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The following is a list of assessment centres approved by the Ministry of Health to conduct drug and alcohol assessments for driver licensing purposes.   

You will need to contact a centre in your preferred area to arrange for an assessment.  

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres

Auckland

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Auckland

Addiction Advice and Assessment Services Ltd

South Auckland

| Freephone: 0800 263 457 | Mobile: 021 022 60819
Email: aodhop@gmail.com
(0800 AOD HLP)

Addiction Assessment and Counselling Services
Ana Dorrington

Auckland:
Central City - Wellesley Street
North Auckland - Albany
West Auckland - Glen Eden

| Freephone: 0800 221 442 | Mobile: 027 366 4340
P O Box 1113 Nelson 7040

Care NZ

521 Great South Road, Manukau
PO Box 23187, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2155

| Phone: 09 276 7193 | Freephone: 0800 68 2468 | Fax: 09 276 2063

Harmony Trust

North Auckland, Glenfield
Central Auckland, Onehunga
East Auckland, Panmure
West Auckland, Henderson & Glen Eden
South Auckland, Manurewa

| Phone: 09 636 3449 | Freephone: 0800 183 975 | Mobile: 021 183 9759
Email: office@harmonytrust.co.nz

Piritahi Hau Ora Trust

53 Tahatai Road
Blackpool
Waiheke Island

| Phone: 09 372 0022 | Fax: 09 372 8814

Waitemata DHB – CADS

Pitman House
50 Carrington Road
Point Chevalier
Auckland

| Phone: 09 815 5830 | Fax: 09 815 5847
Offices all across the Auckland Metro area

Wings Trust Central Auckland

Wilson Bell
43 Walters Road
Mt Eden
Auckland

| Phone: 09 815 1631 | Mobile: 021 616 386 | Fax: 09 815 1723
Email: wilsonmarg77@gmail.com
Appointment by arrangement in Waihi/Paeroa/Katikati & Thames

Bay of Plenty

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Bay of Plenty

Addiction Advice and Assessment Services Ltd

Tauranga/Taupo/Rotorua

| Freephone: 0800 263 457 | Mobile: 021 022 60819
Email: aodhlp@gmail.com
(0800 AOD HLP)

Mount Counselling Service

190 Maunganui Road
Mt Maunganui

| Phone: 07 572 1908 | Mobile: 027 2424 624

Noeline Langstone

PO Box 564
Rotorua

| Mobile: 027 472 0402
Email: noeline.langsone@gmail.com
Mobile service covering Auckland to Wellington

Pacific Coast Counselling and Therapy

16 Palm Beach Boulevard
corner of Seychelles Drive
Palm Beach
Papamoa

| Phone: 07 542 3732 | Fax: 07 542 3732
Also visits the Whakatane citizens Advice Bureau on the last Saturday of each month. Phone to arrange an appointment.

Taupo Drug and Alcohol Support Trust Arc Counselling Services

129 Spa Road
Taupo

| Phone: 07 377 1132 | Fax: 07 377 1138

Tauranga Addiction Services - Salvation Army

176 Fraser Street
Tauranga 3155

| Phone: 07 578 9329 | Fax: 07 578 3416

Te Runanga o te Whanau

RD3
Te Kaha
Opotiki 3119

| Phone: 07 325 2726
Email: kiri.tamihere-waititi@apanui.co.nz

Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust

(Rotorua Addiction Resource Centre)
Hinemoa Tower
1154 Hinemoa Street
Rotorua

| Phone: 07 348 3598

The Hillier Centre

31 Gloucester Road
Mt Maunganui

| Phone: 07 575 9709 | Mobile: 021 292 2754

Wings Trust
Wilson Bell

Waihi/ Katikati/ Paeroa/ Thames

| Phone: 09 815 1631 ex 8 | Mobile: 021 616 386
Email: wilsonmarg77@gmail.com

Canterbury

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Canterbury

Addiction Advice and Assessment Services Ltd

Christchurch

| Freephone: 0800 263 457 | Mobile: 021 022 60819
Email: aodhlp@gmail.com
(0800 AOD HLP)

Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service

Nurses Home Building, Elizabeth Street, Ashburton Hospital

| Phone: 03 308 1270

Care NZ

Unit 3/105 Gasson Street
Sydenham
Christchurch

| Phone: 03 365 8700 | Mobile: 027 703 2894 | Fax: 03 365 9800

George Dobson

186 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch

| Mobile: 027 525 9670
Email: georgedobson@xtra.co.nz

Salvation Army Bridge Programme

35 Collins Street
Addington
Christchurch

| Phone: 03 338 4436

Sharmaine Dobson

186 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch

| Phone: 021 270 7747
Email: sharmainedobson@xtra.co.nz

Talking Shop Assessment Centre

Oamaru & Regions

| Freephone: 0800 899 921 | Mobile: 027 589 9921
Email: shane@talkingshop.co.nz
By appointment

