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Community Health Information Centres (CHIC)
Supporting healthy and active lifestyles
The Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) provides free health resources to anybody or organisation who lives in the Canterbury, South Canterbury, West Coast region and the Chatham Islands.
We distribute resources developed by Community and Public Health staff, and from other health agencies including:
- Ministry of Health
- the Cancer Society
- Family Planning
- Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and
- the Mental Health Foundation
The service has been operating since 1992, under several previous names such as ‘Health Education’ (Department of Health) and ‘The Pamphlet Place’ (Healthlink South).
You can visit one of our centres in Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth.
Unfortunately you cannot visit or drop in to the Christchurch CHIC to view or order resources.
Contact your local CHIC Office for more information:
Ph +64 3 378 6721
Fax +64 3 379 6125
MID CANTERBURY (Ashburton)
Ph +64 3 307 6902
Fax +64 3 307 8081
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
Your local CHIC has many types of resources available
Resources are either free or available for loan. Free resources include pamphlets, posters and stickers.
The Christchurch CHIC has a small selection of DVDs and educational kits available to loan.
Contact the Christchurch CHIC for more information on how to book these loan items and for a copy of the Resource Catalogue. Prior arrangements need to be made to book, view or pick up items.
Other Services CHIC provides in our Communities
We currently have a number of Display Stands located at local hospitals, Work and Income Centres, Libraries and Service Centres. These hold some of our most popular pamphlets or resources specifically chosen for the location.
Contact your local CHIC office if your organisation is interested in displaying our resources.
Resource Displays at Local Health Events
We also display our free resources at local community events and health educational days.
Contact your local CHIC office if you have an event which you would like CHIC to attend.
CHIC no longer produces an annual Awareness Calendar. Awareness dates are featured in the CHIC Newsletter.
Find out about upcoming appeals and awareness dates.