District Health Board
Healthcare services in the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti Region are provided by Hauora Tairāwhiti.
Gisborne Hospital is the only public hospital in the Tairāwhiti Region.
Healthpoint lists all private hospitals and specialty service providers in the Gisborne Region.
Healthpoint lists all dentist clinics in the Tairāwhiti Region.
Local health centres and doctors (GPs)
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).
Enroling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.
To find a PHO and GPs in the Gisborne region use the links below.
Mental health services
Hauora Tairāwhiti provides access to public mental health services.
You can find private mental health and addiction service providers in the region on the Healthpoint website.
The Mental Health Foundation's website lists national helplines, support services, and community support groups in your area.
Urgent mental health support
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 111 or take them to the nearest hospital emergency department.
After hours help
If you are feeling unwell, or need general medical advice, Healthline offers free, specialist health advice 24/7 over the phone.
You can call them on 0800 611 116.
The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years.
They provide car seat education services, parenting education and parenting groups.
They also offer a free 24/7 parent helpline and advice service called Plunketline.
You can call them on 0800 933 922.
The Ministry of Health website lists maternity services available in the Gisborne region.
Seniorline is a national information service to help older people and their families navigate the health system.
It provides information to assist with making decisions about staying at home, support for carers and residential care.
Hospice is specialist care given to those with life-limiting illness.
Hospice Tairawhiti provides hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.