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Northland DHB Mental Health - Crisis Assessment Team (CATT)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


Adult general mental health and addiction acute mental health service

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis and you’re worried about your safety or their safety, we provide assessment and short-term treatment services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Once we’ve spoken with you or with someone who’s supporting you, we will assess you to decide what the best options are.

This assessment may be carried out at a clinic, in your home or at another agreed venue. We will discuss assessment and treatment options with you.


Mental Health Community Assessment & Treatment Team (CATT)

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services



Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections


Adult general mental health and addiction acute mental health service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

This is a 24/7 service. 

Please note calls may be taken by the Mental Health Healthline after hours.

Public Holidays: Closed Day after New Year's Day (2 Jan). Open Northland Anniversary (28 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (19 Apr), Easter Sunday (21 Apr), Easter Monday (22 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (3 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).


There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital


After Hours Phone: 0800 223 371

Whangarei Hospital
2 Hospital Road

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Street Address

Whangarei Hospital
2 Hospital Road

Postal Address

Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangarei 0148

This page was last updated at 1:18PM on November 22, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mental Health - Crisis Assessment Team (CATT).