Terms of use for the Your health section

Information provided in the Your health section has been developed with care and reviewed by subject matter experts. However, this section is intended to provide general advice and background information only.

This website and its content shouldn’t be used to diagnose conditions or as a basis for treatment decisions.

  • Always visit your doctor (GP) if you or a family member are unwell.
  • You can phone Healthline any time for free health advice from trained health professionals. 
  • In an emergency, phone 111 for an ambulance.

Before using the Your health section, please read the full ‘Terms of use’ below.


Full terms of use

Owner and purpose

The Your health section is brought to you by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

The goal of this section is to give the New Zealand public access to quality sources of online health information.

Links

The Your health section is in essence a gateway: we primarily provide links to government and not-for-profit websites that have a consumer focus and well-researched, up-to-date information.

The Ministry gives priority to websites where the site’s aims and objectives are consistent with those of the Ministry.

Please note the following:

  • While care has been taken in selecting sites to link to, the Ministry takes no responsibility for the content of third-party websites, and links to third-party websites do not imply endorsement of those sites or their content.
  • We welcome feedback on sites that we link to: Contact us.

C​ontent

The Your health section includes content produced by the Ministry in the context of our existing work programmes. We frequently link to the Ministry’s health resource website, HealthEd.

Important!

Information provided by the Ministry in the Your health section has been developed with care and reviewed by subject matter experts. However, this section is intended to provide general advice and background information only. This website and its content are not intended to replace medical advice from health professionals and shouldn’t be used to diagnose conditions or as a basis for treatment decisions.

  • Always visit your doctor (GP) if you or a family member is unwell.
  • You can phone Healthline any time from within New Zealand for free health advice from trained health professionals. 
  • In an emergency, phone 111 for an ambulance.

Please also note the following:

  • Hyperlinks can be freely made on the world wide web. However, you may not link to Your health section in any context that implies an association with or endorsement of your website or web content by the Ministry of Health or any of the Ministry’s websites. You may not reproduce the Ministry of Health logo or any other Ministry brands without our permission.  For more information, please read our privacy and security information
  • For information about the reuse of Ministry material, please read the relevant copyright statements on this site and on HealthEd:
  • The Your health section does not carry advertising or accept corporate sponsorship.
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