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Waitematā DHB Community Child Health Services

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8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Waitematā DHB Community Child Health Services

If your child has developmental support needs, the Community Child Health Service can provide specialised support to help them develop and grow.

We believe that family is the constant in a child's life and that families want what's best for their child.  You will be supported to develop goals which work toward your child and family's hopes and aspirations. 

Where possible, your child will be seen at home, pre-school or in the community.  If your child has a need for specialised equipment our team can help you apply for funding.  We take a team approach - one or more team members may be involved with your family. 

Access to the interpreting services are available for parents who need this support.

There are two Community Child Health teams in the Waitematā district. The Waitakere team is based at the Child Health Unit, Waitakere Hospital. The North Shore/Rodney team is based at 3 Shea Tce, Takapuna. Staff from the North Shore/Rodney team also work from the Hibiscus Coast Community Centre in Red Beach and the Warkworth Community Health Centre.

Our Team 

  • Children’s Community Nurses (CCN) provide child and family with on-going care at home through comprehensive home based specialist nursing support. Nurses are part of the Community Child Health Teams located at Waitakere and North Shore.
  • Cultural Case Workers (CCW) support families navigate the healthcare system.
  • Dietitians (DT) give advice on nutrition, food or supplements needed for healthy growth.
  • Developmental Coordinators (DevC) work closely with the families, paediatricians and community agencies providing support with Autism Spectrum.
  • Occupational Therapists (OT) encourage the development of hand function and support the learning of specific skills your child needs for everyday living.
  • Physiotherapists (PT) focus on posture, movement and physical skills needed for activity.
  • Social Workers(SW) support families to reduce stress and assist in managing family and community life.
  • Speech-Language Therapists (SLT) support families where there are feeding difficulties and help with early communication through play.
  • Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapists (VNT) assist babies and toddlers with all areas of their early development through positioning and play.

We also work closely with:

  • Needs Assessment Service (NASC)
  • Paediatric Specialists
  • Ministry of Education- Learning Support (MoE)
  • Pre-schools and Schools
  • Equipment Providers
  • CCS Disability Action
  • Ohomairangi
  • Plunket
  • Family Options

How do I access this service?


Referral Expectations

We primarily work with children under the age of 5 years.  Our work with older children is often where there are equipment or housing modification needs, or therapy input is required following surgery. 

To talk about our referral criteria please contact Child Health Referral service:

Phone: 0800 247 333




8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services Provided

Family / whānau

Injury, illness or disability

  • Aids and equipment

Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals

Cancer Types

Childhood Cancers

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North Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

Community Child Health - West
Phone: 09 837 6624

Children's Community Nurses - West
Phone: 09 839 0593

Community Child Health – North
Phone: 09 447 0100

Children's Community Nurses - North
Phone: 09 4427158

Community Child Health - Rodney
Phone: 09 422 2700

3 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

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Street Address

3 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

Postal Address

Community Child Health - West
Children's Community Nurses - West
Private Bag 93-115
Auckland 0650

Community Child Health - North
Children's Community Nurses - North
Private Bag 93-503
Auckland 0740

This page was last updated at 4:06PM on December 23, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Community Child Health Services.