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Public Service

Waitemata DHB Child & Family Services

Description

Waitemata DHB Child & Family Services
 
The Child & Family Service is a free community based primary health service providing support to children, young people and their families through a multidisciplinary health team.
The Child & Family team offers services to children 0-18yrs through two main service areas:
 
  • School/pre-school health – health education, health promotion, hearing and vision screening, child protection, referral management, self referral school clinics, immunisation, epidemic response, specialist ear nursing.
  • Family support – parenting support and education, child protection, well child care.
 
The service employs:
 
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Medical Officers
  • Vision Hearing Technicians
  • Social Workers
  • Ear Nurses
  • Health Assistants
  • Health Promoting Schools Advisors.

Referral Expectations


Contacts for referrals:


 
Area
 
Phone
 
Fax
 
West Auckland
 
(09) 839 0000
 
(09) 837 6634
 
North Shore
 
(09) 486 8996
 
(09) 486 8342
 
Helensville
 
(09) 420 9450
 
(09) 420 7050
 
Hibiscus Coast
 
(09) 427 0300
 
(09) 427 0391
 
Warkworth
 
(09) 422 2700
 
(09) 422 2709
 
Wellsford

(09) 422 2700

(09) 422 2709
 
Ear Clinic - Mobile (West Auckland)
 
(09) 839 0546
 
(09) 837 6634
 
Ear Clinic (North Shore)
 
(09) 486 8996
 
(09) 486 8342
 
Ear Clinic (Hibiscus Coast)
 
(09) 427 0300
 
(09) 486 8342
 
Ear Clinic (Helensville)
 
(09) 420 9450
 
(09) 420 7050
 
Ear Clinic (Warkworth and Wellsford)
 
(09) 422 2700
 
(09) 422 2709

 

Services

  • Public Health Nurses

    Public Health Nurses (PHNs) are registered nurses who visit schools regularly and are available to discuss any concerns about children’s health, growth and development including skin and ear infections, sore throats and rheumatic fever, asthma and eczema, behavioural difficulties, bedwetting and soiling, hearing and vision concerns, and nutrition and diet.… More

  • Medical Officers

    Medical Officers are general Medical Practitioners with a focus on child & adolescent health.  Medical Officers provide an interim examination, treatment and referral service to children & young people who, for various reasons, are not able to access a General Practice Service.… More

  • Vision Hearing Technicians

    Vision Hearing Technicians are skilled in testing the hearing and vision of children and adolescents.… More

  • Social Workers

    Child & Family Social Workers provide a consistent, comprehensive approach to support the well-being and protection of children and young people who may be at risk.  They accept referrals for children and young people who may potentially be at risk of neglect/abuse, behavioural concerns, or family/environmental issues which impact upon children… More

  • Ear Nurses


    Ear Nurses are registered nurses with a community health background, who have undertaken training and developed expertise in the care of children with middle ear problems.… More

  • Health Assistants

    Health Assistants are multi-skilled, providing support and assistance to the Child & Family Team.… More

  • Health Promoting Schools Advisors

    Health Promoting Schools Advisors use an inquiry process to support school communities to identify their strengths, and address their health, wellbeing and education priorities.… More

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Contact Details

West Auckland ph: (09) 839 0000 fax: (09) 837 6634
North Shore ph: (09) 486 8996 fax: (09) 486 8342
Helensville ph: (09) 420 9450 fax: (09) 420 7050
Hibiscus Coast ph: (09) 427 0300 fax: (09) 427 0391
Warkworth ph: (09) 422 2700 fax: (09) 422 2709
Wellsford ph: (09) 422 2700 fax: (09) 422 2709

Street Address

NORTH SHORE
North Shore Hospital
124 Shakespeare Road
Takapuna
North Shore City 0622
Auckland

WAITAKERE
Waitakere Hospital
55-75 Lincoln Road
Henderson
Waitakere
Auckland

RODNEY
Hibiscus Coast Community Health Centre
136 Whangaparaoa Rd
Red Beach