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Hauora Service accepting new patients for compassionate, inclusive and affordable healthcare

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Posted February 23, 2024

People searching for a health service that offers compassionate, affordable and inclusive healthcare for individuals and whānau are encouraged to sign up for The Salvation Army’s Hauora Service, which is now accepting new patients.

Hauora refers to a specific approach to healthcare that incorporates the wellbeing of an individual. By embracing the concept of hauora in general practice: comprehensive and patient-centred care can be provided that goes beyond treating the physical.

The Salvation Army opened its first medical centre in Aotearoa in the Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland suburb of Royal Oak in September 2023. A key focus of “Hauora Service—Health Care for All” is providing comprehensive primary care service focused on achieving health equity for everyone, especially people living with and experiencing mental health and addiction challenges.

“As soon as I saw the Hauora Service opening, I was keen to transfer GP,” says Lois, among the many people now served.

“I love their holistic approach and cultural appropriateness, and I feel the welcome and warmth from all the staff. The lovely receptionist, who remembered my name, reminded me that I needed to do my routine blood test, which gives me a sense of belonging to the practice. I love what these guys are doing and what The Salvation Army as a whole stands for."

Located at 691a Mount Albert Road in Royal Oak, the medical centre is open to everyone, no matter who they are or their background. Services provided include adult and child medical care, mental health management, general health and wellness, cervical screening, immunisation, lab results, Tamariki Ora health checks, chronic disease management, sexual health check-ups, and more.

More information about Hauora Service, including how to sign up, is available online at https://hauoraservice.salvationarmy.org.nz/, calling (09) 220 8888, or emailing hauora.service@salvationarmy.org.nz

The Salvation Army Territorial Media Officer, 021 945 337, email: media@salvationarmy.org.nz (The Media Officer responds to enquiries from media outlets and journalists. If you would like to donate, are in need of help, or have some other non-media-related enquiry, please call 0800 53 00 00.)