Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

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 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.

Collecting Memories (MNH0259).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

Can Your Child Hear? Ka Taea tō Tamaiti te Rongo?
Poster - A3
Can Your Child Hear? Ka Taea tō Tamaiti te Rongo?
Reminder to check regularly for signs of hearing difficulty, including glue ear, in children and to discuss any concerns with health professionals. Text in Te Reo Māori and English. Revised February 2010. MoH code HE4874.
Newborn Hearing Screening: Your Baby
Newborn Hearing Screening: Your Baby's Hearing Screen
Download in other languages from www.healthed.govt.nz
Explains the benefits of newborn hearing screening and the procedures used. Reprinted March 2015. MoH code HE2429 - was HE1921.
Noise around the home can cause hearing problems
Noise around the home can cause hearing problems
Gives information on how noise affects hearing. Revised January 2018. MoH code HE1122.

Featured sleep resources: Rauemi moe

Keep your baby safe during sleep
Keep your baby safe during sleep
Revised May 2020. Gives key messages about making every sleep a safe sleep to prevent babies from dying suddenly in their sleep. MoH code HE1228. Formerly "Safe Sleep Essentials."
Sleep smarter
Sleep smarter
Gives tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.  
Teenagers, technology and sleep
Teenagers, technology and sleep
Gives ideas to help parents support their teenager through the trickier parts of growing up.

Featured oral health resources: Rauemi niho

Brush Up on Healthy Teeth!
Brush Up on Healthy Teeth!
Gives information on which toothpastes for children meet the recommended level of fluoride from the Ministry of Health. Revised August 2019.
Healthy snacks for healthy teeth
Healthy snacks for healthy teeth
Shows snack foods and drinks that are tooth-friendly, and others to only have occasionally to be kind to your teeth.
Pocket Resource
It's Free and It's All Good!
Information for teenagers about free dental/oral health care, including how to access it, what happens at an appointment and the benefits of regular check ups for your teeth. Reprinted June 2014. MoH code HE2399.

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