Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

CHIC Order Processing during the public health response to COVID-19

All CHICs are closed to visitors at the current alert level and until further notice. Therefore you may not be able to pick up resource orders.

You may experience a delay in the processing of your resource order. This is due to limited staff capacity and also issues with the availability of some resources.

CPH coverage mapThe Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) provides free health resources within the Community and Public Health geographical area covering:

  • Canterbury including Ashburton, Greater Christchurch, Selwyn, Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts;
  • South Canterbury including MacKenzie, Timaru and Waimate Districts;
  • the West Coast including Buller, Grey and Westland Districts; and
  • the Chatham Islands.

This page is the gateway to ordering health resources online, including pamphlets, booklets and posters.

You can order up to 100 copies of any resource online, unless specified otherwise or if quantities are limited.

Find out more about online ordering and the delivery of your order.

CHIC Order Processing during the public health response to COVID-19

All CHICs are closed to visitors at the current alert level and until further notice. Therefore you may not be able to pick up resource orders.

You may experience a delay in the processing of your resource order. This is due to limited staff capacity and also issues with the availability of some resources.

Other ways you can order resources

You can also order resources from CHIC via mail, fax and email.

You can also visit one of our centres in Timaru and Greymouth to view or order resources.

Unfortunately you cannot visit or drop in to the Christchurch CHIC to view or order resources.

Contact your local CHIC Office for more information:

CANTERBURY AND CHATHAM ISLANDS (Christchurch)
Ph +64 3 378 6721
Fax +64 3 379 6125

MID CANTERBURY (Ashburton)
The Ashburton CHIC has now closed.
Please contact the Christchurch CHIC for resource information.

SOUTH CANTERBURY (Timaru)
Ph +64 3 687 2600
Fax +64 3 688 6091

WEST COAST (Greymouth)
Ph +64 3 768 1160
Fax +64 3 768 1169

Ordering resources from outside our region

Some resources produced by Community and Public Health are available to those outside our coverage area, but you will need to pay for these items, including a postage charge.

Who always brightens your day? My partner (MNH0262B).Resources from the All Right? Campaign

The All Right? campaign is designed to help us think about our mental health and wellbeing.

All Right? is about helping people realise that they’re not alone, encouraging them to connect with others, and supporting them to boost their wellbeing.


Featured resources: Rauemi whakaatu

Ageing Well
Booklet
Ageing Well
Gives general health and care information for older people. Revised March 2020. MoH code HE1148.
OLP0007
Eating For Healthy Older People
Booklet
Eating For Healthy Older People
Revised April 2021. Nutrition guidelines for healthy older adults, including serving sizes, physical activity and fluid intake and food safety advice. MoH code HE1145.
NUT0004
Looking out for one another
Pamphlet
Looking out for one another
Gives information on recognising social isolation and loneliness in friends, family and yourself. Also gives suggestions for older adults on how to stay socially connected, and where to go for help.
OLP0015

Featured gardening resources:Rauemi mahi māra

Avoiding Legionnaires
Card
Avoiding Legionnaires' Disease while gardening
Revised August 2020. Gives information for gardeners about legionellosis (legionnaires' disease). Includes five simple steps to avoid catching the disease from potting mix or compost products. Previously titled "Preventing Legionnaires' Disease: Advice for gardeners".
SAF0036
Growing healthy little gardeners
Flyer
Growing healthy little gardeners
Gives health and safety information on gardening with children. Designed for use by parents, families and schools.
SAF0040
Safer and Healthier Gardening
Booklet
Safer and Healthier Gardening
Gives information on reducing risks when gardening. Revised February 2018. Reprinted June 2019. MoH code HE4605.
SAF0009

Featured hand hygiene resources: Rauemi horohoroi ringaringa

Are you giving germs a hand?
Sheet
Are you giving germs a hand?
Available in Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan. Shows types of disease-causing germs that can be carried on your hands, as well as the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs: wash and dry your hands correctly or use hand sanitiser.
HYG0062
How to hand rub
Poster - A4
How to hand rub
Available in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Te Reo Māori, Samoan and Tongan. Shows the correct steps to take when using alcohol-based hand rub or sanitiser to clean your hands.
MED0272
Wash and dry your hands for 20 seconds
Sticker
Wash and dry your hands for 20 seconds
Gives advice on the importance of washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and running water, and also drying hands thoroughly for another 20 seconds. MoH code HE2525.
HYG0060

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