Bay of Plenty DHB Mental Health Services for Older People
Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions
If you are over 65 years of age and are suffering from severe mental health issues, Mental Health Services for Older People may be able to support.
Mental Health Services for Older People
- Programme Areas
Crisis / acute, Mental health
- Programme Type
Intake / assessment, Non-acute specialist mental health community services
Bay of Plenty
- Age Groups
Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
If this is the right service for you, you will usually be referred to the Mental Health Services for Older People by your GP or another hospital service.
If you would like to access this service directly, please call (07) 579 8335 (Tauranga) or (07) 306 0154 (Whakatāne), during working hours.
You will speak to a member of our team or the intake team who will check that this is the right service for your needs.
Mental Health Services for Older People can work with:
- Individuals aged 65 years and over who are suffering from severe mental health issues
- Individuals of any age who are living with dementia and are experiencing significant behavioural and psychological problems
- The Memory Clinic sees individuals who require diagnostic clarity around complex early memory problems
Mental Health Services for Older People has a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and social workers who can all support you.
What to expect
You might see the Mental Health Services for Older People Service at Tauranga Hospital, our Whakatāne clinic or we can see you in your own home.
Our service provides:
- specialist diagnosis assessment and treatment
- specialised dementia support for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and complex dementia
- tailored plans to keep you safe and well at home
The Memory Clinic sees individuals who require diagnostic clarity around complex early memory problems.
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.
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
For crisis assistance outside of 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 Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.
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This page was last updated at 3:51PM on September 1, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Bay of Plenty DHB Mental Health Services for Older People.