Waitematā DHB Primary Care
Public Service, Other
Primary healthcare is all those services which you use most in the community.
Primary healthcare 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.
Primary healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare generally involve partnerships with communities and other agencies such as public health, voluntary organisations and local government.
General practitioners (GPs) - your family doctor - and the nurses and pharmacists they work with should be the first health professionals you contact when feeling unwell.… More
Primary Health Organisations
Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) are funded by District Health Boards to provide primary healthcare services for the enrolled population within their geographic location. There are five PHOs in the Waitematā region, which coordinate the services employing staff directly or through provider members.… More
Auckland Regional Minor Skin Surgery Scheme: Skin Lesion Removal by Contracted GPs
From time to time, the metro Auckland DHBs look to recruit more GPs into the minor skin surgery programme. This is usually to expand the coverage of the existing programme within specified areas. … More
Urgent Care Clinic Services Across Auckland and Waitemata DHBs
The Urgent Care Clinic network provides after-hours access for everybody but it is much more affordable for people on a Community Services Card, High User Health Cards, those under 14 years old, those 65 years old and over and those living in low income areas.… More
Immunisation Clinical Myths Video Link - Primary Care
Research with both parents and health professionals has demonstrated a gap in knowledge regarding genuine contraindications for immunisation.… More
(09) 486 8900
Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only
(09) 486 8930
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 486 8900
Private Bag 93503
North Shore 0740
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This page was last updated at 1:07PM on May 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Primary Care.