Community Dietitian Service
The Community Dietitians Service provides a community based clinical dietetic service focused on people with Long Term Conditions i.e. poorly controlled diabetes and high risk of cardiovascular disease. The Community Dietitian Service can help you with:
Referrals to the dietitian’s service can be made by primary care providers. Referral forms are available on Medtech. Before referring anyone to this service they must have had basic nutrition advice provided by their primary care provider and deemed to benefit from further in depth advice.
Group Education Sessions
One of our Community Dietitians would be happy to attend community groups, exercise groups or already established self management groups to run interactive nutrition education sessions.
Health Provider Education
Nutrition education sessions are available for primary care staff who would like to work more effectively with patients with Long Term Conditions. One of our Community Dietitians can come to your practice to deliver a fun, interactive, practical hands-on session about food and nutrition
Who can access this service?
Priority groups for the service include Māori, Pacific, migrants, refugees and people on a low income. All other referrals can continue to be sent to the hospital dietitian services.
How do I access this service?
You can be referred by your GP/medical centre.
Health Professionals contact:
Wellington and Porirua:
Emma Jones - Community Dietitian
Mobile: +64 275 676 569
Wellington Office | Level 4, The Willeston Centre,
22-28 Willeston Street, Wellington
Postal | P.O. Box 27380, Wellington 6141
Ph: (04) 801 7808 | Fax: (04) 801 8715
Juliet Slattery - Community Dietitian
Mobile: 027 289 7220
Porirua Office | Level 3, City Fitness Building,
1 Walton Leigh Avenue, Porirua
Postal | P.O. Box 50330, Porirua 5240
Ph: (04) 239 6004 | Fax: (04) 237 4593