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Northland DHB Child Health

Public Service

Description

The Child Health Team are based at The Child Health Centre located within Whangarei Hospital Campus. This is a purpose built unit for the assessment of childhood medical, physical and developmental problems.

The Child Health Team also run Child Health clinics at:

  • Kaitaia Hospital
  • Dargaville Hospital
  • Bay of Island Hospital
  • Kaikohe (Broadway Health Centre, 36 Lower Broadway, Kaikohe)
  • Rawene (163 Parnell Street, Rawene)

Information on The Child Health Centre:

Consultants

Common Conditions

  • Medical Conditions, Treatments and Tests A-Z

    There are several excellent websites providing detailed descriptions of most common childhood conditions.… More

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    Click here to go to an excellent site for information on allergic rhinitis More

  • Bedwetting

    Bedwetting is a common problem that usually improves over time.… More PDF

  • Eczema

    Click here to go to the Kidshealth site on eczema.… More

  • Fever Management

    Fever Pamphlet More

  • Measles Fact Sheet

    The following document contains information on measles, its infectious period, clinical features, possible complications and recovery. More PDF

  • What is Measles?

    The following document is an information sheet on measles from the New Zealand Immunisation Advisory Committee. More PDF

  • Measles and Pregnancy

    The following document contains information about measles in relation to pregnancy. More PDF

  • Measles what does it Look Like?

    Below are 2 photos of children that have measles. More PDF

  • Meningitis C Information

    To find out more information about Meningitis C, its cause, what it looks like and about the vaccination programme on offer, click here. … More

  • Resources for Parents and Patients

    Included here are 3 documents:

    Information on caring for your child's eczema… More PDF

  • Is My Child Developing Normally?

    Click here to go to a website that allows you to check if your child is developing as would be expected for their age.… More

Document Downloads

Parking

There is usually parking available, dedicated to the NDHB Child Health Service at Whangarei Hospital

Other

ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CHILD HEALTH SERVICE
 Outreach Nursing

 Physiotherapy

Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapist

 Occupational Therapy
 Dietitian/Nutritional Support
 Speech Language Therapy
 Nurse Specialist Eczema Clinic
 Psychology Assessment and Support
 Behavioural Support for Children with Intellectual Disability
 Health Lifestyle Clinics
 Social Work Support

 Diabetes Clinics

 please note these services require referral from a medical professional and criteria exist
HEALTHLINE

Phone 0800 611 116 for free 24-hour health advice
Healthline is a free telephone health information service for all the family

USEFUL WEBSITES

Teenage and Youth Specific Health Advice 
Teen Health Issues: www.teenagehealthfreak.com/
YouthLine: youthline.co.nz/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,143/lang,english/
Being a Girl: https://www.supersavvyme.co.uk/
Youth Depression: http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

Immunisation Advice
http://www.immune.org.nz/

Parenting Support
raisingchildren.net.au/

Childhood Injury Prevention
www.safekids.org.nz/

NZ Infant Reflux Support and Information
http://www.cryingoverspiltmilk.co.nz/medicaltreatment/

Internet Safety For Children and Young People
UK Advice:   www.thinkuknow.co.uk
NZ Advice: https://www.netsafe.org.nz/

Support Groups 
http://supportoptions.co.nz/support/provider.aspx?pID=1032&l=1&sID=301

Allergies
Allergy NZ: www.allergy.org.nz/
Australian Society Of Clinical Immunology and allergy: www.allergy.org.au/content/view/101/49/

Bedwetting and Soiling
Enuresis is the medical term for wetting and encopresis the term for soiling. KEEA provides information and support to families and health professionals on bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis), daytime wetting and soiling.

