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Northland DHB Orthotic Department

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Description

The Whangarei Hospital Orthotic Department has two experienced and qualified orthotists.  

Orthotic supports provide assistance in rehabilitation and in the management of disabilities.   The purpose of an orthotic support is to prevent or correct abnormality, to assist or restore function or to immobilise joints, limbs or muscles or to aid healing.

There are many types of orthotic supports e.g. neck collars, braces, slings, splints, special footwear or footwear inserts.  

Hours

Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm. By appointment only

Referral Expectations

We require a referral from a hospital or private specialist.

Charges

Any charge will be discussed with you at the time of the appointment.

People referred privately will be required to pay full cost.

People referred by a hospital specialist may be required to pay a contribution ($38.00) towards the cost of any support provided.  

In general ACC covers the cost for ACC patients.

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

Northland

2nd Floor
Whangarei Hospital
Maunu Road

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Street Address

2nd Floor
Whangarei Hospital
Maunu Road

Postal Address

Orthotic Reception
Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
WHANGAREI

This page was last updated at 9:49AM on August 29, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Orthotic Department.