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Access Community Health Southern

Community Health Service



Access is one of New Zealand's leading healthcare providers, specialising in home-based healthcare and support. We work with the Ministry of Health, DHBs and ACC, among others, to support 20,000 people nationwide to live independently in their own homes.

Access believes that health involves the whole person, not merely the absence of disease or ill health. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of everyone. We develop your support plan (your specific services) in partnership with you and your family or whānau. This ensures you play a part in the services you receive.

Services include:  

  • Nursing services - continence - stomal therapy diabetes - IV therapy - wound care - palliative care eye drops - catheter care - medication
  • Personal care - meals - dressing and undressing - personal grooming - bathing - toileting - mobility needs  
  • Domestic assistance - laundry - vacuuming - dish washing - bedmaking - meal preparation - shopping


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Referral


Free if criteria are met, contact us for more information. 

For private services, costs apply. 


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), Southland Anniversary (19 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Community nursing

  • Continence
  • Medication administration
  • Palliative care

Home support

  • Carers
  • Cleaning (personal care)
  • Childcare services
  • Home equipment
  • Home visiting
  • Meals
  • Needs assessment
  • Nursing

Injury, illness or disability

  • Aids and equipment
  • Disability support
  • Home support
  • Needs assessment
  • Nursing
  • Rehabilitation


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

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This page was last updated at 8:03AM on July 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Access Community Health Southern.