Wellness for every body

REcharge* 3 Week Inpatient Program

* Rehabilitation for Change, Acceptance, Growth and Energy.

Lakes DHB, Waikato DHB, Taranaki DHB and Mid Central DHBs (Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, Whanganui, Nelson-Marlborough) all have contracts with QE Health.
This allows GPs and specialists to refer patients from these DHBs to QE Health for our fully funded, 1-3 week intensive ReCharge  programmes that are unique to New Zealand.

Those under Bay of Plenty DHB are eligible for a funded two week programme, but must be referred by a rheumatologist.

Patients can also participate in these programmes PRIVATELY - please get in touch to find out more details.

Funding Stream

  • Lakes DHB 
  • Mid Central DHBs (Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, Whanganui, Nelson-Marlborough)
  • Waikato DHB 
  • Taranaki DHB
  • Bay of Plenty DHB (two-week programme; referral by a rheumatologist)

An intensive 3 week inpatient Pain Management/Rehabilitation Program.
The program runs from Monday to Friday 08.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The program includes

  1. Fitness
  2. Occupational therapy
  3. Massage therapies
  4. Hydrotherapies
  5. Leisure group
  6. Guided education classes aimed at living with pain to improve function and quality of life.


Include one or more of the following conditions: 

  • Chronic Pain 
  • Rheumatological Condition 
  • Polio 
  • Fybromyalgia 
  • Patients must also be medically stable with no open wounds and be either independent or have their own carer. 
  • The patient must also be able to dispense their own medication, able to use the bathroom facilities on their own or with the help of their own carer. 
  • There is $30.00 per week co-payment for wifi/laundry and food.

Referral process Lakes DHB Area:

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All Others: Written referral required


Programme content depends on your needs.

All programmes are aimed at helping you regain control and management of your life.
It's the same holistic approach to healthcare we've taken for 75 years - combining physiotherapy, spa treatments, occupational therapy, gym and fitness, counselling and rheumatology when applicable.
Education is a focus.
A class of 5 people sits with one of our team to learn about the condition they live with. When a condition is understood it is easier to deal with.
Knowledge is power.

Enabling you to understand your condition is part of rehabilitation. We strip away myths and focus you on the condition and the best ways to cope with it.
You'll stay with us on-site and attend treatments from Monday (arriving Sunday evening) to Friday, depending on your programme.
Using our recreational hall or occupational facilities, we encourage you to mingle, relax and socialize.
Whether over hobbies, the pool table or bowls, patients can get to know one another swap stories, and develop friendships.
You are not alone.

Others at QE Health are going through similar experiences. Get to mingle, talk about things and relax after a busy day.


All enquiries and PRIVATE referrals to:
Allied Health Services, QE Health
1073 Whakaue Street,
PO Box 1342,
Rotorua 3040
P: 07 349 5254 
Fax: 07 348 4266
E: infoline@qehealth.co.nz