those who cannot do this for themselves.

    We are committed to the responsible use of the enquiries information we receive to build a picture of what is affecting our communities, regionally and nationally.

    Since we opened in Palmerston North in 1975, we have become a respected voice. We are trusted as informed and professional advocates of those that are disadvantaged or unfairly treated.

    Complaints

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Complaint Resolution - "Resolution not retribution"

    One of the objectives of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act is to "secure the fair, simple, speedy and efficient resolution of complaints". Anyone can make a complaint, orally or in writing. This includes not only consumers, but also their families and other support people, and other third parties such as concerned staff members in a provider organisation.

    If you have a complaint, please visit the website of the Health and Disability Commissioner.

    Please visit for your rights when using a health or disability service in New Zealand and how to make a complaint.

    Ou whainga tika ina whakamahi koe i tetahi ratonga hauora, ratonga haua ranei i Aotearoa, a, me pehea te whakatakoto whakapae.

    Counselling

    Horowhenua

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Abuse & Rape Crisis Support - Manawatu

    (ARCS - Manawatu)

    Linton Court
    10 Linton Street
    PO Box 673
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 5868
    Fax: (06) 356-5867
    E-mail: admin@arcsmanawatu.org.nz
    Website: www.arcsmanawatu.org.nz

    Hours:
    Availability:
    Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm plus other hours by appointment
    Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Crisis Phone Line: 8.00pm - 8.00am

    Services:
    Provide support to survivors of sexual violence and their families.
    VOYAGE : Programme for children 5-11 years who have witnessed or experienced any form of abuse.
    Charges: Free Target Audience(s): Children

    Acorn Counselling Practice

    Tel: (06) 355 3345
    Tel: (027) 232 3073

    Staff:
    Douglas Dickson

    Services:
    Individuals, couples & adolescents
    Grief loss
    Depression & anxiety
    Anger management
    Supervision
    Family courts & CYFS approved.

    Alifetime

    Professionals in Parent & Child Attachment & Healthy Human Development

    184 Watershed Road
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (027) 235 6573
    Fax: (06) 357 9164
    E-mail: rachelle@alifetime.co.nz
    Website: www.alifetime.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm by appointment

    Staff:
    Rachelle Chapman

    Dip Couns, BSW(Hons), MNZAC, MNZASW,
    PostGrad Dip Child Psychotherapy
    CYF Approved
    ACC Registered

    Services:
    Professional Services in the area of:
    Attachment Therapy
    Violence Abuse
    Sexual Abuse
    Separation and Divorce
    Family Therapy
    Couple Counselling
    Assessments
    Parental, Foster Support & Guidance- Elimination problems( enuresis & Encopresis)
    Sleeping problems
    Behavioural
    Anxiety disorders
    Somatization
    Depression
    Self Harming
    Trauma
    Loss & Grief

     

    Amesbury Health Centre

    142 Grey Street
    P O Box 1570
    Palmerston North

    Tel: 06 357 4424
    Fax: 06 355 0199
    E-mail: admin@ahc.gen.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

    Staff:
    Brian Berryman:  Dip Min, Cert Couns. Marriages Guidance, MNZAC
    Paulette Berryman:  Cert Couns. Dip Couns. Post Grad Dip Couns. Dip Min. MNZAC. MNZCCA
    Jeannette Hardyment: Dip Couns. Cert CBT. MNZAC.

    Services:
    Counseling for survivors of sexual abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, spirituality, sexuality, loss and grief personal development.
    Professional supervision also available as a part of our services.

    Amesbury House

    25 Amesbury Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel:
    (06) 357 1200 Joan Daniels
    (06) 325 8933Mayan Schraders
    (06) 355 3301 Cynthia Davey
    (06) 355 3301 John Davey
    (06) 355 5110 Claude Poulsen
    (06) 335 4320 Elayne Johnston
    (06) 357 0406 Gill Stacey

    Services:
    Individuals, couples, families, supervision,
    Training, mentoring, consultation
    ACC
    Family court
    CYF approved

     

    Bereaved by Suicide

    Tel: (06) 323 9175

    Contacts:
    Palmerston North: Laraine Humphreys Tel: (06) 357 2836
    Feilding: Sylvia or Gordon Jenson Tel: (06) 323 9175

    Services:
    Meetings 1st Wednesday of month

    Brandon Gallagher

    155 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Also:
    Levin, Otaki and Wellington

    Tel: (021) 822 002
    E-mail: brandongallagher@actrix.co.nz

    Counsellor:
    Brandon Gallagher

    Member NZAC
    DAAPANZ Practitioner
    Certified Counsellor
    Alcohol and Drug Practitioner
    Registered Nurse
    Clinical Supervisor

    Services:
    Counselling
    Life Coaching
    Clinical Supervision
    Psychotherapy

    Choices Counseling Support and Awareness Programme

    PO Box 439
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 6029

    Contact: Rose McConnon

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >12
    Private
    Audi

    Community Law Tararua

    15 Gordon Street (in the REAP buildings)
    Dannevirke

    Tel. & Fax: (06) 374 6930
    E-mail: clctararua@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    10.00am - 2.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurdays
    We can make arrangements outside these hours.

    Contact person:
    Angela Mattson

    Services:
    Provide services to Dannevirke and Woodville
    Who are we:
    Community Law Tararua is a branch of Manawatu Community Law Centre which is funded by the Legal Services Agency
    The Community Law Centre is a non-profit charitable trust set up to provide for the unmet legal needs of the Manawatu and Tararua districts
    The Community Law Centre provides legal information to assist members of the public who are faced with a legal issue they are not sure how to deal with.
    The centre also runs legal education courses and provides education sessions to community organisations on legal issues

    Our Aims are:
    To provide a confidential service to the community at little or no cost to those who use it
    To make this service easily accessible to all people in the community regardless of their circumstances
    To help provide individuals with the information and support they need to make decisions regarding law related issues
    To provide educational resources and training on law related issues to assist the community to better understand the law and the legal system

    Our approach is:
    To discuss with you your concerns and legal issues
    To assist you to define the problem or problems
    To provide you with legal information you can understand
    To support you in resolving your difficulties
    Where appropriate, to refer you within our resource network (e.g. lawyers,  community organisations and agencies or Government departments)

    Areas of Concern where we may be able to help:
    Family Law Issues
    Criminal Issues
    Civil Issues
    Estates and Wills
    Tenancy
    Employment Issues
    Disputes Tribunal
    Consumer Issues
    Complaints Procedure
    Neighbour Disputes
    Any other everyday legal concerns

    Curson Buster

    86-87 The Square
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 9300
    E-mail: bcurson@inspire.net.nz

    Services:
    Social Services Consultants & Counsellor

    Dannevirke Family Services

    8 Ward St
    PO Box 40
    Dannevirke
     
    Tel: (06) 374 5029
    Fax: (06) 374 5464
    E-mail: office@dfs.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

    Staff:
    2 Counsellors - 1 is a community counsellor
    1 Family Support Worker / Rural Support Worker (Social Worker)
    1 Family Therapist
    1 Big Brother Big Sister Coordinator

    Services:
    Who are we...
    Dannevirke Family Services was established in 1993 to help support individuals, couples and families/whanau through the provision of counselling and family support services.
    We have a long-standing reputation for providing professional & confidential counselling to children, teenagers, adults and couples.
    Counselling is provided by qualified and experienced professionals.   We aim to provide services that are sensitive to culture, ethnicity, gender and age.

    Who comes to counselling...
    Everyone - children, young people, men, women, parents, couples, Individuals with personal issues. Couples with difficulties can come alone or together. With families it is useful to see everyone involved, even though only one person may be the focus of concern

    How does counselling work...
    It�s often helpful to talk things over with an independent person who is not going to put pressure on you. Counselling offers support and strategies for dealing with issues which, left unresolved, can create stress or depression. Experienced counsellors can ask questions to help you think about things in new ways and work with you to reach clearer thinking, more options and perhaps new directions. People find counselling helps them to identify their own strategies for moving their life forward and re-gaining their well-being.

    What can we help you with...
    low self-esteem, depression, loneliness, worries and fears, family violence, sexual abuse, grief, stress management, conflict resolution, communication, sexual difficulties, new partners, violence (emotional, physical & sexual), behavioral difficulties, school problems, child access and custody, step-family issues, adjusting to teenagers and parenting.

    Home-based Family Support...
    Families/Whanau can often experience social or economic difficulties such as living in poverty, social isolation, domestic violence or chronic physical or mental health
    Our Family Support Services are based on a belief that every person has the potential to rise above a bad situation.  We all have the inner resources to help turn our lives around.
    Motivation is the key to unlocking these strengths and this is at the heart of our work.

    How can we help you...
    Our Family Support Workers are all trained and experienced professionals. We aim to provide services that are    sensitive to culture, ethnicity, gender and age.
    Most of the time families/whanau are   referred to our us from government and other community agencies, schools or health professionals.
    However, many families/whanau "self-refer" ie: they've heard about our service and want to make positive changes in the way their family lives and works together.
    Our Family Support Workers are linked with families/whanau and will visit you in your home on a regular basis.
    After initial discussion and assessment of your needs, an agreement is made specifying the range of support you would like.
    The Family Support Worker will assist you and your family/whanau to achieve the outcomes you want and set a realistic timeframe for achieving your goals.

    What can we help you with...
    Our Family Support Workers help parents and their families/whanau to improve how they handle stressful situations and offer emotional support and practical assistance.
    This takes the form of helping to establish and maintain children�s routines, advising on alternate ways to parent, advising on age appropriate behaviour and discipline for children, assisting with issues relating to the families health and education.

    Empowerment is a key factor. Parents and families are supported in developing skills to manage their own lives.

    Family Support Workers can also offer support with a range of other issues that confront families/whanau, including:
    family stress, family violence, financial problems, Family health, sexual abuse, school problems, child access and custody, advocacy on your behalf

    How much does it cost...
    As a community-based agency we don�t set a fee for our services instead we ask clients to make a donation, which they feel they can afford, towards their counselling time.  All donations are tax deductible.Our receptionist and counsellors can guide you through the donation process.

    How to make an appointment...
    If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our counsellors just phone Dannevirke Family Services on (06) 374 5029

     

    Elayne Johnston Counsellor

    59 West Street
    Feilding 4702

    Tel: (06) 323 3007
    E-mail: Elayne@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm
    After hours 7.00 - 9.00pm
     
    Staff:
    Elayne Johnston, Master of Counselling

    Services:
    Family Court, ACC and CYFS accredited
    EAP
    Critical Incident Stress Management

     

    Family Therapy Specialists

    Offices in Levin Community Links and Tararua Medical Centre.

    Box 317
    Paraparaumu
    5254

    Tel: (06) 210 0368
    Mobile: (021) 939 681
    E-mail: familymatters@clear.net.nz
    Website: fts.org.nz

    Contact:
    David Atkinson

    Services:
    Provides counselling, parent training and family therapy to children, couples, families and individuals.
    ACC registered, PHO contractor.

    People often arrive wanting to address
    Anxiety/ Depression
    Eating Disorders
    Blending Families
    Couple conflict or isolation
    Children’s behavioural difficulties
    Adolescent behavioural difficulties
    Addictions
    Grief and Loss
    Loneliness
    Stress
    Feeling ungrounded/loss of reality
    Self- harm
    Broken relationships
    Parenting difficulties
    Poor motivation
    Problems handling strong feelings
    Poor self-control
    A weak sense of self or self-worth
    Effects of family violence
    Employment difficulties.

    We also recognised that people come with other practical needs around food, housing and finances which we respond to by Social-working with other agencies and accessing services where possible.
     


    Keywords:
    Therapy
    Counselling
    Mental health
    Anxiety
    Depression
    Anger
    Grief
    Change
    ACC

    Gail Bartlett-Harris - Counsellor

    235 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Cell: (text) -  (027) 635 4503
    E-mail: gailheatherbh@gmail.com

    Hours:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

    Staff:
    Gail Bartlett-Harris  Dip. Couns. MNZAC
    Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors
    Family Court approved
    EAP Services  service provider
    PHO Service Provider
    WINZ approved

    Services:    
    Counselling - Couple, individual and Family Counselling
    Narrative Therapy
    Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT)
    Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT)
    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

    Gambling Counselling

    273 Broadway Ave
    PO Box 354
    Palmerston North 4414
    Cell: (027) 316 4353
    Fax: (06) 329 2950
    E-mail: leaorpana@farmside.co.nz

     

    Hours:
    By appointment
    Open on Thursdays 8.00am - 5.00pm
    Skype and email counselling also available

    Counsellor:
    Lea Orpana MNZAC, Couns Dip. & Cert.CounsTheory & ComDev
    - Trained Facilitator for sexual abuse support groups and experienced facilitator on gambling support groups.
    - PHO and WINZ approved counsellor

     

    Services:
    CONFIDENTIAL, Non-threatening, Culturally Sensitive Service for individuals 14 yrs and older, couples, Whanau/families, and anyone else affected by someone else's gambling.
    Gambling support group on demand

    Other areas of counselling:
    Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Relationships, Couples, Singles, Families, Immigrants, Refugees, other addictions and Support groups on sexual abuse and gambling (on demand).

     

    Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
    With your basket and my basket the people will live

    Heather Rogers Counselling Practice

    155 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 7299
    Fax: (06) 355 3348
    Cell: (027) 232 7863
    E-mail: counselling@inspire.net.nz

    Staff:
    Heather Rogers
    Full Member of NZAC
    Certificate Counselling
    Diploma Counselling, BCNZ
    EAP Accredited : re - Stratos, Seed, and Workplace Support
    WINZ Approved
    Armed Forces Approved

    Appointments:
    Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm

    Services:
    Heather approaches her counselling work with a client centred approach, inviting a partnership between her and the person/s to explore their need/issues and options, for personal growth and development.

    Modalities are:  CBT, FOT, IDT, CCP client centred, Narrative therapy and others

    Heather welcomes all people who desire to discuss their issues and work toward their hopes and goals in life.  Heather is also able offer a spiritual perspective if preferred or required.  
    For a number of years Heather worked as a Community Services Co-ordinator in rural and urban areas, previous to working as a counsellor in Palmerston North.
    Heather is in regular supervision and is also committed to professional development.
    She believes in being alongside people as they explore their journey, creating an awareness, and providing tools to equip them in their life situation, to celebrate their unique qualities and abilities with new found hope and dignity, bringing a balance between body, soul, emotions, mind & spirit.

    Heather offers counselling in the following areas:
    -Relationships
    -Parenting
    -Emotional
    -Physical Ill-Health
    -Grief & Loss
    -Addictions
    -Abuse & Violence
    -Life Changes
    -Financial
    -Spiritual
    -Depression/ Anxiety

    Heather has special skills in the following areas:
    -Anxiety related issues
    -Depression
    -Fear
    -Grief & Loss
    -Stress related issues
    -Personal growth & development
    -Relationship issues
    -Communication skills
    -Disability issues

    Heather's qualifications and Memberships are as follows:
    -Full Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors
    -Professional Member Focusing Institute USA
    -Diploma of Counselling, NZBC.
    -Certified FOT Psychotherapist (Focusing orientated Therapist)
    -Certified Focusing Professional
    -Certified Focusing Trainer    
    -Certificates in Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy, and Psychotherapy
    -EAP approved Counsellor
    -Certificate in Christian Studies
    -WINZ approved and PHO approved

    Jo Te Paiho Counselling Services

    All Enquiries Palmerston North 0-6-354 6888

    Living Changes - Counselling Consultant

    Tel: (06) 353 0990
    TXT: (027) 457 9640
    E-mail: livingchanges@actrix.co.nz
    Website: www.livingchanges.co.nz

    Hours:
    By appointment only

    Staff:
    Ulrike Uslar MNZAC, AssAANZPA

    Services:
    Meridian Tapping Techniques/ EFT for
    -personal or professional challenges
    -emotional unease
    -physical pain (please consult with your physician on medical issues first) -single or multiple traumatic events
    Transgender issues: Assessment and Treatment Support

    Living Well Counselling Centre

    29 Queen Street
    PO Box 626
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 2070
    Mobile: (027) 668 8053
    E-mail: manager@livingwellcounselling.co.nz
    Website: www.livingwellcounselling.co.nz

    Contact:
    Carol Parkinson

    Services:
    Providing a safe place for people to come with life’s difficulties. 

    Counselling services:
    Work with children, youth, adults and families.

    -      Depression
    -      Anxiety
    -      Sexual abuse recovery work
    -      Anger and violence issues.
    -      Trauma and grief.
    -      Stress and burnout.
    -      Family and parenting issues.
    -      Couple counselling.
    -      Workplace issues.
    -      Counselling children and adolescents (at various schools & at the centre). 

    Mental Health Services:
    Increasingly the Centre is providing support for people (adults & children) who are struggling with acute long term Mental Health issues such as:
    -      Anxiety disorders.
    -      Phobias.
    -      Eating disorders.
    -      Depression.
    -      Addictions.

    Many clients are also under the care of the Mental Health Team who monitor & medicate, with LWCC providing the long term counselling & support.

    We also have strong links to a Child Psychologist working in private practice.

    COST: we ask only a donation for our services. the average donation is $12, but for some people funding is available that means counselling will be free to the client.

     

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    MCH
    NFP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit

    Lea Orpana Counselling

    273 Broadway Ave
    PO Box 354
    Palmerston North 4414
    Cell: (027) 316 4353
    Fax: (06) 329 2950
    E-mail: leaorpana@farmside.co.nz

     

    Hours:
    By appointment on Thursdays 8.00am - 5.00pm
    Skype and email counselling also available.

     

    Counsellor:
    Lea Orpana MNZAC, Couns Dip. & Cert.CounsTheory & ComDev
    - Trained Facilitator for sexual abuse support groups and experienced facilitator on gambling support groups.
    - PHO and WINZ approved counsellor

     

    Services:
    CONFIDENTIAL, Non-threatening, Culturally sensitive service.
    Couples, families, and anyone else affected by someone else's gambling.
    Stress and Anxiety, Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Relationships, Couples, Singles, Families, Adolescents, Immigrants, Refugees, Addictions and Support groups on sexual abuse and gambling (on demand).

     

    Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
    With your basket and my basket the people will live

    Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network (M.A.I.N)

    Private Bag 11040
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 3513633
    Fax: (06) 351 3515

    Hours:
    8.00am -4.00pm Tuesday - Friday.
    From 21st May 2007 - 8.00am -4.00pm Monday - Thursday

    Staff:
    Part-time Co-ordinator - 32 hours. Qualified Social Worker.

    Services:
    M.A.I.N is a family violence prevention initiative made up of 37 agencies.
    Confidential contact point for people to find out which services and agencies are available for their particular needs.
    Raises awareness of family violence in the community
    Internal/external training opportunities focusing on family violence to enhance practice and service provision in and for the community.
    Interagency intervention meetings held in Palmerston North and Feilding each fortnight. This forum aims to provide support to those directly affected by family violence.

     

    Manline

    Manawatu Alternatives to Violence

    Room F7
    Community House
    77-85 King Street
    PO Box 12211
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1211
    Fax: (06) 353 7577
    E-mail: manline@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.manline.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am till 5.00pm

    Some groups and appointments operate in the evenings

    Staff and qualifications:
    Counselling staff hold at minimum a certificate in counselling and the three males have all been working at Manline for at least ten years. They are members of NZAC &/or NZVPA

    Services:
    We believe that Manline services are unique in that regionally we are the only specialized agency offering facilitated groups where men can explore issues in their lives.
    Our programmes are designed to be educational, preventative, developmental and rehabilitative. We promote a non-violent lifestyle and provide support and encouragement for men who wish to change the way they live their lives.

    MANLINE TELEPHONE SERVICE:

    The telephone service is available 5 days a week for counselling, support & information during normal office hours.
    The phones are answered by male staff members who are trained to help men find their own solutions to their problems.
    We can offer a listening ear if you have a problem with
    -Loneliness
    -Work
    -Being a father
    -Anger & violence
    -Relationships
    -Separation & divorce
    -Being hurt sexually or physically
    If we can't help we will be able to put you in touch with someone who can

    STOPPING VIOLENCE/ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

    It is a program designed to help men identify both anger and violence and understand the difference between them.
    It is for men who find it hard to feel angry without becoming violent
    It is for men who have trouble recognizing and expressing their anger.
    It is for any man who wants to give up 'power and control tactics' and establish healthy relationships with other men, women and children in his life.

    Remember:

    Anger is an emotion that everybody has &
    violence is a behaviour that anyone can learn and unlearn.
    A violent relationship is defined as any relationship in which one person has become frightened by the other.

    MEN'S THERAPY / SELF CHANGE GROUPS:

    Currently we have one group operating every week. It runs from 7pm till 10pm in the evening and has a maximum of twelve men in the group. This group offers a place for men to explore issues in their lives in a safe supportive environment.

    INDIVIDUAL THERAPY / COUNSELLING:

    Individual work may benefit men who are feeling unable to cope with things in their world and require counselling on a one to one basis.

    LISTENING & COMMUNICATION SKILLS GROUP:

    This course is designed to teach basic listening and communication skills and may help men be assertive rather than aggressive.

    FATHERING GROUP:

    A group for men who want to be better dads to their children. We will look at our own fathering and exploring what it was like for you as a son, how you would have liked it to be, how you want it to be the same / different for your children.


    Mary Pattie

    Midway Occupational Health Services
    37 North Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: 0274 821 865
    Freephone: 0508 I CARE 2 (0508 4 2273 2)
    E-mail: pattie@clear.net.nz

    Contact:
    Mary Pattie, MNZAC Cert. Couns. Dip Tchg. B.Ed., Dip. Couns.

    Services:
    Putting it all together to build a better future
    Working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families
    Family court approved ie available to see couples and mediate over arrangements for care of children.

    Read more in the brochure.

    Thursday 15th September 2011
    Barry Taylor’s Workshop
    “Dealing with Work Related Grief’

    9.00am - 4.00pm          
    Caccia Birch House 130 Te Awe Awe St., Palmerston North.  
    Cost: Member $100 Non-Members $120 includes lunch and tea breaks catering, course content notes.
    Queries: To Mary Pattie 0274 821 865 or pattie@clear.net.nz
    Click here to read more

     

    Palmerston North Womens Health Collective (Inc.)

    53 Waldegrave Street
    P.O. Box 4253
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 0314
    E-mail: pnwhc@xtra.co.nz

    Website: www.pnwomenshealth.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Contacts:
    Morgan Booker, Jean Hera, Sue Lynch (Community Health Workers/Managers)

    Services:
    The Palmerston North Women's Health Collective provides a low cost counselling service for women with a fully qualified counsellor. Where cost is a barrier counselling sessions may be free.
    We provide support for issues such as self-esteem, abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, anger management, relationships, eating disorders, self-harm, workplace issues, domestic violence, parenting and much more.
    We are available to work with women of all ages and same sex couples.

    Problem Gambling Counselling and Health Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 1884
    E-mails: margaret@rangitaane.iwi.nz or jack@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=12

    Contacts:
    Margaret Ryniker and Jack Rifle

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora offers you the services of our counsellor for Problem Gambling which includes-

    Counselling which can be for:
    The Problem Gambler
    A Partner
    A Friend
    Whanau/Family
    Any concerned persons affected by someone who gambles

    'The right approach to a difficult problem is the 'tri-angle'.'

    The counselling service includes-
    Intervention services, e.g. support the whanau/family
    Screening services
    Family/whanau centred interventions
    Counselling support
    Easy access for services, e.g. home, marae, school, community
    Ongoing support and follow up

    The health promotion service includes-
    1.Promoting Healthy Public Policies in relation to gambling harm by:
    Working with Local Government Groups on policies to reduce gambling harm
    Providing advice on gambling policies
    Ensuring Maori involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of gambling related policies and activities

    Encouraging Supportive Environments to minimise gambling harm by:
    Providing forums to discuss problem gambling harm
    Working with communities to reduce gambling harm in their communities
    Encouraging the public to adopt responsible gambling practices
    Meeting any identified gaps in the gambling area highlighted by the local community

    Enhancing the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm by:
    Implementing health promotion projects in relation to Maori Problem Gambling
    Working with the community to address and manage community based health promotion problem gambling programmes

    Assisting the development of peoples life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or minimising gambling harm.

    Choices are the hinges of destiny!

    Margaret Ryniker Gambling Counsellor provides an afternoon counselling clinic in the Shannon Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1pm - 4.30pm.

