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Tips for using HealthInfo for general practices

How do I use the HealthInfo card?

Most pages in HealthPathways have an Information section at the bottom with a HealthInfo link. Click on the link to open up the patient information section. The information includes a keyword that you can write on the HealthInfo card. Your patient can go to HealthInfo and search for the keyword to find information relevant to their condition.

The patient information section also provides a link to the most relevant page on HealthInfo. You can click on the link to show the HealthInfo page to your patient during their consultation.

How can I order more cards?

You can order HealthInfo cards, flyers and posters by going to the Community & Public Health website. If you want to order more than 100 HealthInfo cards, download this order form and follow the instructions on the form to place your order.

How do I find information on HealthInfo?

Follow the links in the patient information section. Or go to HealthInfo and use the search box at the top right of the page.

How do I print information to give to patients?

Click on the Printable resources links in the patient information section. Most of the links go to PDFs that you can print (using an A4 printer). Some of the links go to HealthInfo and some go to other sites. The links have all been checked and recommended by Canterbury GPs. Send us feedback (see below) if you have any resources that you would like us to consider for the patient information sections.

How can I email information to patients?

Find the information on HealthInfo using the search box at the top right of the page and go to the page. Click on the envelope icon in the HealthInfo page's footer (under Share HealthInfo). This will create an email with a hyperlink to the HealthInfo page. You can enter the patient's email address and send them the link.

How can I find information in other languages?

See Health information in multiple languages and New Zealand healthcare system.

How do I send feedback about HealthInfo?

You can send us feedback about the content on HealthInfo, or tell us about content that you would like to see on HealthInfo. To do this, either click the blue Send us your feedback button at the top of each page, or click the contact HealthInfo link at the bottom of each page.

You can also send an email to For now, you can't attach files to HealthInfo feedback. If you want to send us an attachment, email it to

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created March 2015.

See also:

How to use HealthInfo

Page reference: 158537

Review key: HIIHP-148325