Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from our trained registered nurses.

Earthquake health information

Following the Kaikoura earthquake and aftershocks, anyone seeking health advice please call your GP or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Anyone who is anxious or concerned following the quake can also call the Earthquake Support Line on 0800 777 846. You can also read our guide to managing stress in an emergency.

Remember, in an emergency call 111.

Healthline is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone calls are free from within New Zealand – this includes calls from a mobile phone.

Call Healthline if you’re:

  • feeling unwell – but not sure whether you need to see a doctor
  • needing some urgent advice about a family member or friend who’s sick
  • on holiday and want to know where the nearest doctor or pharmacy is.

Our Healthline nurses are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone.

If you need to talk to someone in your own language, Healthline can usually arrange this using an interpreting service.

In this section

  • Healthline is staffed by experienced registered nurses who can provide you with health information and advice on care. Learn more about the service, how to provide feedback and how to order Healthline resources. Read more
  • Read answers to the questions that are often asked about Healthline. Read more
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