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Lakes DHB Child Health

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Paediatric Outpatient Clinics

The Paediatric Department Outpatients Service offers appointments during scheduled clinics, by referral only, Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.  

Referrals
Referrals are usually via your GP or Well Child Provider or we accept written referrals from other health and educational professionals and social agencies working with children living within the Lakes DHB service area.

Once a referral is received, it is prioritised based on the referral information. Both you and your GP will be informed of the estimated clinic date if an appointment is necessary, or with advice if your child does not need to be seen in clinic. Appointments are then arranged between three weeks and six months depending on the urgency of the problem.

Where appropriate, referrals may be redirected to other departments. Surgical problems are seen at Rotorua or Taupō Hospital by visiting paediatric surgeons from Waikato Hospital. 

Please inform your GP if your child’s condition changes as he or she might have to contact the Paediatric Department with more up to date information that might change the prioritisation given to your child’s appointment.

If you can’t keep your appointment, please phone and tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to someone else.

This page was last updated at 1:10PM on March 9, 2021.