What is a PHO?

A PHO is an acronym for ‘Public Health Organisation’

What does a PHO do?

Primary health organisations (PHOs) are funded by district health boards to support the provision of essential primary health care services through general practices to those people who are enrolled with that PHO.

How do I enrol in a service?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you just choose the service provider you would like to enrol with, request an enrolment form, complete this form and return it to the service provider.

How do I access your services?

If you are eligible, all you have to do is complete an enrol form with that particular service provider and you will be able to access that service.

Are you only for Maori?

No, anyone of any ethnic background can enrol in our service it is open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

What is a Kaupapa Māori service?

In our opinion, a Kaupapa Māori Service is a service that has Māori cultural philosophies and belief systems.  This underpins how we interact with clients and how we deliver our services.

What is Whānau Ora?

Whānau Ora is an approach, it includes services and opportunities to support the aspirations of whānau to become more self-managing and take a responsibility for their economic, nurturing, health, knowledge, cultural and leadership development that will ultimately empower the whole whānau to work towards achieving whānau health, wellbeing and prosperity.