Ruia Te Hua Oranga: Southern Lakes Adult MHAS
What is Ruia Te Hua Oranga?
This is the Taupō based office of the Mental Health and Addictions Service and covers the Southern Lakes Area including Tūrangi and Mangakino.
The service undertakes initial screening and assessment (telephone or face-to-face) of referrals to ascertain next steps.
The Adult Mental Health and Addictions Service provides a single point of entry point for referrals to adult mental health between 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
All referrals are triaged via a multi-disciplinary team, which includes psychiatrist, registrar, occupational therapists, social workers, and community mental health nurses.
Referrals can be sent to Mental Health Referrals.
Most often referrals are done by GP or other community partners.
People can self-refer to the Mental Health Triage team at Te Ngako Community MHAS (Pukaki St) in Rotorua or Ruia Te Hua Oranga Community MHAS at Taupō Hospital, Kotare St.
Ruia Te Hua Oranga Community MHAS
Phone: 07 376 1099
Community Mental Health Services
The Perinatal Mental Health Team at Lakes DHB provides support to mothers and babies and pregnant women who have mental health issues.
The multi-disciplinary team members (MDT) discuss treatment options and will also consider referrals on to other services including Post Natal Therapy Services, Well Child providers and others.
This is a specialist service focussed on reducing the harms of Opioid Dependence (uncontrolled addiction to morphine, oxycodone, methadone, codeine, etc).
The service is part of Lakes DHB Mental Health and Addiction Services. It is based in Rotorua with satellite clinics covering Taupo, Turangi and Mangakino.
Clients can self-refer, or can be referred by a medical practitioner or by other alcohol and drug services.
When referred, clients are offered an appointment within two weeks.
• General Hospital Mental Health Liaison Service
• Co-existing Problems (alcohol and other substances and mental illness)
• Eating Disorder Liaison clinician