About Us

Our Vision - Tō Mātou Matawhānui

Better health and wellbeing for the Southern community.


Our Values - Tō Mātou Uara

  • He mana tō te whāanau – Whānau Centred
  • Tōkeke - Equitable
  • Manawa whakaute - Respectful
  • Pono – Transparent


We are WellSouth Primary Health Network

We are WellSouth Primary Health Network. WellSouth is the local primary health organisation for Otago and Southland.

What does a Primary Health Organisation do?


  • Organise primary health care services in Otago and Southland.
  • Support primary health care providers in the south
  • Reduce health disparity and improve access to health care.
  • Ensure quick and easy access to primary health care, when you need it.
  • Maintain and improve the wellness of all people in Otago and Southland.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Support access to screening and prevention services.
  • Work with other health providers to improve integrated care.
  • Measure and understand health data, so we can make better funding decisions.


WellSouth offers some clinical services to help General Practice provide better care for you. These services include; clinical pharmacists, counselling, dietitians, falls prevention and long-term condition nurses.


WellSouth is a not-for-profit organisation. We are required to make our Annual Report available for all members of the public. This is our annual report for 2019

Well South PHN Annual Report 2020  

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2019


Our Annual reports for 2016-2018 are available below

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2018

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2017

WellSouth PHN Annual Report 2016


WellSouth holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November of each year. The public can attend the AGM