Want to get a Green Prescription?
Ask your doctor or practice nurse about Green Prescription. Your doctor may refer you to the Green Prescription team if you both agree that your health would benefit from becoming more active. Alternatively you can refer yourself by contacting the Green Prescription team at Sport Taranaki by phoning 0800 ACTIVE (22 84 83) or filling out a SELF REFERRAL FORM FOR GREEN PRESCRIPTION
Your referral will then be sent to Sport Taranaki’s Green Prescription team. When your referral has been processed your GRx adviser will send you information explaining the next steps involved with your Green Prescription. Consent to share your information with the MOH and TDHB is requested. This information will be for statistical purposes only and individuals will not be identifiable.
What happens when I get a Green Prescription?
Your Sport Taranaki’s Green Prescription advisor will contact you to discuss your current activity levels, your goals, and any barriers affecting your ability to increase your activity. Guidance will be provided around suitable activity options to create an activity plan suited to your individual needs. Please feel free to initiate contact with your Green Prescription advisor once you have received your introductory letter. Māori cultural support is available if required. If this is of interest to you, please discuss with your advisor in the first instance.
Face to Face Consultations
Sport Taranaki’s Green Prescription team can meet with you in person if preferred. We can also meet online using platforms like Zoom. During this Face to Face consultation, your Green Prescription advisor will discuss your current activity levels, your goals, and any barriers affecting your ability to increase your activity. Guidance will be provided around suitable activity options to create an activity plan suited to your individual needs.
Ongoing Support (Reviews)
After your initial consultation, your Sport Taranaki Green Prescription advisor will stay in touch with you via phone, email or text message to help keep you motivated and track your progress with your activity plan. During these reviews, your advisor will discuss with you aspects such as any benefits noticed, your current activity level, and what the next step in your plan should be.
A prescription is active for an initial 3-4 month period. Prescriptions can be renewed for ongoing support. Your advisor will discuss this with you.
The Green Prescription team has an extensive list of physical activities from all around Taranaki that you can become involved in, as you journey towards healthy living and exercise. Click on the link below to see what activities are happening in your area.
Consent and Agreement Terms
By agreeing to proceed with your Green Prescription, you consent to Sport Taranaki sharing information with the Taranaki District Health Board and the Ministry of Health. Information shared will be for statistical purposes only and individuals will not be identifiable. Sport Taranaki will comply with the Privacy Act 1993, Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and Health (Retention of Health Information) Regulation 1996. If you have any questions or concerns please discuss these with your GRx Advisor. Sport Taranaki acknowledges the Code of Health and Disability Service Consumer Rights. For more information visit www.hdc.org.nz