COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at


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.

Where to find support after a traumatic event

If you or someone you know needs mental wellbeing support or advice:

  • Call or text 1737 to speak with a trained counsellor. This service is free of charge and is available day and night.
  • Connect with the AllRight? Team who specialise in wellbeing advice.

There are also resources available online here:

See your own general practice team first – they can refer you to other services as appropriate

For general information and advice on the mental health support services we have available, visit Canterbury mental health services

Emergency/acute crisis support

  • If you require urgent or crisis mental health care: Freephone 0800 920 092 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

General Practices and pharmacies

All are open as usual so make these your first point of contact with our health system for non-emergency care.

After-hours facilities available to help you:

  • The 24 Hour Surgery, 401 Madras St.03 365 7777. Open 24hrs every day.
  • Moorhouse Medical, 3 Pilgrim Place. 03 365 7900. Open 8am-8pm every day.
  • Riccarton Clinic, 6 Yaldhurst Road. 03 343 3661. Open 8am-6pm every day.

Page last updated: 14 October 2019

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