Last updated 16 September 2021


Acute and chronic health  

Your GP can help you get public health care support for chronic health conditions like cancer, diabetes, asthma, heart and lung conditions and more

We are unfortunately unable to support people who only have chronic health conditions.


Mental health and addictions 

Most people will be referred to mental health services through their GP or family doctor. Mental health services in the community are funded through District Health Boards (DHBs).

There are a range of suicide prevention services in our communities. There are also a range of Māori and Pacific community suicide prevention programmes including Waka Hourua and Kia Piki te Ora

We are unfortunately unable to support people who only have mental health issues. 


Community services card 

The Community Services Card can help you and your family with the costs of health care. Always carry your card to make it easy to get the benefits, like paying less on some health services and prescriptions. 

If you're eligible to apply for a Community Services Card, your cost of visits to doctors and prescription fees can be reduced.  




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