Community Health Integration Centre (CHIC)

The Community Health Integration Centre (CHIC) is a single point of entry for referrals and information.

Qualified, experienced health clinicians ensure a patient’s health needs are assessed and they receive timely health care in the most appropriate setting.

The referrals are then sent to the right service so that the patient gets the right health care in the right place as soon as possible.

The CHIC can only receive referrals from registered health professionals. If you are a patient and wish to access the services below, please consult your general practitioner (GP).

Health professionals can refer by emailing a referral to

Services within CHIC include:

District Nursing

Community Support Services:
OPHRS (Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Services)
MSHOP (Mental Health Services for Older People)
NASC (Needs Assessment and Service Co-Ordination)
Home Support Unit (and Meals on Wheels)

Allied Health:
Social Work – Physical Health  
Occupational Therapy
Psychology - Physical Health
Speech-Language Therapy
ART/ARTHA (Allied Response Team/Allied Response Team Home Assessment)
Foot Protection
Falls Prevention

Specialist Services:
Cardiac CNS
Diabetes CNS
Respiratory CNS
Wound CNS
Stomal Therapy
Fracture Liaison
Ulcer Clinic
Cancer Coordination Team
Continence Care
Gerontology CNS

Community Services:
Pinnacle ExCT (Extended Care Team )
Green Prescriptions
Bone Density

Diabetes Integrated Team
Diabetes in Pregnancy

Child and Adolescent  Health:
Paediatric Diabetes
Paediatrics – Physical Health
Community Oral Health
Neonatal Homecare Nurse
Paediatric Community Nurse
Child Psychology
Whanau Pakari
Child Physical Therapy Team
Hearing and Vision Screening
Paediatrics – Developmental
Public Health Nursing
CNS – Respiratory
CNS – Diabetes

Maternity Referrals:
Antenatal clinic
Lactation consultant
Sexual Health Clinic
Termination of Pregnancy
Social work
Taranaki Stop Smoking Service  


Contact us:

Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm
Phone (06) 753 6139 for all hospital departments and services.
Direct Dial: (06) 753 7878


Last updated: Thursday, September 15, 2022

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