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Genetic Health Service NZ - Central Hub

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A new national genetic service "Genetic Health Service New Zealand" (GHSNZ) was launched on 1 May 2012. Formerly the Central and Southern Regional Genetics Service (C&SRGS), GHSNZ Central Hub is located at Wellington Hospital, providing genetic services to the geographic area from New Plymouth to Nelson. We offer clinics in Nelson, Wellington, Kenepuru and Lower Hutt, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawke's Bay. 

For services outside of these areas, please contact the South Island or Northern Hub offices: www.genetichealthservice.org.nz

Genetic Services provide information and education, risk assessment and clinical management, diagnosis and laboratory testing for a wide variety of inherited and/ or congenital conditions.


Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Patients and family/whanau may be referred for  a genetic diagnostic assessment (where the diagnosis is unknown) or for genetic counselling (where the diagnosis has been confirmed already).

A Clinical Geneticist will see patients for the genetic diagnostic assessment.

A Genetic Associate will see patients for genetic counselling.

Referrals should include all relevant/known contact information and previous assessments and investigations where possible.

Further information regarding referrals may be obtained  toll-free on 0508 364 436.


  • Genetic Diagnostic Assessment

    Medical Geneticists are specialist doctors who provide a diagnostic service for people suspected of having a genetic disease.… More

  • Genetic Counselling

    Genetic counselling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease.… More

  • Genetic Testing

    Genetic testing may be useful to provide information about a number of aspects of a genetic disease, such as:… More

  • Genetic Services

    Services we provide include:
    Assistance in the clinical management of genetic disease and identification of preventable complications by early and accurate diagnosis… More


All consultations with Genetic Services are provided free of charge for eligible residents. Like all hospital services, we are required to prioritise our services within budget. However, all approved genetic testing is free.

Document Downloads

  • Family History Questionnaire (cancer) (DOCX, 72.9 KB)
    This form provides detailed information about the family history of cancer, to allow GHSNZ to make a more comprehensive assessment prior to clinic appointments.
  • Consent to Release Information (Cancer) (PDF, 74.8 KB)
    This form should be signed by affected relatives or their next of kin to allow GHSNZ to access relevant medical information about cancer diagnoses.
  • Consent to Release Information Form (General) (PDF, 55.3 KB)
    This form should be signed by affected relatives or their next of kin to allow GHSNZ to access relevant medical information.

Contact Details

Ph: (04) 385 5310

Toll free: 0508 364 436
Fax: (04) 385 5822
Email: genetic.services@ccdhb.org.nz


Website: www.genetichealthservice.org.nz

Wellington Hospital
Riddiford Street
Wellington 6021

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Wellington Hospital
Riddiford Street
Wellington 6021

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Genetic Health Service NZ - Central Hub
Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 11:42AM on February 11, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Genetic Health Service NZ - Central Hub.