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MidCentral DHB - Acute Care Team

Mental Health & Addictions Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


We provide specialist assessment and treatment for people experiencing a mental health crisis.


Acute Package of Care

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

DHB Mental Health Crisis, Intake / assessment



Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Existing mental health & addiction service users are encouraged to contact their Key Worker in the first instance. CAFS provides acute assessment during the hours of 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday - Friday.

Referrals are accepted by self-referral, family/whānau member, friend, GP, Police or community agencies.


We are a mobile service that provides specialist assessment (Acute distress)  and treatment for people experiencing a mental health crisis/mental distress and addictions.


Acting Clinical Manager - Bev Huttley

Clinical Co-ordinator Tim Puts


No fees apply


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

The Acute Care Team operates 24 hours / 7 days a week

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, , Māori

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Public Transport

Palmerston North Hospital is on the main bus route.


Parking is available onsite at Palmerston North Hospital: 40 minutes free, $2.00 per hour thereafter.

Contact Details

  • Freephone 24/7

    0800 653 357

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Postal Address

Acute Care Team - Community Mental Health
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North

This page was last updated at 9:24AM on February 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB - Acute Care Team.