Nelson Marlborough Health

Free youth health services

4 YOUTH 11-19 years

Nelson l Tasman l Marlborough

Counselling

COUNSELLING - NELSON

Age range: From age 12
Service for people with mild to moderate mental health issues.
(GP referral required)
Website: www.nbph.org.nz/bis

Age range: 13-20 year olds
Youth alcohol and drug/mental health counselling service.
(GP referral required)
Website: https://nbph.org.nz/youth-alcohol-and-drugmental-health-counselling-service

BLENHEIM

Age range: ALL AGES Cultural-based mental health and anger management counselling.
Website: www.maataawaka.co.nz/youth-services

Age range: From age 12 Service for people with mild to moderate mental health issues.
(GP referral required)
Website: www.marlboroughpho.org.nz/programmes-services/primary-mental-health

Sexual health

NELSON

Age range: Up to age 22
Including contraception, STI checks and treatment, pregnancy testing
Website: www.inp.co.nz/what-we-do

BLENHEIM

Age range: Up to age 22 Including contraception, STI checks and treatment, pregnancy testing.
Website: www.familyplanning.org.nz/clinics

General health services

ALL AGES ALL REGIONS

Whanake Youth
Whanake Youth is a free service for young people age 12-24 years. The team consists of nurses, social workers and youth workers to support the health and wellbeing of young people. The service works in some high schools and intermediate schools in the Nelson Tasman region and liaises with secondary services for moderate to severe physical or emotional needs. Whanake Youth is a primary care NGO and works within a youth centred framework that is holistic and supportive of whānau.
Website: www.whanakeyouth.org.nz
Mobile: 0211542369
Email: [email protected]

Quit smoking programmes
Website: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/smokefree

Alcohol and drug addictions service (self-referral)
Website: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/alcohol-and-drug-services

Pharmacies
Pharmacies offer free, trustworthy health advice.

Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)
Available from most pharmacies and GPs free of charge.

Pregnancy education
Giving you and your baby a good start.
Website: www.nmdhb.govt.nz/antenatal-classes

Helplines

  • Suicide crisis helpline: 0508 828 865
  • Kidsline (up to age 18): 0800 5 43 754
  • Youthline (18+): 0800 376 633 or text 234
  • The Lowdown: 0800 111 757 or text 5626
  • Safe to talk (sexual harm info/support): 0800 044 334 or text 4334
  • Mental health counselling: Text 1737 

Other health services

FREE DENTAL SERVICES

Age range: 17 years and under 
ALL REGIONS
Webpages:

For children up to year 8

For adolescents from year 9 until they turn 18

Free transport to dental appointments in the Nelson/Tasman region is available from the Wicked Tooth Fairy.
Website: www.whanakeyouth.org.nz/wicked-tooth-fairy

HPV AND BOOSTRIX VACCINATIONS

Age range: 11-12 year olds
ALL REGIONS
Offered in schools at Years 7 or 8.
They are also free from your doctor or practice nurse.
Website: www.health.govt.nz/fomo

FREE GP & NURSE APPOINTMENTS
Age range: For children aged 13 and under

Including after-hours and urgent care medical centres.

FREE HEARING TESTS - ALL REGIONS
Age range: From 18 years old  Free hearing test at Bay Audiology.
Website: www.bayaudiology.co.nz

FREE VISION TEST
Age range 0-16 year olds. ALL REGIONS Free vision test with Specsavers.

LONG-DISTANCE VISION EYE TEST
Age range: 11-12 year olds
ALL REGIONS
Website: www.kidshealth.org.nz/hearing-and-vision-checks

1737

Healthline

Alcohol Drug Helpline

TheLowDown

NMH OralHealth

Stop Smoking Service