Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service

The Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service is a regional service, with facilities located in Nelson and Blenheim.

Nelson Addictions Service is committed to reducing the harms associated with addiction to individuals, family, whanau and the community.

Services:

  • Screening and brief intervention for drug use problems in wards of Nelson Hospital (including the Adult Mental Health Unit) and Wairau Hospital
  • A community detox service
  • Opioid substitution treatment (Methadone and Suboxone)
  • Seminars and workshops on drug use issues in work places, schools and to interested groups
  • Training for other professionals and community workers on drug use issues
  • General information about local support groups
  • Referral to inpatient treatment.

Referral Criteria

Referrals are accepted from:

  • People with addiction problems, please phone directly
  • Family, whanau and friends affected by someone else’s addiction
  • Other services working with the person affected by addiction problems.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm excludes public holidays

Location and contact details
Nelson

Physical Address:
31 Pascoe Street
Tahunanui
Nelson

Postal Address:
Private Bag,
Nelson

Phone: (03) 546 1994
Fax: (03) 546 1993

Email: eileen.varley@nmhs.govt.nz or
AddictionsNelson@nmhs.govt.nz

After Hours Emergency Phone: (03) 546 1800

Blenheim

Physical Address:
Hospital Road
Blenheim

Postal Address:
Wairau Hospital
PO Box 46
Blenheim

Phone: (03) 520 9908
Fax (03) 520 9929

Email: eileen.varley@nmhs.govt.nz or
addictionswairau@nmhs.govt.nz

After Hours Emergency Phone: (03) 520 9999

St Marks provides 14 residential alcohol and drug beds.

For Nelson Marlborough clients, St Marks also provides:

  • A non-medical supportive detox service provided in a safe and caring residential setting.
  • An alcohol and drug respite bed.
  • A supportive living house to assist with the transition from our residential programme back to the community available for a period of up to six months.

Access to this service is through your local addictions service.

Locations and contact details
Blenheim
Lois Millar – Manager
St Marks A & D Treatment Centre
61 Main Street
Blenheim
Phone: (03) 578 0459
Fax: (03) 578 0406

Nelson Tasman Marlborough - Te Piki Oranga

Addiction Service - Ngā Pukenga Toitu Te Ora a Waipiro me Tarutaru kino

Te Piki Oranga provides a Kaupapa Maori alcohol and drug assessment and treatment service. This includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment planning
  • The provision of range of time limited treatment interventions such as individual or family counselling, home based detoxification, day programmes, referral to specialist services and aftercare and follow up
  • Liaison, consultancy and brokerage
  • Provision of alcohol and drug information and harm reduction strategies
  • Community development

Access

Access may be from any source, including from tangata whai ora directly, or upon referral from mental health services, primary practitioners, whanau, schools, caregivers and community members, and from inpatient or residential services.

Locations and contact details
Nelson

Te Piki Oranga
Michelle Edwards – Clinical Team Leader

Physical Address:
Whakatu Marae
99 Atawhai Drive
Nelson

Postal Address:
PO Box 3108
Richmond 7050

Phone: 03 546 9099
Fax: 03 548 4248
Email: Michelle.Edwards@tpo.org.nz

Blenheim

Te Piki Oranga
Ripeka Houkamau – Clinical Team Leader

Physical Address:
4A Nelson Street
Blenheim

Postal Address:
PO Box 994
Blenheim 7240

Phone: 03 578 5750
Fax: 03 578 5980
Email: Ripeka.Houkamau@tpo.org.nz
Motueka

Te Piki Oranga
Anne Hampton – Clinical Team Leader

Physical Address:
31 Wallace Street
Motueka

Phone: 03 528 5406
Fax: 03 528 5407
Email: Anne.Hampton@tpo.org.nz