Health Related Services
Plunket does free car seat checking and advice. They also provide some car seat hire options.
Manurewa Plunket: Ph 09 267 7676
Papakura Plunket: Ph 09 295 1280
The Baby Factory (stores) also do this.
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)
Phone 09 845 1818 for more information.
Children are entitled to free dental checks up to 18 years of age. They need to be enrolled into the Auckland Regional Dental Service. Forms can be accessed from schools, or from well child providers (eg: Plunket).
Parents can also self-refer the Children’s Dental Hub on Brown’s Rd, (Ph 09 264 0047) if their child is in pain or they are worried about their children’s teeth.
These are currently free for children under 13 years of age. It is best if families can enrol with a GP practice and use the same one consistently.
Parents/ caregivers can see GPs about this, or school nurses can do initial ear health reviews and refer on as necessary to Public Health Nurse (PHN) ear clinics.
PHN clinics also provide wax removal by appointment. This is a free service although there may be a wait.
Public Health Nurses Clendon Ph 09 267 7676
Public Health Nurses Papakura Ph 09 295 1280
0800 611 116
Free telephone advice line about any health related issues.
Information can be put into this to help health professionals understand specific needs or preferences when accessing services or attending appointments, such as cultural support and/or interpreters. This can then be taken to assist with any health related appointments.
A booklet that can be downloaded from www.hdc.org.nz or phone 0800 11 22 33.
These can be accessed through GPs and are free on the NZ schedule. Overdue immunisations can also be given by PHNs, usually at school based programmes.
Manukau Sexual Health Services
Located at Manukau Health Centre Wiri Station Rd (next to Rainbow’s End).
Ph 09 263 7604
Queries around appointments can be answered by phoning 09 277 1608.
Pharmacies are able to give free advice on some medications and conditions (rather than having to go to a GP for non-urgent things).
Pharmacies can also sometimes offer blood pressure, weight loss advice or blood glucose testing.
Pharmacies can also give ‘flu immunisations although these may have a charge.
Pharmacies are also a good place to ask about hiring any medical equipment.
Women who are pregnant in the Manurewa area Ph 09 276 0189 to self- refer to the Counties Manukau service.
Those in other areas can be directed on as required.
Free telephone service for parenting advice with children under 5 years.
Ph 0800 933 922
For free and culturally appropriate support.
Ph 0800 569 568
Sore throat checks
These are very important as some can lead to rheumatic fever if not treated.
Parents can see their GP for this, or children can ask their school nurse for a swab to be taken.
If treatment is found to be required this can be provided fee by the Public Health Nurse or school nurse (Mana Kidz programme schools).
GPs or school nurses can do initial vision screening and recommend further review by an Optometrist if required.
If an Optometrist is recommended parents can approach any one of them and ask if they are part of the enable scheme. If so, if children are under 15 years of age and they have a community services card they are entitled to testing and glasses to be provided.
Weight loss support
Children can be referred to Active Families by Public Health Nurses or school nurses for support with this goal (exercise programme).
Well child provider checks
These are free and parents are able to self-refer. Or they can be done at GP practices.
Mokopuna Ora Ph 09 268 1242
Papakura Marae Ph 09 297 2160
Plunket Manurewa Ph 09267 7676
Plunket Papakura Ph 09 295 1280
South Seas Ph 09 273 9017
Tamariki Ora Ph 09 297 2036