COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at West Coast DHB Grey Base Hospital and health centres can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 Information page

Most services have moved back to Buller Health

The services that have moved back are: Buller Medical Centre, Phlebotomy (blood testing), Community Mental Health, Community Services, Radiology and District Nursing.

The following services will continue to operate from the temporary facility at Club Buller, 44 Queen Street until later this week:

The temporary Foote Ward, Acute Assessment, Patients and Emergency Care 24/7, Maternity, West Coast DHB’s Westport Emergency Operations Centre

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Last updated:
28 July 2021

Most services have moved back to Buller Health. This includes:

  • Buller Medical Centre – This facility will be open to patients from 9am to 4:30pm. Initially it will continue to operate as a drop-in centre with no appointments necessary this week
  • Phlebotomy (blood testing)
  • Community mental health
  • Community services (Please enter via main entrance on Cobden Street)
  • District Nursing
  • Radiology

The following services will continue to operate from the temporary facility at Club Buller, 44 Queen Street until later this week:

  • The temporary Foote Ward
  • Acute Assessment
  • Patients and Emergency Care 24/7
  • Maternity
  • West Coast DHB’s Westport Emergency Operations Centre

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Please continue to phone us on our usual phone numbers 788 9030 and 788 9277 and your calls will be redirected as appropriate

Mental Health

If you or someone else is in danger, dial 111 or call our mental health team on 0800 757 678.

For help with mental health for yourself, whānau (family member) or a friend, contact your local health clinic or your usual doctor or nurse for advice.

All mental health services are confidential and non-judgemental. We won’t tell anyone about your health unless you want us to, and we won’t make you feel bad about asking for help.

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-hospital”] Community Mental Health office, Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] 0800 757 678

[shortcode_tip]Crisis Response operates from 8am until 9.00pm seven days per week.
On-call staff are available for crises. Crisis Response is a free service.
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West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) works with doctors, nurses and counsellors in the community to run the Primary Health Counselling Program.

The program can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stressful situations
  • Loss and grief
  • Problem solving
  • Increasing life satisfaction

To find out more please contact your doctor, nurse, or local clinic.

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Visitors to the West Coast can call 03 769 7449.

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[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-warning”] Be prepared when you contact us

When you call or visit a mental health service, we need to know who you are. To help us:

  • Have your ID, drivers licence, or passport ready.
  • Write down your National Health Index (NHI) number if you have it.
  • Write down your address.
  • If you want us to contact someone, write down a phone number for a trusted friend or family member.

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[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Buller: 03 788 9234

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Greymouth: 03 769 7805

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Hokitika: 03 756 9700

These services provide assessment and treatment in a community setting for clients with moderate-to-severe mental illness.

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Buller: 03 788 9234

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Greymouth: 03 769 7805

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] Hokitika: 03 756 9700

CAMHS assesses and treats children and teenagers up to 18 years old with serious mental health disorders, suspected psychiatric disorders, and psychological disorders.

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] 03 769 7670

CAMHS also provides:

  • Alcohol and drug services.
  • Support for children who have a family member with mental illness.
  • Guidance and skills for parents

The Māori Mental Health Team provides clinical and cultural services for all areas of mental health on the West Coast.

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] 03 768 2523 or 768 0965

Some mental health patients experiencing a crisis will have to stay at Te Nīkau, Grey Hospital & Health Centre while they recover. These people stay in the Manaakitanga unit.

Learn more about the Manaakitanga mental health unit

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] 03 768 7805

Visiting hours:

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”far fa-clock”] 2pm to 9pm, unless arranged ahead of time with nursing staff.

Kahurangi provides modern, home-like facilities for dementia patients needing short-term or long-term care.

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”fas fa-phone flip-h”] 03 769 7482

Visiting hours:

[shortcode_fa_icon class=”far fa-clock”] 10am to 7pm

Page last updated: 28 January 2021

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