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We’ve put together some useful websites that we feel may be of benefit to our patients*. 

Whether you are after information on local health services, some general lifestyle advice, or looking for somewhere to turn for support, we hope that our links will be of some value. We are always open to suggestions if you feel there is something we could add that would be of interest or benefit to our patients feel free to contact us.

* we cannot endorse services or guarantee accuracy of information on third party websites.

Useful Websites

health navigator

Health Navigator

With the huge amount of information available on the internet it can sometimes be difficult to know if you can trust the information.

Health Navigator provides useful health information for New Zealanders. It is written and reviewed by medical writers, consumer health organisations and health professionals.

patient is the UK’s leading independent health site, established for over 15 years. With more than 16 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals.

The site contains over 4,000 health information leaflets, a wellbeing centre, a free health check and discussion forum.



Healthline is a free telephone advise service, staffed 24 hours per day by trained nurses.



Smoking not only impacts your health but also puts a dint in your wallet.

Find out how much you could save with this online calculator if you quit smoking today.



You can protect yourself and your children by being SunSmart.

Learn how to keep safe while still living life in the sun.

my fitness pal

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal is a diet and fitness community you can join for free. You will have access to tools and support to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

It includes a free online calorie counter and diet plan. It has a range of information including nutrition facts for over two million foods

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Healthy Food Guide

The Health Food Guide is a website dedicated to providing information, recipes and shopping advice aimed at healthy eating for the whole family.

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The Benefits of Exercise

Along with healthy eating and not smoking, physical activity improves heart health by preventing heart disease as well as helping you to recover if you have had a heart event. The heart foundation have some useful information about the benefits of exercise here.

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Smoke Free

If you would like help to quit smoking, Smoke Free has some useful information, tips and resources to help.


Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre provides information about how, why and when we immunise, as well as information about the vaccines themselves.

HPV Vaccine


HPV is thought to be the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. Most people are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. There are over 100 types of HPV. Some HPV types infect the genital area and may cause warts. Other HPV types may cause abnormal cell changes in the cervix,  anus, vulva,  throat or penis which can lead to cancer.


Flu Vaccine

Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza or ‘flu’ each year. Many won’t feel sick at all, but can still pass it on to others. Getting an influenza vaccination before winter offers you and others the best protection.

You may be entitled to a free vaccination.

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Immunisation Programme Summary

Kiwi Families is a website with all sorts of information for families, from birth through to the teen years.  They provide a useful summary of the NZ Immunisation programme for babies and children.

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Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) is responsible for the provision of health care services in Nelson and Marlborough.

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Nelson Bays Primary Health Organisation

Nelson Bays PHO serves the Nelson Tasman region. Primary healthcare usually care received outside of the hospital setting, eg. your GP, midwife, physiotherapist, dentist, or a number of other community-based providers.

Medical and Injury Centre

Medical and Injury Centre

The Medical and Injury Centre (MIC) provides urgent medical care, and also provides out of hours GP care.  If you phone us outside of business hours, your call will automatically be diverted to MIC.

Bay Audiology

Bay Audiology

Bay Audiology have clinics in both Richmond and Nelson and can help with hearing loss issues.

health and disability commissioner HDC

Health and Disability Commissioner

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) oversees the quality of care that patients receive.

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The Cancer Society

If you or someone you care about has cancer, if you want to help provide support, or reduce your own risk of cancer  – the Cancer Society website is a good place to start.

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Kaiatawhai Service

The Kaiatawhai service is a navigation and case management service. We can visit whānau/families in their home for consults and assessments to understand the issues, barriers and/or challenges to accessing primary health care services.  The service will support whānau to navigate the primary health care pathways so they can access the right service in a timely fashion.

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Te Piki Oranga

Te Piki Oranga is a kaupapa Māori health services provider in Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui (Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough). We provide a wide range of free and confidential health services for Māori in our region.

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Cancer Pathways for Maori – He Huarahi Matepukupuku

Nelson Marlborough Health’s He Huarahi Matepukupuku project is funded by the Ministry of Health and aims to improve the ‘cancer pathway’ for Maori people in Te Tau Ihu and Te Waipounamu.

depression helps New Zealanders recognise and understand depression and anxiety.

the low down

The Low Down

Sometimes life’s ups and downs are more than just the usual ups and downs.  If you’re stuck feeling bad The Low Down can help you figure out if it could be anxiety or depression. Whatever’s going on you’ll find ideas and people who can help you get unstuck.



SPARX is an online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland, and funded by the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. SPARX is free in New Zealand.   SPARX has been proven to help young people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety.  It could help you or people you know.

beating the blues

Beating the Blues

Talk to your doctor if you think Beating the Blues® could be helpful for you. Your doctor can introduce you to the programme.

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Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

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Dermatitis / Eczema

The terms dermatitis and eczema are often used interchangeably.  Dermatitis effects 1 in 5 people at some stage of their lives. Dermnet New Zealand has some useful information on causes and treatment.



Diabetes New Zealand Incorporated is a charity that represents and supports people with diabetes.  Their website has some really useful information.

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Atrial Fibrillation

If you, or someone close to you, have recently been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), it may be the first time that you have heard about the condition.  The AF site has been developed to help answer your questions.

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A-Z of Diseases

Nelson Marlborough DHB has put together a useful list of diseases which can be viewed here.