    Rachelle Chapman

    Professionals in Parent & Child Attachment & Healthy Human Development

    184 Watershed Road
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (027) 235 6573
    Fax: (06) 357 9164
    E-mail: rachelle@alifetime.co.nz
    Website: www.alifetime.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm by appointment

    Staff:
    Rachelle Chapman

    Dip Couns, BSW(Hons), MNZAC, MNZASW,
    PostGrad Dip Child Psychotherapy
    CYF Approved
    ACC Registered

    Services:
    Professional Services in the area of:
    Attachment Therapy
    Violence Abuse
    Sexual Abuse
    Separation and Divorce
    Family Therapy
    Couple Counselling
    Assessments
    Parental, Foster Support & Guidance- Elimination problems( enuresis & Encopresis)
    Sleeping problems
    Behavioural
    Anxiety disorders
    Somatization
    Depression
    Self Harming
    Trauma
    Loss & Grief

    C/o The Counselling Group
    Greenock House
    39 The Terrace
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 499 6990

    Contact: Judy McCormack (Counsellor)

     

    40 Denmark Street
    Dannevirke
    &
    155 Grey Street
    Palmerston North 

    Tel/Text: (027) 427 0441
    After Hours:  (06) 355 8546
    E-mail: neoncorp@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Dannevirke
    - Wednesday by appointment only                                                                   

    Palmerston North - Tuesday & Friday by appointment only

    Counsellor:
    Shona Kreyl
    - Full Membership of NZAC
    - Certificate in Applied Counselling (UCOL)
    - Diploma in Counselling (UCOL)
    - Approved Anger Management Counsellor/Programme Provider for Ministry of Justice
    - Trained Facilitator
    - ACC approved Life Skills Coach
    - CYF approved
    - SEED (EAP Approved)
    - WINZ Approved

    Services:
    Counselling for Individuals, couples, families & adolescents
    Workplace Support/Supervision
    Anger Management/Stopping Violence Programme Provider
    Relationships, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Stress and Anxiety, Major Life Changes and Life Skills, Mental Health, Parenting, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, Alcohol and Drugs, Brain Injury.

     

     

     

    Student Counselling Service

    Level 1 of the Registry Building
    Private Bag 11222
    Palmerston North 4442

    Tel: (06) 350 5935
    E-mail: s.counselling@massey.ac.nz
    Website: http://health-counselling.massey.ac.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Services:
    These services provide high quality professional counselling for all Massey students - both internal and extramural - to assist them achieve their academic potential as well as to maintain their general wellness, and to realise their full potential.
    The counselling service is free of charge and short term.
    We also offer a variety of group interventions.

    Susan Aitken

    Intuitive Counselling and Spiritual Healing Service

    P O Box 4699
    Palmerston North 4442

    Tel: (06) 355 5113
    Mobile: (027) 688 9772

    E-mail: susan@susanaitken.co.nz

    Website: susanaitken.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am-6.00pm Monday - Friday
    Please ring for an appointment

    Staff:
    Susan Aitken, Counsellor - Diploma of Counselling, Ucol 2005, Spiritual Healing - Auric Magnetic Healing.

    Services:
    Working from The Palms Medical Centre, Inspire Me in Palmerston North and Te Kowhai in Feilding.
    Home visits by arrangement.
    Intuitive Counselling
    Spiritual Healing
    Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

    Te Aroha Noa Community Services

    12 - 26 Brentwood Avenue
    PO Box 7141
    Palmerston North

    Contact:
    Tel: (06) 358 2255
    Fax: (06) 358 5399
    E-mail: tearohanoa@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.tearohanoa.org.nz

    Services:
    Te Aroha Noa Community Services is an innovative family/whanau and community development organisation based in the multi-cultural suburb of Highbury, Palmerston North.  We have the following services:
    HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters)
    First Steps Adult Learning Community,
    Aerobics and Gym
    Singing classes
    Kapa Haka
    Guitar Classes
    UCOL Computer courses
    Craft Group
    Counselling & Therapy
    Violence Free Community Initiative
    Family/Whanau Development
    Practice Research & Teaching
    Early Childhood Education Centre
    SKIP (Strategies for Kids Information for Parents)
    Young Mum support groups (x2)

    Te Aroha Noa Community Services is committed to providing multi-disciplinary, holistic and integrated services that are designed to assist families/whanau  to unleash their potential. It seeks to empower the community through a community development approach to identify its own needs, resources and solutions.

    Toiora Whanau Social Services

    208a Main Highway
    PO Box 144
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5121
    Fax: (06) 364 5498
    E-mail: otaki@raukawa.iwi.nz

    3 Keepa Street
    PO Box 586
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8678
    Fax: (06) 368 8679
    E-mail: levin@raukawa.iwi.nz

    C/- MASH
    602 - 606 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 4693
    E-mail: pn@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Feilding Office
    139 South Street
    PO Box 404
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 6446
    Fax: (06) 323 6243
    E-mail: feilding@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Services:
    Promote the health and wellbeing of Whanau, Hapu and Iwi
    Offer assistance in empowering Whanau through child based support services and education programmes.
    Home based whanau support
    Social workers in schools
    Appropriate care placements of tamariki and mokopuna
    Information and advice
    Counselling
    Advocacy with other departments
    Education awareness programmes
    He Ara Tika Mentoring programme
    Education programmes include:
    Whakapakari Whanau (Positive Parenting)
    Home management
    Whanau development
    Rangatahi programmes
    Tane/ Wahine programmes to address and reduce Domestic Violence
    Abuse - sexual, physical, psychological programmes

    Vitae

    Tel: (0508) 664 981
    E-mail: theteam@vitae.co.nz
    Website: www.vitae.co.nz

    Services:
    24-Hour free-phone available to all our clients for emergencies.
    Vitae is a provider of workplace wellness services.
    More than 30 years' experience in providing innovative programmes for people in New Zealand's workplaces,
    Vitae is a not-for-profit organisation,
    Highly qualified staff and proven business systems. With a nation-wide network of on-site support staff, counsellors, mediators, critical response teams, career practitioners and trainers, Vitae can help develop a healthy, motivated
    Trauma Support:
    Productivity, stress and morale issues,
    Implementation of emergency plans.
    Vitae offers strategies to deal with and recover from traumatic events, resulting in a faster return to a productive workplace.

     

    Deaf

     

    Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand (Manawatu office)

    1st Floor United Building
    74 The Square
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 5942
    Fax: (06) 357 5700
    Email: Suzanne.hanson@deaf.org.nz
    Website: www.deaf.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Services:
    Deaf Aotearoa of New Zealand is committed to providing quality services to all Deaf people in New Zealand. The Deaf Aotearoa website (www.deaf.org.nz) has an outline of the major services currently provided by the Deaf Aotearoa.

    Deaf Aotearoa was established to promote in every way within New Zealand the interests and welfare of Deaf people.  The main aim of Deaf Aotearoa is to have equal access and full participation for all Deaf in Aotearoa, NZ.  Deaf Aotearoa helps Deaf people to have full access to the same services and information as all other New Zealander's.

    The main services provided by Deaf Aotearoa are:
    -  Needs Interviews
    -  Service Coordination
    -  Equipment
    -  Information and Advice
    -  Vocational Training Programmes
    -  Support in Employment
    -  Community Education
    -  Interpreters

    Most Deaf people use New Zealand Sign Language which is a visual -gestural language.  It is a precise construct of hand movements, facial expressions, space and direction, with its own rules for grammar and syntax.

    New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people and an Interpreter can be booked through iSign.

    BOOKING AN INTERPRETER:
    Contact iSign www.isign.co.nz

     

    Hearing Association Inc. Horowhenua Branch

    Tararua Medical Centre
    538 Queen Street
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 368 2469
    Fax: (06) 368 2469
    E-mail: horowhenuahearing@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am to noon - 12.30pm to 3.00pm
    Twice monthly clinic at the Tararua Medical Centre, 538 Queen Street, Levin.

    Services:
    FREE hearing test by a NZQA hearing Therapist paid for by the Ministry of Health
    Appointments made for the visiting Audiologist (S F White)
    Assistance with cleaning and maintenance of your hearing aid
    Hearing aid accessories for sale - batteries, battery testers, wax guards, brushes, auragel, drying capsules plus more
    On site replacement of tubing
    Information and sales of hearing aid compatible telephones, door bells, alarm clocks and other assistive listening devices.
    Brochures on management of tinnitus
    Plus much more -----.

     

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >16
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Audit

     

    Hearing Association Manawatu Inc.

    435 Church Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 8708
    Fax: (06) 357 8710
    E-mail: manawatuhearing@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm
    Friday 9.00am to 12 noon

    LIFE Unlimited Therapists available for hearing tests.  Please either phone or call in to make an appointment.  No need for Doctor's referral.

    Services:
    Staff who care about hearing loss
    Minor hearing aid repairs or we will send them away for you
    Sale of hearing aid batteries, wax filters, Auragel, Ginkutan, dry cells, brushes etc
    Amplified telephones corded and cordless for trial in your own home and fro sale
    Infra Red headsets for listening to the television
    Ultra Vac machine for the removal of moisture and wax from your hearing aid
    Field office service for Rest Home residents and housebound hearing aid wearers

     

    LIFE Unlimited - Hearing Therapy Services

    Tel: To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area - Freephone: 0800 008 011 or use the local direct dial number provided
    Website: lifeunlimited.nzl.org

    A free independent national service funded by the Ministry of Health for NZ residents or citizens aged 16 years+ who are experiencing communication difficulties due to hearing impairment. Referrals can be made by Doctors, Audiologists, health professionals or by self referral.

    Staff Contacts:
    Anne Greatbatch
    , Hearing Therapist: Wairarapa, Manawatu - Whanganui
    E-mail: anneg@lifeunlimited.net.nz

    Jenny Southee, Hearing Therapist: - Manawatu,Horowhenua
    E-mail: jennys@lifeunlimited.net.nz

    Contact details for appointments:
    Dannevirke (06) 374 7137
    Levin (06) 368 2469
    Masterton 0800 008 011 (ask for an appointment at the Masterton clinic)
    Marton (06) 327 7222
    Palmerston North: (06) 357 8708
    Whanganui (06) 357 8708 (ask for an appointment at Whanganui clinic please)

    To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area  Phone 0800 008 011, or use the local direct dial number provided.

    Services:
    A Hearing Therapist can:
    - Do a hearing assessment and discuss any hearing issues with you
    - Teach ways of improving communication skills  
    - Help you use your hearing more effectively
    - Help you use your hearing aid(s) to greater effect 
    - Give information about equipment available to assist with daily living, e.g. telephone, television
    - Offer information and advice to you and your family
    - Teach speech reading and auditory training
    - Offer information and practical advice to people with tinnitus
    - Provide information about hearing loss and its prevention to professional groups, voluntary organisations and the general public

    Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

    PO Box 1004
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 353 7236
    Freephone: 0800 555 050
    Fax: (06) 353 7232
    E-mail: advocacy@hdc.org.nz
    Website: www.hdc.org.nz/advocacy

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Tina Auckram, Advocate
    Horrice Molyneux, Advocate
    Tel: (06) 353 7236

    Lyneen Allen, Specialist Deaf Advocate
    Text only: (027) 233 4905

    Services:
    Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti
    48 advocates nationwide covering from Kaitaia to Bluff
    Free, confidential, independent advocacy for all consumers of health or disability services

     

    New Zealand Relay

    NZ Relay Help Desk
    Sprint International New Zealand
    Private Bag 4
    Pukekohe

    0800 4 713 713 TTY (TTY = Teletypewriter)
    0800 4 715 715 Voice
    0800 4 329 697 Fax

    Help Desk e-mail: Helpdesk@NZRelay.co.nz
    Information e-mail: info@NZRelay.co.nz
    Website: www.nzrelay.co.nz

    NZ Relay Help Desk
    Hours of Operation
    1:00 pm to 10:30 pm Monday - Friday

    You also may leave a recorded message after normal business hours. Your call will be returned on the next business day.

    Services
    New Zealand Relay (NZ Relay) is telecommunications for people who are Deaf, hearing-impaired, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired.

    You can use NZ Relay to make telephone calls to family, businesses, government ministries - anyone who has a phone.

    You connect to a Relay Assistant (RA) using a Textphone/TTY to complete calls to or from a hearing person.

    The Relay Assistant acts as a bridge relaying the entire conversation between you and your caller.

    Glossary of Abbreviations for TDD/TTY Use

     

    Voice Thru Your Hands Trust

    12 Boston Parade
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 5669
    Cell: (027) 276 4590
    E-mail: ally@voicethruyourhands.org.nz
    Website: www.voicethruyourhands.org.nz

    Services:
    It is our vision that every child out there whether they are deaf, have a hearing impairment, or are non-verbal are given the chance to have a voice.
    Sign classes for adults and children with a Deaf tutor
    Advocacy for all families/Whanau with children who choose to communicate with NZSL e.g. IEPs, education, health, etc.
    Promotes NZSL for all children not just those that are Deaf or hard of hearing including children who have delayed speech/inability to speak
    Supporting the Deaf Association of New Zealand to implement NZSL programmes into schools for all children

    Diabetes

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

    Diabetes NZ Horowhenua

    Please contact : 
    Christine (06)368 8740
    Ann (06) 368 9475
    E-mail: diabetesnzhorowhenua@gmail.com

    President: Ann Wright
    Secretary / Treasurer: Christine Warren
     
    Meetings:
    Otaki:
    second Tuesday each Month 7pm
    Supper room, Memorial Hall,
    Olive Tree Holdings Ltd, Mill Rd, Otaki

    Levin: Last Wednesday each month 7pm
    Freyberg Lounge, Memorial Hall
    Chamberlain Street, Levin
     

    Diabetes & Endocrinology Service

    MidCentral Health
    Gate 9, Ruahine Street,
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8114
    Fax: (06) 350 8128
    E-mail: diabetes@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    The team at the Diabetes Lifestyle Centre primarily consists of two Endocrinologists, Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Diabetes, Diabetes Clinic Nurse, Clinical Trial Research Nurse, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Secretary and part-time Clerical Assistant.

    Services:
    The Diabetes Lifestyle Centre provides a specialist multidisciplinary service to people with diabetes in the MidCentral District Health Board.  Joint clinics are held with the paediatricians and obstetrician, and the diabetes podiatrist is also a member of the Diabetes Service Team.
    All of the clinical staff are highly skilled with postgraduate qualifications and many years of clinical experience within the specialty of diabetes.

     

    Diabetes Manawatu Inc

    Patron: Dr. Paul J Dixon

    PO Box 104
    Palmerston North 4440

    Office Drop- in Centre Location:
    Grant Hotel Building
    First Floor
    41-44 The Square, Palmerston North
    Hours 11.00 am to 2.00 pm Monday to Friday
    ENTRANCE ON CHURCH Street
    Opposite All Saint's Church

    Tel: (06) 355 3233
    E-mail: diabetesmana@inspire.net.nz
    Website: www.diabetesmanawatu.org.nz

    Membership subscription $25.00 pa (January to December)

    Services:
    SUPPORT GROUPS:
    Palmerston North:
    2nd Monday of each month: 1.30 - 3pm.
    Venue: 2nd Floor Conference Room, Grand Hotel Building
    Speakers/afternoon tea/discussion
    Contact: Trish (06) 355 3233

    4th Tuesday evening each month
    Venue: 7 pm @ Hearing Hall, 435 Church St. Palmerston North.
    Speakers/Supper/Discussion
    Trish (06) 355 3233

    Feilding:
    2nd Wednesday of each month from 1.30pm.
    Speakers/Social outings/discussion
    Venue: Te Rununga Raukawa Inc, 139 South St, Feilding
    Contact: Margaret (06) 323 4590

    Dannevirke:
    Monthly meetings 1st Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm
    The Hub, Allardice Street, Dannevirke
    Contact: Irene (06) 374 5551

    In conjunction with MHT Diabetes Trust
    - Supermarket Tours
    - Diabetes Education - Management Courses
    - Information Folders
     
    Cooking classes.
    Tel. (06) 357 5992

    Manawatu Horowhenua Tararua Diabetes Trust

    Health on Main
    575 Main Street
    P.O Box 570
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 5992
    Fax: (06) 357 5993
    E-mail: admin@diabetestrust.org.nz
    Website: www.diabetes.org.nz

    Office hours:
    8.00am - 2.00pm Monday - Thursday
    Varied hours on Friday

    Staff:

    Administrator/Secretary
    Tel: (06) 357 5992
    E-mail: admin@diabetestrust.org.nz

    Education
    Jacqui Thompson, NZRN, Clinical Manager

    Tel: (06) 357 5992
    E-mail: jacqui@diabetestrust.org.nz

    Youth Coordinator
    Andrea Bell
    Tel:
    (06) 357 5992
    E-mail: youth@diabetestrust.org.nz

    As the Youth Coordinator my role is to offer support and advocacy for youth under the age of 25yrs who have diabetes. 
    I organise social activities for families with children/youth who have diabetes.  In the past year some of these have included go-karting at Daytona, ten-pin bowling, an overnight stay at the Wellington Zoo etc. 
    Twice a year the Trust organises camps, a Family camp and a Youth Camp.  The Youth camp is a camp for children with diabetes between the ages of 8-13yrs.  The Youth camp is overseen by a medical team and the children partake in rigorous activities whilst learning how to better self manage their diabetes all within the context of having fun!
    We also hold support meetings regularly throughout the MidCentral district whereby parents of children with diabetes can get to meet others who are in a similar situation and socialise and network.
    If any of these activities appeal to you and your family please feel free to contact me. I am also available to do home visits.
    I look forward to meeting you and your family.

    Services:

    Based in Palmerston North the Trust was established in 2000. Currently the Trust has contracts to provide education courses for persons with diabetes.

    It also supplies Diabetes Information Kits to all GPs within MidCentral Health district for supply to persons newly diagnosed.

    The Trust is also contracted to provide a selection of activities for children, youth, young adults and their families to enable better self management of their diabetes.
    Children & Youth Camps (7-13 years)
    Teenage Weekends (14-17 years)
    Young Adult Activities (18-25 years)
    Family Camps
    Barnaby Days - Family days
    Chipmunk Days (Under 5 years)

    Medical support is available as required and activities are designed to improve self management by the person with diabetes when undertaking rigorous activities.

    Currently the Trust is contracted to provide services to some Health Boards in the lower North Island. Others DHBs or Health Providers may contract services from the Trust.

    Healthy Living Courses
    "Healthy Living" Diabetes Management Course is held in 3 modules. Whilst it is preferable all sessions are attended individual modules may be chosen if desired. The content of each module includes

    Module 1
    - A basic guide to diabetes & role of the Diabetes Team, incl GPs,other health professionals and support services.
    - Testing, understanding results & medication

    Module 2
    - Healthy eating, meal planning. Fats, sugars & carbohydrates.
    - Supermarket tour with dietitian & menu
    - planning and label reading.

    Module 3
    - Care of the feet
    - Management to prevent complications, health & exercise, renal failure, neuropathy and eye conditions.

    Publications:

    Diabetes Education Diabetes Information Children, Youth Young Adult Diabetes Services

    Totara House Clinic

    116 Russell Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 1206
    Fax: (06) 353 1207
    E-mail: totarahouse@xtra.co.nz

    Staff:
    Dr Paul J Dixon

    Epilepsy

    Epilepsy Association of New Zealand

    Room 102
    Community House
    Ridgway Street
    Wanganui

    Postal Address:
    PO Box 102
    Wanganui

     

    Tel: (06) 347 1081
    National Epilepsy helpline Tel: (0800) 20 21 22
    Fax: (06) 347 1084
    E-mail: wanganui.manawatu@epilepsy.org.nz
    website: www.epilepsy.org.nz

    Services:
    Educational services for professionals who work with people with epilepsy such as ambulance service staff, police, nurses and teachers
    Community awareness through speaking engagements in community groups including service clubs, workplaces, school and recreational clubs
    Information and support services, both face-to-face and over the phone
    Educational programmes to increase the understanding of a person with epilepsy, their family and friends
    Local branches offering various types of support and social groups
    Seizure management planning that provides strategies to help the person with epilepsy gain control of their seizures and build confidence
    Regular publications of information through newsletters, brochures, information sheets and our website.

     

     

     

    Exercise/Activities

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Behind Bars Gym

     

    Tel: (06) 368 0022

    Bodyxpress

    79 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel & Fax: (06) 367 9001
    E-mail: bodyxpress@fitstop.net.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday7.00am - 7.00pm
    Saturday 8.00am - 12.30pm
    Sunday 9.00am - 12.30pm

    Staff:
    Joanne Stevens - Gym Trainer
    Heather Whiterod - Administrator & Gym Trainer

    Services:
    - Relaxed atmosphere
    - Fit-X Vibration Training
    - Cardio equipment
    - Sunbooth
    - Sauna
    - Massage
    - Easy payment Options

    Body & Soul Fitness

    17 Waerenga Road
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 6191

     

    Fitstop Health & Fitness Centre

    532 Queen Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 3212
    Fax: (06) 367 3218
    E-mail: admin@fitstop.net.nz 
    Website: www.fitstop.net.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Friday 5:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Staff:
    Suzanne Cottle - Owner  
    Robin Cottle - Owner / Manager
    Nick Vinsen - Assistant Manager & Personal Trainer & Class Instructor
    Debbie Walden - Class Instructor & Personal Trainer
    Carol Dorne - Class Instructor & Personal Trainer
    Sam Moore - Class Instructor & Personal Trainer
    Adele McCartney - Pilate Class Instructor
    Stu Keepa - Class Instructor

    Services:  
    •    Professional Trainers
    •    Up to 29 varied classes/wk.
    •    Massage
    •    Herbalists
    •    Physiotherapist (ACC)
    •    Casual Rates

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >18
    Private
    Computer

     

     

    Green Prescription Classes

    Classes in the Horowhenua region are:
    War Memoral Hall
    Chamberlian Street
    Levin

    Mondays at 10.00am

    Memoral Hall
    Main Street
    Foxton

    Wednesdays at 1.00pm

    Contact for both Levin and Foxton:
    Stacey Deakin at Sport Horowhenua
    Tel: (06) 367 0083

    Services:
    Greeen prescription is as community programme to get more people participation in physical activity.
    It's ideal for those who participate in no or very low amounts of physical activity.
    Each class promotes the importance of health and physical activity through discussions on topics such as diadetes, arthritis and nutrition.
    Activity options include a range of excercises from walking, aqua and the gym. 

    Levin Mobility Scooter Group

    Tel: (06) 368 1316
    E-mail: sylviajoy@actrix.co.nz

    Services:
    Training given from road safety and also social activities

    Riding for the Disabled - Time to Ride



    Tel: (06) 376 7909

    Hours: Riding weekly during term time by appointment (note there is a waiting list)

    Staff:
    Steph Creswell

    Services:
    Horses helping people
    99% volunteer service
    Children and adults welcome
    Medical approval required
    Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Education, Behaviour Modification and Social Contact.
    Horse Riding for Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities

    NZRDA is an association of 53 Member Groups. Groups offer varying service according to the needs of their riders. The three general fields covered by RDA in New Zealand are:

    Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Education, Behaviour Modification and Social Contact.
    Horse Riding for Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities.
    Some Groups also incorporate Driving for the Disabled into their programme.

    Benefits of Riding
    Our Riders attend riding to achieve a specific goal, whether it is therapeutic, educational or sporting, riding develops, improves and promotes:

    Balance and co-ordination, posture and muscle tone.
    Concentration, self discipline and self - esteem.
    Perception and spatial awareness.
    Communication and social skills.
    Independence and encourages decision making.

    Types of Disabilities
    Riding for the disabled caters for people of all ages who:
    Are physically challenged with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, or stroke, or have visual and hearing impairment; or
    Have intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities; or
    Have learning disabilities.

    Sport Manawatu

    Sports House
    50 Queen Street
    PO Box 797
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 5349
    Fax: (06) 358 1178
    E-mail: website@sportmanawatu.org.nz
    Website: www.sportmanawatu.org.nz

    Feilding office
    131 Manchester Street
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 6900
    Fax: (06) 323 6900

    Sport Horowhenua Events Centre
    Victoria Street
    PO Box 588
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 0083
    Fax: (06) 367 0683

    Sport Tararua
    Gordon Street
    PO Box 115
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 4136
    Fax: (06) 374 4137

    Services:
    Your information hub for sport and active recreation in the Manawatu.
    We are committed to promoting physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle, our work includes developing capability of coaches and clubs, working with schools, running community events, attracting significant sports events to the area and more.
    We have been active as a charitable trust since 1987 serving the Manawatu, Tararua and Horowhenua. Our vision is everyone active everyday.
    Green Prescription (or GRx) is a SPARC and MidCentral DHB funded programme aimed at getting more people physically active.

    Studio Rubix

    48 King Street
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 392 1255 / 022 183 1255
    E-mail: info@studiorubix.co.nz
    Website: www.studiorubix.co.nz
    Hours: Mon-Fri: 8-5pm by appointment, outside of these hours by appointment

    Staff:
    Kate Morland - Dietitian, Nutritionist, Exercise Specialist / Personal Trainer
    PGDipDiet (Dietetics), BSc (Human Nutrition), BPhEd (Exercise Prescription & Management), ACSM-Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Workplace First Aid

    Toby Morland – Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer
    BPhEd (Exercise Prescription & Management), BCom (Finance), Dip Sporting Performance, Workplace First Aid

    Services:
    We provide:

    Yoga

    1 Cousins Avenue West
    Foxton Beach

    Tel: (06) 363 7421

    Contact: Pauline Brown

    Family

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

    Birthright Foxton Inc

    C/- Cummerfield Road
    RD 11
    Foxton

    Tel: (06) 363 6628
    Fax: (06) 363 6628
    E-mail: pattyjrr@e3.net.nz
    Website: www.birthright.org.nz

    Services:
    Birthright works to support, strengthen and advocate for one parent families.

    Keywords:
    Mobile
    Interface
    Foxton
    Foxton Beach
    Shannon
    0-5
    6-17
    Trust
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Computer
    Audit

    Birthright Levin Inc

    306 Oxford Street, Levin
    Muaupoko Tribunal Authority Building
    PO Box 1080
    Levin 5540

    Tel & Fax: (06) 368 7039
    E-mail: birthrightlvn@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.birthright.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm
    Fridays 9.00am - 3.00pm

    Contact:
    Marie Buzan (Full Time Fieldworker)
    Sue Gray (Part Time Fieldworker)

    Services:
    Birthright works to support, strengthen and advocate for one parent families.

