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Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC)

Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) is available to people with an age-related disability. This may enable access to Disability Support Services funded by the Otago District Health Board, which include:

  • domestic assistance
  • personal care
  • carer support
  • respite care
  • residential care placement (if you are considering a move, contact us and we can discuss your needs with you. This is essential for all people entering long-term hospital or rest home care).

You may request a visit from a social worker or needs assessor. Whanau/family members, friends or other health professionals may contact us on your behalf.

If you have any concerns about your ability to manage when you are discharged from hospital, please ask to speak to us so we can discuss the services that may be available for you.

The department operates between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Our telephone number is (03) 433-0290 ext 9063.

This page was last updated at 4:06PM on May 27, 2019.