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
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:
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.
How Do We Help?
We offer a range of support and treatments, including:
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 are provided in a variety of locations, including:
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.