    Birthright (Otaki) Inc.

    Tel: (06) 364 5558
    E-mail: birthright.otaki@clear.net.nz

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua except Foxton
    0-5
    6-17
    NFP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit

    Birthright (Otaki) Inc.

    12 Rangitira Street
    P O Box 52
    Otaki

    Centre Tel: (06) 364 5558
    Shop Tel: (06) 364 5524
    E-mail: birthright.otaki@clear.net.nz
    Website:
    www.birthright.org.nz

    Contacts:
    Field worker:
    Liz Chase
    Tel (06) 364 5558

    Shop Manager:
    Linda Winterburn
    Tel (06) 364 5524

    Services:
    Otaki Birthright works to support, strengthen and advocate for one parent families.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Child and Youth Health Services - Dannevirke

    Gordon Street Health Clinic
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8496 (answerphone)
    Mobile: 027 471 8697
    Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (drop in or by appointment)

    Services: 
    Nurse clinics.
    Doctor available monthly by appointment.
    Available to all children & youths (5 18 years).
    Contraception information and advice available to young people up to the age of 22 years.
    This is A free & Confidential Service.

    Child Youth and Family

    Te Tari Āwhina i te Taumati, te Rangatahi, tae atu ki te Whānau

    315-319 Church Street
    P O Box 4163
    Palmerston North

    Freephone:  0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)
    Fax: (06) 952 0957
    Website: www.cyf.govt.nz 

    Contact:
    Community Liaison Social Worker

    Services:
    Child, Youth and Family staff manage a wide range of services to carry out our statutory and preventative social work practice. This includes working with families and whanau, community agencies and other professionals to:
    - protect children
    - manage young offenders
    - ensure that children in need are secure and cared for
    - help families maintain and strengthen their child-rearing role
    - facilitate the adoption process.
    We also fund and support a wide range of community-based social services, with a focus on children, young people and families in need of support

    Dannevirke Family Services

    8 Ward St
    PO Box 40
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 5029
    Fax: (06) 374 5464
    E-mail: office@dfs.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

    Staff:
    2 Counsellors - 1 is a community counsellor
    1 Family Support Worker / Rural Support Worker (Social Worker)
    1 Family Therapist
    1 Big Brother Big Sister Coordinator

    Services:
    Who are we...
    Dannevirke Family Services was established in 1993 to help support individuals, couples and families/whanau through the provision of counselling and family support services.
    We have a long-standing reputation for providing professional & confidential counselling to children, teenagers, adults and couples.
    Counselling is provided by qualified and experienced professionals.�� We aim to provide services that are sensitive to culture, ethnicity, gender and age.

    Who comes to counselling...
    Everyone - children, young people, men, women, parents, couples, Individuals with personal issues. Couples with difficulties can come alone or together. With families it is useful to see everyone involved, even though only one person may be the focus of concern

    How does counselling work...
    It�s often helpful to talk things over with an independent person who is not going to put pressure on you. Counselling offers support and strategies for dealing with issues which, left unresolved, can create stress or depression. Experienced counsellors can ask questions to help you think about things in new ways and work with you to reach clearer thinking, more options and perhaps new directions. People find counselling helps them to identify their own strategies for moving their life forward and re-gaining their well-being.

    What can we help you with...
    low self-esteem, depression, loneliness, worries and fears, family violence, sexual abuse, grief, stress management, conflict resolution, communication, sexual difficulties, new partners, violence (emotional, physical & sexual), behavioral difficulties, school problems, child access and custody, step-family issues, adjusting to teenagers and parenting.

    Home-based Family Support...
    Families/Whanau can often experience social or economic difficulties such as living in poverty, social isolation, domestic violence or chronic physical or mental health
    Our Family Support Services are based on a belief that every person has the potential to rise above a bad situation.� We all have the inner resources to help turn our lives around.
    Motivation is the key to unlocking these strengths and this is at the heart of our work.

    How can we help you...
    Our Family Support Workers are all trained and experienced professionals. We aim to provide services that are��� sensitive to culture, ethnicity, gender and age.
    Most of the time families/whanau are�� referred to our us from government and other community agencies, schools or health professionals.
    However, many families/whanau "self-refer" ie: they've heard about our service and want to make positive changes in the way their family lives and works together.
    Our Family Support Workers are linked with families/whanau and will visit you in your home on a regular basis.
    After initial discussion and assessment of your needs, an agreement is made specifying the range of support you would like.
    The Family Support Worker will assist you and your family/whanau to achieve the outcomes you want and set a realistic timeframe for achieving your goals.

    What can we help you with...
    Our Family Support Workers help parents and their families/whanau to improve how they handle stressful situations and offer emotional support and practical assistance.
    This takes the form of helping to establish and maintain children�s routines, advising on alternate ways to parent, advising on age appropriate behaviour and discipline for children, assisting with issues relating to the families health and education.

    Empowerment is a key factor. Parents and families are supported in developing skills to manage their own lives.

    Family Support Workers can also offer support with a range of other issues that confront families/whanau, including:
    family stress, family violence, financial problems, Family health, sexual abuse, school problems, child access and custody, advocacy on your behalf

    How much does it cost...
    As a community-based agency we don�t set a fee for our services instead we ask clients to make a donation, which they feel they can afford, towards their counselling time.� All donations are tax deductible.Our receptionist and counsellors can guide you through the donation process.

    How to make an appointment...
    If you would like to make an appointment to see one of our counsellors just phone Dannevirke Family Services on (06) 374 5029

    Family Planning Health Promotion

    CCS Building
    248 Broadway Avenue
    PO Box 616
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 359 2395
    Fax: (06) 359 3899
    E-mails: Aevryl.Jestin@familyplanning.org.nz & Vicki.Holmes@familyplanning.org.nz
    Website: www.familyplanning.org.nz

    Hours: By appointment - please phone and leave a message

    Staff:
    Aevryl Jestin  B.Ed., Dip.Teach.
    Vicki Holmes Dip.Teach.

    Services:
    Provides education programmes, advice, support and resources
    Health promotion
    Support throughout life
    "Feeling Special, Feeling Safe" programme
    Disability and caregivers support
    Alternative education settings
    Professional development

    We invite you to explore our website.

    Family Start Horowhenua

    3 Keepa Street
    PO Box 586
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8678
    Fax: (06) 368 8679
    E-mail: FamilyStart@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Services:
    Free, voluntary service
    Provide support for parents of unborn or new born babies living in the Horowhenua region
    Provide links to:
    Budgeting housing assistance
    Education
    Health providers
    Social support agencies
    Counselling
    Legal advice
    Spiritual guidance
    Parenting support
    Before and after birth carers

    If you are interested in more information, you can be referred by your:
    Lead maternity carer, doctor, midwife
    Takariki Ora or Wellchild provider
    Hospital maternity service

     

    FreshPerspective

    P O Box 31 036
    Lower Hutt 5040

    Tel: 0800 555 300
    Fax: (06) 351 6341
    E-mail: enquiries@freshperspective.org.nz
    Website: www.freshperspective.org.nz

    Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm

    Staff:
    Fresh Perspective is a subsidiary service of the Open Home Foundation developing a network of mentoring services in partnerships with various churches throughout New Zealand.

    Services:
    Free and voluntary mentoring for parents and caregivers.
    freshperspective is a subsidiary service of the Open Home Foundation developing a network of mentoring services in partnerships with various Christian churches throughout New Zealand.
    freshperspective is mentoring for parents or caregivers who need support and encouragement from the community for a time. Through screened, trained and accredited mentors, who volunteer from various Christian churches throughout New Zealand, this free mentoring service aims to help parents and caregivers to recognise their strengths and abilities and to link them with supports that are available in their community.

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust

    Tel: (0800) 472 637
    E-mail: office@grg.org.nz
    Website: http://www.raisinggrandchildren.org.nz/

    Services:
    We provide support to Grandparents who are primary caregivers to grandchildren in difficult circumstances and to ensure fair treatment from the legal and child protection services in New Zealand, in order to stablise and normalise the life of the children involved.

    Aims:
    - To provide support to grandparents who are primary caregivers
    - To provide opportunities for the grandchildren to meet others in the same situation
    - To raise awareness as to the role of the grandparents in the primary caregiving role
    - To undertake research to establish the depth of grandparents in the primary caregiver role in New Zealand and respond accordingly
    - To facilitate change in the legal and child custody systems

     

    Growing Through Grief, Southern Hawkes Bay

    Waiapu Anglican Social Services
    P.O. Box 169
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7655
    Tel or text: (027) 828 0854
    E-mail: gtgsouthernhb@seasons.org.nz
    Website: www.growingthroughgrief.org.nz

    Staff:
    Lynne Sorensen, Growing Through Grief Coordinator for Southern Hawkes Bay working alongside trained volunteers.

    Services:
    A loss and grief support programme for children
    Growing Through Grief uses the widely recognized Seasons peer support programme to help children who are grieving. Seasons™ is a programme of peer support groups for children who are experiencing loss or grief, perhaps due to the death of someone close to them, the separation or divorce of their parents, or other major family change.
    Seasons groups are available for children aged between 5 and 12. The groups are small, usually just three or four children close in age, with one or two trained adult Companions. Being part of a Seasons group means coming to a one-hour group session, once a week for the length of a term.
    The aim is to provide those in the group with a safe time and place of their own, in which they can explore their issues and feelings about loss and change. The approaches used may include music, stories, artwork, games and other activities suited to a particular child, group or age. Topics introduced include feelings, telling our stories, memories, changes, our strengths, and looking ahead. Each programme ends with a Celebration.
    Most importantly, Seasons is about peer support - often the greatest benefit is in being with others who are experiencing similar things.
    Asked what they would tell other children about Seasons ….. 
     “It’s a lot of fun” – 6 year old girl
    “Come it is a good place if you have lost someone and want some help and it is not boring at all! You will absolutely love it! It is very fun” – 9 year old girl
    “To come here to learn heaps of things and it will help you” – 12 year old boy
    Seasons groups begin early each term, and are held in Dannevirke, Woodville and Weber.
    There is a suggested donation of $20 to attend the programme. If this is not affordable, please speak with the co-ordinator.

    For more information on Growing Through Grief and the Seasons programme, and on becoming a volunteer for this service, contact Lynne Sorensen on (06) 374 7655 / (027) 828 0854 or email: gtgsouthernhb@seasons.org.nz

    Horowhenua Family Support Service Inc

    PO Box 1119
    Levin

    Tel & Fax: (06) 367 5056
    Mobile: (021) 237 0443
    E-mail: hfss@xtra.co.nz

    Contact:
    Carol McEwing-Anderson

    Services:
    "Holistic home based social work support for families who are at risk of breakdown and/or under stress with children aged 17 years or younger in the Horowhenua TLA.  The aim is to have independent, functional families that can provide appropriate care & protection for their children.  Length of intervention is dependent on the presenting family issues & the time required for change to occur".

    Keywords:
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    NFP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit
    MOH

    Horowhenua Family Violence Intervention Programme Inc.

    Jack Allen House
    21 Durham Street
    PO Box 624
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 4561 - 24 hours
    E-mail: hfvip@clear.net.nz

    Hours:
    24 hour service

    Services:
    Horowhenua Family Violence Intervention Programme Inc. runs programmes for both Men and Women.
    We promote non-violent relationships and are committed to breaking the cycle of violence and fear in the home.
    Our Mission Statement is: to work towards the prevention and elimination of all violence and to promote violence-free lifestyles for all people
    All programmes are run by experienced facilitators who are local residents, and who are committed to working toward more peaceful communities.
    The programmes are based on Equality and Respect.
    Available through Shannon, Foxton, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti.
    Read the pamphlet for more information.

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    >18
    NFP
    Governance
    Computer
    Audit

    Methodist Social Services

    663 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 0307
    Fax: 06 356 8799
    E-mail: socialworker1@methodistsocialservices.org.nz
    Website: www.methodistsocialservices.org.nz

    Services:
    Education programmes for children, their parents, individual adults and professionals
    Counselling Service for children, couples, families and individuals
    Social Work Support which compliments our other social services and partnership with the school for teen parents and their children
    Foodbank, emergency food assistance for people in crisis

     

    Parentline Manawatu

    PN Community House,
    77-85 King Street,
    Palmerston North

    24 Hour HELP Line: 0800 4 FAMILY (0800 432 6459)
    Tel: (06) 355 1655
    Fax: (06) 355 1722
    Website: www.parentlinemanawatu.org.nz

    Services:
    Parentline Manawatu is an organisation committed to promoting healthy family relationships. We believe that parenting can be the toughest job in the world, but also the most fulfilling and rewarding. We learn to bring about change by changing ourselves. Changes parents make can effect powerful change within a family.

    Parentline Manawatu is a Palmerston North based, not for profit community organisation.

    We offer counselling, parenting programmes, and a parenting support phone line to parents and caregivers.

    Each year Parentline fundraises by bringing parenting speakers to the Manawatu. A professional development workshop/seminar is usually offered in addition to a parenting evening.

    We offer a Parent Support phone service which is answered 24 hours a day at

    0800 4 FAMILY (0800 432 6459).

    Calls to the phone line are connected to trained volunteers. They are great listeners and are dedicated to supporting parents to care for children.

    Parent to Parent New Zealand Inc - Manawatu

    CCS Disability Action
    248 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North 4440

    Postal Address:
    P O Box 5010
    Terrace End 4441
    Palmerston North
         
    Tel: (06) 355 0787 or toll free: (0508) 236 236
    Fax: (06) 355 0781
    E-mail: manawatu@parent2parent.org.nz
    Website: www.parent2parent.org.nz

    Hours:
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm.
    If the office is unattended please leave a message and your call will be returned.
    If no reply and the matter requires urgent attention Please contact National Office call (0508) 236 236.

    Staff:
    Co-coordinator - Debra

    Services:
    Who are Parent to Parent?
    Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by Trained Support Parents who have a child with the same or similar needs.

    Formed in New Zealand in 1983, the group has built up a support network that is now nationwide. We are affiliated to similar groups around the world and maintain close links with other organisations and professionals who work in related fields.

    Our services are free to families.

    Only those who have been there themselves can fully understandCaring for a family member who has a special need is an experience that few parents anticipate or plan for, and one that brings strong emotional responses and challenges in day to day living.

    For thousands of New Zealand families, the struggle to meet these challenges is a reality. Often families have to face them without adequate information or support, leaving them feeling isolated and overwhelmed.
     
    What can we offer you?
    Through a network of regional groups and trained volunteer Support Parents, Parent to Parent provides information and emotional support to families who have a child with a disability, special need or health impairment.
    There are more than 3600 different conditions covered by the service, ranging from the very common through to the most rare condition. By contacting Parent to Parent, families can access written information relating to their child's condition, and also receive emotional support through talking with a trained volunteer Support.

    Parent who knows and understands from personal experience the challenges, frustrations and special joy that comes from parenting a child with special needs.

    Strengthening Families

    Whakakaha whānau

    294A Church St West, Palmerston North 4410
    PO Box 1140, Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 7486
    Fax: (06) 357 4988

    Contact:
    Feiona Fraser - Coordinator
    ffraser@across.org.nz
    Wyllis Russell - Coordinator
    wrussell@across.org.nz

     

    Te Aroha Noa Community Services

    12 - 26 Brentwood Avenue
    PO Box 7141
    Palmerston North

    Contact:
    Tel: (06) 358 2255
    Fax: (06) 358 5399
    E-mail: tearohanoa@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.tearohanoa.org.nz

    Services:
    Te Aroha Noa Community Services is an innovative family/whanau and community development organisation based in the multi-cultural suburb of Highbury, Palmerston North.  We have the following services:
    HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters)
    First Steps Adult Learning Community,
    Aerobics and Gym
    Singing classes
    Kapa Haka
    Guitar Classes
    UCOL Computer courses
    Craft Group
    Counselling & Therapy
    Violence Free Community Initiative
    Family/Whanau Development
    Practice Research & Teaching
    Early Childhood Education Centre
    SKIP (Strategies for Kids Information for Parents)
    Young Mum support groups (x2)

    Te Aroha Noa Community Services is committed to providing multi-disciplinary, holistic and integrated services that are designed to assist families/whanau  to unleash their potential. It seeks to empower the community through a community development approach to identify its own needs, resources and solutions.

    Food Banks

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Levin Food Bank

    c/- Citizens Advice Bureau
    Jack Allen Community House
    21 Durham Street
    Levin

    Tel: 0800 367 222
    (06) 368 9521

    Otaki Food Bank Inc.

    43A Main Street
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 0051

    Government

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    ACC

    New Zealand's accident compensation scheme provides 24-hour no-fault personal accident insurance cover. Visit the ACC website to find out more.

    ACC branches

    LEVIN
    Level 1
    Kent & Little Building
    29 Queen Street
    PO Box 147
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 366 0300

    Health Promotion Agency

    Level 3, 181 Wakefield Street
    P O Box 2142
    Wellington 6140

    Phone: (04) 472 5777
    Fax: (04) 472 5799
    E-mail: info@healthpromotion.org.nz
    Website: www.healthpromotion.org.nz

    Services:
    The aim of the Health Promotion Agency is to inspire New Zealanders to lead healthy lives

    The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost-effective programmes and activities that:
    •promote health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
    •prevent disease, illness and injury
    •enable environments that support health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles
    •reduce personal, social and economic harm.

    It also has functions specific to providing advice and research on alcohol issues.

    The HPA is a New Zealand Crown entity formed by the merger of the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC), the Health Sponsorship Council (HSC) and some health promotion programmes previously delivered by the Ministry of Health.

    Parental Tax Credit

    Inland Revenue

    Freephone: 0800 227 773 (Free 0800 calling does not apply to cellular calls.)
    8.00am to 8.00pm weekdays
    9.00am to 1.00pm Saturdays
    Website: http://www.ird.govt.nz/yoursituation-ind/parents/parents-parental-tax-credit.html

    Please have your IRD number ready so that your files can be located promptly.

    What is parental tax credit?
    You may qualify for parental tax credit if, during the eight weeks after the child's birth, you and/or your partner did not receive any of the following:
    * an income-tested benefit from the Department of Work and Income
    * New Zealand Superannuation or veteran's pension
    * a student allowance
    * weekly accident compensation (for more than three months).

    If you did not receive any of these forms of income, the amount of parental tax credit you receive depends on your total family income for the year.

    How much is Parental Tax Credit?
    You can get up to $1,200 a year for each newborn child. The amount depends on:
    * your income
    * the number of days your baby was in your care (as the principal childcarer) during its first eight weeks. If your baby is in a neonatal unit, it is still in your care.

    Hearing

    Audiology (Hearing Specialists)

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand (Manawatu office)

    1st Floor United Building
    74 The Square
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 5942
    Fax: (06) 357 5700
    Email: Suzanne.hanson@deaf.org.nz
    Website: www.deaf.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Services:
    Deaf Aotearoa of New Zealand is committed to providing quality services to all Deaf people in New Zealand. The Deaf Aotearoa website (www.deaf.org.nz) has an outline of the major services currently provided by the Deaf Aotearoa.

    Deaf Aotearoa was established to promote in every way within New Zealand the interests and welfare of Deaf people.  The main aim of Deaf Aotearoa is to have equal access and full participation for all Deaf in Aotearoa, NZ.  Deaf Aotearoa helps Deaf people to have full access to the same services and information as all other New Zealander's.

    The main services provided by Deaf Aotearoa are:
    -  Needs Interviews
    -  Service Coordination
    -  Equipment
    -  Information and Advice
    -  Vocational Training Programmes
    -  Support in Employment
    -  Community Education
    -  Interpreters

    Most Deaf people use New Zealand Sign Language which is a visual -gestural language.  It is a precise construct of hand movements, facial expressions, space and direction, with its own rules for grammar and syntax.

    New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters facilitate communication between Deaf and hearing people and an Interpreter can be booked through iSign.

    BOOKING AN INTERPRETER:
    Contact iSign www.isign.co.nz

    Hearing Association (Dannevirke)

    Hearing Association Rooms
    19 McPhee Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7137
    E-mail: anne.g@lifehts.org.nz

    Hours:
    LIFE Unlimited - Hearing Therapy Services clinics held weekly at the Hearing Association Rooms, 19 McPhee St, Dannevirke.

    Staff:
    Anne Greatbatch

    Hearing Association Inc. Horowhenua Branch

    Tararua Medical Centre
    538 Queen Street
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 368 2469
    Fax: (06) 368 2469
    E-mail: horowhenuahearing@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9.00am to noon - 12.30pm to 3.00pm
    Twice monthly clinic at the Tararua Medical Centre, 538 Queen Street, Levin.

    Services:
    FREE hearing test by a NZQA hearing Therapist paid for by the Ministry of Health
    Appointments made for the visiting Audiologist (S F White)
    Assistance with cleaning and maintenance of your hearing aid
    Hearing aid accessories for sale - batteries, battery testers, wax guards, brushes, auragel, drying capsules plus more
    On site replacement of tubing
    Information and sales of hearing aid compatible telephones, door bells, alarm clocks and other assistive listening devices.
    Brochures on management of tinnitus
    Plus much more -----.

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >16
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Audit

    Hearing Association Manawatu Inc.

    435 Church Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 8708
    Fax: (06) 357 8710
    E-mail: manawatuhearing@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm
    Friday 9.00am to 12 noon

    LIFE Unlimited Therapists available for hearing tests.  Please either phone or call in to make an appointment.  No need for Doctor's referral.

    Services:
    Staff who care about hearing loss
    Minor hearing aid repairs or we will send them away for you
    Sale of hearing aid batteries, wax filters, Auragel, Ginkutan, dry cells, brushes etc
    Amplified telephones corded and cordless for trial in your own home and fro sale
    Infra Red headsets for listening to the television
    Ultra Vac machine for the removal of moisture and wax from your hearing aid
    Field office service for Rest Home residents and housebound hearing aid wearers

    Hearing Association New Zealand Inc.

    National Office
    P O Box 11563
    Ellerslie
    Auckland 1542

    Tel: (0800) 233 445
    E-mail: enquiries@hearing.org.nz
    Website: www.hearing.org.nz

    Public Affairs Office
    Debra Gill, coordinator

    Contacts:
    President - John Harwood
    Secretary - Debra Gill

    Services:
    The Hearing Association exists to help the hearing impaired. This includes all those with hearing problems in all forms.

    The Hearing Association began as the League for The Hard of Hearing  in 1932. The name was changed to the Hearing Association in 1976.

    Since then, the Hearing Association has expanded to 30 branches spread throughout New Zealand. Each branch is a separate incorporated society, the officers being elected by the branch members. This way central organisation is small and the association can operate at low cost.

    The Hearing Association is a volunteer organisation receiving no funds from the government and encourages all hearing impaired to become members.

    As hearing impairment is often referred to as the "invisible disability", and it is estimated there are 450,000 with hearing problems in one form or another, if they all joined we would have a huge membership!

    Branches offer support to all these, members and non-members alike. Free hearing tests are provided in conjunction with LIFE Unlimited, which provides the trained therapists many of whom work from our branch premises.

    The Hearing Association does not fit hearing aids as these need the expertise of qualified professionals, but it does provide a full range of other assistive devices.

    With 30 branches nationwide, the Hearing Association runs public education in the prevention of hearing loss, and looks after the needs of hearing impaired people, socially and in the workplace.
     

    LIFE Unlimited - Hearing Therapy Services

    Tel: To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area - Freephone: 0800 008 011 or use the local direct dial number provided
    Website: lifeunlimited.nzl.org

    A free independent national service funded by the Ministry of Health for NZ residents or citizens aged 16 years+ who are experiencing communication difficulties due to hearing impairment. Referrals can be made by Doctors, Audiologists, health professionals or by self referral.

    Staff Contacts:
    Anne Greatbatch
    , Hearing Therapist: Wairarapa, Manawatu - Whanganui
    E-mail: anneg@lifeunlimited.net.nz

    Jenny Southee, Hearing Therapist: - Manawatu,Horowhenua
    E-mail: jennys@lifeunlimited.net.nz

    Contact details for appointments:
    Dannevirke (06) 374 7137
    Levin (06) 368 2469
    Masterton 0800 008 011 (ask for an appointment at the Masterton clinic)
    Marton (06) 327 7222
    Palmerston North: (06) 357 8708
    Whanganui (06) 357 8708 (ask for an appointment at Whanganui clinic please)

    To contact a Hearing Therapist in your area  Phone 0800 008 011, or use the local direct dial number provided.

    Services:
    A Hearing Therapist can:
    - Do a hearing assessment and discuss any hearing issues with you
    - Teach ways of improving communication skills  
    - Help you use your hearing more effectively
    - Help you use your hearing aid(s) to greater effect 
    - Give information about equipment available to assist with daily living, e.g. telephone, television
    - Offer information and advice to you and your family
    - Teach speech reading and auditory training
    - Offer information and practical advice to people with tinnitus
    - Provide information about hearing loss and its prevention to professional groups, voluntary organisations and the general public

    Manawatu Association for Deaf Children Inc.

