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Hawke's Bay DHB - Older Persons Mental Health

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Hawke's Bay DHB - Older Persons Mental Health provides community support to older people people living from Wairoa through to Central Hawke's Bay.


Older Persons Mental Health

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services


Hawkes Bay

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

GP referral to this service is preferred.


Older Persons Mental Health is a specialist multidisciplinary community team based at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital.

This service provides assessment and treatment to individuals age 65 and over with a new or emerging mental illness and individuals of any age with dementia. The main conditions seen are dementia, depression and anxiety disorders.

This is a non-acute service, for crisis assistance please contact the Emergency Mental Health Service on 0800 112 334.


The team includes a psychogeriatrician, medical officers,  clinical nurse manager, registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapist, support workers and clinical psychologist.


No fees apply


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For new, urgent referrals after hours or crisis assistance at any time, please contact the Emergency Mental Health Service on 0800 112 334.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (21 Oct), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Public Transport

Hawke's Bay DHB offers free bus free bus transport for outpatients and their caregiver/support person to and from scheduled appointments at Hawke’s Bay Hospital and at Napier Health.

Click here for more information, including bus timetables.


Paid parking is available at Hawke's Bay Hospital. Click here for parking map and prices.

Contact Details

398 Omahu Road
Hawke's Bay 4120

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398 Omahu Road
Hawke's Bay 4120

This page was last updated at 1:16PM on August 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hawke's Bay DHB - Older Persons Mental Health.