Green Prescription is a 12 week physical activity programme that is designed to support and encourage adults 18 years and over to become more physically active by being prescribed physical activity.
The Green Prescription programme is a Ministry of Health initiative which is FREE to access through your Doctor or Nurse.
A Green Prescriptions allows our Coordinator to have regular contact either via email, text message or contact in person.
After 12 weeks should you feel you need continued support you may ask for a repeat Prescription.
To keep you motivated, we off regular weekly activities to our Green Prescription participants.
Who can refer
Many health professionals can prescribe Green Prescriptions including Doctors and Practice Nurses. Registered nurses, Diabetic Nurses, Cardiac Nurses, Maori Health Nurses, Midwives, Mental health/addiction specialists and dietitians, can also prescribe Green Prescriptions with a doctor’s sign off.
Green Prescription is not a substitute for medication it is written advice to GET ACTIVE.