    9 Windsor St
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 2320
    Fax: (06) 355 2320
    E-mail: jameslowery@hotmail.com

    Manawatu Deaf Society

    Totara Road
    P.O. Box 1975
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 1501
    Fax: (06) 355 1501

    Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

    PO Box 1004
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 353 7236
    Freephone: 0800 555 050
    Fax: (06) 353 7232
    E-mail: advocacy@hdc.org.nz
    Website: www.hdc.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Tina Auckram, Advocate
    Horrice Molyneux, Advocate
    Tel: (06) 353 7236

    Lyneen Allen, Specialist Deaf Advocate
    Text only: (027) 233 4905

    Services:
    Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti
    48 advocates nationwide covering from Kaitaia to Bluff
    Free, confidential, independent advocacy for all consumers of health or disability services

    Click here to read about the Code of Rights

    New Zealand Relay

    NZ Relay Help Desk
    Sprint International New Zealand
    Private Bag 4
    Pukekohe

    0800 4 713 713 TTY (TTY = Teletypewriter)
    0800 4 715 715 Voice
    0800 4 329 697 Fax

    Help Desk e-mail: Helpdesk@NZRelay.co.nz
    Information e-mail: info@NZRelay.co.nz
    Website: www.nzrelay.co.nz

    NZ Relay Help Desk
    Hours of Operation
    1:00 pm to 10:30 pm Monday - Friday

    You also may leave a recorded message after normal business hours. Your call will be returned on the next business day.

    Services
    New Zealand Relay (NZ Relay) is telecommunications for people who are Deaf, hearing-impaired, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired.

    You can use NZ Relay to make telephone calls to family, businesses, government ministries - anyone who has a phone.

    You connect to a Relay Assistant (RA) using a Textphone/TTY to complete calls to or from a hearing person.

    The Relay Assistant acts as a bridge relaying the entire conversation between you and your caller.

    Glossary of Abbreviations for TDD/TTY Use

    Voice Thru Your Hands Trust

    12 Boston Parade
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 5669
    Cell: (027) 276 4590
    E-mail: ally@voicethruyourhands.org.nz
    Website: www.voicethruyourhands.org.nz

    Services:
    It is our vision that every child out there whether they are deaf, have a hearing impairment, or are non-verbal are given the chance to have a voice.
    Sign classes for adults and children with a Deaf tutor
    Advocacy for all families/Whanau with children who choose to communicate with NZSL e.g. IEPs, education, health, etc.
    Promotes NZSL for all children not just those that are Deaf or hard of hearing including children who have delayed speech/inability to speak
    Supporting the Deaf Association of New Zealand to implement NZSL programmes into schools for all children

    Home Based Support Services

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

    Anglican Care Careforce

    P.O. Box 79
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7649
    Fax: (06)  374 7638
    E-mail: anglicancareviking@xtra.co.nz
     
    Hours:
    24 hour on call
    Day Care Service the Elske Centre is now running Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
    Contact persons for the Elske Centre are Susie Stephenson or Molly Herd. Tel: (06) 374 7649

    Staff:
    Susie Stephenson

    Services:
    General wellbeing
    ACC referrals
    Home visits
    Provide home help
    Personal care (in the home)
    Evacuee referrals
    Over 65 day care centre Monday pickup and take home between 10.00am - 3.00pm with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (all cooked on the premises)

    Anglican Home Based Childcare

    P O Box 79
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 7648
    Mobile: Coral-Mae (027) 235 0065
    E-Mails: educare.dan@xtra.co.nz and coralmae.ahbcc@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm

    Staff:
    Coral-Mae Jacobsen, Co-ordinator
    Jade Holland, Manager

     

    Home Support Agency for Health Disabilties
    Postal address:
    PO Box 4149
    Manawatu Mail Centre
    Palmerston North 4442 

    Physical Adress:
    2112 State Highway 56
    Longburn

    Tel: (06) 354 6465 or 0800 637 006
    Fax: (06) 355 0253
    E-mails:
    devoncare.ceo@actrix.co.nz
    devoncare.nurse@actrix.co.nz
    devoncare.info@actrix.co.nz

    Hours:
    Office hours 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday - Friday (except Public holidays and Weekends)
    24hr & afterhours service available through above phone numbers

    Staff:
    Registered Nurse
    Coordinators
    Support Workers level 2 & 3 Careerforce community support servivces quailifcations Staff and qualifications:
    Our staff includes a wide range of qualifications both locally and nationally, which includes a Registered Nurse and staff experienced in Mental Health

    Services:
    Providing services in the Manawatu - Palmerston North, Ashhurst, Feilding, Linton, Shannon, Horowhenua, Foxton, Levin, Otaki, Tangimona
    - ACC  DHB &  MOH Community Based Rehabilitation Services including Home Help and Personal Care
    - Private funded Home Help and Personal Care Services
    - Registered Nurse support for our Co-ordinators in providing a quality service to all our clients
     

    Healthcare New Zealand

    Level 2
    1-17 Broadway Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Tel: 0800 275 174
    Fax: (06) 357 6722
     
    Hours:
    8.30 am - 5.00pm

     

    HealthCare NZ Palmerston North

    Level 2
    44 King Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 8998 or (0800) 275 174
    Fax: (06) 357 6722
    E-mail: manawatu.office@healthcarenz.co.nz
    Website: www.healthcarenz.co.nz

    Hours:
    8.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday (except Public holidays and Weekends, afterhours service available through above phone numbers) 

    Staff and qualifications: 
    Our staff includes a wide range of qualifications both locally and nationally, which includes a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses and staff experienced in Mental Health and Nursing Services.

    Services:
    - ACC and DHB Community Based Rehabilitation Services including Home Help and Personal Care
    - Private funded Home Help and Personal Care Services
    - Registered Nurse support for our Co-ordinators in providing a quality service to all our clients
    - Full vascular assessments for ACC
    - Wellness Checks service available for local Business's to actively provide their staff with a health check up
    - ACC Social Rehabilitation Assessments
    - ACC Woundcare Management and also for residential care residents through a GP referral

     

    Home Instead (Senior Care)

    Suite 1 Remax Building
    132 Princess St
    PO Box 12-176
    Palmerston North

    Tel: 0800 336 636 or (06) 357 8488
    Fax: (06) 357 8489
    E-mail: manawatu@homeinstead.co.nz
     
    Contact:
    Kelvin and Lisa Yeates

    Services:
    It's not about a Retirement Village, Nursing homes or Rest Homes. To us, it's about taking care of elderly family members in their home - long-term.
    Read more about our senior home care services for details on care services for older people at home.

    Horowhenua SuperGrans

    28 Queen Street West
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 367 0680
    Fax: (06) 367-9620
    E-mail:horowhenua@supergrans.net.nz
    Website: www.supergran.org.nz

    Services:
    SuperGrans is a group of experienced and knowledgeable people offering practical tuition in household management to enable others to make the most of the resources including finances available to them.  Household management includes such things as basic cooking of economic, nutritious meals: household hygiene and routines, parenting support, basic budgeting and advocacy.

    The aim is to pass on those many good tips and ideas SuperGrans volunteers have been able to learn from their life experiences.

    SuperGran's goal through this "one on one" mentoring and demonstration is to provide clients and their family with further knowledge that can assist in improving the family's wellbeing.

    SuperGrans

    Level 2
    74 The Square
    P.O. Box 1681
    Palmerston North

    Tel:  (06) 354 3804
    Fax:  (06) 354 6027
    E-mail:  services@sgmanawatu.org.nz
    Website: www.supergran.org.nz

    Services:
    SuperGrans is a group of experienced and knowledgeable people offering practical tuition in household management to enable others to make the most of the resources including finances available to them.

    The logo depicts the workings of the SuperGrans' group. The hand is symbolic of giving people and families practical "hand ups" as opposed to "handouts". The aim is to pass on those many good tips and ideas SuperGrans volunteers have been able to learn from their life experiences.

    SuperGran's goal through this "one on one" mentoring and demonstration is to provide clients and their family with further knowledge that can assist in improving the family's wellbeing.

    Maori Organisations

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

  • He Puna Hauora  
  • Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngāti Kauwhata Inc.
  • Oranga Hinengaro (Maori Mental Health Team)
  • Tanenurarangi Social Services Services Unit (TSSU)
  • Te Aroha Noa Family Centre
  • Te Hapai 
  • Te Manawa Services
  • Te Runanga O Raukawa Inc.
  • Te Wakahuia Manawatū Trust
  • Te Whānau Manaaki o Manawatū Trust 
  • Te Whare Rapuora
  • Whakapai Hauora (Best Care) Charitable Trust

    Otaki

  • Te Runanga O Raukawa Inc.

    Tararua

  • He Puna Hauora

    Maori Health Provider
    100 Vogel Street
    PO Box 5174
    Palmerston North

    Tel-Wāea kōrero: (06) 356 7037
    Fax-Wāea whakaahua: (06) 356 5783
    Cell-Wāea pūkoro: (027) 552 9904
    E-mail-I mera: kim.savage@hepunahauora.org.nz
    E-mail: kim.savage@hepunahauora.org.nz
    Website: www.maorihealth.govt.nz

    Services:
    He Puna Hauora is committed to providing a quality, culturally-appropriate health service to tamariki and their whanau primarily in Maori language total immersion environments

    Our long term mission is to perpetuate a health system that meets the needs of Maori people within total immersion environments. Vision & Hearing screening/Well Child service that is delivered in Te Reo Maori, and offered to certain Kura Kaupapa Maori and NgaKohanga Reo in the Manawatu, Dannevirke and Takapau areas.

    Te Roopu Whakaruruhau Maori Women's Refuge

    PO Box 4062
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 355 0626


    Fax: (06) 355 0364
    E-mail: trw@clear.net.nz

     

    Contact Personnel:

    Revere Brown Outreach/Programme Manager

     

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.00pm

    Services:
    Te Roopu Whakaruruhau Maori Women's Refuge provides 24 hour services to wahine and tamariki who are victims of family viiolence. Those provision are:
    24-hour crisis telephone service
    24-hour emergency safe house accommodation (criterion applies)
    food, clothing and baby needs
    advocacy and support to attend legal, medical and work & income appointments
    free weekly womens education programmes, childcare and transport.(Programme runs for 10 weeks at one time during school-term).
    Free DV counselling for women and children
    Playgroup sessions for under 5's held at the safe house.

    Muaūpoko Tribal Authority

    Our Mission: Enhancing the cultural, social and economic well being of Muaūpoko.

    306 Oxford Street
    P O Box 1080
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 3311
    Fax: (06) 367 3322
    E-mail: mta@muaupoko.iwi.nz
    Website: www.muaupoko.iwi.nz

    Services:

    Health
    Kaumatua exercise programme
    Community garden
    Youth motivation

    Welfare
    Shared care bednights
    Friday night youth
    Violence avoidance for young women

    Education
    Alternative education

    Justice
    Alternative action

    SKIP
    Matua Tane

    OSCAR
    After school care
    School holiday programme

    Keywords:
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    0-5
     6-17
    55-64
     65+
    High
    Incorporated Society
    Governance
    Audit
    MDHB

    Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngāti Kauwhata Inc.

    139 South Street
    P O Box 486
    Feilding

    Tel-Wāea kōrero: (06) 323 6446
    Fax-Wāea whakaahua: (06) 323 6243
    Mobile-Wāea pūkoro: (027) 321 3003
    E-mail: kauwhata@inspire.net.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Contact:
    Majella Metuamate

    Services:
    Advance social, economic and cultural well being of Ngati Kauwhata

    Oranga Hinengaro (Maori Mental Health Team)

    Totara House Community Village
    Palmerston North Hospital

    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 9155

    Tanenurarangi Social Services Services Unit (TSSU)

    150 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 4197

     

    Te Hapai

    70 Ellesmere Crescent
    Palmerston North

    Tel-Wāea kōrero: (06) 354 6936
    Cell-Wāea pūkoro: (027) 314 4373

    Contact:
    Mere Topia, Kaiāwhina

    Te Korowai Aroha Aotearoa

    Te Korowai Aroha Aotearoa formed by Maori workers of Marriage Guidance in response to an identified need to deliver culturally appropriate services to tangata whenua

    Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa Inc. (TKAA) is a recognised authority in the field of indigenous education and training, with sixteen years in developing and implementing programmes that are kaupapa driven.

    Through its existing and relationship building Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa provides its services nationally and internationally.

    Visit the Te Korowai Aroha Aotearoa website.

    Te Manawa Services

    Cnr Stafford & Fergusson Streets
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 8330

    Te Runanga O Raukawa Inc.

    Te Rau Hou O Raukawa. He iti na Motai Tangata Rau

    Health Services

    He aha te mea nui o te ao
    He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata,

    What are the most important things
    Tis people, tis people, tis people.

    Otaki Office
    208a Main Highway
    PO Box 144
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5121
    Fax: (06) 364 5498
    E-mail: otaki@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Levin Office
    3 Keepa Street
    PO Box 586
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8678
    Fax: (06) 368 8679
    E-mail: levin@raukawa.iwi.nz


    Palmerston North Office
    C/- MASH
    602 - 606 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 4693
    E-mail: pn@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Feilding Office
    139 South Street
    PO Box 404
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 6446
    Fax: (06) 323 6243
    E-mail: feilding@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Health Services:
    Whanau/Tamariki Ora Well Child Service
    Whanau/Tamariki Ora Support Service
    Maori Disability Support Service
    Whakapiki Hauora - Nga Oranga O Te Rae Mental Health Service
    Alcohol & Drugs Support Service
    Whiti Ora - Smoking Cessation Programme
    Day Activities
    Contraception Services
    Child Adolescent and Family Support Service
    Cervical Screening
    Hearing Assessment
    Immunisation Service
    Mobile Nursing Service (Mobile Disease State Management)
    Otaki Community Health
    Referrals

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    MCH
    Maori
    High
    FP
    Governance
    IT
    Audit
    MDHB

    Te Wakahuia Manawatū Trust

    Highbury Shopping Centre
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 3400
    Fax: (06) 357 3425
    E-mail: del@tewakahaia.org.nz

    Te Whānau Manaaki o Manawatū Trust

    Tel: (06) 354 0043
    Fax: (06) 353 5252
    E-mail: twmomt@xtra.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tuesday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Services:
    Come in to the Whare (house)
    Allow yourself to be nurtured and supported
    People in recovery from alcohol and drugs, working for people in recovery and their Whanau.
    Who can attend - people and their Whanau who have been affected by alcohol, drug addiction.
    We provide:
    A safe warm place to come in and "be" (unscramble thoughts)
    Whanau Awhi (Family support)
    Alternative healing options
    Advocacy and peer support
    Whanau (family) inclusive activities.  Noho marae.
    Educational / Whananga groups.
    A tikanga maori service.  Which is open to all cultures.
    Transport o and from agencies.

    Te Whare Rapuora - Maori Health Development Unit

    MidCentral Health
    Palmerston North Hospital
    Gate 1, Heretaunga Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8210
    Fax: (06) 350 8158
    E-mail: maorihu@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

    Whakapai Hauora (Best Care) Charitable Trust

    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: bcwh@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz

    Overview - IWI & Maori
    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust ('Whakapai Hauora'), is the health, social service and disability service provider arm of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, the mandated iwi authority for Rangitaane O Manawatu. As one of the operational arms of TMI, Whakapai Hauora works closely with other TMI entities, such as Kia Ora FM 89.8 (the only bilingual Maori Radio Station in the Manawatu) With an audience capacity exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand (of whom over fourteen thousand are Maori), Kia Ora FM offers an excellent opportunity for Whakapai Hauora to communicate health education and promotion messages through chat shows, talkback interviews and health advertising. Tune in on a    Monday between 9.00am and 10.00am to listen to our health show. Though Whakapai Hauora is an iwi owned and operated provider, its health, social and disability services are provided to everyone.

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) is accredited with
    Quality Health New Zealand and The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

    Whakapai Hauora vision is to be:
    The most proactive, culturally appropriate client centred provider of holistic health, disability support and social services for people regardless of age, disability or cultural background in the Manawatu

    Mission of Whakapai Hauora
    'Kia haere waimarie ana ki runga i te Whaea Papatuanuku'

    'To empower people to significantly improve their well-being to walk in balance on Mother Earth through exercising choice in health care'.

    Whakapai Hauora does this by:

    Practising Rangitaanenuirawa,
    Providing a range of high quality primary health care and social services,
    Providing health education and training,
    Employing committed, dedicated and multi-skilled staff,
    Ensuring effective co-ordination between secondary and primary care
    (integrated care) whilst operating a cost-efficient enterprise,
    Being culturally appropriate, and being responsive to client and community needs.

    Doctors:
    Dr O'Connell
    Dr Hayton
    Dr Herbert

    Other Team Members:

    Kaumatua and Kuia
    Health Manager
    Corporate Service Administrator
    Practice Nurse
    Mobile Primary Healthcare Nurse
    Maori Disability Support Officer
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Officers
    Tamariki Ora (Child Health) Nurse
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse
    Health Promotions Co-ordinator
    Alcohol and Drug Counsellors
    A & D Social Workers
    Receptionist
    Gambling Counsellor
    Gambling Health Promotions Officer
    Social Services Counsellor
    Well Being Officer
    Cancer Coordinator
    Primary Mental Health Nurse

    Services:
    General Medical Care (GP and Practice Nurse Services)
    Nursing and Health Clinics
    Community Health Services including follow-ups
    Health Promotion/Education and Disease Prevention Services
    Outreach Programmes / Training
    Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Services
    Wahine (Women's) Health Services
    Tamariki Ora (Well Child Services)
    Cervical Screening & STD Checks
    Breast Screening Health Promotion
    Free Reproductive/Sexual Health Services (Criteria Applies)
    Gambling Counselling & Health Promotion Services
    Disability Support Services
    Social Services including:
     Counselling - Individual & Whanau (Family)
     Budgeting Advice
     Whanau Wellbeing Programmes
     Alcohol and Drug Counselling and
    Outreach Clinics
    Line Dancing every Friday
    Mobile Nursing Services - Shannon and Foxton
    Cancer Coordinator Services
    Primary Mental Health Nursing Services
    FREE Podiatry, Smoking Cessation, Diabetes and Clinical Dietician Clinics in association with the Primary Health Organisation


    Doctors

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust

    140-148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4412Services provided include ...

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: BCWH@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=2

    Health Care Hours:
    Open all year, except for Statutory Holidays and Weekends.
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    After Hours Service:
    Radius Medical
    The Palms
    445 Ferguson Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 7737

    Please note that for all Whakapai Hauora GP clients that access our After Hours Service 'Radius Medical' that at the time of your visit to 'Radius Medical' you will need to request that they 'Radius Medical' send your consultation notes to your regular GP at Whakapai Hauora. This will ensure that we continue to provide a great service to you.

    Further Assistance:
    Accident and Emergency Department
    MidCentral Health
    50 Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 9169

    Staff:
    Dr Marianne O'Connell
    Dr Mary Hayton
    Dr Alex Herbert

    Joanne Meinung,  Practice Nurse
    Josephine Te Whaiti, Receptionist

    a comfortable environment for all cultures
    quality time with nurses
    high standards of health care
    complete confidentiality
    Whakapai Hauora Practice

    Nurse Services include ...

    blood pressure monitoring
    weight monitoring
    blood sugar level monitoring
    peak flow monitoring
    ECG's
    visual activity checks
    sexual health checks
    immunisation for tamariki
    smoking cessation
    diabetes education
    travel immunisation
    adult immunisation
    nurse injections
    contraception services and advice
    pregnancy testing
    dressing change and wound care
    cervical screening
    diet and nutrition advice
    health assessments
    free contraceptive & advice services if you are a Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Clinics

    Whakapai Hauora in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation are offering FREE clinics at Whakapai Hauora premises.

    Podiatry Clinic Second Tuesday of each month  1pm to 4pm

    Diabetes Clinic Second Wednesday of each month 9am to 12pm

    Clinical Dietician Clinic Third Thursday of each month 1pm to 4pm

    Smoking Cessation Clinic First Tuesday of each month 1pm to 4pm

    If you are registered with our general practice please consult with your Doctor about a referral to these clinics. If you are not registered with our General Medical Practice but access other Whakapai Hauora services please contact the usual staff   member you deal with at Whakapai Hauora and they will assist you with a referral to the clinic you wish to access.

    If transport is a barrier to access the services, home visits can be made so let the relevant Whakapai Hauora staff member know you wish to have a home visit to be made when making the appointment.

    Whakapai Hauora is proud to bring you these primary care services in conjunction with the Manawatu Primary Health Organisation.

    If you have any queries about these clinics please contact our Health Manager Carole Fernandez on (06) 353 6385.

    ***NAU MAI HAERE MAI***

     



    Practice Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=3

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Nurses
    High Standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality

    Whakapai Hauora Practice Nurse Service include-
    Blood Pressure Monitoring
    Weight Monitoring
    Blood Sugar Level Monitoring
    Peak Flow Monitoring
    ECG's
    Visual Activity Checks
    Sexual Health Checks
    Immunisation for Tamariki
    Smoking Cessation
    Diabetes Education
    Travel Immunisation
    Adult Immunisation
    Nurse Injections
    Contraception Services and Advice
    Pregnancy Testing
    Dressing Change and Wound Care
    Cervical Screening
    Diet and Nutrition Advice
    Health Assessments
    Free contraceptive & advice services if you are Maori or Pacific Island woman of any age, or a woman under the age of 25 years.



    Free Contraception Service (criteria applies)

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: joanne@rangitaane.iwi.nz or jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Contacts:
    Joanne Meinung or Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    A comfortable environment for all cultures
    Quality time with Doctors and Nurses
    High standards of Health Care
    Complete Confidentiality
    Translation/Communication Services (available upon pre-arrangement)

    Criteria for FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services-
    A Maori Woman of any age
    A Pacific Island Woman of any age
    A Woman under the age of 25 years

    FREE Contraceptive Assessment & Advice Services Include-
    Safe Sex & Sexual Health Advice
    Education about Contraception
    Group or Individual Education Sessions
    Pregnancy Advice
    Free Nurse and GP Consultation
    Referrals to other Health Professionals
    Regular Follow-ups

    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.

     Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=5

    FOXTON BEACH: Community Centre, Foxton Beach
    (Nurse available every Wednesday 10am - 1pm)

    FOXTON: The Plunket Rooms, 8 Clyde Street, Foxton
    (Nurse available every Thursday 10am - 1pm)

    SHANNON: The Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon (Nurse available every Monday 12.30pm - 4pm and Tuesday 10am - 1pm)

    Contact:
    Georgina Tauhopa-Melody
    Tel: (06) 353 6385 
    Mobile: 021-144-7625 
    E-mail: georgina@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Services:
    The Mobile Primary Health Care Nursing Service is available in Foxton and Shannon.
    There is NO CHARGE to access the Mobile Primary Health Care Nurse
    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referrals to other Health Providers
    Advice & Information on a wide range of Health Issues
    Health Promotion & Education
    Health Seminars & Presentations to Groups or Individuals
    Whanau Health Plans


     
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: jenny@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Webiste: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=14

    Contact:
    Jenny Wikeepa

    Services:
    Whanau Ora Health Nurse Services targets all age groups and all health areas.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Whanau Ora Health Services are FREE of CHARGE. Translation/communication services are available upon pre-arrangement.

    Health Assessment & Planning
    Home Visits
    Referral Services
    Advice & Information
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Seminars and Presentations
    Whanau Health Plans

    Whanau Ora Health Goals-
    To contribute to the wellbeing of clients and their whanau through assessment, advice, follow-up, co-ordination and health education & promotion.



    Tamariki Ora (Well Child) Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail:
    denise@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website:
    http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=4

    Contact:
    Denise Marlow

    Services:
    All visits are private and confidential, in your own home or at Whakapai Hauora. The choice is yours and the service is FREE.
    Discuss this option with your Lead Maternity Carer or contact Denise Marlow.
    Please phone to make an appointment, we strive to see you within thirty minutes of arriving.
    Services for 0-5 year olds FREE.
    As part of this service we also offer facilitation services and whanau/family care and support services. Confidentiality is assured.

    When your baby reaches 4-6 weeks old, your Lead Maternity Carer (Midwife, Doctor, Obstetrician) will  refer you to ongoing care. Whakapai Hauora provides such services through our Registered Nurse Denise Marlow.

    We provide support, advice and information on all Tamariki Ora Health related issues, including:
    Breastfeeding
    Measuring Weight, Height and Head Growth
    Hearing and Vision
    Language, Behaviour and Development
    Nutrition
    Parenting Skills/Group Education
    Safety

    Advocacy and Referrals available. Interpreter/communication services available upon
    pre-arrangement.


     

    Breast Screening Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail:
    amiria@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=13

    Contact:
    Amiria Teki

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora provides a free Breast Screening Promotion Services.
    Breast Screening Promotion
    Providing support (including transport) and awhi to Maori Women having a mammogram
    Community awareness raising the importance about breast screening to enable whanau to make more informed decisions
    Breast screening promotion presentations
    Advice to Maori Women and their whanau regarding choices available in relation to Breast Screening and Breast Health
    Support for Breast Screening assessment and treatment
    Age target 45-69 years

    Our Goals in Providing this Service are to-
    Increase the detection of Breast Cancer amongst Maori Women
    Reduce Maori mortality from Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about Breast Health and Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori and their whanau about the Breast Screening Programme
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about the advantages of early detection

    Do the 'right thing' so you, and the whanau unit as a whole, remain healthy.


     

    Maori Disability Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: raewyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=6

    Contact:
    Raewyn Skipper

    Services:
    Our Services are aimed at improving the quality, life and independence of people with disabilities.

