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Older Persons NASC Services

NASC agencies help older people to identify their needs and connect with support services.

About this Service

Needs Assessment Services Co-ordination (NASC) agencies work with older people to help identify their needs and to outline what support services are available to help meet their needs, maximise their quality of life, and support their independence 


The Ministry of Health definition of an eligible older person is:

“Someone who has been identified as having an age-related disability which is likely to continue for a minimum of six months and result in a reduction of independent function to the extent that ongoing support is required.” 

Health New Zealand Contracted NASCs

Health of Older Persons NASC services are funded by Health NZ. The majority of services are provided by Te Whatu Ora; however, there are some NASC service provided by other organisations.

All Health of Older Persons NASC services use the InterRAI assessment. InterRAI is an internationally validated tool that New Zealand has been using with NASC services since 2009.

To access services through Health of Older Persons NASC the disability must be considered ‘age related’. It is considered that most deterioration of independence over the age of 65 is related to the aging process. Whilst access to these services is largely considered for those over 65, under some circumstances people may be considered for age related needs earlier than 65.   

Find an Older Peoples NASC

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NASC (Needs Assessors and service coordination)

Ashburton Hospital Private Bag 801, Ashburton

Taranaki Community Support Services

Taranaki Base Hospital PO Box 2016 New Plymouth 4340

Gore Trust Needs Assessment

Gore Hospital Gore

Otago District Health Board

Clutha Health First, 9-11 Charlotte Street, PO Box 46, Balclutha, 9240

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Care Coordination Centre

Southland District Health Board (Southland), Kew Road, PO Box 828, Invercargill 9812

South Canterbury District Health Board

Needs Assessment and Service Coordination, Talbot Community Health Hub, 156 Otipua Road, Timaru, 7910

Complex Clinical Care Network

Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora – Waitaha Canterbury

The Princess Margaret Hospital Older Persons Health PO Box 800 Christchurch

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Needs Assessment Service

281 Queen Street Richmond Nelson 7020

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Capital and Coast Care Coordination Centre

PO Box 50-544, Porirua 5240 Level 1, 13 Marina View, Mana 5026

Hutt Valley Service Coordination Centre

PO Box 30658, Lower Hutt 5040 Level 3, 20 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt 5010


Level 2, 49-51 Lincoln Road Masterton 5810


Community Village Palmerston North Hospital 50 Ruahine Street Palmerston North 4442

Your Way | Kia Roha Whanganui

244 Victoria Avenue Wanganui

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NASC Hawkes Bay

Villa 9, Gate 8 , Orchard Road, Hastings

Te Ara Tiaki Pakeke Healthy Ageing Service

Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Rd/Private Bag 7001 Gisborne 4010

Lakes NASC (Rotorua)

2 Ranolf Street Private Bag, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3023

Support Net Kupenga Hao Ite Ora

190 17th Ave Tauranga; 1166 Amohau St Rotorua; Whakatane Hospital Stewart St Whakatane

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination – Community Central, Middlemore Hospital, Private Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland 1640

Adult Community Services

Greenlane Clinical Centre, Building 17, 214 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051

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Waitemata District Health Board

Private Bag 93 503 Takapuna Auckland

Northland District Health Board