Public Health South

Public Health South is one of 12 Public Health Units in New Zealand and is a service entity of Southern District Health Board. It provides a regional public health service to 304,260 people who live in Southland and Otago. click here to see demographic data about our target population.

 Public Health South is made up of two service areas, Primary Health Services and Public Health Services.

Primary Health Services

  • Cervical Screening Register
  • Childhood Immunisation
  • Promotion of Breast & Cervical Screening 
  • Public Health Nursing
  • School Dental Service
  • Sexual Health Clinic
  • Vision Hearing Screening


Public Health Services

  • Alcohol Harm Reduction
  • Biosecurity & Quarantine
  • Building Healthy Public Policy
  • Built Environments
  • Communicable Disease
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Safety
  • Fruit in Schools
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Health Promotion in Schools
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Resource Managements & Recreational Waters
  • Sexual Health Promotion
  • Smokefree - Auahi Kore