Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

CHIC Order Processing during the COVID-19 lockdown

All CHICs are closed to visitors during the lockdown period.

Only resource orders for health professionals will be processed during this period. This includes hospitals, medical practices, midwives, pharmacies, and vaccinators.
These orders for health professionals will be sent pending availability of resources and staff capacity.
Health professionals can order online or via email or fax.

Processing of all other outstanding or new orders is suspended until further notice.

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.

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 Ashburton (by appointment), 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 (Christchurch)
Ph +64 3 378 6721
Fax +64 3 379 6125

Ph +64 3 307 6902
Fax +64 3 307 8081

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.

Whatever your story - Suli (MNH0251B).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

Stopping the spread of germs at home
Stopping the spread of germs at home
Gives suggested healthy habits that can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home.
Wash and dry your hands for 20 seconds
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.
Are you giving germs a hand?
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.

Featured mental health resources: Rauemi hauora hinengaro

Promotes the free 24/7 call or text service for New Zealanders feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just needing to chat to someone. Wallet card size. MoH code HE2586.
What Helps Me When I
What Helps Me When I'm Stressed
Gives ideas on combating stress. Revised December 2011.
There is a way through: A guide for people experiencing stress, depression and anxiety
There is a way through: A guide for people experiencing stress, depression and anxiety
Gives advice how to recognise and seek help for stress, depression and anxiety. MoH code HE2570.
Sleep smarter
Sleep smarter
Gives tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.  
Winning Ways to Wellbeing
Winning Ways to Wellbeing
Lists the five actions that you can introduce into your life, any time, to begin to feel the benefits.
Alcohol or other drugs, and depression
Alcohol or other drugs, and depression
Gives details on how using drugs and alcohol when depressed can make you feel worse in the long run.
Factsheet 7 from www.depresssion.org.nz
MoH code HP5554.

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