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What is a Health Passport?
A Health Passport is a booklet that you can carry with you
when attending hospitals or other providers of health and
disability services. A Health Passport contains information about
how you want people to communicate with you and support you.
Introducing the Health Passport
The Health and Disability Commissioner is working with District
Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand to introduce the Health
Passport into our hospitals.
To date there are now several DHBs where the Health Passport is
fully integrated into use in hospitals as a key tool for patient
care. HDC is working closely with other DHBs to introduce the
From 1 July 2013, HDC will be working directly with relevant
community organisations to facilitate distribution of passports to
consumers on a nationwide basis. Advocates from the Nationwide
Health and Disability Advocacy Service will assist HDC with the
distribution of health passports in all rest homes and disability
residential homes throughout the country.
You can now take your health passport to your local hospital
irrespective of the region you live in.
Please read Getting the
best out of your Health Passport for further useful
How do I get a Health Passport?
Download: Download the Passport or the
Order online: Go to our online shop (resources are
free for consumers).
Completing your Health Passport
If you need assistance with completing the passport, ask your
support person or a member of your family to help you. The
Guide to completing the passport provides helpful examples and
explanations. Fill in as much or as little as you like - not
all the information may apply to you.
For further information, or to provide feedback on the
Health Passport, contact Vanessa Creamer on:
Freephone: 0800 11 22 33 ext 5025; or