Gisborne

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Gisborne

Awhina House Alcohol and Drug Centre

110 Peel Street
Gisborne

| Phone: 06 869 2097 | Fax: 06 868 7100

Counselling Services (Ngati Porou Hauora)

Te Puia Springs

| Phone: 06 864 8316

Hawke's Bay

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Hawke's Bay

Addiction Advice and Assessment Services Ltd

Napier/Hastings

| Freephone: 0800 263 457 | Mobile: 021 022 60819
Email: aodhlp@gmail.com
(0800 AOD HLP)

Anne Ponsonby Consultant/Counsellor Service

Ahuriri, Napier

| Phone: 06 835 4131 | Mobile: 027 495 8123
Also covers Hastings area

Hastings Mental Health & Addiction Service

Hastings Hospital
Omahu Road
Hastings

| Phone: 06 878 8109 extn 5867
Email: jennifer.howe@hbdhb.govt.nz

Napier Addiction Services

76 Wellesley Road
Napier

| Phone: 06 834 1815
Email: jennifer.howe@hbdhb.govt.nz

Tararua Alcohol and Drug Services

Dannevirke Hospital
Barraud Street
Dannevirke

| Phone: 06 374 9628 | Fax: 06 374 9628
Note: temporarily not accepting new clients.

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga

209 Queen Street East, Hastings

| Phone: 06 876 5120 | Fax: 06 876 5123
Email: cheryl.tpt@centralhealth.co.nz

Whitewood Counselling Services Ltd
Kelly Whitewood

Tower Building
Second Floor
215 Railway Road
Hastings

| Mobile: 021 125 1879
Email: whitewoodcounsellingltd@gmail.com

Manawatu-Wanganui

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Manawatu-Wanganui

Wanganui Alcohol and Drug Services

100 Heads Road
Wanganui

| Phone: 06 348 1207

Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman

Addiction Advice and Assessment Services Ltd

Room 3, 159 Hardy Street, Nelson

| Freephone: 0800 263457 | Mobile: 021 022 60819
Email: aodhlp@gmail.com
(0800 AOD HLP)
Service also offered in Blenheim, Takaka (Golden Bay), Murchison, Brightwater, Wakefield, St Arnaud/Lake Rotoiti and Motueka.

Addiction Assessment and Counselling Services
Ana Dorrington

Nelson, Tasman regions

| Freephone: 0800 221 442 | Mobile: 027 366 4340
P O Box 1113 Nelson 7040

Addictions Service Nelson (DHB)

A & D Services
Nelson Marlborough Health Services
Nelson

| Phone: 03 546 1994 | Fax: 03 546 1993

Blenheim Alcohol and Drug Centre

Wairau Hospital
30 Hospital Road
Blenheim

| Phone: 03 520 9999 extn 6908 | Fax: 03 578 0510

Mr Rudy Garrow

2 Pope Crescent
Witherlea
Blenheim

| Mobile: 027 910 3824
Email: rudygarrow@gmail.com

Northland

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Northland

Community Mental Health & Alcohol and Drug Service

5 Three Mile Bush Road
Kamo

| Phone: 09 430 4101 ext 3502
(covers Whangarei area)

Dargaville Alcohol and Drug Dependency Service

Dargaville Hospital, Awakino Road, Dargaville

| Phone: 09 439 7149 | Fax: 09 439 7145

Far North Community Mental Health and Addiction Services

Kaitaia Hospital
29 Redan Road
Kaitaia

| Phone: 09 408 9187 | Fax: 09 408 8650

Kowhai Kahu Healing Services
Mary Wikaira-Williams

Kaitaia Community Health
12 Puckey Avenue
Kaitaia

| Mobile: 021 161 5763
Email: maryww@xtra.co.nz
alternative number 027 890 8005
(covers Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Rawene, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Warkworth)

Mid North Mental Health and Addiction Services

5 Dickeson Street
Kaikohe

| Phone: 09 404 0280 ext 5871 | Fax: 09 405 3947
(formerly known as Kawakawa Alcohol and Drug Dependency Service)

Otago

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Otago

Bill Rout

Catlins/South Otago

| Mobile: 021 513 995

Talking Shop Assessment Centre

Queenstown/Lakes

| Freephone: 0800 899 921 | Mobile: 027 589 9921
Email: shane@talkingshop.co.nz
By appointment

