What is allied health?

What is allied health? 

Allied health is a term used to describe a broad group of health professionals who work across a range of vocations which include alcohol and other drug clinicians, audiologists, dental therapists, dieticians, genetic associates, needs assessors, occupational therapists, optometrists, orthoptists, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, play specialists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, podiatrists, psychologists, social workers and speech language therapists.

 

Whanganui District Health Board's allied health workforce work within multidisciplinary teams across our services. Patients can access allied health services through a referral from their doctor.



In general, allied health professionals undertake client assessments followed by planned intervention and client review, in accordance with specific competencies of each occupational group.