Northland DHB Orthotic Department
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.
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm. By appointment only
We require a referral from a hospital or private specialist.
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.
(09) 430 4101 ext 7451 (Reception)
(09) 470 0020
Private Bag 9742
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This page was last updated at 9:49AM on August 29, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Orthotic Department.