Primary Care Dietitians

WellSouth has five New Zealand Registered Dietitians that cover all of Otago and Southland.

The range of services offered by the Dietitians at WellSouth means that there is something to suit everyone, including those living rurally. Our services are completely FREE and provided by our responsive and qualified team.

The Dietitians work with WellSouth’s Long-term Conditions Team to help people and whānau manage one or more of the following:

  • Pre-diabetes

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) including:

  • Heart disease

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • Nutrition-related concerns such as yo-yo dieting, weight cycling or any eating behaviours that cause distress but are not an eating disorder

  • Micronutrient deficiencies related to diet, including in vegetarian and vegan diets

  • Upper gastrointestinal problems e.g. peptic ulcer, indigestion, hiatus hernia

  • Gout

  • Constipation

  • Diverticular disease

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 1 - 3 with no electrolyte abnormalities

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • Infertility

  • Nutrition advice for pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Young fussy eaters with no faltering growth, underlying health problems or nutrient deficiencies

  • Coeliac disease



Individuals can self-refer to attend our group sessions, or they can be referred through your GP, Practice Nurse, Health Coach or Green Prescription Coordinator for nutrition advice if you meet any of the above criteria.

If you are a health professional who would like to refer someone to our service here is the form you can use.

Group Education Programmes

We offer fun and interactive Healthy Eating and other exciting programmes to support people to better manage their health:

Individual Appointments

We also offer one-to-one appointments if you have at least one of the conditions above, which are interactive and focused on working with you to set goals to improve your eating.  

These can be in-person in Dunedin, Alexandra or Invercargill, or via telephone or video consultation, whichever suits you best.

Additional Information for patients can be found here.