Wellness for every body
Wellness for every body


Local & National Map indicating funding and other facts and information.

 North Island

South Island


All of our residential programmes and individual services can be accessed on a private/fee for service basis.
For New Zealand residents the admission status depends on the area of domicile. We have contracts with several of the District Health Boards (DHB). The funding within a contract allows us to provide our services with no detrimental effect to the funding allocation within your own region. When there is a contractual arrangement there is no charge to your client for our services including:

  • Outpatient consultation with one of the specialist rheumatologists - usually required prior to admission
  • Admission
  • Treatment /provision of inpatient/day patient/outpatient rehabilitation services
  • Accommodation (not applicable for day patients or outpatients)
  • Meals (if admission is as a "day patient" one midday meal only is included)


District Health Boards Notes Referral required
Auckland No contract exists Private admission
Bay of Plenty, Lakes QE Health holds regional contracts with the District Health Boards of Lakes and Bay of Plenty. These allow for direct referral from a GP. General Practitioner or Specialist
Taiarawhiti All referrals to our service must first be approved by Dr Rodney Waterworth - visiting specialist in the Taiarawhiti District Health Board Area. General Practitioner or Specialist
Waikato For patients living in the Waikato DHB, referrals for specialist rheumatology services should, in the first instance, be sent to Dr Alan Doube at Waikato Hospital. The patients' needs will be assessed and the appropriate service provision, including possible admission to QE Health, will be arranged. General Practitioner or Specialist
Taranaki Contract in place. GP to refer to Taranaki DHB in first instance for approval.
Hawkes Bay
Includes Otaki.

NB: Kapiti Coast North is in Mid-Central Health whereas Kapiti Coast South is in the Capital Health area.

Funding allows for a limited number of referrals annually.
General Practitioner or Specialist
The contract specifies that people living in these sub-regions will only be accepted (as a fully funded client) where there has been a previous clinical relationship with QE Health

Or, in special cases funded admission for rheumatology/rehabilitation services may be possible. Enquiries should be forwarded to Dr C Rajapaske at Hutt Hospital.
Specialist (unless attended QEH previously)
West Coast,
No contract exists Private admission
South Canterbury,
No contract exists Private admission
All of our services can be accessed on a private/fee for service basis. Private - all regions General Practitioner or specialist referral is essential prior to medical consultation. Charges may be claimed from an individual’s insurance company dependent on their policy.