    Advice and Guidance...
    On treatment and rehabilitation services available
    Referrals to other Health Services where necessary for assessment and service co-ordination services
    On decision making where requested
    On access to Home Support Services
    Advocacy

    Information-
    On the role of the Disability Support Services
    On the methods of access to Disability Support Services
    On the rights and entitlements of disabled people

    We are committed to-
    Helping disabled individuals and whanau stay healthy and well
    High standards of disability care
    Quality time with the Disabilities Officer
    Quality time with the Doctor if necessary
    Cultural appropriateness
    Supporting individuals and whanau through the assessment, service co-ordination and referred services process
    Providing a comfortable environment for disabled clients
    Seeing clients within thirty minutes of arriving
    Ensuring your confidentiality at all times

    Interpreter/Communication Services available upon pre arrangement.

     



    Nutrition & Physical Activities Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: nicci@rangitaane.iwi.nz and paora@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=7

    Contacts:
    Nicci Kuiti and Paora Johanson

    Kaupapa-
    To improve the health and wellbeing of Maori in the Manawatu region through better nutrition and regular physical activity
    To reduce the incidence of food-related disorders by improved nutrition
    To increase lifelong participation in regular physical activity

    Services:

    There is NO COST to access this service.

    Building Public Health Policy by:
    Assisting pre-schools, e.g. Kohanga reo, kura and marae to develop and implement nutritional and physical activity policies
    Provision of a community based breast-feeding campaign

    Creating Supportive Environments by:
    Promoting the consumption of vegetables and fruit in a variety of settings of workplaces, schools and marae
    Undertaking initiatives with the community, e.g. marae, to inform and influence healthy food choices and physical activities

    Strengthening Community Action by:
    Supporting community initiatives that promote healthy eating and physical activity, e.g. community garden, line dancing, etc
    Collaborate with other nutrition and physical  activity agencies to contribute to an intersectorial approach
    Provide training programmes to disseminate  relevant information
    Providing support to school based programmes, e.g. the Fruit in Schools Programme

    We are committed to offering information and advice in order to-
    Provide a supportive environment which enables healthy behaviour changes
    Support individuals and whanau about the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity
    Provide advice and support to community groups and agencies regarding health promotion of nutrition and physical activity, e.g. Kohanga reo
    Provide input/support to community based nutrition programmes and/or physical activity programmes developed by other agencies, e.g. Push Play
    Hold Health exhibitions, promotions and health hui
    Promote regular physical activity within a Marae setting, e.g. line dancing, low impact exercise classes
     


    Social Services


    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: Delwyn Hakaria at: delwyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=8

    Contact:
    Ganga Aiyar

    Services:
    We provide counselling and social support services to-
    Individuals
    Whanau
    Couples
    Pakeke (Adults)
    Kaumatua/Kuia (Elders)
    Rangatahi (Young Adults)
    Tamariki (Children)
    Male and Female

    Counselling services include-
    Child misbehaviour/management
    Physical and/or sexual abuse
    Marital strife
    Loneliness
    Custody Issues
    Domestic violence/anger
    Stress and depression
    Parenting skills
    Mental Health Problems
    Gender Identity Issues
    Cultural Issues
    Household management
    Finance/budgeting (including referrals)
    Unemployment
    Child care needs
    Loss/Grief/Depression
    Acceptance of illness and/or disabilities
    Behaviour Issues
    Self-esteem Issues

    Whanau Wellbeing Programme
    This is a programme to assist whanau where domestic violence    occurs within the household. There is no cost to access this programme.


     

    Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Mental Health & Addiction Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 1884 to talk to the Piki Team.
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=9

    Services:
    'Kia Ora'
    Our service is designed around Tangata Whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

    We shall provide our service either:
    At Whakapai Hauora
    In the home of Tangata Whaiora
    On the Marae
    In outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki
    Any other community venue where Tangata Whaiora feel comfortable and appropriate

    Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the Whare Tapa Wha Model.

    Our service includes-
    Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:
    A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
    A & D Counselling
    A & D Social Work Services
    Rangatahi A & D Social Services
    Basic Life Skills Programmes
    Activities Group
    Advocacy
    Strengthening Families Hui
    A & D Health Promotion and Education
    Ongoing support and follow up

     



    Problem Gambling Counselling and Health Promotion Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 1884
    E-mails: margaret@rangitaane.iwi.nz or jack@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=12

    Contacts:
    Margaret Ryniker and Jack Rifle

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora offers you the services of our counsellor for Problem Gambling which includes-

    Counselling which can be for:
    The Problem Gambler
    A Partner
    A Friend
    Whanau/Family
    Any concerned persons affected by someone who gambles

    'The right approach to a difficult problem is the 'tri-angle'.'

    The counselling service includes-
    Intervention services, e.g. support the whanau/family
    Screening services
    Family/whanau centred interventions
    Counselling support
    Easy access for services, e.g. home, marae, school, community
    Ongoing support and follow up

    The health promotion service includes-
    1. Promoting Healthy Public Policies in relation to gambling harm by:
    Working with Local Government Groups on policies to reduce gambling harm
    Providing advice on gambling policies
    Ensuring Maori involvement in the development, implementation and monitoring of gambling related policies and activities

    Encouraging Supportive Environments to minimise gambling harm by:
    Providing forums to discuss problem gambling harm
    Working with communities to reduce gambling harm in their communities
    Encouraging the public to adopt responsible gambling practices
    Meeting any identified gaps in the gambling area highlighted by the local community

    Enhancing the capacity of communities to define and address gambling harm by:
    Implementing health promotion projects in relation to Maori Problem Gambling
    Working with the community to address and manage community based health promotion problem gambling programmes

    Assisting the development of peoples life skills and resilience in relation to preventing or   minimising gambling harm.

    Choices are the hinges of destiny!

    Margaret Ryniker Gambling Counsellor provides an afternoon counselling clinic in the Shannon Plunket Rooms, Stout Street, Shannon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1pm - 4.30pm.



    Cancer Coordination Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: maria@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Contact:
    Maria Potaka

    Our Cancer Coordinator will work across the cancer control continuum for Maori, either before or at the diagnosis of cancer who require ongoing support in the community.

    Services:
    The service will include;
     Supporting clients and their whanau to cancer services;
     Improving the level of communication and facilitate increased knowledge/information  cancer;
     Supporting Maori community development initiatives for cancer;
     Improve the delivery of health promotion and education about cancer; and
     Support cancer service coordination for the diagnosed patient and their whanau.

    The service is free and available to all eligible persons resident in Palmerston North City.

    This service is provided in a range of settings including;
     Marae;
     Schools;
     Te Kohanga Reo;
     In private homes where appropriate; and
     Here at Whakapai Hauora.

     


    Primary Care Mental Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: libby@rangitaane.iwi.nz 

    Contact:
    To access our Primary Mental Health Nurse please contact Libby Wanoa

    Services:
    Kaupapa-.The aim of this service is to improve health outcomes for those in Palmerston North experiencing mild to moderate mental illness who can be managed in the primary care environment.

    Our nurse aims to assist clients to;
     Reduce barriers to accessing primary health services;
     Improve health outcomes; and
     Reduce risks of clients developing severe mental illness;
     
    The service delivery will be implemented via the holistic model in accordance with Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of wellbeing that works within the framework of the whanau, hapu and iwi, and wider service linkages such as community networks, both local and national to ensure comprehensive service co-ordination and delivery.

    This service is free to all clients who meet the criteria!!!

    Keywords:
    Clinical
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Palmerston North
    Nurses - Foxton, Shannon.
    Counselling Clinics - Shannon, Foxton, Levin, Otaki
    Maori
    High
    Trust
    Governance
    IT
    Audit

    Meningitis

    Meningitis Trust

    Helpline phone 0800 446 087

    Website: www.meningitis-trust.org

    Services:
    The Meningitis Trust is an international charity with a strong community focus, fighting meningitis through the provision of support, education & awareness and research.

    Vision 'Working toward a world that is free from meningitis and where those affected by the disease receive quality care and support'

    Mission 'Continuing to be the world authority on meningitis, leading the fight against the disease and empowering people and organisations through collaborative working, to reduce the threat of meningitis and its impact on people everywhere.'

    We provide:
    24 hour Helpline led by specially trained nurses
    Network of community groups and volunteers
    One to One Contacts

    Mens Health

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Brandon Gallagher

    155 Grey Street
    Palmerston North

    Also:
    Levin, Otaki and Wellington

    Tel: (021) 822 002
    E-mail: brandongallagher@actrix.co.nz

    Counsellor:
    Brandon Gallagher

    Member NZAC
    DAAPANZ Practitioner
    Certified Counsellor
    Alcohol and Drug Practitioner
    Registered Nurse
    Clinical Supervisor

    Services:
    Counselling
    Life Coaching
    Clinical Supervision
    Psychotherapy

    Men's Support Group

    Tel: (06) 367 0680

    Services:
    Men at times seem to be forgotten species when it comes to their emotional needs. A men's support Group is now running in Levin.

    Meetings are held every Monday evening from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Jack Allen Community House, Durhan Street Levin.

    The meetings are open to all men of any age who would like to be able to share their personal or global views within a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.  Trained counsellor Gilbert Taylor will facilitate the group.

    For more information please contact (06) 367 0680 of feel free to just turn up at one of the meetings.

    Prostate Cancer Foundation National Help Line

    National Help Line: 0800 477 678
    Website: www.prostate.org.nz

    Contacts:
    Dene Ainsworth
    Tel: (027) 279 8049
    E-mail: Treasurer@prostate.org.nz
    or
    Claire Gard
    E-mail: info@prostate.org.nz

    Services:
    One of the main goals of PCF is to educate people about prostate problems and prostate cancer in particular.We know that those diagnosed with prostate cancer have special needs. We know because "we have been there!"
    Men with prostate cancer have to make vitally important decisions about types of treatment. They may also have to make important choices and adjustments to enjoy a full life.
    To do this they need relevant and current information to help them make the decision that is best for them.
    It is not our role to give you medical advice, but we will guide you to the most appropriate information available.
    There are many different treatments for prostate disease and people need information about their choices so they can make decisions that are best for them.
    Our role is to help those recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and survivors of prostate cancer, to lead productive and full lives through shared counselling and discussions.
    Remember, we know what you and those close to you are going through.

     

    Mental Health

    Horowhenua

     

    Manawatu

    Care NZ Ltd

    Mental Health Services
    Level 1
    66 Dixon Street
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 385 1517

    Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drug Service

    Konini House
    Community Village
    Palmerston North Hospital

    Tel: (06) 350 8373
    Fax: (06) 350 8374

    Ngaio House
    Horowhenua Hospital
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 366 0122
    Fax: (06) 366 0123

    After Hours Tel: 0800 653 357
    Website: www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/HealthDisability/HospitalAndAssoc/MentalHealth/default.htm

    Hours:
    24 hours  7 days

    Services:
    Mental Health Emergency Team
    Mental Health services provide mental health care to people with moderate to severe mental illness.

     

    Families Support

    Dannevirke field worker
    8 Ward Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8797

    Staff:
    Claudia Nicholson
    Amanda Donohue

    Journey to Wellbeing

    Mental Health - Journey to Wellbeing

     

    Manawatu Supporting Families in Mental Illness

    Palmerston North Office
    3rd Floor Westside Chambers
    151 The Square
    P. O. Box 5010
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 8561 or (06) 355 8562
    Fax: (06) 355 8562
    E-mails:
    christine@manawatusf.org.nz
    linda@manawatusf.org.nz
    paul@manawatusf.org.nz
    Website: www.manawatusf.org.nz

    Levin Office
    534 Queen Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 6116
    E-mail: lloma@manawatusf.org.nz

    Hours:
    Tuesday 9.00am-4.00pm, Wed to Friday 9.00am-3.00pm

    Dannevirke Office
    40 Denmark Street
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8797
    E-mail: claudia@manawatusf.org.nz

    Hours:
    Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm

    Staff:
    Skilled family Fieldworkers with extensive knowledge and experience of Mental Illness and addictions
    Manager & Family/Whanau Coordinator:  Christine Zander
    Family/Whanau Co-ordinator: Jo Schlup
    Family/Whanau Co-ordinator (Levin): Lloma Harnett/Luciana Maru-Hill
    Family/Whanau Co-ordinator (Dannevirke): Claudia Nicholson

    Consumer Co-ordinator: Susan Forbes, email: consumer@manawatusf.org.nz
    Administrator: Paul Cooper, email: paul@manawatusf.org.nz:

    Services:
    A non-Government organisation (formally known as the Schizophrenia Fellowship) that supports families who are affected by mental illness and addictions.
    Manawatu SF provides:
    - Information about Mental Illness and addictions
    - Education to individuals and groups about Mental Illness and addictions
    - Support for all whose lives are affected by Mental Illness and addictions
    - Advocacy - helping families and consumers to get better services
    - Public Education about Mental Illness and addictions
    - Provide a newsletter monthly
    - We run a support centre for people who are effected by a mental illness and addictions
    - Support Centre hours are 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday

     

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    >18
    NFP
    Governancec
    Computer
    Audit

     

     

    Piki Kotuku Te Awhi Hinengaro - Mental Health Services

    Problem Gambling Counselling & Health Promotion Services

    140-148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North 4412

    Tel: (06) 353-1884
    E-mail: margaret@rangitaane.iwi.nz or jack@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=9

    Hours:
    9.00 - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Margaret Ryniker, Gambling Counsellor
    Jack Rifle, Gambling Health Promotions Officer

    Services:
    'Kia Ora'
    Our service is designed around Tangata Whaiora and we shall attempt to provide any resource and information needed.

     

    We shall provide our service either:
    At Whakapai Hauora
    In the home of Tangata Whaiora
    On the Marae
    In outreach clinics based in Shannon, Foxton, and Otaki
    Any other community venue where Tangata Whaiora feel comfortable and appropriate

    Our Kaupapa is to provide tikanga based Mental Health and Addiction Services in a learning back to wellbeing environment within the Whare Tapa Wha Model.

    Our service includes-
    Kaupapa Alcohol and Drug Services including:
    A & D Clinical & Cultural Assessments
    A & D Counselling
    A & D Social Work Services
    Rangatahi A & D Social Services
    Basic Life Skills Programmes
    Activities Group
    Advocacy
    Strengthening Families Hui
    A & D Health Promotion and Education
    Ongoing support and follow up

    Margaret provides an afternoon counselling clinic in Shannon Plunket Rooms (Stout Street) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 1:00-4:30pm.

    We are here to help! To find out more about Whakapai Hauora Problem Gambling Services, please email Margaret Ryniker or Jack Rifle, or phone (06) 353-1884.

    No cost to access services.

    Primary Care Mental Health Nurse Service

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel (06) 353 6385
    Fax: (06) 353 1883
    E-mail: libby@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Contact:
    To access our Primary Mental Health Nurse please contact Te Atarangi Fallaver

    Services:
    Kaupapa-.The aim of this service is to improve health outcomes for those in Palmerston North experiencing mild to moderate mental illness who can be managed in the primary care environment.

    Our nurse aims to assist clients to;
    - Reduce barriers to accessing primary health services;
    - Improve health outcomes; and
    - Reduce risks of clients developing severe mental illness;

    The service delivery will be implemented via the holistic model in accordance with Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of wellbeing that works within the framework of the whanau, hapu and iwi, and wider service linkages such as community networks, both local and national to ensure comprehensive service co-ordination and delivery.

    This service is free to all clients who meet the criteria!!!

    Wellink Trust

    203-209
    Willis Street
    P O Box 6516
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 801 8500
    Fax: (04) 801 8509
    Website: www.wellink.org.nz/

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Services:
    Wellink works in partnership with mental health clinical services to assist interested people who meet the eligibility criteria to access our services.While entry to Wellink services is usually through referral to the District Health Board Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination Service via a Community Mental Health Team a referral may also be from other sources such as a primary health provider, the interested person themselves, or a family member.
    ccess is decided on service availability and the level of needs that the person has.
    Warmline can be accessed directly by the person wanting telephone support.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Multiple Sclerosis Central Districts

    51 Waldegrave Street
    PO Box 194
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 357 3188
    Fax: (06) 357 3072
    E-mail: mmss@inspire.net.nz
    Website: www.mscentral.org.nz

    Office Hours:
    9.00am – 2.30pm Monday – Thursday
    9.00am – 1.30pm Friday
    Field Worker can be contacted Monday to Friday on (027) 655 8573

    MS Awareness Week
    2nd to 8th September 2012

    For further info go to: www.msnz.org.nz

    MS Central Districts Appeal Day
    7th September 2012

    Multiple Sclerosis Art Exhibition
    29th August – 19th September 2012
    With exhibits from local artists around the Central Districts region who are affected by MS (and other neurological conditions)
    Square Edge Gallery, 47 The Square, Palmerston North.

    For any further information please
    Tel: (06) 357 3188
    E-mail: mmss@inspire.net.nz

     

    Staff:
    Full Time Field Worker
    One Part- time Office Administrator
    1 Part time Physiotherapist

    Services:
    The Manawatu Multiple Sclerosis Society (trading as MS Central Districts) is a non-profit organisation employing a full time Field Worker, a part time Office Administrator and a part time Physiotherapist who provide support, education and advocacy for people with MS, their carers and their families in our community.  Our current membership is 187, and we service a large region crossing five districts being Rangitikei, Tararua, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Kapiti Coast. 

    Our Society was incorporated in June 1969, is registered with the Charities Commission, and is also GST registered.  Our management committee has seven members with our Patron, the Honourable Iain Lees Galloway MP, and Medical Advisor, Dr Jurriaan de Groot, elected at the Special General Meeting in April 2012.

    We receive approximately 15 percent of our operating costs from the Ministry of Health, the remaining 85 percent we must source ourselves.  We rely heavily on the goodwill of the public through donations of money and/or time, and on various Trusts and other organisations such as NZ Lotteries, COGS, Eastern and Central Community Trust, etc.  We also hold fundraising activities including an annual street appeal, raffles, and collections at other events such as rugby matches.

    The majority of this funding is used to provide a free Field Worker service to people with multiple sclerosis, their families and their carers, and includes:

    •    working with people newly diagnosed with MS on a one-to-one basis;
    •    offering up-to-date knowledge of MS and its management;
    •    providing advocacy and support;
    •    offering counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies;
    •    supporting partners, carers, families, friends, health professionals, employers and workmates;
    •    facilitating groups for people newly diagnosed and their partners, carers, children, workmates;
    •    offering assessment facilitation;
    •    providing social contact, for those who want it, with other people with MS, on either a group or individual basis;
    •    liaising with other services such as home-based care providers, community health services, counsellors, health professionals and Work and Income to coordinate interventions to meet client needs;
    •    carrying out Total Mobility assessments.
    •    applications for grants and scholarships for clients.

    MS Central Districts has developed maintenance therapy programmes which include weekly art, yoga and exercise classes, and a recent partnership with Massey University has seen the development of a “one-on-one” personal training programme which is facilitated by supervised third year students in Palmerston North.  We are also building partnerships with organizations such as Sports Manawatu and Feilding & Districts Art Society, to give our members the opportunity to join activities such as Hydrotherapy classes, art classes and Green Prescription classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, Foxton, Levin, Otaki, Pahiatua and Palmerston North.

    In December, 2009, we successfully applied through the Palmerston North City Council Major Grants Fund to fund a part-time Physiotherapist for three years.  We can now offer our members a free Physiotherapy service by a fully qualified physiotherapist.
    We continue to work on improving our partnerships with health professionals, community groups and NGOs in our region, and to increase and enhance the services we can provide to our members.


    What is Multiple Sclerosis ?

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.  The central nervous system is responsible for our conscious and unconscious functioning including movement and the response to sensations such as sight, touch and hearing.  It directs these functions by sending its instructions in the form of electrical impulses to the appropriate sites along nerve fibres.  Nerve fibres are coated in a protective insulating covering called the myelin sheath that serves a very similar function to the coating around electrical wires.  Myelin is important in speeding electrical conduction along nerve fibres and in insulating nerve fibres from one another.

    The term multiple sclerosis refers to multiple areas of scarring (sclerosis) that occur in the central nervous system.  These scars are the result of healing patches of inflammation.  These are the basic cause of damage to nerve fibres and of the suddenly appearing symptoms that are referred to as an attack or relapse.  Patches of inflammation heal spontaneously over several weeks or months when symptoms may resolve completely or residual impairment may result.

    The inflammation causes damage particularly to the insulating myelin sheath covering nerve fibres but also damages the nerve fibres themselves.  In MS the typical damage is often referred to as “demyelinating”.  The nature of the symptoms and their severity depends partly on the site of the patch of inflammation (or lesion) and partly on its nature and intensity.

    The course of MS varies widely from person to person.  Some people only ever experience mild symptoms over their lifetime, others will have relapses followed by incomplete remission, and some will experience progressive worsening of disability.

    Common symptoms include:

    •    Weakness or in-coordination of the limbs
    •    Impaired balance or instability walking
    •    Sensory disturbances
    •    Blurred or double vision, and sometimes blindness
    •    Impaired urinary or sexual function
    •    Cognitive dysfunction such as impaired memory or concentration
    •    General fatigue

    NB:  A person with MS will usually experience more than one symptom but not necessarily all of them.

    (Sourced from “Beginner’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis”, MS Society of New Zealand)
     

     

    Multiple Sclerosis Society of NZ

    P O Box 194
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 3188
    Website: www.msnz.org.nz

    Services:
    The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand is a non-profit organisation that provides on-going support, education and advocacy for people with MS and their support networks. It also aims to educate the general public, employers and health professionals about MS and to actively encourage on-going medical research.

    We receive approximately 15 percent of our operating costs from the Ministry of Health, the remaining 85 percent we must source ourselves.  We rely heavily on the goodwill of the public through donations of money and/or time, and on various Trusts and other organisations such as NZ Lotteries, COGS, Eastern and Central Community Trust, etc.  We also hold fundraising activities including an annual street appeal, raffles, and collections at other events such as rugby matches.

    The majority of this funding is used to provide a free Field Worker service to people with multiple sclerosis, their families and their carers, and includes:

    •    working with people newly diagnosed with MS on a one-to-one basis;
    •    offering up-to-date knowledge of MS and its management;
    •    providing advocacy and support;
    •    offering counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies;
    •    supporting partners, carers, families, friends, health professionals, employers and workmates;
    •    facilitating groups for people newly diagnosed and their partners, carers, children, workmates;
    •    offering assessment facilitation;
    •    providing social contact, for those who want it, with other people with MS, on either a group or individual basis;
    •    liaising with other services such as home-based care providers, community health services, counsellors, health professionals and Work and Income to coordinate interventions to meet client needs;
    •    carrying out Total Mobility assessments.
    •    applications for grants and scholarships for clients.

    MS Central Districts has developed maintenance therapy programmes which include weekly art, yoga and exercise classes, and a recent partnership with Massey University has seen the development of a “one-on-one” personal training programme which is facilitated by supervised third year students in Palmerston North.  We are also building partnerships with organizations such as Sports Manawatu and Feilding & Districts Art Society, to give our members the opportunity to join activities such as Hydrotherapy classes, art classes and Green Prescription classes in Dannevirke, Feilding, Foxton, Levin, Otaki, Pahiatua and Palmerston North.

    In December, 2009, we successfully applied through the Palmerston North City Council Major Grants Fund to fund a part-time Physiotherapist for three years.  We can now offer our members a free Physiotherapy service by a fully qualified physiotherapist.

    We continue to work on improving our partnerships with health professionals, community groups and NGOs in our region, and to increase and enhance the services we can provide to our members.


    What is Multiple Sclerosis ?

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.  The central nervous system is responsible for our conscious and unconscious functioning including movement and the response to sensations such as sight, touch and hearing.  It directs these functions by sending its instructions in the form of electrical impulses to the appropriate sites along nerve fibres.  Nerve fibres are coated in a protective insulating covering called the myelin sheath that serves a very similar function to the coating around electrical wires.  Myelin is important in speeding electrical conduction along nerve fibres and in insulating nerve fibres from one another.

    The term multiple sclerosis refers to multiple areas of scarring (sclerosis) that occur in the central nervous system.  These scars are the result of healing patches of inflammation.  These are the basic cause of damage to nerve fibres and of the suddenly appearing symptoms that are referred to as an attack or relapse.  Patches of inflammation heal spontaneously over several weeks or months when symptoms may resolve completely or residual impairment may result.

    The inflammation causes damage particularly to the insulating myelin sheath covering nerve fibres but also damages the nerve fibres themselves.  In MS the typical damage is often referred to as “demyelinating”.  The nature of the symptoms and their severity depends partly on the site of the patch of inflammation (or lesion) and partly on its nature and intensity.

    The course of MS varies widely from person to person.  Some people only ever experience mild symptoms over their lifetime, others will have relapses followed by incomplete remission, and some will experience progressive worsening of disability.

    Common symptoms include:

    •    Weakness or in-coordination of the limbs
    •    Impaired balance or instability walking
    •    Sensory disturbances
    •    Blurred or double vision, and sometimes blindness
    •    Impaired urinary or sexual function
    •    Cognitive dysfunction such as impaired memory or concentration
    •    General fatigue

    NB:  A person with MS will usually experience more than one symptom but not necessarily all of them.

    (Sourced from “Beginner’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis”, MS Society of New Zealand)

    Other

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Aids Hotline

    Tel: 0800 802 437

     

     

    Attention Deficit Disorders

    MidCentral Health has a standardised process for assessing and treating children with ADHD across Child Health, the Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service and Oranga Hinengaro Maori Mental Health Services.

