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MidCentral DHB - Alcohol and Other Drug Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


The Alcohol and Other Drugs Services are committed to working in partnership with people whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs. 

Referrals come through Palmerston North Hospital with services also provided in Horowhenua and Dannevirke.


Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other, Smoking cessation

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help - addictions (AOD), Helpline / self-help - gambling, Helpline / self-help - smoking cessation, Peer support (AOD), Social detox, Hospital (medical detox), Opioid substitution treatment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Maternal alcohol & drug addiction, Respite



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Referrals are welcome and you can contact Alcohol and Other Drug Services directly or referrals can be made through a number of sources including:

  • Services within the hospital and other specialist mental health services
  • General Practitioners
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Justice and other community agencies

We have offices in Dannevirke & Levin.

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This service provides assessment, treatment, counselling and referral to residential and day treatment services, when necessary. We also provide:

  • Methadone Maintenance Treatment (OST)
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Groups

Treatment and groups can focus on:

  • Abstinence from alcohol/drugs
  • Reduction of alcohol & drugs
  • Harm reduction
  • Safer controlled use of alcohol/drugs
  • Relapse prevention 

Alcohol and Other Drug Services are provided for people over 18 years of age:

  • With alcohol and/or other drug problems/dependence
  • With co-existing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug disorders
  • At risk of relapse


Clinical Manager - Toni-ann Devonshire


No fees apply


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

After hours, call 0800 653 357

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (23 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

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

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

  • Freephone

    0800 653 357

Nikau House
Community Health Village
Gate 13, Ruahine Street
Palmerston North Hospital
Palmerston North 4442

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Street Address

Nikau House
Community Health Village
Gate 13, Ruahine Street
Palmerston North Hospital
Palmerston North 4442

Postal Address

50 Ruahine Street
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North 4442

This page was last updated at 9:41AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB - Alcohol and Other Drug Service.