Health Promotion consists of a range of services and programmes with the aim of consistently providing support to clients who wish to improve their health.



A Green Prescription (GRx) is a health professional's written advice to a patient to be physically active, as part of the patient's health and well being management.

Ask your doctor or practice nurse about the Green Prescription.

HealthWEST provides Green Prescription phone support for the people of Waitakere whether you work or live in the area. Clients are provided with information about better nutrition, on how to increase physical activity and are provided with smoking cessation patches.

The GRx support person encourages clients to become more active through:

  • Monthly telephone calls for 3-4 months or,
  • Group support in a community setting for 3-6 months or,
  • Providing you with information on local activities and gyms that provide subsidies

You can be referred to the GRx team by your General Practice (your doctor/practice nurse) or any other Health Professional. If you have any queries, contact us on Ph (09) 822 8004

Diabetes Eye Screening

Eye Screening is a community based service covering all residents within the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB). There are 2 teams that cover the district - one covers the Northshore and HealthWEST covers the West.

The HealthWEST team has clinics at Massey, Glen Eden, Te Atatu, Ranui, Westfono and Waitakere Hospital.

The aim of this service is to detect early stage micro vascular changes in the retina caused by diabetes. Changes that are detected early can then be treated to prevent visual problems. A doctor's referral is needed to access this service. Once a referral is received an invitation to attend screening is sent to the patient within three months.

You can be referred to the Retinal Screening service by your General Practice (your doctor/practice nurse). If you have any queries, contact us on Ph (09) 838 1703

healthy babies, healthy futures

Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures is a programme which consists of various workshops and activities to improve nutrition and exercise for Maori pregnant mums, caregivers and all other family members who have children under 4 and live in Central, West Auckland and North Shore. Referrals can be made through midwifies, GPs health agencies.

You can be referred to this team by your General Practice (your doctor/practice nurse), self referral, midwife, hospital or other health professional. If you have any queries, contact us on Ph 022 657 8189

pacific cancer navigation

This service consists of a Pacific Navigator who helps Pacific people and their families who are diagnosed with cancer. The Pacific Navigator ensures they receive the best care and support through this difficult journey.

Referrals can be made through GP practices.