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Mason Clinic Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services

Public Service, Psychiatry, Mental Health & Addictions, Mental Health



Vision statement

Improving Lives through Responsive Forensic Services:  Mauri Ora! Mauri Kaha!

Mission statement

To achieve a world leading health service with people who have a serious mental health problem and/or intellectual disability within the context of criminal offending. Our service excellence rests on the pillars of our knowledge, professionalism and values.

Our Service

The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service (ARFPS) strives to provide a high quality, clinical, culturally responsive, and evidence-based specialist forensic mental health service to the Northern region of New Zealand.

We provide all inpatient care for people needing secure forensic services, follow up in the community as needed, and provide assistance to the broader mental health services regarding issues of risk and treatment.

The ARFPS is made up of different sub-service and specialist service areas, each with unique models of care that operate alongside our broader service wide framework. These are:

Court Liaison Service

Prison Mental Health Services

Inpatient Services

Forensic Community Reintegration Service (FCRS)

Intellectual Disability Services

Tari Kaupapa Māori 

Pacific People Services

These subservices form an overall pathway of recovery through shared values, core documentation, agreed milestones and a coordinated and integrated managed care programme under an overarching vision of “improving lives through responsive forensic services – mauri ora mauri kaha”

Referral Expectations

ARFPS is a specialist service and does not accept referrals directly from the public. Our referrals typically come from prisons within our service mandate, although less frequently we may accept referrals for justice involved people from other sources, such as general adult inpatient mental health units or forensic services elsewhere in the country.


Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

All visits on site are to be arranged through authorised staff. All visits to patients in secure units are to be arranged through the unit.

Auckland Regional Forensic Services have a catchment area from the Bombay Hills in the south to the top of the North Island for general mental illness and, for offenders with an intellectual disability, from Taupō to the top of the North Island.

Visiting Hours

ARFPS inpatient services consist of nine forensic mental health inpatient units. Each unit has specified visiting hours and durations, which reflects the differing acuity within the units. Please contact inpatient units directly for further information for visiting your whānau/family.

Travel Directions

North Western Motorway from the City: Turn off at Western Springs, continue along the Great North Road to the traffic lights at Point Chevalier, turn left into Carrington Road.

North Western Motorway from the West: Turn left towards Point Chevalier and then right at the Point Chevalier traffic lights into Carrington Road.

Point Chevalier Road from Meola Road: Continue to traffic lights at Point Chevalier and continue straight across to Carrington Road, turn right into UNITEC Gate 2

Carrington Road from Mt Albert: Turn left into UNITEC Gate 2.

Directions through UNITEC: Once you have turned into UNITEC Gate 2: follow the road down the hill, Mason Clinic entrance will shortly come up on your right. 

Unless you have been otherwise instructed, please check in first at reception

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Public Transport

Mason Clinic is easily accessible by public transport (including the Outer Link bus service) via Point Chevalier and Carrington Road.

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Entry and exit points are controlled by barrier arms. Please push the telecom button so that security can let you on and off site.

Visitor parking is free and available on site in undesignated car spaces. Please ensure your vehicle is locked and all items in the car are out of sight.

** The ARFPS and surrounding area is currently undergoing major building reworks. Please allow enough time for travel and parking.


The nearest pharmacies are:
Unichem Pt Chevalier - 1213 Great North Road. 09 846 1676
Mt Albert Village Pharmacy - 901 New North Road 09 846 5197


Visitors to Mason Cinic are required to take instructions from authorised staff at all times.

Contact Details

Mason Clinic

Central Auckland

Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services:

Reception: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm: 

Ph (09) 815 5860 

Inpatient Unit (Nursing Stations):

E Tu Tanekaha Unit (09) 838 1837 

Kahikatea Unit   (09) 815 5157 

Kauri Unit          (09) 815 5151 

Pohutukawa Unit (I.D. Services)  (09) 845 7538 

Rata Unit           (09) 815 5871 

Rimu Hostel     (09) 815 5156 

Te Papakainga o Tane Whakapiripiri  Unit  
(09) 815 5889  

Te Aka Unit      (09) 845 7531   

Totara Unit        (09) 815 5154


UNITEC Gate 2, Carrington Road
Pt Chevalier

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Street Address

UNITEC Gate 2, Carrington Road
Pt Chevalier

Postal Address

Mason Clinic Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services
Private Bag 19986

This page was last updated at 11:14AM on April 23, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Mason Clinic Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services.