Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

CHIC Order Processing during the COVID-19 response

All CHICs are closed to visitors at the current alert level and until further notice. Therefore you will 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.

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.

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

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? - Te Reo Māori
Are you giving germs a hand? - Te Reo Māori
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. Actual title: Kei te āwhina koe i ngā iroriki?
High Five for Clean Hands - Samoan
Poster - A2
High Five for Clean Hands - Samoan
Available within our distribution area only.
Explains and displays a washing and drying routine for cleaning hands. Actual title: Pa se ta Lima mo Lima Mamā. Translation of MoH resource HE2201.

Featured winter health resources: Rauemi hauora takurua

Stay warm and well this winter
Stay warm and well this winter
Available in Canterbury and South Canterbury versions. Gives tips on home heating, staying warm and well during the winter months.
Protect yourself and others against COVID-19
Poster - A4
Protect yourself and others against COVID-19
Limited to 6 copies per order. Download in Simplified Chinese and Te Reo Māori from www.health.govt.nz Gives information on ways to protect you and your family from getting COVID-19 (coronavirus) as well as how to prevent spreading the virus to others. MoH code HP7328.
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 6
Got a cold or flu? Find out what to do
Got a cold or flu? Find out what to do
Gives information on what to do if you or someone else thinks they have a cold or flu-like illness. Includes details on how to support or care for yourself or others at home effectively, and when to see a doctor.

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.
Sleep smarter
Sleep smarter
Gives tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.  
What Helps Me When I
What Helps Me When I'm Stressed
Gives ideas on combating stress. Revised December 2011.

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