Adult Community Mental Health

The Adult Community Mental Health service provides assessment, treatment and support services to adults in the community, including assessment and interventions for urgent or crisis mental health needs.

Access to Adult Community Mental Health services is via Adult Single Point of Entry (SPOE)

Community-based (outpatient) mental health services for people living in Christchurch and surrounding rural areas. 

Four city-based teams (North, South, East & West), one mid-Canterbury (Ashburton) team and the Rural team provide assessment and treatment for  people 18-65 years of age who are, or may be, experiencing a major mental health problems. ​


Contact information

East Adult Community Service

Phone: 03 381 1559

North Adult Community Service, Hillmorton Hospital, Fergusson Building

Phone: 03 363 195​0

South Adult Community Service, Hillmorton Hospital, Fergusson Building

Phone: 03 363 195​0

West Adult Community Service

Phone: 03 343 0836

Rural Adult Community Service, Hillmorton Hospital

Phone: 03 339 1109​

Ashburton Adult Community Service, 11 Elizabeth St Ashburton

Phone: 03 307 6923​

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Page last reviewed: 08 January 2015
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