COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

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 and 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.


East Adult Community Service | Phone: 03 381 1559
North Adult Community Service Phone: 03 363 1950
South Adult Community Service | Phone: 03 363 1950
West Adult Community Service | Phone: 03 343 0836

Rural Adult Community Service | Phone: 03 339 1109

Fergusson Building
Hillmorton Hospital
Annex Road South, Middleton
Christchurch, 8024

Ashburton Adult Community Service

Ashburton Hospital
11 Elizabeth St
Ashburton, 7700

Phone: 03 307 6923

Page last updated: 19 October 2018

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