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Community Health Information Centres (CHIC)
The Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) provides free health resources to any person or organisation in the Canterbury, South Canterbury, and West Coast regions and the Chatham Islands.
We distribute resources developed by Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health staff, and from other health agencies including:
- Ministry of Health;
- Te Whatu Ora Health Promotion – formerly the Health Promotion Agency;
- the Cancer Society;
- Family Planning; 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 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, MID CANTERBURY AND CHATHAM ISLANDS (Christchurch)
Ph +64 3 378 6721
SOUTH CANTERBURY (Timaru)
Ph +64 3 687 2600
WEST COAST (Greymouth)
Ph +64 3 768 1160
Christmas/New Year closure of Community Health Information Centres
The Community Health Information Centres will be closed over the festive season.
Make sure you get your orders in to ensure deliver before Christmas and to cover resource needs over this period. Any orders received after the specified date will not be processed until the Centre reopens in 2024.
- Christchurch – including Ashburton and Chatham Islands: Last day for pre-Christmas orders is Wednesday 20th December 2022. Closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and re-opens on Wednesday 10th January 2024.
- Timaru: Last day for pre-Christmas orders is Wednesday 20th December 2023. Closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and re-opens on Monday 8th January 2024.
- Greymouth: Last day for pre-Christmas orders is Wednesday 20th December 2023. Closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and re-opens on Monday 8th January 2024.
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.