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Counties Manukau Health population tends to be much younger than the national level.

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.

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.

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