District Health Boards

New Zealand has 20 regional District Health Boards (DHBs). One area where they generally provide funding support is for older people over 65. Each DHB has its own assessment unit who will look at each individual case and decide whether they will fund support services.

You can find out more about your DHB’s services by visiting healthpoint.co.nz, selecting your region, then choosing the Community Health Services option.

Below is a list of the DHBs with links to information on their support services.

Northland District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Waitemata District Health Board
Website • Needs assessment

Auckland District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Counties Manukau District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Waikato District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Website • Disability support services

Lakes District Health Board
Website • Needs assessment

Tairawhiti District Health Board (Gisborne/East Coast)
Website • Needs assessment

Hawkes Bay District Health Board
Website

Taranaki District Health Board
Website • Older Persons Community Support Services • Home Support Services

Mid Central District Health Board (Manawatu)
Website • Health services for older people

Whanganui District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Wairarapa District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Hutt Valley District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Capital and Coast DHB (Wellington Region)
Website • Support services • Health services for older people

Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

Canterbury District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

South Canterbury District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people  

Southern District Health Board
Website • Health services for older people

West Coast District Health Board
Website