Services

Acute Demand Service Co-ordination

  • acute medical care package
  • acute nursing services
  • provides alternative to hospital care for certain acute conditions

Appetite for Life

  • nutritional programme delivered by nurses for families with weight issues

B4SC

  • before school check for children 4yrs

Chronic Packages of Care (CPOC)

  • tailored care packages
  • specific to individual’s needs
  • ensure flexibility in providing care
  • provides subsidised nurse/doctor appointments for health education and care of chronic long term conditions

Diabetes Care Improvement Packages

  • individualised careplans for those diagnosed with diabetes (Type 1 or 2)

Discretionary Funding

  • enables purchase of health-related services to those on low income

Green Prescription

  • exercise-based prescription for those wishing to become more active

Immunisation

  • available for children and adults

Language Line

  • on-call translation service for NZ residents who don’t speak English

Maori Health Initiatives

  • We are continually developing new ways to meet the specific needs of our Maori Population

Mental Health

  • Brief Intervention Co-ordination (BIC) – provide services for people with mild to moderate health issues
  • Extended GP consultations – allow GPs to offer extended time with people to address mental health concerns

Mobile Practice Nurse

  • mobile practice nurse service for people who experience barriers to accessing health care and who meet specific eligibility criteria

Palliative Care

  • to support the GP team to deliver end of life care

Pharmacist services

  • aims to provide integrated pharmacist services by having onsite/near site pharmacists working collaboratively with Christchurch PHO GP practices

Podiatry

  • up to 6 free appointments for people with diabetes who have high risk feet
  • up to 3 free appointments for people with high risk feet who do not have diabetes

Rheumatic Fever

  • available for people with a diagnosis of Rheumatic Fever
  • free monthly injections and up to 4 free GP consults per year from the date of the first visit

Smoking Cessation Programme

  • available to people who want to stop smoking

Social Worker

  • a community based social worker available to assist people to navigate their way around health and social services within Canterbury

Youth Sexual Health

  • free consultations for young people under the age of 21