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Capital & Coast DHB Primary Care

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Description

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.

Referral Expectations

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.

Services

  • 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

Contact Details

General Enquiries: (04) 385 5999
Fax: (04) 385 5856

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (04) 385 5999

Wellington Hospital
Riddiford Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

Wellington Hospital
Riddiford Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington South

This page was last updated at 10:22AM on October 16, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Primary Care.