Talking Shop Assessment Centre, Otago
Shane Pleasance

McCrimmon Law
Chapmans Terrace
237 Stuart Street
Dunedin

| Freephone: 0800 899921 | Mobile: 0275 899921
Email: shane@talkingshop.co.nz

Southland

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Southland

Bruce and Helen Findlater Assessment Centre

145 Scandrett Street
Appleby
Invercargill 9812

| Freephone: 0800 836 436 | Mobile: 027 824 3278

Gore Counselling Centre

17 Trafford Street
Gore

| Phone: 03 208 5366 | Fax: 03 208 5366
Email: inquiry@gorecounsellingcentre.com

Rata Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, West Coast DHB

Greymouth

| Phone: 03 769 7805 ext 2761 | Fax: 03 769 7682
Email: peter.ashton@westcoastdhb.health.nz

Talking Shop Assessment Centre, Southland
Shane Pleasance

134 Janet Street
Appleby
Invercargill

| Freephone: 0800 899921 | Mobile: 0275 899921
Email: shane@talkingshop.co.nz

Taranaki

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Taranaki

Future 4U
Yvonne Cunningham

Level 3, Devon Centre Building
44 Liardet Street
New Plymouth

| Phone: 06 757 5961 | Mobile: 027 235 4197 | Fax: 06 757 5961
Email: yvonne@future4u.co.nz
Website: www.future4u.co.nz

New Plymouth Alcohol and Drug Services

Base Hospital
Tukapa Street
New Plymouth

| Phone: 06 753 7838 | Fax: 06 753 7838

Waikato

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Waikato

108 Addiction Counselling Service
Poovanthran Naidu

28 Manning Street
Hamilton
PO Box 4396
Hamilton East 3247

| Phone: 07 843 7699 | Freephone: 0800 108 227 | Mobile: 021 0254 2854
Email: sixthnaidu@gmail.com

Hamilton Care NZ

298 Tristram Street
Hamilton

| Phone: 07 839 0389 | Fax: 07 839 6150

Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki

210 Richmond Street
PO Box 605
Thames

| Phone: 07 868 0033 ext 131
Email: Karen.Mobberley@korowai.co.nz

Wings Trust
Wilson Bell

Waihi/Paeroa/Thames

| Phone: 09 815 1631 ex 8 | Mobile: 021 616 386
Email: wilsonmarg77@gmail.com

Wellington

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / Wellington

ADAC Ltd

Ngaio, Wellington

Roger Brooking 021 383 342
Denise Nassenstein 0211 280 496

CareNZ

90 Kapiti Road
Paraparaumu

| Phone: 04 298 2805 | Freephone: 0800 385 5151
Email: kapiti@carenz.co.nz

Halt Services Ltd (Alcohol and Drug Services)

Business Suite, Level 3
21-23 Andrews Avenue
Lower Hutt

| Phone: 04 565 1599 | Mobile: 027 438 4258

Mary Allan

1 Gray Street
Pukerua Bay
Porirua

| Mobile: 021 0840 9400
Email: maircats3@gmail.com

Nga Tekau O Te Upoko O Te Ika Alcohol and Drug Health Service

24 D Marine Parade
Petone

| Phone: 04 473 2502 extn 706 | Mobile: 027 443 9091

RIW Health

Unit 5
721 High Street
Boulcott Village
Lower Hutt

| Phone: 04 939 7485

Wairarapa Private Addiction Service

43 Chapel St
Masterton

| Mobile: 027 222 5105 (Naomi)
027 577 7999 (Mary)

Whare Tautoko

Prime Property House - Level 8, 2 Woodward Street, Wellington

| Phone: 04 586 1722 | Mobile: 0204 0010 866
Services available in Porirua, Cannons Creek & Takapuhaia

Whare Tautoko

Mayfair Building
116 Main Street
Upper Hutt

| Phone: 04 586 1722 | Mobile: 0204 0010 866
Services available in Porirua, Cannons Creek & Takapuhaia

Whare Tautoko

Russell Keown House
1 Knights Road
Lower Hutt

| Phone: 04 586 1722 | Mobile: 0204 0010 866
Services available in Porirua, Cannons Creek & Takapuhaia

West Coast

Ministry of Health approved assessment centres / West Coast

Poutinin Wairoa Hokitika

Multi Cultural Centre
45 Fitzherbert Street
Hokitika

| Phone: 03 755 6572 | Fax: 03 755 6572

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