The Christchurch Primary Health Organisation (CPHO) is a not for profit organisation that receives funding from Te Whatu Ora (Health NZ) - Waitaha Canterbury to provide health care services to an enrolled population of approximately 38,000 people in Canterbury.
The PHO supports its seven member practices to deliver a range of clinical programmes that promote healthy living, prevent disease and injuries, and provide rehabilitation.
For the New Zealand Government's latest updates on COVID-19 click here : https://covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates/
For Local COVID-19 updates click here : https://www.primaryhealthresponse.org.nz/
For COVID-19 planning and preparedness click here: https://www.primaryhealthresponse.org.nz/plan-prepare/other-infectious-risk/
For Healthify He Puna Waiora - COVID-19 link : https://healthify.nz/health-a-z/c/covid-19-care-and-information-topics/
From 13 February 2023, some people will need to pay for COVID-related visits to their local healthcare provider as part of a move towards managing COVID in a similar way to other public health diseases.
The majority of people who test positive can recover safely at home. People isolating at home are encouraged to call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice or guidance in managing COVID symptoms.
Free COVID healthcare will continue to be available for people at higher risk of becoming very sick:
- People with high-risk medical conditions
- Māori and Pacific people
- People with disabilities
- People aged 65 and over
- If you meet the criteria for access to antiviral medicines. https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-isolation/if-you-have-covid-19/medicines-to-treat-covid-19/#who-can-get-antivirals
Te Whatu Ora are continuing to protect those who are most of risk of getting ill from COVID. If you require hospital-level care, it remains free for everyone.