Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS) is a Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
PHOs are not for profit organisations that receive funding from District Health Boards to provide primary health care services. PHOs work with a network of General Practice teams and other health care professionals in their community.
RAPHS health provider members
In New Zealand, we follow an international system where healthcare is described as
The term primary health care includes the care given by doctors and nurses in general practices when you are sick or need a check-up.
A primary health care provider is usually a patient’s first point of contact with the health system – unless it is an emergency.
See the websites below for more information on helping you be well and address the health needs identified for our people.
Community Long Term Condition Management
Community Respiratory (smoking cessation, spirometry)
Community based cellulitis programme
Long term contraception
Breast and cervical screening health promotion and support to services
Services to improve access (SIA) and Health Promotion funded cervical screening.