The primary point of contact for services for older adults is Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). NASC services cover help to stay at home, support services for carers and entry into residential care. They can also link with other District Health Board (DHB) services and community based agencies.
The NASC contact for Lakes District is Lakes Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination
Area includes: Rotorua, Kinlock, Ngongotaha, Reporoa, Taupo, Turangi.
Shuttle services: Lakes DHB Transport Services() - for Lakes District Health Board patients needing transport to attend out of town health-related appointments. The service is available in Rotorua, Taupo and Turangi for people who meet criteria for National Travel Assistance.
St Johns Health Shuttle() - volunteer driver service for patients attending doctor visits, dental appointments, specialist appointments, hospital day-stays for minor surgery and any other health appointments 0800 000 606.
Local health and disability advocates 07 349 0182 or 0800 555 050.