Registration with the PHO

Register with Millhouse Integrative Medical Centre

Millhouse Integrative Medical Centre is part of a network of medical professionals - doctors and nurses - in the Howick Pakuranga area that are contracted to the Ministry of Health to provide various different health services. This network – EastHealth - is called a PHO, a Primary Health Organisation. There are over thirty PHOs in New Zealand, varying in size and structure but all providing a "not for profit" vehicle for implementing Government's primary health care objectives.

A PHO is intended to help medical clinics operate in a more proactive way, with the emphasis on keeping people healthy and not just treating those who are sick. Since July 2003, the Primary Health Organisation that provides primary health care, including general practice services, in the Howick, Pakuranga, Beachlands, Maraetai and Clevedon regions, has been the East Health Trust, based at Building B, 260 Botany Road, Howick (phone 09 576 3820).

The Medical Centre you attend can only claim costs from the Trust if you are properly registered (at the Centre) and enrolled (with East Health, a procedure which the Centre will complete once you have submitted your details). East Health now has an enrolled population of just under 98,000.

The Trust is responsible through its members, for many aspects of health promotion and management of long term conditions:

Adolescent Sexual Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing,
Elder Care, Palliative Care, Diabetes Checks.
as well as our services caring for sick and injured people.

Want to learn more about East Health?  Link to East Health Trust. Want to read the official brochure? Link to Ministry of Health brochure