About primary health organisations

Primary health organisations (PHOs) ensure the provision of essential primary health care services, mostly through general practices, to people who are enrolled with the PHO. PHOs are funded by district health boards (DHBs), who focus on the health of their population.

There are currently 31 separate PHOs. Some of the larger PHOs, such as Midlands Health Network, are divided regionally for funding purposes.  PHOs are key partners to the System Level Measures framework which aims to improve health outcomes for people by supporting DHBs to work in collaboration with health system partners (primary, community and hospital) using quality improvement measures.

A PHO provides primary health services either directly or through its contracted providers. The services provided aim to improve and maintain the health of the enrolled PHO population, ensuring that general practice services are connected with other health services to ensure a seamless continuum of care.

Contact details

PHO name Phone number
Alliance Health Plus Trust 09 588 4260
Auckland PHO Limited 09 379 4022
Christchurch PHO Limited 0800 746 242
Compass Health Wellington: 04 801 7808
Porirua: 04 239 6004
Wairarapa: 06 370 8055
Comprehensive Care PHO 09 415 1091
Cosine Primary Care Network Trust 04 920 4562
East Health Trust 09 538 0599
Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance 07 306 2300
Hauraki PHO Thames: 07 868 9686
Hamilton East: 07 868 9686
Health Hawke's Bay Limited 06 871 5646
Kimi Hauora Wairau (Marlborough PHO Trust) 03 520 6200
Manaia Health PHO Limited 09 438 1015
Pinnacle Midlands Health Network Hamilton: 07 839 2888
Gisborne: 06 863 2661
New Plymouth: 06 759 4364
Taupō: 07 376 0060
National Hauora Coalition 09 950 3325
Nelson Bays Primary Health 03 539 1170
Nga Mataapuna Oranga Limited 07 579 4930
Ngati Porou Hauora Charitable Trust 06 864 6803
Ora Toa PHO Limited 04 237 0110
Pegasus Health (Charitable) Limited 03 379 1739
Procare Networks Limited 09 377 7827
Rotorua Area Primary Health Services Limited 07 349 3563
South Canterbury Primary and Community 03 687 2307
Te Awakairangi Health Network 04 566 5320
Te Tai Tokerau PHO Ltd 09 407 3581
THINK Hauora Palmerston North: 06 354 9107
Horowhenua: 06 367 6433
Otaki: 06 367 6433
Total Healthcare Charitable Trust 09 271 5371
Waitaha Primary Health Ltd 03 357 4970
WellSouth Primary Health Network Dunedin: 03 477 1163
Invercargill: 03 214 6436
West Coast PHO 03 768 6182
Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation Limited 07 577 3190
Whanganui Regional PHO 06 348 0109

DHB contract with PHOs

The TAS website contains PHO contractual information, including the PHO Service Agreement and associated documents.

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