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South Canterbury 

The primary point of contact for services for older adults is Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). NASC services cover help to stay at home, support services for carers and entry into residential care. They can also link with other District Health Board (DHB) services and community based agencies.

The NASC contact for South Canterbury is;

Service Name: NASC South Canterbury
Area Includes: Timaru, Fairlie, Geraldine, Mt Cook, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate
Email: nascadmin@scdhb.health.nz
Website: www.scdhb.co.nz
Phone / Fax: 03 687 7114 (office) / 03 684 8819 (fax)
Postal Address: Private Bag 911, Timaru 7940
Physical Address: 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru Central

Other useful contacts

Meals on wheels: 03 687 2109
District Nursing: 03 687 2109
Shuttle Services: Contact Senior Citizens Association for information on community vehicles 03 687 7581 / 0800 687 7581
Community Services: Senior Citizens Association has information on a community based services in the South Canterbury region  03 687 7581 / 0800 687 7581 (Robyn Baldwin)


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