COVID-19: Mental health and addiction providers

Guidance and information for mental health and addiction professionals managing services during the COVID-19 response.

Last updated: 13 December 2021

Health workers can download the Āwhina app to stay up-to-date on the latest information relevant to COVID-19 and the health and disability sector.


At all COVID-19 Protection Framework settings (Green, Orange and Red)

Health services in general will continue to be delivered at all settings of the framework, with the least possible restrictions. Vaccination certificates will not be required to access these services.

Ask screening questions and do a risk assessment prior to any visit.

When screening questions or a risk assessment indicates a COVID-19 test is indicated, ask the person to contact HealthLine on 0800 358 5453 and get a COVID-19 test (if they haven't already done so). Defer in-person care if it is clinically safe to do so.

Wear the appropriate PPE for the situation


Guidance for mental health and addiction services

Information and guidance for mental health services is included in the COVID-19 Community Response Framework.

General information for mental health and addiction providers is available on our website. 


COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey

The COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey provides information about how New Zealanders have been impacted by COVID-19.

Read more information on the COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey and the weekly reports.

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