Whanganui DHB - Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS)
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Based on the Whanganui Hospital campus, MICAMHAS provides services to those who reside within the WDHB boundary. Clinics are held in the rural areas for those who do not live in Whanganui City.
Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS)
- Programme Areas
Crisis / acute, Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Community / social support (AOD), Intake / assessment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Eating disorders, Maternal mental health – clinical teams, Maternal mental health - community support, Maternal alcohol & drug addiction, Respite
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services
Referrals can be made by self-presenting, phone, mail and email.
For queries about referrals, please contact the Clinical Coordinator at Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions. Phone (06) 348 1901. Email
100 Heads Road, Private Bag 3003, Whanganui 4540
Our Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS) promotes the mental health and wellbeing of mothers, infants, children, adolescents and their families/whānau through its specialised mental health service.
MICAMHAS offers infant, child and adolescent mental health assessments, therapy and treatment for those from infancy to age 18 years who are referred for having a suspected or identified, moderate to severe mental health illness or addiction.
Maternal mental health assessment, therapy and treatment is provided from pregnancy up to 1 year after birth of the child.
Alcohol and other drug services alongside mild to moderate mental health education and intervention is provided by the SUPP team for those aged 12 to 19 years.
Maternal, Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS) has a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of health professionals including Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, AOD Counsellors and a Youth Worker who work collaboratively with the young person and their family to develop therapy/treatment goals.
Cultural support is available through Te Hau Ranga Ora Māori Health Service to young people/patients/service users/tangata whaiora and their whānau, if required.
There are no costs for services for citizens or residents of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
For crisis assistance outside these hours, please call the MHAHT team on 0800 653 358.
Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), 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), 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.
100 Heads Road
100 Heads Road
Private Bag 3003
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This page was last updated at 1:19PM on October 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui DHB - Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Service (MICAMHAS).