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Nelson Marlborough Health - Community Assessment Team (CAT)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


The Nelson Marlborough Community Assessment Team operates from two locations.

The Nelson CAT service operates across the Nelson-Tasman region, excluding Golden Bay. For crisis assistance in the Golden Bay area, please contact Te Whare Mahana. The Marlborough CAT service operates across Marlborough. 


Community Assessment Team (CAT)

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

DHB Mental Health Crisis, Intake / assessment


Nelson Marlborough

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Referrals can be made directly to the CAT team nearest you.

For the Nelson - Tasman region, call 0800 776 364 - Press 2

For the Marlborough region, call 0800 948 497 - Press 2.

For the Golden Bay region, call Te Whare Mahana on (03) 525 7647.


The CAT Service provides assessment, intervention and ongoing treatment for people over the age of 18 with serious psychiatric disorder and/or severe emotional/behavioural problems of a psychological nature.

CAT Team provides after hours cover for CAMH Services.


No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation



12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

This is a 24 hour, 7 day a week service.

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays..


There is visitor and accessible parking available at all Nelson Marlborough Health facilities.

Click here to view the Nelson Hospital and Braemar Campus Map (for Nelson Community Assessment Team)

Click here to view the Wairau Hospital Map (for Marlborough Community Assessment Team)

Contact Details

Wairau Hospital

Nelson Marlborough

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

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This page was last updated at 10:04AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Nelson Marlborough Health - Community Assessment Team (CAT).