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Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Specialist Mental Health Service

The Specialist Mental Health Service is a division of Te Whatu Ora Waitaha. It provides mental health services in Canterbury.

Regional services include:

Mental health services are provided at Hillmorton Hospital. They are also provided at various community sites including Ashburton.

Accessing mental health services

If you need urgent or emergency mental health care, call 0800‑920‑092 (24 hours, 7 days a week).

Staff may visit you at home. If you are asked to attend an appointment at Hillmorton Hospital, you will need to go to the Fergusson building. This map will help you find where you need to go to. The Fergusson building is building 15 on the map. The best entry to use is entry A. These photos may also be helpful.

General mental health enquiries or advice

If you have a general enquiry about mental health services or issues, you can also call 0800‑920‑092. You can also call if you are worried about your mental health or the mental health of a whānau (family) member or friend.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2023.

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