Palmerston North City & Manawatu


Understanding the healthcare available within a city and region is a vital part of settling into a new area. Healthcare organisations are spread throughout Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region, though many in Palmerston North City also support the surrounding towns of the Region. Our many medical centres are well qualified for dealing with both medical emergencies and long term care. The MidCentral District Health Board oversees all healthcare within the Region.


For all emergencies please call 111Palmerston North Hospital

Within Palmerston North City there is one public emergency care hospital, which attends to general and specialist medical emergencies, and a second private hospital.

Palmerston North Hospital (emergency care)
Phone: (06) 356 9169
Address: 50 Ruahine Street

Crest Hospital (private)
Phone: (06) 350 1200 or (06) 356 5180
Address: 175 Grey Street and 21 Carroll Street

Medical Centres

There are 27 medical centres and general practices located throughout Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region, ensuring easily accessible care for all residents. Each centre is able to cater to their patients’ needs and if necessary, hospitals are within reach for further care.

Of the Region’s medical centres, City Doctors and Radius Medical – The Palms both act as community health centres, offering assistance without appointments and without having to be registered as your PHO.

City Doctors
Phone: (06) 355 3300
Address: 22 Victoria Avenue

Radius Medical – The Palms
Phone: (06) 354 7737
Address: 445 Ferguson Street


Within Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region there are 44 dentist and dental clinics, accommodating for all dental needs and budgets. Prices will vary depending on the services required.


Within Palmerston North City, Feilding and the Manawatu Region there are 43 midwives available to assist with pre- and post-natal care. Visit Mamaternity for information on midwives, their practice information and availability within the Region.

Disability Services

Being a part of a community that supports and cares for its disabled members can greatly improve quality of life. Palmerston North and Manawatu provide an outstanding range of facilities and services to support people living with physical and intellectual disabilities. Indeed, our community is renowned for being a caring and welcoming community for people with disabilities and we regularly celebrate their achievements. Some particularly useful providers include:


CCS Disability Action – CCS Disability Action focuses on supporting people with disabilities be “in the driver’s seat of their life”, offering a range of services and assistance that support the individual’s lifestyle and help them connect with the community. CCS Disability Action is an incorporated society and registered charity, with 16 branches across the country, including one located in the centre of Palmerston North.

Phone: 06 357 2119
Call free: 0800 227 2255


IHC – IHC is New Zealand’s largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. They provide a range of services, including advocacy, volunteering and fundraising. IHC is a membership-based organisation. Within the Manawatu there is a local branch of their IDEA Services, which offers assistance with accommodation, living and work support services, and caregivers.

Phone: 06 350 9372


MASH Trust – Mash Trust provides support services for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, as well as those with mental health, alcohol or addiction issues. This support occurs either through their residential housing, as in-home services or through their community initiatives, such as the Living Plus programme for the intellectually disabled or their supported employment opportunities programme Workmates.

Phone: 06 355 7200


Disabled Persons Assembly – The Disabled Persons Assembly is a non-for-profit organisation that represents people with disabilities and acts to advocate on their behalf. The organisation supports people with all types of disabilities, as well as their families and other disability organisations.

Phone: 06 357 9877


There are also a variety of private organisations and business that offer aid, products, equipment, caregiving assistance and transport options within our region, as well as a number of unique support groups for individual disabilities.