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Bay of Plenty DHB Maternal Mental Health & Addiction Service

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


If you are suffering from mental health or addiction issues and are pregnant or have recently given birth, the Maternal Mental Health & Addiction Service may be able to support you.


Maternal Mental Health & Addiction Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Maternal mental health – clinical teams, Maternal mental health - community support, Maternal alcohol & drug addiction


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You may be referred to the Maternal Mental Health & Addiction Service by a health professional such as your GP or another hospital service if:

  • You have developed moderate or severe mental health or addiction problems during your pregnancy or up to 12 months after your baby is born
  • You have had a previous history of severe mental illness or addiction and are planning on becoming pregnant
  • You are currently being seen by the Adult Community Mental Health or Addictions Team and have become pregnant

If you would like to access this service directly, please call (07) 579 8380 (Tauranga) or (07) 306 0470 (Whakatāne). You will speak to a member of our team who will check that this is the right service for your needs.


The Maternal Mental Health & Addictions Service has a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and social workers who will all help you through your treatment.

What to expect

You will see the Maternal Mental Health & Addiction Service in one of our community clinics at Tauranga Hospital or in Whakatāne.

Our service can support you during pregnancy and up to one year after your baby is born. We provide:

  • specialist assessment
  • recovery-orientated treatment, intervention and advice
  • support and education groups


Government funding of health and disability services means that eligible people may receive free inpatient and outpatient public hospital services, subsidies on prescription items and a range of support services for people with disabilities in the community.

Check to see if you are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services here.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Discounts available, Fees apply


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For urgent assistance outside these hours, please contact the Acute Care Team - Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Service on 0800 800 508 (Tauranga) or 0800 774 545 (Whakatāne)

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Contact Details

Tauranga Hospital

Bay of Plenty

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 10:16AM on January 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Bay of Plenty DHB Maternal Mental Health & Addiction Service.