Hawke's Bay Healthcare
A wide range of community health services are available in the Hawke's Bay
The main public health facility is the Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital in Hastings which offers the full complement of health services from emergency to Radiology.
District Health Board
Hawke's Bay District Health Board (DHB) provides health services in the Hawke's Bay region
To find Private hospitals in this region search on this Ministry of Health webpage
All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.
Local Health Centres and doctors (GPs)
Doctors (GPs) are fully trained medical doctors who can advise you on your health and refer you for further tests or specialist treatment if needed. GPs are registered with a Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
Enrolling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.
To find a PHO and GPs in the Hawke's Bay region, look at Health Hawke's Bay.
Mental Health Services
Mental healthcare services in the Hawke's Bay region are provided by Hawke's Bay DHB. Look on their website for details.
After hours and emergency services
City Medical at Napier Health Centre provides 24 hour urgent medical care. (06) 835 4999.
Healthline offers free telephone health advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0800 611 116
The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years. They also organise car seat rental schemes, parenting education and parenting groups. See these links for services in your area.
Plunket also offers a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.
Having a baby
There are various options available for giving birth in the Hawke's Bay region. Check on the Ministry of Health web-site to see what is available in your area.
Senior Line is a phone service and online portal with information for older people and their carers who are making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. Call 0800 725 463, or visit the website.
Hospice is specialist care given to those with life-limiting illness. They provide hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.