Childhood Cancer Resources
Child Cancer Foundation New Zealand: www.childcancer.org.nz/
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group: www.cclg.org.uk/
After Cure Sites
www.aftercure.org/
www.beyondthecure.org/

Autism Support
Autism New Zealand: www.autismnz.org.nz/
Cloud 9 Children's Foundation: http://www.withyoueverystepoftheway.com/

Childhood Grief
Helping children and young people deal with change, loss and grief: www.skylight.org.nz/

LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

Parenting and Family Counselling Service
www.pafcs.orconhosting.net.nz/index.html

Plunket
www.plunket.org.nz/plunket-you/plunket-in-your-area/northland/?cat=24

Parent to Parent New Zealand Inc
www.parent2parent.org.nz

Support Groups
supportoptions.co.nz/support/provider.aspx

Asthma Society Northland (Inc)
http://asthmafoundation.org.nz/about-asthmanz/who-we-are/affiliated-asthma-societies/#Northland

Services For Youth:
Youth Service (NEET) 
A service for at risk 16 and 17 year old young people who are not engaged in education, employment or training.http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/community/a-z-grants-and-other-help/youth-service.html
People Potential
Provides educational opportunities for Northlanders: http://www.peoplepotential.co.nz/
The Rural Beat (Youth Health Clinic), Hauora Whanui, Ngati Hine Health Trust
Address: 54 North Road, Kawakawa, Bay of Islands 
Ph/Fax: 09 404 0861
The Pulse, Whangarei Youth One Stop Shop 
www.heartlandservices.govt.nz/locations/whangarei.html

Sports Northland Green Prescription
For free advice and support on physical activity and nutritional tips please phone Sport Northland on (09) 437 9616 or talk to your doctor for more details.

Dental and Teeth Services
http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/teeth-and-gums/its-easy-protect-your-familys-smile

Healthy Smiles
http://www.healthysmiles.org.nz/

Epilepsy NZ - Northland
www.epilepsy.org.nz
Family Planning
Whangarei Centre

Laurie Hall Carpark
1A Robert Street
PO Box 52
Whangarei 
Ph: (09) 438 1986
Fax: (09) 438 5328  

Clinic Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm 
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm 
Thursday & Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Whangarei Sexual Health Clinic (aka 123 Clinic )
17 Norfolk Street (cnr of Grey St and Norfolk St)
Whangarei
Ph: (09) 438 6123
Fax: (09) 438 6124 

Clinic Hours: 
Monday: nurses only 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm (drop in)
Tuesday: nurse only 1:30pm - 4.30pm (drop in). Male doctor 4:30pm - 6:30pm, plus nurses available (drop in male only clinic)
Wednesday: nurses available 1:30pm - 6.00pm (drop in and appointment). Female doctor appointments 1:30pm - 4:30pm (drop in 4.30pm- 6.00pm) 
Thursday: nurses available 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm (drop in). Female doctor 9:30am - 12:00pm (drop in), 2:00pm - 3:30pm (appointments) 
Friday: nurses available 9:30am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm (drop in). Female doctor may be available. Phone for an appointment.

Dargaville Sexual Health Clinic 
123 Clinic Dargaville
Community Health Building 
Ph: (09) 439 7149 extn 6733 
Monday: drop in clinic 11:00am - 1:30pm 
Kaikohe Sexual Health 
123 Kaikohe Clinic
29 Rankin Street
Ph: 0800 100 643 (press option 5)  
Monday: drop in clinic 10:00am - 1:30pm
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender
Auckland Pride Whangarei / Northland
Working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender communities of Auckland - Aotearoa - New Zealand
Northland Support Group: Support, information & education services.
Ph: (09) 430 4101 Extn 7895
Outline NZ
To support, affirm and advance the Aotearoa New Zealand Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender & Takataapui (GLBTT) community to achieve successful outcomes by:
  • Providing programmes which cater for social, educational and emotional needs
  • Advocating for social, cultural and legal rights
  • Nurturing and providing resources to meet community aspirations
  • Helpline: (09) 303 3584, 0800 OUTLINE, 0800 688 5463
  • HIV/AIDS: (09) 358 0099, 0800 802 437
  • Office: (09) 309 3268
  • Hours: weekdays 10:00am - 10:00pm, weekends & holidays 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • http://www.outline.org.nz/

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

Northland

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Kaitaia Hospital

Northland

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Dargaville Hospital

Northland

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Bay of Islands Hospital

Northland

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This page was last updated at 2:59PM on February 1, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Child Health.