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Waitematā DHB Primary Care

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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.


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Contact Details

North Shore Hospital

North Auckland

Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only
Patient enquiries:
(09) 486 8930

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 486 8900

Shakespeare Road
Auckland 0620

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Street Address

Shakespeare Road
Auckland 0620

Postal Address

Private Bag 93503
North Shore 0740

This page was last updated at 7:48AM on March 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Primary Care.