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. 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.
  2. You can go to our website ( and contact us through the APPOINTMENT OPTION.
  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 Physician

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Anne Laking

    Sexual Assault Physician - Service Lead Clinician

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • Dr Joanna Lambert

    Sexual Assault Physician

    Available at Greenlane Clinical Centre

  • 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

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.


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.


South Auckland Sexual Health Clinic

CLINIC HOURS: click here.


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

Public Transport

Visit the AT 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

Dr Anne Laking - Service Lead Clinician

M Forens Med 2019; FFSRH 2019

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


Referral Phone: 021 893 532 

Senior Medical Officers   Medical Officers
Dr Anne Laking                Ext: 27987 Dr Courtney Schauer Ext 27784
Dr Christine Foley             Ext: 26579 Dr Rose Forster         Ext 27784
Dr Joanna Lambert           Ext: 27788  
Dr Connie Juhn                 Ext 27784  
Dr Susan Reader               Ext 27784  

Clinical Nurse Specialists 

Jane Campbell Claire Caiger
Nadia Gozon Catherine Coop

Team Support Administrator 

Lucille Wittstock (09) 3074949  Ext: 27784

Medical Officers

Dr H.Patel  (09) 3074949 Ext: 27758


Dr Anna Kang

021 883703 / (09) 3074949 Ext 26377

Dr Eva Gregory 021 883703 / (09) 3074949 Ext 26377


 Jove Horton


(09) 3074949 Ext: 27789 


Couselling Psychologist
 Katie Hayden

(09) 307 4949 ext:27789 

Clinical  Psychologist
Ella Kroch

                                      (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

 Max Whitehurst

Mob: 021 834 558

Tel: (09) 630 9786 Ext: 27778 ,27785,27786    


Contact Details

GP Help Desk: (09) 307 2800

For Sexual Assault Services contact Pohutukawa Clinic (see below).

12 Waddon Pl
Auckland 2022

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Street Address

12 Waddon Pl
Auckland 2022

Postal Address

PO Box 43202
Manukau 2153

This page was last updated at 11:18AM on August 16, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Sexual Health Service.