Tēna koutou katoa, Nau mai Haere mai
Welcome to our website, we hope you find it easy and interesting to navigate. We are excited about this space in which we can give background and current information about us. Up until more recent years, our services have been focussed on the health and wellbeing of whanau.
Te Kōhao Health is a member of the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA), the Hauraki Primary Health Organisation (PHO) and Lead Provider for the Te Ngira Whānau Ora Collective commissioned by Te Pou Matakana. These relationships are essential to ensuring Te Kōhao can continue to meet the core needs of whānau.
Te Kōhao is at the cutting edge of service delivery to whānau, having responded to feedback from whānau and adopted learnings from other indigenous whānau and streamlined our services into a multi-disciplinary team approach that we have called 'Kia Kotahi'. This method is to ensure that whānau receive targeted holistic health care when they need it. Furthermore, this will ensure whānau have mana motuhake (control and ownership) over their health and wellbeing.
We have divided the health, social, education and justice service staff into four separate teams. Each team is assigned a Doctor and receptionist who will take your calls and make your appointments as usual. This approach has been operational since 1st July 2015, and we are pleased with the feedback whānau.
Kakariki: Dr. Tangimoana
Kowhai: Dr. Roshan
Karaka: Dr. Aisha
Kikorangi: Dr. Raj
With new technologies and system, we are always looking at ways to make this process easier for our clients.
“I was down in the dumps, it was a stressful time. I had no money for food, after my bills were taken out each week I would have $9.00 left. Te Kōhao and the team have helped me turn things around. They helped me access food, I now have a great doctor, I sought budget advice, my older sister is now enrolled in the clinic and is enjoying the services available.
Things are on the up. In fact, my sister and I are looking at opening a business to help youth.