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Bay of Plenty DHB - Mental Health Services for Older People

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Mental Health Services for Older People

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment, Acute services


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Referrals to this service are accepted primarily from GPs via the referral centre or from internal DHB clinical service referrals.


Provides assessment and treatment for persons aged 65 yrs+ who are experiencing an acute mental health illness or people living with dementia of any age who are experiencing significant behavioural and psychological challenges.


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Office hours as above except public holidays, however 24 hour telephone assistance is available.

For crisis assistance outside of these hours, please contact the Bay of Plenty DHB - Acute Care Team - Crisis.
(Tauranga 0800 800 508 or Whakatane 0800 774 545).

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.


No fees apply.

Contact Details

Tauranga Hospital

Bay of Plenty

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106 Commerce Street, Whakatāne

Bay of Plenty

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This page was last updated at 4:09PM on June 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Bay of Plenty DHB - Mental Health Services for Older People.