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Counties Manukau Health Youth School Health Services

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YOUTH SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

Counties Manukau Health provides clinical support to nurses who deliver free healthcare for youth in school based health services in the Counties Manukau area. Services in decile 1-5 schools are funded and provide free, confidential, accessible, youth-friendly healthcare.

Youth School Health Services collaborate with students, families/whaanau, school staff and secondary health services to best meet the health and wellbeing needs of students. School staff involved in the wellbeing of students may include Guidance Counsellors, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Attendance Officers, Members of the Senior Leadership Team, Deans, Teachers, and Teacher Aides.

Health services range between schools and include physical, mental, emotional and social assessment and intervention. There are a range of other health services that provide healthcare in some schools, these may include General Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner services, Physiotherapy, Family Planning, Alcohol and Other Drug services, Mental Health services, District Nursing services, among others.

 

YOUTH CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH

Counties Manukau Health provides a free and confidential contraception and sexual health service for young people. This service is available at multiple locations as needed and provides:

  • Jadelle insertion
  • The Depo injection
  • The pill
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms

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Middlemore Hospital

South Auckland

YOUTH SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

Kate ChiTar
Nurse Practitioner
kate.chitar@middlemore.co.nz
021 2626425

Dianne Dawson
Clinical Nurse Specialist
dianne.dawson@middlemore.co.nz
021 2254635

Heather Laxon
Clinical Nurse Specialist
heather.laxon@middlemore.co.nz
021 412820

 

YOUTH CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH

Kerrie Salwey
Registered Nurse Community Prescriber
kerrie.salwey@middlemore.co.nz
021 589520 

Innovation Hub, Ko Awatea
Middlemore Hospital
Auckland

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Innovation Hub, Ko Awatea
Middlemore Hospital
Auckland

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Youth School Health Services
Innovation Hub, Ko Awatea
Middlemore Hospital
Private Bag 93311
Otahuhu 1640

This page was last updated at 10:38AM on September 16, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Youth School Health Services.