Location and contact details
Kapiti Health Centre is located on Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu, Wellington 5032.
Phone: (04) 903 0200
Fax: (04) 903-0237
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm
Paraparaumu Maternity Unit
After hours entrance is at rear of building. Please look out for signs as you enter the campus.
Phone: (04) 903-0205
Bikes are welcome at Kapiti Health Centre. There are bike racks located by the entrance.
There is a bus stop at the main entrance to Kapiti Health Centre. Walking distance from Paraparaumu Railway Station is 1km (12 to 15 minutes).
For routes and timetables phone Metlink on 0800 801 700 or use the journey planner at https://www.metlink.org.nz/#plan.
Free shuttles between Capital, Coast sites
There is free shuttle between Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Community Hospital. There is also an externally run door to door service provided by the organisation ASK (A Safe Kapiti) to patients travelling to Wellington or Kenepuru Hospital from the Kapiti Coast.
Read more about these transport options here.
Internet access (WiFi)
For patients staying overnight, free WiFi is available at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Community Hospital and Kapiti Health Centre. Find out more including instructions for how to connect here.
Returning hospital equipment
You can return borrowed hospital equipment - such as crutches, wheelchairs or bathroom chairs - to the main reception off Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu. This office is open from 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.
When we lend any equipment we will provide a date when they are to be returned. This date is agreed with your doctor, nurse or specialist and is based on the time they estimate you'll need it to support your recovery from illness, an accident or surgery.
If you need the equipment for longer, please call the Central Equipment team on (04) 918 6334 who will arrange for an extension.
There is no charge for equipment, or fee if they are returned late.
We appreciate people returning equipment when they no longer need them. This means they are on hand to lend to other patients who need them, and we don't have to spend money buying replacement items, which could be spent on providing other health services to our communities.
You can also return equipment to our Kenepuru or Wellington Regional Hospitals - find out how on our website.
Health information, consent and body parts and tissues
Your health information
We collect and hold information about all of our patients so we can provide the right care and treatment. Your information is confidential and the only staff who are allowed to see your records are those who are involved in your care.
If you are or have been a patient or client of CCDHB you have a right to ask and be given access to personal health information.
Read more about accessing health information here.
How is your information used?
Your family doctor gets a summary of your treatment and any special instructions they need to know, unless you ask us not to do this. If you don’t want us to send this information to your family doctor, please let us know when you are admitted to hospital or come in for an appointment at the hospital or health centre.
Some patient information is used in a general way to help with research and planning so we can improve our services but there are strict rules about how we do this and your privacy is always protected. By law we have to provide some details to a secure health register if you have certain cancers and infectious diseases. The law provides protection for your information and we comply with these laws.
Your consent to treatment
You may need to make choices about your treatment and care. We will provide the information you need in a way you can understand. You can expect to be able to discuss your options with us privately and in a way that makes you feel comfortable.
When you have decided what to do, you will be asked to give your consent. Your consent is needed for all treatment. You can ask questions and change your mind at any time. You are welcome to have a support person or kaiawhina with you.
Body parts and tissues
If tissue is taken from you for testing or any part of your body is removed, you can ask to have this returned to you. Otherwise we keep the tissue or body part for four weeks and then cremate it.