A Green Prescription is a Health Professional's written advice to a patient to be physically active, as part of the patient's health management.
Green Prescription provides support and motivation to increase physical activity levels. Sport Taranaki’s Green Prescription team supports being active as an opportunity to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing. This free service provides the guidance to get started - and get active, whether people are new or returning to physical activity.
To be eligible for a Green Prescription, your client must be:
18 or over
Inactive (engaged in less than 30 minutes of moderate activity five or more days of the week)
Motivated to increase their level of activity
Able to engage in low to moderate physical activity
Have discussed and consented to receive support and share their information with Sport Taranaki, Taranaki District Health Board and the Ministry of Health.
If from a medical centre with Medtech
Please use e-referral process
If from a Medical Centre without Medtech
Please email the referral through to Green Prescription email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Birth
Full contact details – address, phone(s), email (if available)
Brief medical history- noting in particular any past or present medical conditions – Diabetic status, CVD, Mental health, Falls risk
Other Health Professionals
Use online referral form
If unable to access this please use Green Prescription pads. Please contact Sport Taranaki 067590930 ext 714 if you require these.
When your referral is received it will be allocated to a Green Prescription Advisor.
Introductory information will be sent out to the client via text, email or letter. We aim to contact your patient within 10 days of referral.
Consultation and support will be offered with phone calls, emails, text or face to face meetings over the next 3-4 month period.
What happens when a Green Prescription ends?
Renewals of prescriptions for ongoing support are available.
A summary letter will be sent to the you when your patient is discharged.
Phone:(06) 759 0930
Location:Maratahu St, New PlymouthNew Zealand