Nelson Bays Primary Health

Phone: 03 539 1170 or 0800 731317
Address: 281 Queen St, Richmond

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Nelson Bays Primary Health is a not-for-profit organisation that funds and co-ordinates services, provides resources and expertise for practices and delivers some specialised primary healthcare services.

Primary healthcare is provided in the community by 21 General Practices with almost 150 GPs and over 100 Practice Nurses who look after the health of over 100,000 enrolled patients throughout the Nelson-Tasman region.

The Nelson-Tasman enrolled population ethnicity breakdown is 87% European, 8% Maori, 1% Pacific and 3% Asian. 9% are Quintile 5 (NZ deprivation score 9 and 10). 30% are aged between 45 and 64 years old and 20% are aged 65 years old or older.

Many of our services are directed towards developing the workforce, looking after individuals and supporting people to get well and live well in the community. We also focus on health promotion; targeting issues that affect the people and communities within our community.

Nelson Bays Primary Health also has responsibility for ensuring that current challenges in community healthcare are being met. These challenges include child and adolescent health, immunisation, mental health, long-term conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular/heart disease and healthy ageing.