A wide range of community health services is available in the Hawke’s Bay.

Looking for general healthcare information?

Healthcare services
Paying for healthcare

The main public health facility is the Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital in Hastings which offers the full complement of health services from emergency to Radiology.

District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (DHB) provides health services in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Hawke’s Bay DHB 

Private hospitals

To find Private hospitals in this region search on this Ministry of Health webpage.

Private hospitals in Hawke’s Bay | Ministry of Health


All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.

Dental Council of New Zealand

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).

Enrolling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.

To find a PHO and GPs in the Hawke’s Bay region, see the links below.

Enrolling with your local doctor
Health Practices | Health Hawke’s Bay
Find a GP | Healthpoint

Mental Health Services

Mental healthcare services in the Hawke’s Bay region are provided by Hawke’s Bay DHB. Look on their website for details.

Mental health service | Hawke’s Bay DHB

After hours and emergency services

City Medical at Napier Health Centre provides 24-hour urgent medical care.  (06) 835 4999.

Healthline offers free telephone health advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0800 611 116. Use the Healthline website below to find a pharmacy near you.

City Medical
Find an after-hours centre near you | Healthpoint


The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years. They also organise car seat education services, parenting education and parenting groups. See the links below for services in your area.

Plunket also offers a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.

Hawke’s Bay Plunket services | Plunket 
Plunket line | Plunket

Having a baby

There are various options available for giving birth in the Hawke’s Bay region. Check on the Ministry of Health website to see what is available in your area.

Hawke’s Bay maternity services | Ministry of Health

Senior line

Senior Line is a phone service and online portal with information for older people and their carers who are making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, daycare options and rest homes. Call 0800 725 463, or visit the website.


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