    How to seek help

    Discuss the problems with the class teacher and school. Assessment by Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) or service.

    See your GP for a general health check. Make sure vision and hearing is OK.

    Home parenting strategies. There are many books available and some community support groups. Talk to other parents.

    If there are still problems after these steps then referral to MidCentral Health may be appropriate. Your GP can help with this in conjunction with the school. The Home and School Behavioural Assessment Forms need to be completed.

    See MidCentral Health website for more information on health referral options and infromation forms.

    Dermatomyositis Support Group

    Rangi and Stella Williams
    17 Kelman Road
    Kelston 0602
    Auckland

    Tel: (09) 818 4637
    Mobile: (021) 233 4497
    E-mail: contact@jdmsfriends.org.nz
    Website: www.jdmsfriends.org.nz

    JDMS Friends is a support group that offers information and contacts with other families who have loved ones with Dermatomyositis within New Zealand.
    Dermatomyositis is one of a group of acquired muscle diseases called inflammatory myopathies. The disease affects both children and adults. Females are more often affected than males. Dermatomyositis is characterized by a rash accompanying, or more often, preceding muscle weakness. The rash looks like patchy, bluish-purple discolorations on the face, neck, shoulders, upper chest, elbows, knees, knuckles, and back. Some people may also develop calcium deposits, which appear as hard bumps under the skin. The most common symptom is muscle weakness, usually affecting the muscles that are closest to the trunk of the body.

    Imagine not imagining, reaching for a thought that eludes you, or wanting to dance but your feet won't do your bidding. Stroke, Alzheimer's' disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy are just some of the brain disorders that steal our ability to write, dance, and recall the precious memories of our lives.

    University of Auckland researchers, Professor Richard Faull, Dr Maurice Curtis and Monica Kam have identified a "repair pathway" which adult neural stem cells travel along to repair the human brain, opening up an exciting new field of research that could potentially lead to treatments for many brain disorders.

    It is estimated one in five New Zealanders will suffer from a brain disorder in their lifetime, and these can be devastating, not just on the sufferer but on their families and caregivers.

    The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand is an independent body that raises money to support neurological research and education in New Zealand. The Foundation is funded by individual New Zealanders, with more than 95 per cent of contributions coming from donations and bequests.

    Donations are capitalised and the interest is used to fund research grants. This system provides ongoing funding for career scientists and long-term research projects. All grant applications are internationally peer reviewed to ensure only good-quality research is funded. Last year, the Foundation gave close to $1.5 million in grants to researchers and students, covering a wide spectrum of neurological disorders.

    Over the last decade alone, the Foundation has funded more than 200 projects and currently supports more than 40 research studies being run at tertiary institutions throughout the country.

    This unique dedicated funding body has helped produce world-class researchers and students. It also uses the combined expertise and detailed knowledge of this group to inform the public about advances made in neurological disorder prevention and cures.

    Eating Disorders

    Womens Health Collective
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 0314

    Go Natural Health

    178 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 6638
    Fax: (06) 368 6638
    E-mail: gonatural@paradise.co.nz

    Staff:
    Charlotte Johnson

    Services:
    Vitamins & Minarials
    Sports Suplements
    Herbal Remedies

    Huntington's Disease Association

    Huntington's Disease Association (Wellington) Inc
    PO Box 30420
    Lower Hutt 5040

    Tel: (06) 213 0307
    Mobile: (027) 496 6500
    E-mail: kevans.wellingtonhda@hotmail.com
    Website: www.huntingtons.org.nz/wellington.php
     
    Open hours

    Contact:
    Karen Evans RN, Huntington's Advisor
    Manawatu/Wanganui/Taranaki
     
    Services:
    * provide information/education on HD & the specialist services available
    * visit & support people, families, and caregivers affected by HD
    * establish support networks and access to suitable  services
    * a national newsletter with up to date information on new  developments

    Kotuku Consultancy & Health Management Co Ltd

    Kotuku Lodge
    635 State Highway One
    Te Horo

    P.O.Box 97
    Waikanae

    Tel: (06) 364 3257
    Mobile: (027) 293 6569
    Fax: (06) 364 3457
    E-mail: labone@xtra.co.nz

    Staff:
    Vivienne Labone

    Services:
    Specialising in:-
      Gap analysis on H &D sector standards for
      Certification and surveillance
      Health Standards Auditing
      Quality user friendly systems and control
      Policy and protocol development & review
      Education and staff training
      Managing complaints
      Managing and advising on difficult employment issues; negotiations and contract development

    Recruitment:-
      Human Resources
      Manager support, training & mentoring
      Organizational structure and development
      Budget control
      All aspects of managing Aged Care Facilities
      Risk management and hazard identification
      Occupational Health & Safety within care facilities and hospitals (residents, staff, contractors  & visitors)
      Risk management, identification and evaluation
      Developing plans of care

     

    Kohutu Health

    48 Martins Rd
    RD 31, Manakau
    Levin 5573

    Tel: (06)362 6826
    Fax: (06) 362 6859
    E-mail: phmartin@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.kohutu.co.nz

    Hours: Flexible

    Staff :
    Phillippa (Pip) Martin MA (Hons), Dip Tch, QSM
    Trained Scenar Therapist,  Member Scenar Therapist Assoc Australasia
    Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology for Holistic Body Workers (Hons)

    Services: 
    Pain relief for acute and chronic conditions.
    Interest in heavy metal and chemical poisoning
    Information and resources for nutrient-dense foods based on principles of traditional nutrition  (see www.westonaprice.org  and  http://www.gaps.me/preview/)
    Homeobotanicals

    Levin and Districts Befrienders

    Jack Allen Community House
    21 Durham Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 9818

    Services:
    Interdenoninational, voluntry and non-political group providing care for the elderly, lonely and housebound in the community.  Has operated for 25 years as a completly voluntary organisation.

    Levin Multiple Birth Club

    23 Charles St
    LEVIN

    Tel: (06) 368 2631

    Contact:
    Sue Smith

    Services:
    In New Zealand more than 700 sets of twins, 15 sets of triplets and on average one set of quadruplets are born each year.

    If you are expecting, or raising multiples, the Levin Multiple Birth Association can help you.

    "Supporting parents of Multiples"

    Manawatu S F (Schizophrenia Fellowship)

    3rd Floor
    Westside Chambers
    151 The Square
    Palmerston North  
     
    Tel: (06) 355 8561
    Fax: (06) 355 8562 
    E-mail: manawatu.s.f@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.sfnat.org.nz/

    Mission Statement
    To provide the best possible education, advocacy and support for family/whanau of people experiencing a major mental illness.
     
    Schizophrenia is a mental illness that can seriously affect a person's life, as well as the lives of their family and friends.
    The onset of schizophrenia usually takes place in the late teens or early 20's - sometimes later for women. Around the world, approximately 1% of the population -- or one in a hundred people - will experience some form of schizophrenia.

    Even though schizophrenia is rare, its early onset and the lifelong disability it brings to people affected, including their families, make schizophrenia one of the most catastrophic mental illnesses.

    The name 'schizophrenia' has its roots the ancient Greek language, where two words meaning 'split' and 'mind' were combined. This explains the common misconception is that schizophrenia is a "multiple personality" - which is a very rare disorder and completely unrelated to schizophrenia.

     

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Tel: 0800 800 337
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:

    Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

    PO Box 1004
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 353 7236
    Freephone: 0800 555 050
    Fax: (06) 353 7232
    E-mail: advocacy@hdc.org.nz
    Website: www.hdc.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Staff:
    Tina Auckram, Advocate
    Horrice Molyneux, Advocate
    Tel: (06) 353 7236

    Lyneen Allen, Specialist Deaf Advocate
    Text only: (027) 233 4905

    Services:
    Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti
    48 advocates  nationwide covering from Kaitaia to Bluff
    Free, confidential, independent advocacy for all consumers of health or disability services

    Click here to read about the Code of Rights

    New Zealand Multiple Birth Association

    PO Box 1258
    Wellington

    Freephone: 0800 4 TWINS ETC (0800 489 467)
    Website: http://www.nzmba.info

    Services:
    In New Zealand more than 700 sets of twins, 15 sets of triplets and on average one set of quadruplets are born each year.

    If you are expecting, or raising multiples, the New Zealand Multiple Birth Association can help you.

    "Supporting parents of Multiples"

    Otaki Memorial RSA

    9 Raukawa Street
    PO Box 84
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 6221
    Fax: (06) 364 6223
    E-mail: otakirsa@xtra.co.nz

    PATHS (Providing Access to Health Solutions)

    PATHS
    Work and Income
    32 Victoria Avenue
    Private Bag 11400
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 952 1453 or 0800 559 009
    Fax: (06) 952 0085
    Website: www.msd.govt.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Contacts:
    PATHS Coordinator, Work and Income: Roz O’Connor

    Services:
    To participate in PATHS, the person must:


    - be in receipt of a Jobseeker Support on the grounds of a health condition or a disability or Supported Living Payment from Work and Income; and
    - have a health barrier to employment driven by their health condition or disability; and
    - be willing to undertake paid employment; and
    - live in the DHB catchment of the Work and Income region offering PATHS.


    The overall objective of the PATHS service is to identify and provide an appropriate intervention for clients on either the Jobseeker Support on the grounds of a health condition or a disability or Supported Living Payment. This includes access to health care with the objective of participants returning to employment.

    Personal Advocacy Trust Inc

    9 Margaret Street
    PO Box 30 469
    Lower Hutt 5040

    National office:
    Ms Verity Doak, National Director
    Tel: (04) 385 9175
    E-mail: advocacy@patrust.org.nz

    A trust to provide advocacy /friendship for people with an intellectual disability after their parents die for the rest of their lives. The service is paid for with a once only fee.

     

    Offender Reintegration Programme

    Contacts Central Region:
    Grant Hayde: Prisoner Re-integration Officer

    Tel: 06 952 0982
      
    Services:
    We aim to improve outcomes and contribute to achievement of a seamless service for our clients exiting prison back into our region. 
      
    A team works together to develop best practice initiatives and develop a process whereby a client�s medical eligibility and their full and correct entitlement is established with referral to the appropriate community services, ensuring consistent care is provided after release.

    What happens?

    A Prisoner Re-Integration Officer attends one-on-one interviews with clients due to exit from prison.

    Clients requesting a medical related benefit will be requested to sign a health consent form to ensure the release of medical information between health practitioners involved in their care and Work and Income.

    Prisoner Re-Integration Officer emails a referral to Regional Health Advisor (RHA) advising of Prison release dates.

    RHA will liaise with the Prison Medical Staff and Host GPs regarding current medical information and medical review of entitlement if required.

    Client will either be medically reviewed in Prison by a medical practitioner or have an appointment scheduled for medical review with their host GP upon release.

    The Prison Medical Practitioner will advise of outgoing referrals to community services and back to the clients host GP if they have identified one.

    A Work and Income Case Manager and Prisoner Re-Integration Officer will be notified of the recommendation regarding the client's medical eligibility for the most appropriate benefit entitlement.

    The Prison Re-Integration Officer will ensure clients benefit entitlements are processed in a timely manner with a referral to the Employment Coordinator if identified in the clients plan.

    Follow up will be provided by Work and Income staff as required.

    Riding for the Disabled - Time to Ride


     
    Tel: (06) 376 7909

    Hours: Riding weekly during term time by appointment (note there is a waiting list)

    Staff:
    Steph Creswell

    Services:
    Horses helping people
    99% volunteer service
    Children and adults welcome
    Medical approval required
    Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Education, Behaviour Modification and Social Contact.
    Horse Riding for Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities

    NZRDA is an association of 53 Member Groups. Groups offer varying service according to the needs of their riders. The three general fields covered by RDA in New Zealand are:

    Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Education, Behaviour Modification and Social Contact.
    Horse Riding for Sport and Recreation for people with disabilities.
    Some Groups also incorporate Driving for the Disabled into their programme.

    Benefits of Riding
    Our Riders attend riding to achieve a specific goal, whether it is therapeutic, educational or sporting, riding develops, improves and promotes:

    Balance and co-ordination, posture and muscle tone.
    Concentration, self discipline and self - esteem.
    Perception and spatial awareness.
    Communication and social skills.
    Independence and encourages decision making.
     
    Types of Disabilities
    Riding for the disabled caters for people of all ages who:
    Are physically challenged with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, or stroke, or have visual and hearing impairment; or
    Have intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities; or
    Have learning disabilities.

    The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu

    112 - 116 Te Awe Awe Street
    Hokowhitu
    Palmerston North.

    Tel: (06) 357 1557 (Main Administration Office)
    Fax: (06) 357 9321
    E-mail: admin@rcm.org.nz
    Website: http://www.rcm.org.nz

    Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm

    Staff:
    CEO - Maxine Dale
    E-mail: maxine@rcm.org.nz

    Service Manager - Linda Parata
    E-mail: linda@rcm.org.nz

    A Board of Trustees is responsible for the guidance and governance of the Foundation.

    The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu Board of Trustees
    Chairperson: Bruce Andrews
    Kay Archibald
    Ann Cresswell
    Peter Grey
    Sue O'Sullivan
    Isla Prenter
    Colin Southey

    Services:
    The Ryder Cheshire Foundation (Manawatu) is a charitable organisation located at 112 - 116 Te Awe Awe Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North. It was established in 1979 to develop a positive support structure for people with a physical disability. It is an independent and charitable organisation whose single and dedicated purpose is to ensure people with physical disabilities live as full and active lives as possible. Whether physically disabled from birth, by accident or illness adults coming under the care of the Foundation are provided with accommodation, care and support to develop skills, gain confidence and a sufficient level of independence to reach their full potential and enjoy a quality of life.

     

     

    Sensory Resource Centre

    Somerset Crescent School
    45 Somerset Crescent
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 1133
    Fax: (06) 356 1132
    E-mail: srcpnorth@xtra.co.nz

    Contact:
    Meredith Pitcher, Senior Resource Teacher, Vision.

    Services include:
    Educational base for teachers of Blind & Vision Impaired, and Deaf & Hearing Impaired learners. Ministry of Education-funded.
    Education and support service for Blind & Vision Impaired learners, from birth to end of secondary school, from Blind & Low Vision Education Network N.Z. (BLENNZ).
    A teaching service for Deaf & Hearing Impaired learners receiving support from Van Asch Deaf Education Centre.

     

    Tararua REAP

    Tel: (06) 374 6565
    Fax: (06) 374 6562
    E-mail:
     
    Hours:

    Staff:
    Theo Henricksen
    Sam Williams
    Mitchell Tiaiti
    Jeanne O'Brien

     

    WellTrust

    Level 2
    14 Laings Road
    P O Box 30933
    Lower Hutt

    Tel: (04) 568 0370
    E-mail: murray@welltrust.org.nz
    Website: www.welltrust.org.nz

    Office hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm

    Services:
    WellTrust is the greater Wellington region youth alcohol and other drug service.
    We are a certified provider of outpatient services and cater to the culture that is youth.
    We see clients at our premises, and also go to where the youth are; so much of our work is carried out in secondary schools around the region.
    Our services are free, although charges may be involved for comprehensive assessment reports.
    We provide an assessment and counselling intervention service for young people, age 10-19, who have, or are thought to have, alcohol or other drug problems. Clients may refer themselves or be referred by schools, parents, CYF, Police, Courts, Probation Services and other agencies.   In Kapiti, we work with clients at Kapiti College, Paraparaumu College, Kapiti Centre of Learning and Paraparaumu Police Station.

    Whakapai Hauora (Best Care)

    140 -148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: BCWH@rangitaane.iwi.nz

    Work and Income

    Te Hiranga Tangata
    A service of the Ministry of Social Development

    521 Main Street
    Private Bag 11 011
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: 0800 559 009
    Fax: (06) 952 0084
    Website: www.workandincome.govt.nz

    Services:
    Work and Income provides financial assistance and employment services throughout New Zealand. We offer a single point of contact for New Zealanders needing job search support, financial assistance and in-work support.

    Work and Income helps people into work and pays income support on behalf of the Government. This includes  Veteran's Pension payments along with the administration of residential care and support subsidies.

    Work and Income also administers:
    - the Community Services Card
    - International Services
    - and Employer Line that offers a fast, efficient and free recruiting service to Employers.

    We work with other government agencies, employers, business and community groups to design and run projects that generate work opportunities. These projects assist people throughout New Zealand to improve their and their family's lives through paid employment.

    As part of the Ministry of Social Development we play a major role in supporting the Ministry's vision of an inclusive New Zealand, where all people are able to participate in the social and economic life of their communities.

    Parkinsons

    Horowhenua

  • Parkinsons Society Kapiti/Horowhenua Inc

    Manawatu

  • Parkinsons Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

  • Parkinsons Society Kapiti/Horowhenua Inc

    Aputu Place
    P O Box 385
    Waikanae

    Tel & Fax: (04) 904 4240
    E-mail: kaphoro@paradise.net.nz
    Website: www.parkinsons.org.nz

    Contact:
    Vanessa Shaw, Field Officer

    Services:
    Field officer service to all people with Parkinsons
    Support groups for people with Parkinsons, their families and friends
    Encourage and support education about Parkinsons
    A bi-monthly newsletter is provided and education about Parkinsons is offered to hospitals, rest homes and any interested groups.
    Home visits
    Monthly meetings of support groups; carers groups and a newly diagnosed group.

    For information on Parkinsons Disease please visit our website: www.parkinsons.org.nz

     

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Foxton to Pukerua Bay
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Computer
    Audit

    Parkinsons Manawatu

    Division Contact:
    Alan Cox
    Tel: (06) 357 0088
    E-mail: awcox@inspire.net.nz

    Dianne Ackerman, Field Officer
    Tel:
    (06) 325 8058
    Fax: (06) 325 8053
    E-mail: dackerman@ihug.co.nz

    Services
    We offer members:
    Information on Parkinsons
    Regular up-to date information through our national magazine
    Responsible reporting of recent research and international experiences
    Books and audio-visual material
    Local meetings and education programmes
    Activities such as exercise classes and speech therapy
    Advice on health and welfare assistance available
    Home visits from a Field Officer.
    In addition, we can provide information and educational services to non-members. e.g. health professionals and the general public.
    We work closely with other neurological organisations, and in some remote areas, Field Officer services are supplied by the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Red Cross

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Levin Red Cross

    Levin

    Tel: TBA

    Contact: TBA

    New Zealand Red Cross Palmerston North

    245 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 8152
    Fax: (06) 357 5092
    E-mail: eastwest@redcross.org.nz
    website: www.redcross.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Services:
    First aid courses
    Meals on wheels
    Book sale op shop

     

    New Zealand Red Cross

    PO Box 12-069
    Thorndon
    Wellington

    Tel: (04) 499 5827
    Fax: (04) 471 8256
    E-mail: central@redcross.org.nz
    Website: www.redcross.org.nz

    Area Manager: Ken Birdling

     

    Rehabilitation

    Abano Rehabilitation

    31 Weston Avenue
    Roslyn
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6858
    Fax: (06) 353 6873
    E-mail: rewa.robert@abanorehab.co.nz
    Website: www.abanorehab.co.nz

    Hours:
    Office hours 8:30am to 5:00pm

    Staff and qualifications:
    Registered Nurses
    Occupational Therapists
    Clinical Psychologist
    Physiotherapist
    Speech Language Therapist
    Rehabilitation Coach Assistants

    Services:
    Specialised residential rehabilitation services to people who have traumatic brain injury and other complex injuries.

    Our regional teams provide individually tailored programmes for clients, to encourage them to become as independent as possible and manage their everyday activities as much as possible, following severe injury.

    The support provided and the home-like environment enables clients to take part in and relearn the normal daily tasks that are part of living in a home and a community.  Staff work with families and support groups to ensure that residential clients make the best possible recovery and have the best possible quality of life.

    Abano Rehabilitation residential facilities are in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Gisborne, Hastings and Palmerston North.

     

    Adapt Therapy Services

    220B Broadway Avenue
    Terrace End
    Palmerston North

    PO Box 5381
    Palmerston North 

    Tel: (06) 357 1700
    Fax: (06) 357 1704
    E-mail: admin@adapttherapy.co.nz
    Website: www.adapttherapy.co.nz

    Staff:
    Multi-disciplinary Team including:
    Physiotherapists
    Occupational Therapists
    Psychologists
    Social Workers
    Registered Nurses
    Occupational Health Nurses
    Vocational Consultants

    Services:
    Adapt Therapy Services is a community-based organisation offering assessment, rehabilitation services and preventative initiatives.
    Services include, but are not limited to:
    Active Physio
    Social Rehabilitation Assessments
    Training for Independence Programmes
    Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments and Services
    Vocational (Occupational) assessments
    AMPS assessments
    Worksite assessments
    Task Analysis
    Return to work programmes
    Injury prevention education
    Ergonomic review
    Occupational Therapy assessments
    Nursing assessments, Physiotherapy assessments
    Social work assessments
    Speech language therapy assessments

    Respiratory

     

    Horowhenua Breathe Easy Support Group

    Contact: Carroll Cumming
    Tel: (06) 368 6255
    E-mail: carroll.c@xtra.co.nz

    We support people with lung conditions and their carers through monthly meetings, outings, exercise, speakers and fellowship.

    Meetings are on the fourth Thursday of every month (except December), 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
    Hudson Room
    Levin Cosmopolitan Club
    49-51 Oxford Street
    Levin

    Background information:
    One in four New Zealand children has asthma.
    Asthma is the most common cause of child hospital admissions.
    COPD is the 4th most common cause of death in New Zealand.
    Rates of asthma and COPD are expected to rise over the next two decades.
    The Asthma Foundation is a non-governmental charitable organisation that provides education, information, advocacy and research on asthma and other respiratory conditions.

    Manawatu Breathe Easy Support Group (Inc.)

    Supported by Palmerston North Hospital Respiratory Sevices

    Contacts:
    David Casey
    Tel: (06) 328 7807
    Thelma Roberts, Secretary
    Tel: (06) 326 8781

    Services:
    Objective - To improve the quality of life for those suffering from respiratory diseases and to support their cares, partners and spouses through fellowship ands knowledge.

    Why?  Shortness of breath is frightening, particularly for people suffering from chronic lung conditions.  Lung disease is a stressful life event, which can lead to lifestyle changes causing panic, isolation and depression.

    For adults with lung conditions such as:
    Asthma
    Chronic bronchitis
    Emphysema

    Meetings:
    Third Thursday of every month
    10.30am - 12.30pm Morning tea and meeting
    Cloverlea Neighbourhood Tavern, 301 Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
    No charge
    Transport - ring us - we can try to help.

    Topics:
    Meet people with a common personal interest in managing their lung condition
    Gentle exercises
    Social outings
    Key speakers
    Outings

     

    The Asthma Foundation

    Head Office Tel: (04) 499 4592
    E-mail: info@asthmafoundation.org.nz
    Website: www.asthmafoundation.org.nz

    Meetings:
    Manawatu Breathe Easy Support Group

    (For adults with lung conditions such as asthma, cronic bronchitis and emphysema)
    Contact: Peter (06) 354 2996

    Third Thursday of every month, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
    (morning tea provided free of charge)
    Cloverlea Neighbourhood Tavern
    301 Tremaine Avenue
    Palmerston North

    Horowhenua Support Group
    Contact: Carroll Cumming (06) 368 6255

    Fourth Thursday of every month, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
    Presbyterian Church Hall
    Oxford Street
    Levin

    Background information:
    - One in four New Zealand children has asthma.
    - Asthma is the most common cause of child hospital admissions.
    - COPD is the 4th most common cause of death in New Zealand.
    -Rates of asthma and COPD are expected to rise over the next two decades.
    - The Asthma Foundation is a non-governmental charitable organisation that provides education, information, advocacy and research on asthma and other respiratory conditions.

     

    Samaritans

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Samaritans

    P O Box 12-100
    Wellington North

    24 hour helpline: Freephone 0800 726 666
    Website:
    www.samaritans.org.nz

    We provide a 24 hour telephone supportive listening service for people who are lonely, despairing, or suicidal; We are non religious and non judgemental.

    Samaritans of Horowhenua

    PO Box 77
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 3096 and (0800) 72 6666 Helpline
    Information and message minder: (06) 368 3534
    Website: www.samaritans.org.nz

    Services:
    We provide a 24 hour telephone supportive listening service for people who are lonely, despairing, or suicidal; We are non religious and non judgemental.

    Samaritans do:
    listen and help people talk through what's troubling them
    offer compassion and understanding
    offer callers confidentiality and anonymity
    discuss options
    offer support and encouragement

    Samaritans don't:
    give advice
    solve people's problems. Samaritans don't focus on the problem; they respond to the person
    make referrals, but they are ready to listen and continue to support callers in need of a listening ear

    Samaritans of Manwatu

    5 Pitt street
    PO Box 1963
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 2442 helpline (0800) 72 6666 24 hour
    Website: www.samaritans.org.nz

    Services:
    We provide a 24 hour telephone supportive listening service for people who are lonely, despairing, or suicidal; We are non religious and non judgemental.

