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Pinnacle - Lakes Extended Care Team

Community Health Service


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


The extended care team work closely with General Practice to support their patients in the community.

Our commitment to partnership with local iwi, social and health providers ensures that our team are able to access appropriate services for each individual and their whanau.

Ā mātou tīma (Our team)

  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Kaiārahi (peer support worker)
  • Kaiāwhina (community health worker)
  • Dietitian
  • Exercise consultant
  • Social worker
  • Community child health nurse
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP)
  • Waiora Manaaki (health coach)

How do I access this service?


Me mahi tahi tātou

General practice and the extended care team work together as one to support the health of our patients in the community.

We require a referral from…


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8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Service Types

Community nursing

  • Case management
  • CVD self-management education
  • Diabetes
  • Immunisation
  • Respiratory
  • Self management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Womens wellness

Nurse Practitioner Intern

Our nurse practitioner intern is able to manage patients with complex health needs in collaboration with the general practice team and other community health providers

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing


Our dietitian works together with  patients living with long-term conditions to come up with realistic and achievable lifestyle changes to improve their nutritional health.


Exercise Consultant

Our exercise consultants…



Kaiārahi - Peer Support Worker

Our peer support worker links people living with a chronic condition such as diabetes and/or other long-term conditions with peers who are able to share…


Social services

Social Worker

Our social worker works with clients in the home or at clinics as required. The  service provides advocacy and inter-agency service coordination.

Medication management

Clinical Pharmacist

Our clinical pharmacist provides support for medication management of high care needs patients. 

Mother and child

  • Health checks
  • Immunisation

Community Child Health Nurse

Our aim is to provide maternal and child health nursing to high needs patients in the community to ensure all children are engaged with key health…



We are a FREE service but we do require a referral from your GP or practice nurse. Please phone your GP surgery to discuss our service as an option.

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Contact Details

118 Tuwharetoa Street
Waikato 3330

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Street Address

118 Tuwharetoa Street
Waikato 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 1716
Taupo 3351

This page was last updated at 8:59AM on March 31, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Pinnacle - Lakes Extended Care Team.