Capital & Coast DHB Primary Care
Primary health care is all those services which you use most in the community.
Primary health care services are those services that are provided in the community as a point of ‘first contact’ - services such as general practice, nursing services, other community health services such as pharmacy, family planning, sexual health services, physiotherapy etc. GP fees for these services can be found here.
Primary health care also includes how health professionals work with community groups to improve the health of the people in communities, preventative services, health education and disease screening.
The ‘health promotion’ aspect of primary health care involves health professionals working with families and communities on broad issues that affect their health. Examples of this are local programmes to reduce road accidents and other injury prevention; how the harm from gambling can be minimised; ensuring opportunities for recreation and sport for all children etc. Health promotion activities within primary health care generally involve partnerships with communities and other agencies such as public health, voluntary organisations and local government.
Every department has its own criteria for acceptance. Many conditions can be appropriately managed in general practice. Assistance is sought from the hospital (secondary care) when appropriate.
A well written, informative referral to secondary care makes prioritising the case more efficient.
Well Health PHO
Well Health was established as a result of a merge between South East and City PHO and Porirua Health Plus PHO on 1 July 2010. Our vision is “Growing - Healthy Vibrant Communities Together” by using a not for profit community owned primary health care model and approach to delivering… More
Ora Toa PHO
The vision of the Ora Toa PHO is ‘THAT THE PEOPLE WE SERVE WILL ENJOY OPTIMUM HEALTH AND WELLBEING’. Our objective is to provide quality health services that address and meet the needs and aspirations of the peoples we serve as we:… More
Capital Branch- Compass Primary Healthcare Network
Capital Branch -( Compass Primary Healthcare Network) is a group of committed health professionals and providers dedicated to providing quality, affordable healthcare for the people of Wellington.… More
Kapiti Branch - Compass Primary Healthcare Network
The Kapiti PHO is a not-for-profit charitable trust that provides primary care for people who are enrolled with the GPs in the Kapiti region.… More
Tumai mo te Iwi Branch - Compass Primary Healthcare Network
The vision of Tumai mo te Iwi is ˜Kei te tino Hauora mo te Iwi I roto I tenei takiwa, the best health for all people in our area".… More
Cosine PHO - Karori Branch
The Karori Primary Health Organisation is a single practice PHO, which has as its population the registered and enrolled patients of the Karori Medical Centre (KMC).… More
General Practice Contact List
A full list of General Practices in the Capital and Coast Region can be found here.… More
Healthy Skin in the Greater Wellington Region
Keeping Well is facilitating a collaborative approach to healthy skin in Greater Wellington.… More
General Enquiries: (04) 385 5999
Fax: (04) 385 5856
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (04) 385 5999
Private Bag 7902
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This page was last updated at 10:22AM on October 16, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Primary Care.