Strong healthcare services along with local care for our elderly are vital. Clutha Health First is a community owned hospital and health centre based in Balclutha.
The hospital provides a wide variety of medical, rehabilitation, specialised family and community services. They also have an outpatient department and maternity centre.
Emergency cases are handled by GP’s with support of the hospital based medical officers.
Specialists from Dunedin Hospital visit regularly, minimising the need for patients to travel to the city for some services.
Lawrence, Milton and Owaka have doctors and medical centres.
Tapanui has West Otago Health a combined purpose built rural community health centre.
Services include primary health care, emergency care, district nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, palliative care and residential care services.
The Clutha District also has access to physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, an audiologist and optometrists.
While excellent aged care facilities include Holmdene Resthome and Hospital, Clutha Views Lifecare, Ashlea Grove in Milton and Ribbonwood in Tapanui.