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Pacific Trust Otago

Community Health Service, Pacific People, Social

Covid-19 testing

Assisted RATs for priority populations

Priority populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.

Please view the Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Guide: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/covid-19-rapid-antigen-testing-guide-20feb22.pdf

This is a mobile service. To organise a vaccination, please contact us and we will arrange a time to come to you. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 9.00am-7.00pm.

Description

Pacific Trust Otago (PTO) is a charitable organisation supporting the Otago Pacific community

Pacific Trust Otago (PTO) was formed in 1999 and, in 2002, registered as a charitable organisation to support the Pacific community of Otago. The primary focus of the Trust is to connect with our Otago Pacific community to offer support, activities, information and advice. Services provided include  health, education and social services.

PTO promotes services to Pacific people to access health, education and social services.

The organisation has a governing body of representatives from seven ethnic groups from the Pacific islands.

The organisation is evolving from a small health provider to an organisation where social enterprise and business development within the Pacific community are growing. 

The long term goal is to increase our connections with Pacific communities as well as other agencies and providers in Otago.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Charges

Our services are free to access for New Zealand residents

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Community health services

Well Child Tamariki Ora - our nurses provide health advice and information for mothers and babies from six weeks after birth., Health Link, Sports Activities, Research

  • Well Child Tamariki Ora - our nurses provide health advice and information for mothers and babies from six weeks after birth.  
  • Health Link
  • Sports Activities
  • Research
Social enterprise services

We actively seek to partner with other organisations for funding, skills, knowledge and information to support our services. Pacific Pods partner - we are in partnership with four Dunedin businesses to develop a housing project for the Pacific Islands. The project is also supported by local Pacific people who have invested in the housing project.

We actively seek to partner with other organisations for funding, skills, knowledge and information to support our services.

  • Pacific Pods partner - we are in partnership with four Dunedin businesses to develop a housing project for the Pacific Islands. The project is also supported by local Pacific people who have invested in the housing project.
COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator. This is a mobile service. To organise a vaccination, please contact us and we will arrange a time to come to you. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 9.00am-7.00pm.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator.

This is a mobile service. To organise a vaccination, please contact us and we will arrange a time to come to you. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 9.00am-7.00pm.

Pacific People
Kaupapa Māori
Whānau Ora

We work in partnership with Pasifika Futures Ltd to support families and individuals make positive life changes through access to advice, planning and financial support. Our Whānau Navigators work on a face to face basis with people to provide solutions for the challenges many of them face daily.

We work in partnership with Pasifika Futures Ltd to support families and individuals make positive life changes through access to advice, planning and financial support. Our Whānau Navigators work on a face to face basis with people to provide solutions for the challenges many of them face daily.

Advocacy
Food support
Social and group activities

Seniors group - seniors socialise every Friday with exercises, music, information and lunch with other Pacific people in a Pacific setting. The University of Otago School of Physiotherapy students provide support and advice for the seniors to maintain wellbeing.

Seniors group - seniors socialise every Friday with exercises, music, information and lunch with other Pacific people in a Pacific setting. The University of Otago School of Physiotherapy students provide support and advice for the seniors to maintain wellbeing.​

Education and training

Pacific secondary students scholarships, Breakaway, Rotai playgroup - parents and children meet once a week during the school term in a playgroup situation to socialise and play to learn. The group also arranges excursions to the many sites around Dunedin., Students immersion - in collaboration with the University of Otago Health Sciences / Pacific Division, medical students are offered the opportunity to be hosted by Pacific families in Dunedin for a weekend of cultural and social activities as part of their medical studies.

  • Pacific secondary students scholarships
  • Breakaway
  • Rotai playgroup - parents and children meet once a week during the school term in a playgroup situation to socialise and play to learn.​ The group also arranges excursions to the many sites around Dunedin.
  • Students immersion - in collaboration with the University of Otago Health Sciences / Pacific Division, medical students are offered the opportunity to be hosted by Pacific families in Dunedin for a weekend of cultural and social activities as part of their medical studies.​

Region

Dunedin - South Otago

Website

Contact Details

350 South Road, Caversham, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

350 South Road
Caversham
Dunedin
OTA 9012

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350 South Road
Caversham
Dunedin
OTA 9012

This page was last updated at 5:00PM on March 28, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Pacific Trust Otago.