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Capital & Coast DHB Health Pasifika

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We are a specialist Pacific Community Mental Health Team aiming to provide services for adults (19 - 65 years), children and young people (0 - 19 years) in the Pacific communities in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti Coast who have moderate to severe behaviour or psychological difficulties.

Services we Provide 

  • Clinical and cultural assessment and treatment planning.
  • Mobile care co-ordination and management.
  • Consultation liaison and key working specific tasks with community, inpatient and specialty mental health services / teams and other Pacific Non Government Organisations.
  • Mental health information.
  • Community services information.

Please click here for more information about the services we provide.


About our Team
We have a team of professional, qualified and trained staff that includes:

  • Pasifika Cultural Advisor/Matua
  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Team Leader
  • Pasifika Adult & Child & Adolescent Clinicians
  • Pasifika Administrator
  • CAFs Clinical Psychologist

Contact with Health Pasifika staff can be at the service base, in your home or at another arranged meeting place.

What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.

A mental illness can continuously or intermittently (occasionally) affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices). It can limit our ability to function as society would normally expect of us and can put us and others at risk.
Mental illness is therefore, a broad term that covers problems ranging from minor to severe disorders.
Who is a Psychiatrist?
A ‘psychiatrist’ is a doctor who, after basic medical qualifications, receives further training and develops the expertise to become a ‘specialist’ in identifying symptoms of, and diagnosing and treating, mental illnesses. You may have been referred to a psychiatrist if your doctor feels you need specialist help.


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Adult Clinic Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 4.30pm
CAFs Clinic Days: (by appointment only)

For after hours and urgent situations: contact the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) ph (04) 494 9169

Referral Expectations

Te Haika is the central point for all referrals to Capital & Coast DHB Adult Mental Health Services.

You can find the contact details for Te Haika here:


You are welcome to have your ngutuare tangata/ aiga/ kaiga/kainga/magafaoa/family, other support people or an advocate with you when you use our services.

Common Conditions

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Confidentiality, Your Rights and What to Expect when Accessing Health Pasifika

    When you use any of our mental health services you are protected by a number of rights.… More PDF


Generally the service is provided free of charge.  If you are a New Zealand citizen, or have residency in New Zealand, or hold a work permit valid for the next 2 years, access to Community Mental Health Services is funded by the DHB.

For those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for DHB funding, services can be accessed through the public system (DHB) or you can choose to access private assessment and treatment. Your treatment will be billed to you on discharge from the service.

Those who are under the Mental Health Act will receive care funded by the DHB.

If you have any concerns about your eligibility for health care, please contact Health Pasifika staff.  They will be able to assist you on what to do.

If you have any further questions on eligibility also check out our guidelines for Eligibility

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Travel Directions

Car Directions:

  • From Kenepuru Drive, turn into Ambulance Drive, opposite Pit Stop
  • Keep right, turn second left, and follow the driveway, towards the building
  • Health Pasifika's office is located to the right of the building

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Public Transport

Public Transport to Kenepuru Hospital

From Porirura and Johnsonville/ Tawa

The No. 59 bus travels between Porirua Railway Station and Johnsonville Railway Station, with daytime services between 9:00am and 5:30pm stopping at Kenepuru’s main entrance. Services run half-hourly, and are timed to provide a connecting service to the hospital for passengers arriving from (and departing to) Kapiti by train.

The No. 63/64 service from Cannons Creek to Porirua Station continues on to Kenepuru’s main entrance during weekday morning peak hours (5 buses each day between 6:40am and 8:40am

There is currently no evening bus service to the Hospital’s main entrance. Buses stop on Kenepuru Drive only, and passengers must walk up the hill to the hospital (around 5 minutes).

From Wellington
From Wellington Hospital, a free shuttle van service to Kenepuru Hospital departs from the Mein Street entrance every hour from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Bookings are essential, click here for details.

From Wellington City, catch the Paraparaumu train service to Porirua Station, and catch a No 59 bus to Kenepuru Hospital.

Or get off at Kenepuru Station and walk to the Hospital’s main entrance via Ambulance Drive (or via Raiha St / Hospital Drive). Walking time is approximately 10 minutes. During morning and evening peak hours, trains running between Porirua and Wellington stop at Kenepuru, however Paraparaumu – Wellington and Plimmerton – Wellington services do not.

From Kapiti
Catch the train to Porirua Station, then a No. 59 bus to Kenepuru Hospital.

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Client parking is available in front of the Community Health Services Building.

Contact Details

All Enquiries and Departments: (04) 385 5999

Fax: (04) 237 6015

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Street Address

Ambulance Drive

Postal Address

Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50 233

This page was last updated at 1:13PM on September 2, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Health Pasifika.