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Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society

Community Health Service

Today

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

8 Baker Street, Dunedin

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Description

The Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society aims to empower people with multiple sclerosis and their families by providing them with professional support, education, information and skills, to participate actively in the community in ways that are meaningful to them. We offer numerous opportunities to interact and meet with other society members, all held on a regular basis.

Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society can provide assistance to people with multiple sclerosis which includes:

  • Discussing a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and what this means for you, your family and for the future
  • Up-to-date information about multiple sclerosis and management of the condition
  • Discussion about disease modifying therapies
  • Advocacy and education 
  • Referral to other agencies and allied health professionals
  • Supporting partners, carers, families, friends, employers and work colleagues
  • Facilitating support groups and networks where appropriate
  • Conducting assessment of needs i.e. acceptance criteria for the Total Mobility Scheme
  • Liaising with other service providers, such as WINZ and home care agencies
  • Facilitating support groups across the Otago region

Multiple Sclerosis Otago works at empowering the people of Otago and their support networks to actively participate in their community.

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Monthly support groups in Dunedin, Mosgiel, Balclutha and Oamaru
  • bi-monthly group in Alexandra
  • home visits by appointment
  • education and support for carers 
  • education for work places
  • support for employment meetings
  • advocacy 
  • support for lotteries funding
  • help with WINZ and HNZ applications
  • individualised information for clients and family
  • lending library
  • Knowledge is Power information kits available
  • monthly radio show pod casts

8 Baker Street, Dunedin

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Service Types

Advocacy

Injury, illness or disability

  • Disability support
  • Needs assessment
  • Respite
  • Self management
  • Transport
  • Conducting assessment of needs i.e. acceptance criteria for the Total Mobility Scheme
  • Referrals for rehabilitation; occupational therapists, physiotherapists
  • Organising respite care
  • Educational support
  • Individual assistance 
  • Referrals to counselling services

Transport

  • Disability transport (total mobility)
  • Advocacy and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis, their family, friends and work colleagues

Charges

Services free of charge

Languages Spoken

English

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Website

Region

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

8 Baker Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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301 Moray Place, Dunedin Central, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 10:37AM on July 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society.