Health information for families during lockdown

Here are some guidelines to help you all through the lock-down as supplied by Whanganui Regional Health Network.

General practice and pharmacies are essential services and will remain open during the lock-down.

• If you are unwell, stay at home and call the practice for advice.
• We may do a phone consult with you or set up a time for a face-to-face appointment.
• If you are over 65 please contact us about getting your flu vaccination.
• If you think you have COVID 19 ring us OR go directly to your nearest Community-Based Assessment Centre (CBAC).

• Some pharmacies are restricting access inside the pharmacy, so please keep the 2 metre distance between people.
• There is plenty of medication available – we are not anticipating shortages.
• All prescriptions are now dispensed in 30 day lots to help manage this.
• If you need to collect a repeat prescription please ring a day or two ahead if possible.
• If you are unable to collect your prescription ask us about having your medicines delivered.

The Hub has been busy, with our kaimahi contacting 1170 people and 506 whānau directly in the last week. Kaumātua and whānau with chronic conditions take priority, however all those in need are being offered support.

“Knowing we have whānau here to meet our needs so we don’t have to leave home is comforting,” Kaumātua Whairiri Renata Nikora says.

Ring the Te Ranga Tupua Response Hub Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm with the 0800 202 004 number available 24/7 for all whānau in the Whanganui, Rangitīkei, Ruapehu, Otaihape and South Taranaki Region.

Information Flyers you can download

COVID-19 – DL flyer

Community Link and Chronicle Advert. – 30 March

COVID information flyer – 24 March 2020 v2