Contact our South Canterbury office


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    The South Canterbury office addresses the public health needs of people living between the Rangitata and Waitaki rivers, including the Timaru, Waimate and Mackenzie Districts.

    The work of the Timaru-based Community and Public Health staff reflects one of the South Canterbury District Health Board’s (SCDHB) strategic priorities “to improve the population’s health status”. Key focus areas are on lifestyle, cancer, child and adolescent health, and reducing inequalities.

    Assistance in the areas of environmental health and infectious diseases is provided by two Health Protection Officers. They are also involved in biosecurity monitoring at the Port of Timaru, and health and safety assessments of Early Childhood Centres.

    The Timaru office has a Community Health Information Centre, providing a range of free health education resources from the Ministry of Health and other providers.

    Find out more about the public health work occurring from the South Canterbury office.

    Office details

    18 Woollcombe Street
    Timaru 7910
    New Zealand

    PO Box 510
    Timaru 7940
    New Zealand

    Phone: +64 3 687 2600
    Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm
    Page last updated: 18/02/2016

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