    Samaritans do:
    listen and help people talk through what's troubling them
    offer compassion and understanding
    offer callers confidentiality and anonymity
    discuss options
    offer support and encouragement

    Samaritans don't:
    give advice
    solve people's problems. Samaritans don't focus on the problem; they respond to the person
    make referrals, but they are ready to listen and continue to support callers in need of a listening ear

    Sexual Health

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Rangatahi Youth Health & Wellbeing

    (A & D Sexual Health)
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 3425

    Sexual Health Centre

    Community Village P.N. Hospital
    Ruahine Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 350 8602

    Clinic Hours:
    Women:
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Mornings
    Men: Monday & Wednesday Afternoons

    Sight Loss

    Horowhenua

  • Foundation for the Blind, Levin Advisory Committee
  • Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Foundation for the Blind, Levin Advisory Committee

    Tel: (06) 367 0470

    Contact: Mr Neill McKenzie

    Services:
    Organize social activities.
    Manage talking books.

    Keywords:
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Computer
    Audit

    Palmerston North Visual Resource Centre

    Somerset Crescent School
    45 Somerset Crescent
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 1133
    Fax: (06) 356 1132
    E-mail: srcpnorth@xtra.co.nz

    Contact:
    Meredith Pitcher, Senior Resource Teacher, Vision.

    Services include:
    Educational base for teachers of Blind & Vision Impaired.
    Ministry of Education-funded.
    Education and support service for Blind & Vision Impaired learners, from birth to end of secondary school, from Blind & Low Vision Education Network N.Z. (BLENNZ).

     

     

     

    Parents of Vision Impaired

    Tel: (0800) 312 019
    E-mail: paul@pvi.org.nz
    Website: www.pvi.org.nz

    Contact:
    Paul Manning, Executive Officer

    Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind

    Head Office
    Awhina House
    Private bag 99941
    Newmarket
    Auckland

    Tel: (09) 355 6900
    Fax: (09) 355 6919
    Website: www.rnzfb.org.nz

    Hours:
    8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Services:
    The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) is the country’s main provider of sight loss habilitation and rehabilitation services to over 11,500 blind and partially sighted New Zealanders.
    We equip our members with the adaptive skills, technology and resources they need to overcome the barriers they face to participating fully in society and leading independent lives.
    Our vision is to empower and support blind and partially sighted people to ensure they have the same opportunities and choices as everyone else.

    For more information please visit the RNZFB website.

    Smoking Cessation

    Whakarotia, Kai Kore
    Al Koe, E Kai Paipa

    Public Health
    Hauora Mo Te Iwi

    Breaking The Shackles
    Whatinga O Nga Here

    E Putunga Kopaki, Mo Ratau,
    Pirangi Ana Kia Mutu,
    Te Kai Paipa

    Most people quit by setting a date, and simply stopping smoking on that day "Cold Turkey" method. Others have found that they need help to quit. This website lists some organisations, individuals and products that may be of assistance.

    All hospital patients are asked their smoking status, given brief advice to quit and offered the hospital based smoking cessation service for support.

    Please remember:

    Contact our Smoking Cessation Coordinator:
    JD Wild
    E-mail: JD.wild@manawatupho.org.nz
    Cell: (021) 791 459

    General Practitioners

    Most GPs are able to advise their patients on smoking cessation. Some offer quit programmes, support, and prescription fro the subsidised nicotine replacement therapy.

    If you have experienced weight gain during previous attempts to quit your GP may offer advice, or refer you to a dietician.

    Prescription medication to help with quitting may be prescribed by your GP.

     

     

    Maori Health Providers

    Whakapai Hauora:
    140-148 Maxwells Line
    Palmerston North
    Tel: 06 353 6385

    Te Runanga O Raukawa
    Whiti Ora Programme:

    139 South Street
    Feilding
    Tel: (06) 323 6446 or (027) 2293 3273

    3 Keepa Street
    Levin
    Tel: (06) 368 8678

    51 Main Street
    Otaki
    Tel: (06) 364 5121


    Aukati Kai Paipa is a free kanohi ki te kanohi service that is delivered locally within most communities.

    This programme offers Māori and their whānau, the opportunity to address their smoking addiction through a range of services.

    Services include free nicotine patches or gum, motivational counseling and ongoing support.

     

    Other Programmes

    Quit Smoking Services:

    Quit Coach (06) 350 9119
    A hospital based programme for patients, whanau and hospital staff.  For further information phone the quit coaches.

    UCOL Student Health:
    Cnr Princess & King Streets
    Palmerston North
    Tel: (06) 952  7010

    Massey University:
    Medical Centre
    Level 1 Registry Building
    Massey University Campus
    Tel: (06) 350 5533

    Quit Now:
    Anton Vanwyk (06) 359 0977
    Rex Ussher (06) 356 1141

    Programme runs over three consecutive weeks, with a total of seven one hour sessions, five of which are held during the second week. Cost $25 (inc GST).

     

    Books

    Pukapuka

    Public libraries in your area have a selection of books written specifically for those wishing to quit.

    These books deal with problems such as weight gain and stress, which some people experience as they stop smoking. 

    Check your library catalogue or computer under "Smoking", or ask your librarian for help.

    Quit Smoking for the ones you love  - Published in April 2009 by the Cancer Society HP259 (a)

    Safe sleep ESSENTIALS, information on preventing SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy) October 2009 Code HE1228

    Nicotine replacement - patches, gum, lozenge  Code: IS007  The Quit Group, September 2008

    Having a smoke Having a think Revised September 2008, Reprinted June 2009. Code: HE1109

    The Quit Book. Reprinted September 2008. Code: HE10106

    He ara orange - A journey to wellbeing Code: HE1807  ISBN: 0-476-00805-0 The Quit Group, Nov 2006

    The Cancer Society of New Zealand maintains a range of resources to support our smokefree work including:
    - Information Sheets
    - Printed materials (resources such as leaflets, posters and DVDs) 

    Other New Zealand agencies which produce  resources include:
    - HealthEd,
    - Health Sponsorship Council
    - Auahi Kore brand
    - Secondhand Smoke
    - The Quit Group
    - Te Hotu Manawa Maori
    - Pacific Island Heart Beat
    - Te Reo Marama

    Read more at the Cancer Society of New Zealand ...

    Further Help

    Public Health Services
    Health on Main
    575 Main Street
    Palmerston North
    Tel: (06) 350 4560

    or

    A comprehensive free quit book and other educational resources on smoking and second hand tobacco smoke are available from the:

    Manawatu Cancer Society
    Tel: (06) 356 5355

    Disclaimer

    Mid Central Health expressly disclaim any liability in respect of:
    - any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the use products or services listed
    - Any acts, omissions, or errors which may have occurred.

    MidCentral Health does not necessarily endorse the products and services listed.

    Note: The material listed within this document is not necessary an exhaustive list of services and products available.

    September 2009
    Communication ref: 1521

    Quitline

    Quitline Tel: 0800 778 778 (Tollfree)
    Website: www.quit.org.nz
    Email: quit@quit.org.nz

    A call to quit-line will offer you support information and access to nicotine replacement therapy.

    You will speak to a quit coach who will assess your needs and provide information and follow-up support.

    If you qualify for nicotine replacement therapy, you will be sent a voucher.

    This can be taken to your local pharmacy where it will be exchanged for nicotine patches, gum or lozenge, at the cost of $3.00 per item.

    Social services

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Alternative Education

    306 Hokio Beach Road
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 6495

    Services:
    Alternative education

    Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust

    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: Delwyn Hakaria at: delwyn@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=8

    Contact:
    Ganga Aiyar

    Services:
    We provide counselling and social support services to-
    Individuals
    Whanau
    Couples
    Pakeke (Adults)
    Kaumatua/Kuia (Elders)
    Rangatahi (Young Adults)
    Tamariki (Children)
    Male and Female

    Counselling services include-
    Child misbehaviour/management
    Physical and/or sexual abuse
    Marital strife
    Loneliness
    Custody Issues
    Domestic violence/anger
    Stress and depression
    Parenting skills
    Mental Health Problems
    Gender Identity Issues
    Cultural Issues
    Household management
    Finance/budgeting (including referrals)
    Unemployment
    Child care needs
    Loss/Grief/Depression
    Acceptance of illness and/or disabilities
    Behaviour Issues
    Self-esteem Issues

    Whanau Wellbeing Programme
    This is a programme to assist whanau where domestic violence occurs within the household. There is no cost to access this programme.

    Muaūpoko Tribal Authority

    Our Mission: Enhancing the cultural, social and economic well being of Muaūpoko.

    306 Oxford Street
    P O Box 1080
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 3311
    Fax: (06) 367 3322
    E-mail: mta@muaupoko.iwi.nz

    Services:

    Health
    Kaumatua exercise programme
    Community garden
    Youth motivation

    Welfare
    Shared care bednights
    Friday night youth
    Violence avoidance for young women

    Education
    Alternative education

    Justice
    Alternative action

    SKIP
    Matua Tane

    OSCAR
    After school care
    School holiday programme

    Social Work in Schools

    Te Runanga O Rauakwa
    Toiora Whanau Social Services

    208a Main Highway
    PO Box 144
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5121
    Fax: (06) 364 5498
    E-mail: otaki@raukawa.iwi.nz

    3 Keepa Street
    PO Box 586
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8678
    Fax: (06) 368 8679
    E-mail: levin@raukawa.iwi.nz


    C/- MASH
    602 - 606 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 4693
    E-mail: pn@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Services:
    Social Worker in Schools is a school based services.
    The social worker is placed within specific schools and is available to support tamariki and whanau with issues outside the classroom that may be affecting the well-being of a child and the child's ability to learn.
    SWIS provide education programmes that focus on empowering tamariki and whanau.
    SWIS liaise with schools and other agencies.
    SWIS provide links to other services including:
    Parenting support
    Sexual abuse awareness
    Anger change
    Holiday programmes
    Complimentary health
    Counseling

    Social Workers in Schools:
    Palmerston North
    Takaro Primary, Awapuni, Sommerset
    Roslyn, Terrace End
    Tel: (06) 353 6910 or (027) 207 1826
    Tel: (06) 357 9946 or (027) 361 6173

    Horowhenua
    Coley Street, Foxton, Foxton Primary, Shannon
    Oroua Downs, Foxton South, Porotauwhao, St Marys
    Tel: (06) 363 8269 or (027) 2071540
    Tel: (06) 363 8331 or (027) 6213322

    Levin
    St Josephs, Levin Intermediate, Levin North, Taitoko East, Levin
    Tel (06) 368 8731
    Tel: (027) 293 3271
    Tel: (027) 326 8417

    Otaki
    Tel: (027) 244 9479

     

    Te Aroha Noa Community Services

    12 - 26 Brentwood Avenue
    PO Box 7141
    Palmerston North

    Contact:
    Tel: (06) 358 2255
    Fax: (06) 358 5399
    E-mail: tearohanoa@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.tearohanoa.org.nz

    Services:
    Te Aroha Noa Community Services is an innovative family/whanau and community development organisation based in the multi-cultural suburb of Highbury, Palmerston North.  We have the following services:
    HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters)
    First Steps Adult Learning Community,
    Aerobics and Gym
    Singing classes
    Kapa Haka
    Guitar Classes
    UCOL Computer courses
    Craft Group
    Counselling & Therapy
    Violence Free Community Initiative
    Family/Whanau Development
    Practice Research & Teaching
    Early Childhood Education Centre
    SKIP (Strategies for Kids Information for Parents)
    Young Mum support groups (x2)

    Te Aroha Noa Community Services is committed to providing multi-disciplinary, holistic and integrated services that are designed to assist families/whanau  to unleash their potential. It seeks to empower the community through a community development approach to identify its own needs, resources and solutions.


     

    Toiora Whanau Social Services

    208a Main Highway
    PO Box 144
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5121
    Fax: (06) 364 5498
    E-mail: otaki@raukawa.iwi.nz

    3 Keepa Street
    PO Box 586
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 8678
    Fax: (06) 368 8679
    E-mail: levin@raukawa.iwi.nz

    C/- MASH
    602 - 606 Main Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 4693
    E-mail: pn@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Feilding Office
    139 South Street
    PO Box 404
    Feilding

    Tel: (06) 323 6446
    Fax: (06) 323 6243
    E-mail: feilding@raukawa.iwi.nz

    Services:
    Promote the health and wellbeing of Whanau, Hapu and Iwi
    Offer assistance in empowering Whanau through child based support services and education programmes.
    Home based whanau support
    Social workers in schools
    Appropriate care placements of tamariki and mokopuna
    Information and advice
    Counselling
    Advocacy with other departments
    Education awareness programmes
    He Ara Tika Mentoring programme
    Education programmes include:
    Whakapakari Whanau (Positive Parenting)
    Home management
    Whanau development
    Rangatahi programmes
    Tane/ Wahine programmes to address and reduce Domestic Violence
    Abuse - sexual, physical, psychological programmes

    St John

    Cook Street

    PO Box 681


    Palmerston North

    Tel: 0800 785 646
    (06) 355 5051
    Fax: (06) 355 0771
    Website: www.stjohn.org.nz

    Services:

    Ambulance Services
    St John provides ambulance services for approximately 85% of New Zealand's population. Each year, 600 salaried and 2200 volunteer St John Ambulance Officers care for and save the lives of thousands of New Zealanders and visitors to the country.

    To call for an ambulance in an emergency: phone 111 (including mobile phones)

    People with impaired hearing: phone 0800 16 16 16 (text phone only) or fax 0800 16 16 10

    Phone 111

    You need to act quickly and decisively, because often getting emergency services to the scene as soon as possible can make a great deal of difference to the outcomes.

    If you come across an accident or emergency, or if you are involved in one and are able to call us, there are some simple but very important things you need to do.

    Caring Caller
    St John Caring Caller is a free long-term friendship service that offers those who are housebound, or live on their own, the opportunity to stay in daily contact by phone with someone who cares about them.

    Event Services
    Each year, St John provides first aid and emergency care services at over 8,000 community events. We have more than 5000 uniformed St John volunteers and a fleet of support vehicles, ranging from well equipped ambulances to golf carts and even bicycles, available to help make your event a safe and enjoyable experience for all those attending.

    To book your event with St John electronically, please click here.

    To find out more about St John Events services, and the complete range of first aid and emergency care services our people are trained to provide:
    Phone toll free on 0800 ST JOHN (785 646) or
    E-mail: enquiries@stjohn.org.nz

    First Aid Courses
    It is so important to know First Aid. If someone you know were to have an accident or suffer a medical emergency -- could you help? Having a St John First Aid Kit and learning first aid with St John could literally mean the difference between life and death.
     
    First Aid Kits and Supplies
    St John First Aid Kits are designed to provide the necessary items to cover most accidents and medical emergencies that might occur in the home or the workplace.  For more information, please visit the St John website.
     
    Friends of the Emergency Department
    In times of distress, people need more than treatment. They also need information and support. But because Emergency Departments are always busy, staff often don't have time to give patients and their families the support and reassurance they're looking for. That's where St John Friends of the Emergency Department make such a difference.

    Health Shuttles
    Feilding Tel:
    (06) 323 5655
    Dannevirke Tel: (06) 374 5491
    If you are not well or you have health or mobility problems that make it difficult for you to get to your medical appointment, we can take you for treatment or to visit a specialist or hospital for minor day surgery in our fully equipped Health Shuttle.
     
    Healthline
    Healthline is a free, 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone advice line supported by the Ministry of Health.
     
    Lifelink Medical Alarms
    With Lifelink, you are only ever one touch of a button away from our assistance at any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

     


     

    Stroke

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Levin Stroke Support

    Jack Allen Community House
    21 Durham Street
    Levin 5510

    Tel & Fax: (06) 368 1590

    Hours: on demand

    Contacts:
    Alison Doig, Field Officer
    Tel: (06) 368 9933 or (027) 319 3602

    President: Mr Gary Huffadine
    Tel: (027) 358 4289

    Chairman: Mr Ivan Morgan
    Tel: 368 3622

    Services:
    Four programmes every month:
    * SCOPE for people with speech difficulties every second Monday of the month at 1.15pm at Te Whanau home
    * Caregivers support every third Monday at 10.30am at the Jack Allen Community House
    * Stroke Folks meeting over morning tea every fourth Friday at 10.00am at Jack Allen Community House
    * Committee meeting every third Tuesday at 1.30pm at the Jack Allen Community House
    * Weekly Boccia group that meets at Queen Street Chapel Hall starting at 1.00pm to 3.00pm. All are welcome.

     

     

     

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Horowhenua
    >30
    NFP
    Governance
    Voluntary
    Audit

    Otaki Stroke Support

    CENTRAL REGION INC

    Meet at 10.30am on the First Thursday of each month at the Otaki Presbyterian Church Hall
    Mill Road
    Otaki

    Contact:
    Chair/Secretary - Gloria Simpson
    c/o 9 Totara Street
    Otaki

    Tel:  (06) 364 6883
    Mobile: (021) 061 5208
    E-mail: chrisgloria@kol.co.nz

    Services:
    Education, health, social services, companionship.

    Meetings:
    Meet first Thursday of the month at 10.30am
    Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill Road Otaki
    Next meeting
    Enquiries to Gloria 06 364 6883

    Otaki Stroke Folks & Carers Coffee Group
    Meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at Oasis Cafe, Main Street, Otaki at 10.30am
    All welcome

    All welcome to attend

    For more information please contact Gloria (06) 364 6883, (021) 061 5208 or chrisgloria@kol.co.nz

    Stroke Foundation of NZ Inc

    National Office
    PO Box 12482
    Wellington

    Tel: 0800 78 76 53
    (04) 472 8099

    Violence Programmes

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

    Abuse & Rape Crisis Support - Manawatu

    (ARCS - Manawatu)

    Linton Court
    10 Linton Street
    PO Box 673
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 356 5868
    Fax: (06) 356-5867
    E-mail: admin@arcsmanawatu.org.nz
    Website: www.arcsmanawatu.org.nz

    Hours:
    Availability:
    Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm plus other hours by appointment
    Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
    Crisis Phone Line: 8.00pm - 8.00am

    Services:
    Provide support to survivors of sexual violence and their families.
    VOYAGE : Programme for children 5-11 years who have witnessed or experienced any form of abuse.
    Charges: Free Target Audience(s): Children

    Horowhenua Family Violence Intervention Programme Inc

    Jack Allen House
    21 Durham Street
    PO Box 624
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 4561 - 24 hours
    E-mail: hfvip@clear.net.nz

    Hours:
    24 hour service

    Services:
    Horowhenua Family Violence Intervention Programme Inc. runs programmes for both Men and Women.
    We promote non-violent relationships and are committed to breaking the cycle of violence and fear in the home.
    Our Mission Statement is: to work towards the prevention and elimination of all violence and to promote violence-free lifestyles for all people
    All programmes are run by experienced facilitators who are local residents, and who are committed to working toward more peaceful communities.
    The programmes are based on Equality and Respect.
    Available through Shannon, Foxton, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti.
    Read the pamphlet for more information.

    Keywords:
    Fixed
    Mobile
    Interface
    Horowhenua
    >18
    NFP
    Governance
    IT
    Audit

    Manawatu Alternatives To Violence / Manline

    F7, Community House
    77-85 King Street
    PO Box 12211
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 358 1211
    Fax: (06) 353 7577
    E-mail: manline@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.manline.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am till 5.00pm

    Some groups and appointments operate in the evenings

    Staff and qualifications:
    Counselling staff hold at minimum a certificate in counselling and the three males have all been working at Manline for at least ten years. They are members of NZAC &/or NZVPA

    Services:
    We believe that Manline services are unique in that regionally we are the only specialized agency offering facilitated groups where men can explore issues in their lives.
    Our programmes are designed to be educational, preventative, developmental and rehabilitative. We promote a non-violent lifestyle and provide support and encouragement for men who wish to change the way they live their lives.

    MANLINE TELEPHONE SERVICE:

    The telephone service is available 5 days a week for counselling, support & information during normal office hours.
    The phones are answered by male staff members who are trained to help men find their own solutions to their problems.
    We can offer a listening ear if you have a problem with
    -Loneliness
    -Work
    -Being a father
    -Anger & violence
    -Relationships
    -Separation & divorce
    -Being hurt sexually or physically
    If we can't help we will be able to put you in touch with someone who can

    STOPPING VIOLENCE/ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

    It is a program designed to help men identify both anger and violence and understand the difference between them.
    It is for men who find it hard to feel angry without becoming violent
    It is for men who have trouble recognizing and expressing their anger.
    It is for any man who wants to give up 'power and control tactics' and establish healthy relationships with other men, women and children in his life.

    Remember:

    Anger is an emotion that everybody has &
    violence is a behaviour that anyone can learn and unlearn.
    A violent relationship is defined as any relationship in which one person has become frightened by the other.

    MEN'S THERAPY / SELF CHANGE GROUPS:

    Currently we have one group operating every week. It runs from 7pm till 10pm in the evening and has a maximum of twelve men in the group. This group offers a place for men to explore issues in their lives in a safe supportive environment.

    INDIVIDUAL THERAPY / COUNSELLING:

    Individual work may benefit men who are feeling unable to cope with things in their world and require counselling on a one to one basis.

    LISTENING & COMMUNICATION SKILLS GROUP:

    This course is designed to teach basic listening and communication skills and may help men be assertive rather than aggressive.

    FATHERING GROUP:

    A group for men who want to be better dads to their children. We will look at our own fathering and exploring what it was like for you as a son, how you would have liked it to be, how you want it to be the same / different for your children.

    Sexual Abuse Centre

    6 Lincoln Place
    Levin

    Hours:
    Office 10.00am-2.00pm weekdays
    Crisis Line 6.00pm - 6.00am

    Tel: (06) 368 2233

    Womens Health

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Breast Screening Promotion Service

     Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
    140 - 148 Maxwells Line
    P O Box 1341
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 353 6385
    E-mail: yvonne@rangitaane.iwi.nz
    Website: http://www.whakapaihauora.maori.nz/information.php?info_id=13

    Contact:
    Eileen Hollands

    Services:
    Whakapai Hauora provides a free Breast Screening Promotion Services.
    Breast Screening Promotion
    Providing support (including transport) and awhi to Maori Women having a mammogram
    Community awareness raising the importance about breast screening to enable whanau to make more informed decisions
    Breast screening promotion presentations
    Advice to Maori Women and their whanau regarding choices available in relation to Breast Screening and Breast Health
    Support for Breast Screening assessment and treatment
    Age target 45-69 years

    Our Goals in Providing this Service are to-
    Increase the detection of Breast Cancer amongst Maori Women
    Reduce Maori mortality from Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about Breast Health and Breast Cancer
    Inform Maori and their whanau about the Breast Screening Programme
    Inform Maori Women and their whanau about the advantages of early detection

    Do the 'right thing' so you, and the whanau unit as a whole, remain healthy.

     

     

     

    Endometriosis Support

    P O Box 1683
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 359 2613
    Tel: 0800 733 277 (support line)

    Hono Wahine Resource Centre

    Otaki-Horowhenua Maternity Providers
    Pregnancy advice and information
    79 Oxford Street
    Levin 5510

    Tel: (06) 367 0030
    Fax: (06) 367 0045
    E-mail: honowahine@xtra.co.nz

     

    Otaki-Levin Midwives (also cover Foxton and Shannon)
    79 Oxford Street and 288 Main Highway, Otaki
    www.otakimidwives.org.nz

    Carla Easton
    Tel: 027 349 3880

    Kim Porthouse
    Tel: 021 297 0298

    Pauline Gray
    Tel: 027 227 5216

    Kim O'Donnell
    Tel: 027 349 3880

    Pager
    Tel: 364 0048

     

    Midwives Levin & Horowhenua (also cover Foxton, Shannon and Otaki)
    Corner Power and Winchester Street, Levin
    www.mlh.org.nz

    Jennie Ferguson
    Tel: 021 232 1980

    Jane Meredith
    Tel: 027 289 9325

    Laura Shingleton
    Tel: 021 160 0132

     

    Midwife

    Dr Van De Vyver
    Tel: 368 8068
    Masonic Medical Centre
    685 Queen St, Levin

     

    Horowhenua Maternity Unit
    Tel: 366 0034
    Horowhenua Health Centre
    62 Liverpool St, Levin

     

    Hono Wahine Resource Centre
    Tel: 367 0030
    79 Oxford Street, Levin 5510
    Open 10am – 2pm Mon, Wed, Fri
    Pregnancy testing and advice
    Lactation consultant referral
    Breastfeeding Cafe Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm

     

    Otaki Birthing Services Resource Centre
    Tel: 364 8337
    288 Main Highway, Otaki, 5512

     

    Palmerston North Maternity Unit
    Free phone: 366 0888

    Mamaternity Charitable Trust

    111 Derby Street
    Feilding
     
    Tel: (06) 323 7770
    Fax: (06) 323 7774
    E-mail: mail@mamaternity.org.nz
    Website: www.mamaternity.org.nz

    Hours: 
    Feilding Maternity Resource Centre
    111 Derby St, Feilding
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm
      
    Palmerston North Maternity Resource Centre
    568 Ferguson St, Palmerston North
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Staff:
    Each centre has a coordinator who is available to assist with any queries or needs of visitors to our centre, as well as maintaining a welcoming environment for all who use the venues.
    The Trust is made up of two midwives, a businessman, a childbirth educator and doula, and two consumers. To oversea the running of the two Resource Centres and Trust business, the board have elected a Manager to ensure our purpose/mission is met and that we continue to offer the most comprehensive service we are able to.

