Community Health Integration Centre (CHIC)
The Community Health Integration Centre (CHIC) is a single point of entry for referrals and information.
Qualified, experienced health clinicians ensure a patient’s health needs are assessed and they receive timely health care in the most appropriate setting.
The referrals are then sent to the right service so that the patient gets the right health care in the right place as soon as possible.
The CHIC can only receive referrals from registered health professionals. If you are a patient and wish to access the services below, please consult your general practitioner (GP).
Health professionals can refer by emailing a referral to CHIC@tdhb.org.nz
Services within CHIC include:
Community Support Services:
OPHRS (Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Services)
MSHOP (Mental Health Services for Older People)
NASC (Needs Assessment and Service Co-Ordination)
Home Support Unit (and Meals on Wheels)
Social Work – Physical Health
Psychology - Physical Health
ART/ARTHA (Allied Response Team/Allied Response Team Home Assessment)
HIV – CNS
Cancer Coordination Team
Pinnacle ExCT (Extended Care Team )
Diabetes Integrated Team
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Child and Adolescent Health:
Paediatrics – Physical Health
Community Oral Health
Neonatal Homecare Nurse
Paediatric Community Nurse
Child Physical Therapy Team
Hearing and Vision Screening
Paediatrics – Developmental
Public Health Nursing
CNS – Respiratory
CNS – Diabetes
Sexual Health Clinic
Termination of Pregnancy
Taranaki Stop Smoking Service
Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm
Phone (06) 753 6139 for all hospital departments and services.
Direct Dial: (06) 753 7878
Last updated: Thursday, September 15, 2022