Welcome, Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Namaste, ??! 

Kidz First Centre for Youth Health is a team of health professionals who provide advice and support for young people, along with their whaanau/families. Our team includes nurses, doctors, social workers and youth health workers. We provide support to young people experiencing health issues that have a significant impact on their lives.

We work closely with your GP / family doctor and anyone helping with your care.

Our Clinical Team

  • Bridget Farrant - Adolescent Physician 
  • Rachel Johnson - Adolescent Physician
  • Louise Albertella - Adolescent Physician
  • Jeannie Oliphant - Sexual Health Physician
  • Claire Runtzler - Clinical Psychologist
  • Gill Ewen - Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • Denis Smith - Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

  • Carmen Bradley - Registered Nurse
  • Sheldon Lawrence- Registered Nurse
  • Kate Inkster- Registered Nurse
  • Caitlin Stuart- Registered Nurse
  • Thegish Naidoo - Social Worker
  • Elisara Tiatia - Social Worker
  • Simon Tuisalega -Youth Health Worker

     

     

Our clinical team is supported by Nicole Gapes (Team Manager); Shivjit Kaur (Administrator) and Briar Milligan (Youth Health Information Specialist)

Who Do We See?

We support young people living in the Counties Manuaku area aged 12-24 years with complicated health and youth development concerns that need specialist support. This includes young people with chronic and complex health conditions, including developmental concerns, psychosomatic health issues, high-risk health behaviours and transgender health care.

In addition we:

  • Support the health needs of young people enrolled in Alternative Education programmes in Counties Manukau.
  • Complete Gateway Health and Wellbeing Assessments on behalf of young people under the care of Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki.
  • Work as part of the Counties Manukau Childrens' Team.

We do not routinely accept referrals where the only concern is psychiatric disorders or suicidal intent, substance-use disorders, educational or learning concerns where mental health or education services may be more appropriate.

Kidz First Centre for Youth Health welcomes gender diverse and transgender young people to our service. We provide support for young people and whaanau/families around gender exploration and transition related healthcare across the whole Auckland Region. In Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards we see young people under the age of 20 years and at our Counties Manukau base we see young people under 25 years.

For more information on eligibility for our services or to see if we are the right service, please contact us on (09) 261 2272.

Who Can Refer?

Please talk to your doctor, nurse or health care provider to see if we are the right service for you, or contact us.

Health professionals or other providers, please fill in the attached referral form and email it to us on cfyh@middlemore.co.nz or fax it to (09) 261 2273.

How Do We Help?

We offer a range of support and treatments, including:

  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing assessments to ensure we fully understand your health needs
  • Accurate information allowing you to plan and make decisions about your health
  • Support for your family, whaanau, school and community
  • Links to other services
  • Gender affirming health care

At Kidz First Centre for Youth Health we believe all young people have strengths. We help by providing you with information and skills to look after your own health and engage with your community.

Where Will You See Us?

We visit young people and their families in a variety of places including:

  • Clinics
  • Your home
  • Your school
  • Community organisations
  • Hospitals
  • Alternative education services

Clinics are provided in a variety of locations, including:

  • Youthline Manukau: 145 St George Street, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
  • Botany Superclinic: 260 Botany Rd, Golflands, Auckland 2013
  • Pukekohe Hospital: Tuakau Rd, Pukekohe 2120
  • Youthline Ponsonby: 13 Maidstone St, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 (young people living in Auckland DHB area)
  • Whanau House Henderson: 4 Pioneer St, Henderson, Auckland 0612 (young people living in Waitemata DHB area)

Want To Find Out More?

Further information about our services can be found in our information brochures: Information for Young People and their Whaanau and Information for Community and Health Professionals.

If you have any questions about please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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