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Orthotics | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora

Public Service, Orthopaedics


Formerly Lakes DHB Orthotics

Te Whatu Ora - Lakes Orthotics services are provided by QE Health.


What is Orthotics?

Orthotics is the branch of medicine that deals with the provision and use of splints and braces for the entire body, covering paediatric to geriatric needs.

Referral Expectations

QE Health is under contract to Lakes District Health Board to provide Orthotic services to the Lakes District. 

You may be referred by Lakes DHB or another medical practitioner.


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care. Most orthotic services are provided free of charge, a part user charge does apply in some circumstances.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.

Contact Details

Lakes DHB Orthotics services are provided by QE Health

This page was last updated at 12:22PM on February 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Orthotics | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora.