Nelson - Tasman Healthcare

A comprehensive range of health services is available in the region including hospital and specialist care in Nelson.

Looking for general healthcare information?

District Health Boards

Health services in the Nelson/Tasman region provided by NelsonMarlborough DHB

Nelson Marlborough DHB

Public Hospitals

The main hospital in this region is Nelson Hospital with smaller hospitals in Takaka and Murchison

Nelson Hospital | Nelson Marlborough DHB

Private Hospitals

To find Private hospitals in this region search on this Ministry of Health webpage

Private hospitals | Ministry of Health


All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.

Dental Council of New Zealand

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 links below.

Enrolling with your local doctor

General Practice | Nelson Bays PHO 

Find a GP | Healthpoint

Mental Health Services

Mental healthcare services in the Nelson/Tasman region are provided by Nelson Marlborough DHB. Look on their website for details

Mental Health Services | Nelson Marlborough DHB 

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.

About Healthline | Ministry of Health

The Medical and Injury Centre in Nelson provides after hours medical care

Medical and Injury Centre

After Hours Pharmacy

Nelson Bays Primary Health has a list of all pharmacies including after hours clinics

Nelson Bays Primary Health


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 education services, parenting education and parenting groups. See the links below 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.

Nelson | Plunket

Plunket line | Plunket

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

Maternity facilities | Ministry of Health

Senior line

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

Nelson Marlborough | Senior line


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.

Nelson Tasman Hospice

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Page last updated: 02/08/2017

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