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Kari Centre Community Teams

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Description

The Kari Centre is the community service provided for children and adolescents who may be experiencing a mental illness. The teams are separated into East and West to reflect the geographical areas of the Central Auckland catchment area. The Kari Centre Community Teams are made up of experienced Mental Health professionals including Specialist Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Child Psychotherapists, Nurses and Occupational Therapists as well as cultural support staff.

Kari Centre Community Teams provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with a known or suspected serious mental health disorder.

The Kari Centre also provides a Youth Early Intervention Service (YEIS) that specialises in seeing young people with a first episode of Psychosis or Bipolar Affective Disorder from the age of 14 to their 18th birthday.

More recently the Kari Centre has developed services for infants and families/whanau (Koanga Tupu) and a service for children of  parents with a mental illness (Tu Tangata Tonu)

Children and adolescents are seen with their family or legal caregiver’s involvement.

Hours

8.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday - Friday
Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Referral Expectations

Referrals are required from a professional who has seen the identified child or adolescent, including (but not limited to) general practitioners, public health nurses, school guidance counsellors, paediatricians, school principals, teachers, social workers, other mental health services, the police etc.

Whilst families are welcome to make phone enquiries, referrals cannot be accepted directly from family members. Similarly, children and adolescents cannot self-refer.

Charges

Kari Centre applies the following District Health Board policy as standard operating procedure:

"As a general rule, patients who are not New Zealand residents are ineligible for publicly funded healthcare, and it is MOH policy that they must pay for their treatment.

ADHB policy is to identify ineligible people by means of a screening process, and charge them appropriately for their treatment. The screening process is based on the Eligibility Criteria implemented by the Ministry of Health.

This does not imply that ineligible people who present acutely will not be treated. ADHB is obliged to treat such people, and recover the cost of treatment, which the patient is legally obliged to pay notwithstanding that they presented acutely.

ADHB is not obliged to provide ineligible people with elective services. If accepted for treatment, ineligibles will only receive treatment after having paid 100% of the estimated cost of such treatment in advance."

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

  • Phone

    09 623 4646

  • Fax

    Reception: (09) 623 4611 Duty: (09) 623 4612

  • Website

General enquiries 

(09) 367 0000

Extension/pager number known

(09) 307 4949

Patient enquiries

(09) 375 4300

Outpatient appointments and surgical bookings 

(09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

GP/ External Specialist Help Desk 

(09) 307 2800

Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis helpline

0800 800 717

Kari Centre
Ground Floor
Building 13
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane Rd
Auckland

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Street Address

Kari Centre
Ground Floor
Building 13
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane Rd
Auckland

Postal Address

Kari Centre
Private Bag 92189
Greenlane Clinical Centre
Greenlane
Auckland

This page was last updated at 12:25PM on May 17, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Kari Centre Community Teams.