A comprehensive range of health services is available in the region including a hospital in Blenheim.
District Health Board
Health services in the Marlborough region are provide by NelsonMarlborough DHB
The Marlborough region has one hospital, Wairau Hospital in Blenheim
To find Private hospitals in this region search on this Ministry of Health webpage
Doctor (GPs) and local heath centres
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).
To find GPs in the Marlborough region use the Marlborough PHO site.
All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.
Mental Health Services
Mental healthcare services in the Marlborough region are provided by Nelson Marlborough DHB. Look on their website for details
After Hours Medical
If you are feeling unwell or need some urgent medical advice, Healthline offers a 24 hour health service over the phone. You can call them on 0800 611 116.
There is an after hours General Practitioner service in Blenheim.
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 Marlborough region. Check on the Ministry of Health website 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. 0800 725 463
Hospice is specialist care is given to those with life-limiting illness. Hospice Marlborough provides hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.