If you are a Health Practitioner wanting to obtain your CPN (HPI number) you need to contact the RA you are registered with, eg, MCNZ 0800 286 801 or NZNC 04 385 9589.

For all other HPI queries email HI_Provider@health.govt.nz

Note: The Health Provider Index was previously known as the "Health Practitioner Index" and work is in progress to update the HISO standard to reflect the new naming convention.

HPI three separate indexes identifiers:

  • CPN (Common Person Number)  -  issued to Practitioners (people) who provide health services
  • HPI ORG ID  –  issued to Organisations that provide health services.
  • HPI FAC ID – issued to named facilities (locations) at which an Organisation provides health services.

Format for each identifier:

  • CPN - NNXXXX where N is numeric and X is Alphabetic 
  • HPI ORG ID - GXXNNN-C where X is alphanumeric, N is numeric and C is a check character
  • HPI FAC ID - FXXNNN-C where X is alphanumeric, N is numeric and C is a check character

CPNs are issued on receipt of health practitioner data supplied to the HPI by the Responsible Authorities who have signed a Data Provision Agreement.

Health Information Standards

Responsible Authorities currently supplying data

  • Chiropractic Board | Te Poari Kaikorohiti o Aotearoa
  • Dental Council | Te Kaunihera Tiaki Niho
  • Dietitians Board | Te Mana Mātanga Mātai Kai
  • Medical Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa
  • Medical Radiation Technologists Board | Te Poari Ringa Hangarua Iraruke
  • Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Pūtaiao Hauora o Aotearoa
  • Midwifery Council | Te Tatau o te Whare Kahu
  • Nursing Council of New Zealand | Te Kaunihera Tapuhi o Aotearoa
  • Occupational Therapy Board | Te Poari Whakaora Ngangahau o Aotearoa
  • Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board | Te Poari a ngā Kaimātai Whatu me ngā Kaiwhakarato Mōhiti
  • Osteopathic Council | Te Kaunihera Whakanao kōiwi Uau
  • Paramedic Council | Te Kaunihera Manapou
  • Pharmacy Council | Te Pou Whakamana Kaimatū o Aotearoa
  • Physiotherapy Board | Te Poari Tiaki Tinana o Aotearoa
  • Podiatrists Board | Te Poari Tiaki Waewae o Aotearoa
  • Psychologists Board | Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa
  • Psychotherapists Board | Te Poari o nga Kaihaumanu Hinengaro o Aotearoa

HPI Org Ids are issued (on request) to organisations that provide Health Services.


HPI Facility Ids are issued (on request) for named locations at which an Organisation provides Health Services.


Requests for or queries about Practitioners, Organisations, Facilities and their identifiers should be sent to HI_Provider@health.govt.nz.