There are GPs and Nurse-Led Services in all the main townships of Tararua - as well as a Community Hospital in Dannevirke.
These free services are available also:
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Screening
Delivers a diabetes and cardiovascular risk-screening service for high-need populations within the Tararua District. The programme is designed to improve access to primary care and health promotion services for those whose clinical condition, history, and lifestyle factors indicate need.
Free Sexual Health Services
Free sexual health services have been available to a targeted population within the PHO. The target population is everyone under the age of 19 years and those with a community services card aged between 19-24 years. These services can be accessed at any of the practices within the Tararua District and may be with either a general practitioner or a nurse.
This service aims to ensure the Tararua community has ready access to a health professional at all times to deal with urgent and out of hours related problems. This service is sub-contracted to the Dannevirke Community Hospital which provides a registered nurse to carry out the service.
The Tararua PHO offers free community referred ultrasound services to those people enrolled with the PHO. These services are on an as-needed basis and must be referred by a general practitioner.
MidCentral Health Poster - "I'm not well, where should I go?" (140KB pdf)
MidCentral Health Poster - Healthline Information (135KB pdf)
MidCentral Health Poster - "Prevention is better than cure" (106KB pdf)