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This website is for everyone in Hawke's Bay looking for health information and advice. Hawke's Bay District Health Board and Health Hawke's Bay PHO work together to offer comprehensive health information and advice for our Hawke's Bay communities on this website.

Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

Phone 06 878 8109

Choose well

Need to register with a doctor? Find a family doctor or General Practice taking on new patients.

Need urgent after hours care?  General Practice after hours is the best place for urgent care that is not critical or life threatening. Healthline on 0800 611 116 also offers free health advice 24/7 from a registered nurse.

Remember: Emergency departments are for emergencies. Priority is first given to people needing critical or life threatening care. 

In an emergency, call 111.

Emergency departments are for emergencies 

Zero fees for Under-14s from 1 December 2018

As of 1 December 2018, under-14s will be eligible to visit a doctor for free. Find out more here.

News and events

You can read our latest news here

You can read our publications here


Public health alerts

There are no current public health alerts. 


Healthy events and fundraising for schools 

There is good evidence to show that exposure to adult drinking in childhood increases the risk of hazardous drinking by teenagers. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is committed to leadership in reducing alcohol related harm in our community, and believes that alcohol and schools do not mix. We have developed a Healthy Events and Fundraising guide for schools, providing lots of creative ideas for fundraising and events that don’t involve alcohol. You can find out more about alcohol and schools here.

Find out more about Our Health

Cameron Jones gives the lowdown on the DHB and health services in Hawke's Bay: