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Auckland Sexual Health Service

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Pohutukawa Clinic

Greenlane Clinical Centre

South Auckland Sexual Health Clinic

Totara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland

North Shore Sexual Health Service


The Auckland Regional Sexual Health provides free, expert and confidential sexual health care to people in the Auckland region.

Our focus is to provide sexual health care to those that really need to be seen by us.  This means that some people who have a sexual health concern may be guided to see their GP (family doctor), Family Planning or other health care service in the first instance.

Auckland Regional Sexual Health also welcomes all transgender and gender diverse people who want to access gender affirming healthcare. We will work with you to establish your transition related health goals and provide support around an individualised health plan that may include accessing other specialist services such as: fertility, voice therapy, endocrinology, gynaecology, urology, mental health, general and plastic surgical services as needed.

Services provided include:

  • diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections and other related conditions
  • sexual health counselling
  • gender affirming health care, including initiation of hormonal therapies, for gender diverse and transgender clients
  • Auckland Sexual Assault Service - Pohutukawa. Adult sexual abuse service including the care of related medical, nursing and social issues. Click here for further information:
  • sexual health education for clients and health professionals, including Peer Sexuality Support programmes for schools

How do I make an appointment?
There are three ways you can access the service:

  1. Your best option is to go to our website ( and complete a quick and simple online assessment, which will help us assess if we are the right service to look after your needs.
  2. You can ring us on 0800 SEX HEALTH (0800 739 432) to speak to a nurse.  We will need to ask you a few questions to make sure you are eligible to be seen by us and to make sure you are booked with the right person to look after your needs.  This will also let us know how urgently we need to see you and if your partner needs to be seen too.
  3. You can ask for a referral from your GP (family doctor) or primary care provider.

We want to make sure that everyone gets the sexual health/gender health care they need so if you are not sure where to go please check our website or give us a ring and we will either book an appointment at our service or we will support you to access the best service to meet your health needs.

For further information:  

What is Sexual Health Medicine?
Sexual ​​Health ​​Medicine is the specialised area of practice concerned with healthy sexual relations. Sexual ​​Health ​​Medicine​ ​​clinicians work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to improve the sexual health outcomes of the individual and the community by identifying and minimising sexual health issues through education, behaviour change, advocacy, screening, clinical service provision, surveillance and research.

Sexual Health Medicine provides the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections & HIV care, including sexual health care for: adolescents; sex workers; refugees and immigrants; gay, lesbian, and transgender populations.

Other areas of expertise include: genital dermatology; genital pain; reproductive health including contraception; and sexual assault care. 

For Healthcare professionals seeking advice after hours please click here


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Sunita Azariah

    Sexual Health Physician

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre, South Auckland Sexual Health Clinic

  • Dr Christine Foley

    Sexual Assault Clinician

    Available at Pohutukawa Clinic

  • Dr Anne Laking

    Sexual Assault Clinician - Lead Clinician

    Available at Pohutukawa Clinic

  • Dr Jeannie Oliphant

    Sexual Health Physician - Clinical Director

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre, North Shore Sexual Health Service

  • Dr Nicky Perkins

    Sexual Health Physician

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre, North Shore Sexual Health Service

  • Dr Murray Reid

    Sexual Health Physician

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre, Totara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland


Pohutukawa Clinic

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Mon9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

South Auckland Sexual Health Clinic

Mon – Tue9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu12:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Totara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland

Mon9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

North Shore Sexual Health Service

Tue9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

  • You can be seen by the Auckland Sexual Health Service either with or without a referral from your General Practitioner.
  • If your General Practitioner has referred you, you should receive a letter from the clinic giving you an appointment within 2 weeks.
  • If you don't have a referral, you can phone the clinic and make your own appointment.
  • If you have symptoms and urgently need to be seen, you can phone the clinic and speak to one of the nurses. You should get an appointment within 48 hours.

Common Conditions

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) a condition caused by overgrowth of bacteria that normally live in the vagina.… More

  • Candidiasis

    Candidiasis, or thrush, is caused by an overgrowth of a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida.… More

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a very common infection of the mucous membranes (linings) of the male urethra, female cervix and sometimes the eye, rectum or throat.… More

  • Crabs (pubic lice)

    Crabs are very small insects which can infect the genital skin and cause itching.… More

  • Cystitis

    Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bacterial infection.… More

  • Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is a common infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex.… More

  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are caused by infection with human papilloma virus (HPV).… More

  • Gonorrhoea

    Gonorrhoea is caused by a bacterial infection of the mucous membranes (linings) of the male urethra, female cervix and sometimes the eye, rectum or throat.… More

  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus and is seen as small lumps with waxy, white centres.… More

  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is an uncommon disease in New Zealand but one that can be very serious if left untreated.… More

  • Trichomoniasis

    Trichomoniasis is caused by a small parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.… More

  • Urethritis

    Urethritis is the term used to describe an inflamed urethra.… More


There is no charge for a consultation at Auckland Sexual Health Service and most medication necessary for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections is provided free of charge.

Public Transport

Visit the Maxx website on (09) 366 6400 or 0800 10 30 80 if you're within the Auckland areas but outside the Auckland free calling area - e.g. Hibiscus Coast, Pukekohe/Waiuku area etc.

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Pohutukawa Clinic : Adult Sexual Assault Service

 Tel: (09) 630 9772   Fax: (09) 630 9775   (09) 3074949 Ext: 27775

Referral Phone: 021 893 532 

Senior Medical Officers   (09) 3074949  Medical Offficers
Dr Christine Foley               Ext: 26579    Dr Susan Reader
Dr Anne Laking                  Ext: 27987 Dr Courtney Schauer
Dr Joanna Lambert            Ext: 27788 Dr Rose Forster

Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Jane Campbell Claire Caiger
Nadiag Gozon Catherine Coop

Team Support Administrator 

Lucille Wittstock (09) 3074949  Ext: 27784

Medical Officers

Dr H.Patel  (09) 3074949 Ext: 27758


Dr Aideen Collins

021 883 703 / (09) 3074949 Ext 26377

Dr Rickie Jackson                    021792490 /(09) 3074949 Ext 26377


 Jove Horton


(09) 3074949 Ext: 27789 


 Lis Money

(09) 307 4949 ext:27789 

Lyndon Moore

                                      (09) 307 4949 ext:27789


Management  / Support Staff 

Sook Ping 

Team Support Administrator

(09) 3074949 ext:27782

Warren Oxenham

Operations Manager – Specialist Outpatient Services Community and Long Term Conditions Directorate

021 340 972 


NZ Prostitutes Collective             

Clinical Nurse Specialists

 Tel: (09) 366 6106  
Suzanne Werder
Delvene Steven


Peer Sexuality Support Service    

Team Coordinator – Education Unit  Hadley Taylor

Tel: (09) 630 9786 Ext: 27778   Fax: (09) 630 9785  Internal Fax: 27785  Mob:021 560 414   


Contact Details

Pohutukawa Clinic

Central Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 630 9772 or Freephone 0800 739 432

  • Fax

    (09) 630 9775

  • Website

More details…

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

  • Phone

    For booking/enquiries: 0800 739 432

  • Fax

    (09) 630 9783

  • Website

More details…

South Auckland Sexual Health Clinic

South Auckland

More details…

Totara Health, 1 McCrae Way, New Lynn, Auckland

West Auckland

More details…

North Shore Sexual Health Service

North Auckland

More details…

This page was last updated at 10:01AM on October 14, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Sexual Health Service.