Formerly Counties Manukau Health Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)
All Needs Assessment referrals are processed through Community Central.
Community Central is the referral co-ordination centre for the Community Health Service.
Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC) services are the entry into publicly-funded Community Support Services for:
Children under the age of 16, with long-term chronic health conditions requiring support services are assessed by Family Options at age 16 - there may be a transition to CM Health NASC. (This service is provided by a regional NASC service under Auckland District Health Board based at Starship Hospital.)
People covered under ACC (the Accident Insurance Act)
0-64 years of age with an on-going disability who require support will be assessed by Taikura Trust for needs assessment and facilitation of services
The assessment is to evaluate the needs, strengths and preference of the person. The assessment tool used is interRAI - an internationally validated needs assessment tool mandated for use by NASC services by the Ministry of Health.
Services - NASC will link you to the services [via contracted providers] to meet your assessed needs; these may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Counties Manukau Health NASC is committed to providing services which support the Positive Aging, Disability Strategy and the Health of Older People's Strategy. NASC has a range of professional clinical Needs Assessors and a wide cultural mix. Please advise if you prefer an Assessor of a specific ethnicity or require an interpreter and the service will do our best to oblige.