Medic Alert Foundation NZ Inc

The Medic Alert wrist bracelet, Neck pendant and chain, wallet card may be ordered through a G.P. or by ringing the number above. They enable records of particular medical condition(s) to be recorded for immediate access in cases of urgent need e.g. collapse of a diabetic.  For further information on costs etc ring the above … Continued

Te Puawaitanga (Maori Health)

Concerned with the health of Maori women and actively promotes healthy lifestyles. Programmes include: Well child – Tamarikiora Outreach immunisation Parents as first teachers programme Incredible years programme Breast feeding advocacy service Early childhood transition programme Disease state management – outreach nurses Wakaura workshops Kaitoko whanau – social and housing issues

Heart Foundation of NZ

The Foundation promotes healthy lifestyles and research into heart disease. Offers advice and education for people with heart problems.


Help you find the right answers for health care help now – all the relevant information is just a phone call away. Help4U is a 24-hour health information, coordination and navigation service. They make it easy for you to find all the answers, make decisions and coordinate your health care appropriately. So, with a single … Continued

Seniorline and Super Seniors website

Senior line 0800 725 463 Helping older people navigate the health system. Information for older people to help make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, home care, day care and rest homes. The website is designed to give information on superannuation entitlements, finances, health services and SuperGold discounts.

Depression Helpline

Talk with a trained counsellor. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Can also put you intouch with face-to-face support.

Cardiac Companions Association Inc

To offer assistance to heart surgery patients; to promote and provide rehabilitation in the form of group activities including supervised exercise, walking group, meetings with guest speakers, peer support and social activities. Monday and Wednesday   7:00pm Pool exercises in the Hydrotherapy Pool, Physiotherapy Department, Burwood Hospital Monday                  … Continued

MoveMe Health

The Hospital service has been privatised and is now run by MoveMe Health. Provision of new surgical footwear requires a specialist referral. First contact must come through the hospital. When there is a repeat, there is a part charge. For further information, it is advised to talk to a GP.

Christchurch Hospital

See Hospitals and other health service providers pages in the front of the telephone directory for full listing of services.