Can a Green Prescription help you lead a healthier lifestyle?



Green Prescription (GRx) is a programme to improve the health and wellbeing of adults through free physical activity and nutrition support.  Through education, removal of barriers, and development of personal skills GRx aims to enhance physical, mental and social well-being. 

Once referred by your doctor or nurse, our Healthy Lifestyles Team at Sport Wellington will contact you and get you underway with a suitable activity programme.  We’ll provide the support, advice and resources needed to help reduce barriers and get you started on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. 

GRx involves phone support, face-to- face consultations and group programmes, but we will work with you to find the best solution and support for your circumstances

Green Prescription Plus (GRxPlus)

GRxPlus is a more intensive programme for adults who are ready to accept a higher level of support. GRxPlus involves free one-on-one consultations with our team and/or small group programmes that involve activity sessions, nutrition education, cooking workshops and other wellbeing related topics - see the Healthy Lifestyle Programmes page for upcoming programmes. 



Who is a Green Prescription for?

Green Prescription is a prevention programme prioritising referrals for inactive adults who are ready to make changes with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Pre-diabetes (priority) 
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Mental illness


How do you get a Green Prescription?

Ask for a referral at your medical centre.  Your GP or practice nurse can prescribe you a Green Prescription (GRx), provided your medical condition is stable, you meet the referral criteria and you are over 18 years of age.

Read here to find out what happens next.

GRx/GRxPlus patient pathway

GRx/GRxPlus Hutt Valley referral pathway

GRx/GRxPlus generic referral pathway

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How do I refer my patient?

For Medical Centres:

Sport Wellington is no longer accepting faxed referrals from medical centres with access to HealthLink eReferrals.  For instructions on how to send an eReferral directly from your Patient Mangement System, please view:

For secondary care and other providers:

Sport Wellington is no longer accepting faxed referrals from hospital and community based health providers. Please email for the email based referral form. 

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