    Services:
    Mamaternity Charitable Trusts purpose/mission is to provide a service that meets women's maternity care and early parenting needs, through a consumer led initiative that works cooperatively with other service providers.
    Our free services include fertility information, pregnancy testing, assistance with finding a midwife, maternity information and support, contraception advice, breast feeding support, maternity referrals, and parenting education sessions.
    We also run free antenatal classes in both Feilding and Palmerston North facilitated by Certified Childbirth Educators or Midwives with teaching qualifications.
    The Trust has a website with information and a regularly updated availability list of local Lead Maternity Care midwives and doctors.

    Otaki Women's Health Centre

    Otaki Community Health Centre
    Mill Road
    PO Box 221
    Otaki

    Phone: (06) 364 6367
    Fax:
    (06) 364 6375
    E-mail:
    otakiwomenshealth@xtra.co.nz

    Contact:
    Janet Murray Office Co-Ordinator
    Michelle Baker Project Co-Ordinator

    Hours:
    The Otaki Women's Health Centre is open Monday Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm
    Clinics operate Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays(hours may vary please contact to make appointments).
    Counselling appointments on Thursday mornings only appointments necessary.

    Health Related Services:
    Sexual Health & Womens Health
    Counselling Services for Women
    Cervical Screening Clinics
    Women's Support Services
    Women's Health Centres
    Otaki Women's Health Centre
    Otaki Women's Health Group
    Sexual Health Services and most courses are available to women and men.

    Geographical Area:
    Otaki and surrounding districts

    Referrals:
    Self referrals
    GP referrals
    Other health providers
    Other community groups

    Fees:
    Sexual Health Clinics are free for those under 25 or those over 25 with a Community Services Card and registered at the Otaki Medical Centre.
    For those over 25 with no Community Services Card and registered at the Otaki Medical Centre a fee of $10 will apply.
    For those registered at other General Practices a fee of $25 will apply for those with a Community Services Card and $35 for those with no Community Services Card.

    Services:
    Sexual Health Services available to women and men of all ages.
    Alison Revell – Bowen Therapy
    e-books Accounting – Chris Templeton
    Haillie Denniston – Rebirthing Breathwork

     

    P.N. Womens Centre

    53 Waldegrave Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 0314
    Fax: (06) 355 9088

    Palmerston North Womens Health Collective (Inc.)

    53 Waldegrave Street
    P.O. Box 4253
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 0314
    E-mail: pnwhc@xtra.co.nz

    Website: www.pnwomenshealth.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Contacts:
    Morgan Booker, Jean Hera, Sue Lynch (Community Health Workers/Managers)

    Services:
    Free:
    - women's health information
    - pregnancy tests
    - condoms and lube
    - cervical screening (limited access)
    - information about free and low cost services in the MidCentral region
    - Information files on GP's, dentists, midwives, counsellors, etc
    - lending library
    - referral assistance, support and advocacy
    - can speak to groups about women's health
    Lower Cost:
    - counselling
    - complementary/alternative health practitioners:-osteopath; naturopath (including therapeutic massage & reflexology); homeopath; hypnotherapist
    The Women's Health Collective is also involved in community development work in the health and social service sector.

    There is wheelchair access

    We welcome women dropping in for a chat, a cup of tea, or a look around.

    Te Roopu Whakaruruhau Maori Women's Refuge

    PO Box 4062
    Palmerston North 4440

    Tel: (06) 355 0626


    Fax: (06) 355 0364
    E-mail: trw@clear.net.nz

     

    Contact Personnel:

    Revere Brown Outreach/Programme Manager

     

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.00pm

    Services:
    Te Roopu Whakaruruhau Maori Women's Refuge provides 24 hour services to wahine and tamariki who are victims of family viiolence. Those provision are:
    24-hour crisis telephone service
    24-hour emergency safe house accommodation (criterion applies)
    food, clothing and baby needs
    advocacy and support to attend legal, medical and work & income appointments
    free weekly womens education programmes, childcare and transport.(Programme runs for 10 weeks at one time during school-term).
    Free DV counselling for women and children
    Playgroup sessions for under 5's held at the safe house.

     

     

     

    Tararua Well Women's Health

    Gordon Street Health Clinic
    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 8811
    Fax: (06)
    E-mail:

    Hours:

    Staff:
    Chrissy Karena

    The Pregnancy Centre

    3 Amesbury Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 2273
    E-mail: Pregnancy.centrePN@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.pregnancycentre.co.nz

    Hours:
    Monday & Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 1.00pm to 5.00pm

    Staff:
    Centre coordinator
    Youthplus (Teenage programme) Leader
    16 trained voluhnteers

    Services:
    We offer to our community a service that provides full information and respectful confidential support on all aspects of pregnancy.
    Our free services include pregnancy tests, exploring options, advice regarding infertility and a sympathetic ear after stillbirths and miscarriages.
    We work extensively with teenagers. We offer antenatal classes for teenagers with professional input and an opportunity for young expectant Mothers to socialize and empathise with each other over a nutritious evening meal.
    Also The Pregnancy Centre facilitates ongoing contact between young Mothers by holding regular coffee mornings. This has proved to be a most effective way of keeping in touch with them and providing ongoing support were necessary.

    Palmerston North Women's Refuge

    PO Box 573
    Palmerston North 4440

     

    24-Hour Crisis Line: (06) 356 5585

    Tel: (06) 354 5355

    Fax: (06) 354 5055

    E-mail:pnwr@inspire.net.nz

    Website: www.refuge.org.nz

     

    Contact Personnel:
    Dr Ang Jury, Manager

     

    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.00pm

     

    Services:

    Palmerston North Women’s Refuge 24 hour services to women and children who are victims of family violence. Services are provided across the Manawatu, Rangitikei, Horowhenua and Tararua districts and include:
    - 24-hour crisis telephone service
    - 24-hour emergency safe house accommodation (criteria apply)
    - food, clothing and baby needs
    - Advocacy and support to attend legal, medical and work & income appointments
    - Women’s domestic violence education and support programmes (childcare and transport provided)
    - Children’s domestic violence education and support programme (transport provided

    Youth

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tamaki nui-a-Rua

    Dannevirke

    Tel: (06) 374 5029
    Fax: (06) 374 5464
    E-mail: bbbs@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz

    Mission Statement:
    To value young people by providing them with support one to one friendship with adult volunteers to further develop caring competent and confident young people.

    A little time. A big impact!

    Community Action Youth Alcohol and Drugs (CAYAD)

    Mental Health Services
    Kawa Kawa House
    Horowhenua Hospital
    Liverpool Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 367 6433

    Contacts:
    Renee Keenan

    Services:
    TheCommunity Action on Youth and Drugs project (CAYAD) works in collaboration with agencies and community groups to attain common development outcomes. It is part of a nationwide project addressing the health and social impacts of drug and alcohol abuse.

    This innovative public health project is funded by the Ministry of Health and the main purpose of the project is to improve the health and wellbeing of youths by reducing methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol and other drug related harm and increasing community ownership and capacity to address these health issues.

    Rangatahi Youth Health & Wellbeing

    (A & D Sexual Health)
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 357 3425

    Start Youth Transition Services

    Cnr Andrew Young & Cuba Streets
    P O Box 2074
    Palmerston North 4410

    Tel: (06) 355 5143
    Fax: (06) 355 5159
    E-mail: info@startme.org.nz
    Website: http://startme.org.nz/

    Services:
    START IS A YOUTH TRANSITION SERVICE
    This means we're here to give you a hand, help you out, or give you some really good advice about whether school, study or working is best for you! Some times its difficult to get information so we're here to make it easier for you. Start is about assisiting you in creating a plan, that provides you with all the options and oppurtunities that are available to you!

    WHAT CAN START DO FOR YOU?
    We'll be able to help you get the most out of school, support you with your future study plans, kick off some training, or even start work. All this allows you to get your independence and have a good time doing what is best for you. Our coaches have loads of contacts and some good ideas.

    WHAT IS WHANA T?
    Whana tū is to move forward, progress one's ongoing personal development.

    Team Xtreme Manawatu

    PO Box 1050
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 354 2929
    Fax: (06) 354 2929
    E-mail: manawatu@teamxtreme.org.nz

    Team:
    Andy Mannering - Team Manager
    Nicole Willink - Team Leader
    Ben Harris - Team Leader
    Jono Roff
    Michelle Lee
    Michal Henderson
    Daniel Roff
    Sue McMurtrie

    Services:
    Team Xtreme Palmerston North began back 1997, with a small bunch of extremely dedicated and talented individuals. They had no money, just a pioneering vision to bring the Truth to the youth of Palmerston North and neighbouring communities.

    Ten years later we are still charging, still changing lives and impacting our communities.

    Our mission statement is: "Bringing the truth to the youth, working with schools, helping young people to help themselves".

    Using a multi-sensory programme that is spread over 8 to 10 modules, we use techniques such as drama, song and interactive discussion to create a vibrant learning atmosphere that students love. We use small groups and one-on-one mentoring to build relationships with students and provide safe and personal guidance and encouragement. Being role models to the students, we provide hope and values that can be used throughout their lives.

    We are dedicated and passionate about what we do.

    Youth Connection

    www.youthconnection.co.nz provides a one-stop online Community Resource Directory of local information and services for Youth, their families and allied organisations in the Horowhenua District.

    Visit the Youth Connection website.

    Youthline

    Tel: 0800 376 633
    Text: Free to 234
    Info: www.urge.co.nz and www.whakamanawa.co.nz
    E-mail: talk@youthline.co.nz
    Website: www.youthline.co.nz

    Services:
    Established in 1970 Youthline is the first point of contact for thousands of young people seeking help each year, providing immediate support, development opportunities and counselling referral resources.

    Youthline has grown into a multi-faceted social service working with and for young people and their families in the community to reduce the isolation, fear and violence within society.

    Youthline is a charitable organisation specialising in youth services including phone, face-to-face and family counselling, an on-site school, youth information facilities and youth development programmes.

    Youthline is a Youth development organisation. Youth development is about being connected, having quality relationships, fostering participation and being able to access good information.

    Youthline delivers a number of clinical services to the community in the following areas: education, counselling, family therapy, email counselling, pregnancy counselling, mentoring and crisis support via a Help line. In order to provide young people with the highest quality service, and meet the demands for evidence based practice, Youthline has undertaken a project which delivers empirically-supported interventions to young people and their families.

    Youthline services reflect the principle that the welfare and interests of the child or young person are the first and paramount consideration.

    Youthlines vision is to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them, and support them to achieve their potential.

    Youthline Dannevirke

    3 Amesbury Street
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 374 5651
    Text: (027) 4 YOUTHS
    Tel: (0800) 376 633

    E-mail: Youthline@xtra.co.nz
    Info: www.urge.co.nz  and www.whakamanawa.co.nz
    Website: www.youthline.co.nz

    Services:
    Established in 1970 Youthline is the first point of contact for thousands of young people seeking help each year, providing immediate support, development opportunities and counselling referral resources.

    Youthline has grown into a multi-faceted social service working with and for young people and their families in the community to reduce the isolation, fear and violence within society.

    Youthline is a charitable organisation specialising in youth services including phone, face-to-face and family counselling, an on-site school, youth information facilities and youth development programmes.

    Youthline is a Youth development organisation. Youth development is about being connected, having quality relationships, fostering participation and being able to access good information.

    Youthline delivers a number of clinical services to the community in the following areas: education, counselling, family therapy, email counselling, pregnancy counselling, mentoring and crisis support via a Help line. In order to provide young people with the highest quality service, and meet the demands for evidence based practice, Youthline has undertaken a project which delivers empirically-supported interventions to young people and their families.

    Youthline services reflect the principle that the welfare and interests of the child or young person are the first and paramount consideration.

    Youthline's vision is to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them, and support them to achieve their potential.

    Youthline Palmerston North

    3 Amesbury Street
    PO Box 575
    Palmerston North
     
    Tel: (06) 357 3067
    Text: (027) 4 YOUTHS
    Helpline: (0800) 376 633

    E-mail: Youthline@xtra.co.nz
    Info: www.urge.co.nz  and www.whakamanawa.co.nz
    Website: www.youthline.co.nz

    Services:
    Established in 1970 Youthline is the first point of contact for thousands of young people seeking help each year, providing immediate support, development opportunities and counselling referral resources.

    Youthline has grown into a multi-faceted social service working with and for young people and their families in the community to reduce the isolation, fear and violence within society.

    Youthline is a charitable organisation specialising in youth services including phone, face-to-face and family counselling, an on-site school, youth information facilities and youth development programmes.

    Youthline is a Youth development organisation. Youth development is about being connected, having quality relationships, fostering participation and being able to access good information.

    Youthline delivers a number of clinical services to the community in the following areas: education, counselling, family therapy, email counselling, pregnancy counselling, mentoring and crisis support via a Help line. In order to provide young people with the highest quality service, and meet the demands for evidence based practice, Youthline has undertaken a project which delivers empirically-supported interventions to young people and their families.

    Youthline services reflect the principle that the welfare and interests of the child or young person are the first and paramount consideration.

    Youthline's vision is to create communities which relate to the needs of young people, respond to them, and support them to achieve their potential.

    Youth One Stop Shop

    31 Princess Street
    PO Box 575
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 5909
    Fax: (06) 355 5907
    E-mails: info@yoss.org.nz or clinic@yoss.org.nz
    Website: www.yoss.org.nz

    Hours:
    Monday 9.00am – 6.00pm
    Tuesday 9.00am – 12.00pm then 2.00pm to 6.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am – 6.00pm
    Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm
    Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    YOSS is a free service for anyone aged from 10 to 24 years. We have a whole range of  ways to help out young people who live in Palmerston North.

    Services include:
    Health service – Doctor & Nurses
    Counselling
    Youth Work
    Alcohol & Drug Support
    Social Work
    Psychology

    Health Services
    We can see you for everything you would normally access a health service for, including:
    - Contraception and Sexual health
    - Asthma
    - Skin Conditions
    - Work/sporting injuries
    - Coughs, colds & the flu
    - Headaches/migraines
    - Feeling down/ having issues sleeping
    Plus loads more! If in doubt check it out with us, if we can’t help with your health condition, we will definitely be able to point where to go to get it sorted
    Open and read Youth Health Information

    A bit about us:
    Di Paki - Clinical Psychologist
    Di’s job is to provide assessment and treatment for mental health issues like anxiety, stress, depression, and living a life you’re proud of. She is at YOSS full time, but works in Levin on a Wednesday.

    Sarah Vaelua - Social Worker
    Sarah has been here for the last 3 years and works 40hrs a week. She works with a whole range of different issues including self esteem, family relationships and family violence.

    Colin Eriksen - Youth Worker
    If you are worried about something, don't know what to do, where to go or who can help - Colin is the place to start. Colin also provides support and education around alcohol and drug issues. Colin has worked at YOSS for over 16 years, he was born + brought up in Palmy and knows heaps of contacts!

    Sam Scott - Counsellor
    Sam is at YOSS Monday to Thursday each week. She can deal with relationship, school and family stuff + depression. Sam is really approachable and will help you out in any way she can.

    Trissel Mayor—Director
    Trissel is the boss at YOSS and keeps us all on track.
    She has worked at YOSS for 15 years.

    Dr Dave Ayling – Doctor
    Dave has worked at YOSS for the past 5 years thanks to his passion for delivering health care to young people. Dr Dave is straight up and will tell you how it is, but will always go out of his way to help you out. Dave is here 20hrs a week; on Tues, Thurs & Friday.

    Camille Bing - Office Administrator
    Camille has be running the front desk of YOSS since 2008. Camille is the person to call when you want an appointment and is the first you will see when coming to YOSS.

    Jane Dennis - Youth Health Nurse
    Jane is a super nurse who has tons of
    experience as a nurse, has worked with young people in the past and is friendly, approachable and fun. Jane is at YOSS Monday to Friday.

    Kaye Lourie - Youth Health Nurse
    Kaye came to YOSS in early 2012 and LOVES being a nurse here. She is awesome with young people and can help sort out all your problems with her 30 years of nursing experience.

    Kate Allen - Youth Health Nurse
    Kate also came to YOSS in early 2012 and works here on a Monday and Thursday. She comes from a sexual health background but is able to help you out with any medical issues you have too!

    And finally we now offer walk in clinics where young people who meet our criteria can come and see a nurse or a doctor without booking a formal appointment time.
    Walk in clinics!
    The health service holds walk in clinics every week.
    They are held on:
    Tuesday 9.00am — 11.00am
    Thursday 9.30am — 11.00am
    Friday 9.00am — 11.00am
    No appointment needed, just come along between the above times to see a nurse or doctor!

    Maps

    Hospital Maps

    Horowhenua Health Centre

    Kapiti Health Centre.

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    Hutt Hospital Campus Map
    Inquiries map

    What to expect when you arrive

    Mary Potter Community Hospice at the end of Warrimoo Street opposite the Kapiti Health Centre.

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    Palmerston North Hospital
    http://www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz/PatientsVisitors/PalmerstonNorthHospital/PNMaps.htm

    Southern Cross Hospital Palmerston North
    www.southerncross.co.nz/sx_internet/library/l42157_2.jpg

    Wellington Hospital
    Wellington Hospital Site Maps

    Horowhenua

    Horowhenua District Map

    Town Maps
    Levin
    Foxton
    Foxton Beach
    Shannon
    Tokomaru

    Manawatu


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    Otaki & Kapiti Coast

    Using the links below, you can either search for a street name in the Street Index or open the Location Map to choose a Street Map.

    Kapiti Coast Street Index - Find a Street

    Kapiti Coast Location Map - Find a Map
    Click on a map number to open your required map.

    Maps are Adobe PDF files ranging in size from 120kb to 1.5mb. Click here to get the latest version of "Adobe Acrobat Reader".

    The Street Index and Maps are kept as current as possible. Kapiti Coast District Council updates the Index and Maps periodically.

    Tararua


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    What to Expect When You Call 1-1-1

    Your 1-1-1 call is answered by a Telecom Operator who will ask you what service you require Police/Fire/Ambulance. Ask for Ambulance.

    For people living in the Otaki and Levin free calling area, you will be connected with the Ambulance Communication Center located in Palmerston North.

    To call for an ambulance in an emergency: phone 111 (including mobile phones)

    People with impaired hearing: phone 0800 16 16 16 (text phone only) or fax 0800 16 16 10

    Phone 111

    You need to act quickly and decisively, because often getting emergency services to the scene as soon as possible can make a great deal of difference to the outcomes.

    If you come across an accident or emergency, or if you are involved in one and are able to call us, there are some simple but very important things you need to do.

    An Emergency Medical Dispatcher who has received specialised training to deal with crisis over the phone will answer your call. Be prepared to briefly explain what your exact situation is. The dispatchers today are trained to provide real-time instruction in CPR and life-saving first aid while simultaneously dispatching emergency ambulance resources to your location. Listen to the dispatcher and follow their instructions.

    The Ambulance has access to a variety of highly trained personnel, specialised medical equipment and vehicles. To ensure that the right people with the right equipment are sent to the correct place the 1-1-1 dispatcher must ask specific questions. Sometimes in an emergency, it may seem like these questions are being asked to determine whether or not you need help. In actuality, they are being asked to determine the level of help you need. Remember trained dispatchers never ask questions that are unnecessary.

    The dispatcher will ask you 'What is the exact address of the emergency' and will repeat your address back to you. Please listen to make sure that they have your correct address. They know how important it is to do it 'right' and not just 'fast'.

     

    There are four universal questions that the dispatcher needs to ask in order to put their knowledge and experience to work for you quickly and effectively:

    * What is the problem, tell me exactly what happened.
    * How old is she or he
    * Is he or she conscious
    * Is he or she breathing

    Getting this critical information typically takes less then 30 seconds. After that, you may be asked to do nothing, get out of an unsafe environment, or stay on the line and assist in providing care for the ill or injured person.

    In all cases, remember the most important thing you can do when calling 1-1-1 is to Listen Carefully. Always do what the dispatcher asks of you. Don't tell them to hurry they already know that. Remember that every question they ask has an important reason for it.

    When To Call 1-1-1 For Help

    Research has shown that people have difficulty recognising medical emergencies or underestimate their seriousness and fail to call for help. Remember, if you THINK you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency call 1-1-1 immediately. Some examples would be if someone is:

    * Experiencing an allergic reaction of any kind
    * Having a seizure or convulsion
    * Experiencing jerking movements they cannot control
    * Burned over an area larger than the palm of your hand
    * Electrically burned or shocked
    * Severely injured or is a victim of trauma or an attack
    * Bleeding or spurting blood and you can't get it to stop
    * Not breathing or having difficulty breathing
    * Gasping for air or turning blue
    * Choking and the obstruction cannot be cleared
    * Unconscious, faints, is not alert or is making funny noises
    * Experiencing chest pains, constricting bands, or crushing discomfort around the chest area-even if the pain stops
    * Experiencing unusual numbness, tightness, pressure, or aching pain in their chest, neck, arm or upper back

    The signs and symptoms of a medical emergency can be vague or unusual. For example, the classic symptom associated with a heart attack is an uncomfortable, dull feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest. However, some people experiencing a heart attack may simply feel light headed, short of breath, sick to their stomach, or have a cold sweat. Less well-known symptoms such as these may be dismissed as a minor illness.

    Another reason that people fail to call 1-1-1 in an emergency is that those who are ill or injured are frequently in denial.

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

    Transport for disabled people.
    Wheelchair accessible.
    Operates on demand but must be pre-booked.
    For bookings and further information contact: Andy & Lyn Clegg (0800) 749 742.

     

    Bookings are essential
    Tel: (06) 368 5519
    E-mail:
    healthshuttle.levin@xtra.co.nz

    How It Operates
    Two shuttles operate Monday to Friday and run from the Horowhenua Health Centre to Palmerston North, to the hospital, private appointments and any other medical centres as needed. 

    The shuttle makes five return trips a day, leaving the Horowhenua Health Centre at 6:30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm and returning at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.  The service will transport passengers for a donation made to the Trust.

     

    - Transport for elderly.
    - Mainly services Retirement Homes, but also goes door-to-door.
    - Shopper Bus on Tuesday and Friday.
    - Hospital Bus to Palmerston North hospital and rest homes on Thursday leaving 12.30pm returning about 3.30pm. Will collect people from their homes.
    - Salvation Army Lunch Bus on Wednesday.
    - Donation from users in encouraged.
    - Operates seven days a week.

     

    Contact:
    CAB Levin (06) 368 9521 for bookings.
    For further information contact: Alex Fetcher at the RSA on (06) 368 4726.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Levin drivers available to transport people to Palmerston North and Wellington for appointments.

    Contact:
    CAB Levin
    (06) 368 9521 for bookings.

    Cancer Society - Horowhenua Services
    Transport co-ordinator: Josie Connor
    Tel: (06) 368 6720
    Office Tel: (06) 367 8065

     

     

     

     

     

    To Palmerston North and Dannevirke health appointments.

    Bookings made at Dannevirke Hospital

    Tel: (06) 374 5691 by 3.00pm day prior to departure
    Confirmation will be made that evening

    Service operates Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

    - Transport for disabled people.
    - Wheelchair accessible.
    - Book one day in advance of journey.
    - Donation from users encouraged.
    - Operates on demand.

    For bookings and further information contact: St Johns Feilding (06) 323 5655.

     

     

    Manawatu and Horowhenua

    Bus timetables and routes

     

     

     

     

    Otaki

     

    All bus and train timetables for Kapiti

    Journey planner

    Transport for people with disabilities

    Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) provides a region-wide subsidised taxi service for people who, because of a disability, cannot use regular bus or train services. Your eligibility for Total Mobility assistance is dependent upon an assessment carried out by a registered assessor.

    If you are eligible for Total Mobility, you pay half the taxi fare and the taxi company claims the other half from GWRC, subject to some conditions. Further information on the scheme is available by telephoning (04) 384 5708 during business hours or by emailing total.mobility@gw.govt.nz.

    Information about wheelchair accessible buses in the greater Wellington region

    For travel information call Ridewell:
    (04) 801 7000
    or
    Freephone: 0800 801 700

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

     

    Horowhenua

    Manawatu

    Otaki

    Tararua

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 8294

     

     

    5 Durham Street
    Levin

    Tel: (06) 368 4179

     

     

    56 Bennett Street
    Palmerston North

    Tel: (06) 355 5333
    Tel: (0800) 355 5333
    Fax: (06) 351 0809
    E-mail: pntaxis@xtra.co.nz
    Website: www.pntaxis.co.nz

    7/200 State Highway 1
    Otaki

    Tel: (06) 364 5105

     

     

    Tel: (06) 368 8200

     

    Contact Us

    Please send an e-mail to: website@centralhealth.org.nz

     

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    Do you have an ongoing health condition? E.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, Chronic Pain
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    Central PHO, MidCentral DHB and Arthritis NZ are working together to offer courses for patient and/or their carers to improve their self management skills to manage their long term conditions in daily life.


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    Date Time Location
    Tuesday 5 August - 9 September 2014 10.00am - 12.30pm Feilding Baptist Church
    42 Bowen Street
    Feilding
    Thursday 7 August - 11 September 2014 10.00am - 12.30pm Otaki Medical Centre
    2 Aotaki Street
    Otaki
    Monday 15 September - 20 October 2014 10.00am - 12.30pm The Hearing Association Hall
    19 McPhee Street
    Dannevirke
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    4 Kent Street
    Levin

     

    Registrations are Essential - To make enquiries or register contact

     

    Lisa Adams

    Phone: 06 353 1717

    Email: lisa.adams@compasshealth.org.nz