Nelson - Tasman Healthcare
A comprehensive range of health services is available in the region including hospital and specialist care in Nelson.
District Health Boards
Health services in the Nelson/Tasman region provided by NelsonMarlborough DHB
The main hospital in this region is Nelson Hospital with smaller hospitals in Takaka and Murchison
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.
Doctors (GPs) and local health 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).
Enrolling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.
To find GPs in the Nelson-Tasman region use the Nelson Bays PHO site.
Mental Health Services
Mental healthcare services in the Nelson/Tasman 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.
The Medical and Injury Centre in Nelson provides after hours medical care
After Hours Pharmacy
Nelson Bays Primary Health has a list of all pharmacies including after hours clinics
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 Nelson/Tasman region. Check on the Ministry of Health website to see what is available in your area.
For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week: 0800 800 717
or ring Healthline ph 0800 611 116
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. Nelson Tasman Hospice provides hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.