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Whanganui DHB - Mental Health Care of the Older Person Team

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Mental Health Care of the Older Person

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services



Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are made through the triage nurse at Community Mental Health. Phone (06) 348 1207.

100 Heads Road, Private Bag 3003, Whanganui 4540.


Specialist team (psychiatrist, registered nurses, service coordinator) that assess and treat people over the age of 65 years with mental health problems.


All WDHB Mental Health and Addiction Services have a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of health professionals who work together with the service user and their family to ensure they receive integrated care to help with their recovery and discharge.

The WDHB has kaumātua and kuia available to provide cultural support to patients/service users/tangata whaiora and their whānau, if required.


There are no costs for services for citizens or residents of Aotearoa/New Zealand.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 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.


Contact Details

Whanganui Hospital


100 Heads Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

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Street Address

100 Heads Road
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

Postal Address

Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4541

This page was last updated at 2:45PM on July 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui DHB - Mental Health Care of the Older Person Team.