Youth Health Services | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau

Youth Health Services

Northland Youth Health Services offers free, confidential, non-judgemental healthcare for all 12-24 year olds throughout the region.

Provided by Te Whatu Ora in Te Tai Tokerau, the service is a ‘one stop shop’ for young people and offers assessments, advice, tests and treatment for a variety of issues such as:

  • General health and wellbeing
  • Specific concerns such as sore throats and skin conditions
  • Mental health support
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Quitting smoking
  • Sexual health including contraception, as well as screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI)

Young people can access Northland Youth Health Services in two ways:

  • School-based clinics are held at high schools, colleges, area schools, kura kaupapa and alternative education sites throughout the region.
  • After school hours 'twilight' clinics are held in Whangārei on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 3pm to 6pm, at Tuia Te Ora - Commerce Central, 16-24 Commerce Street (clinic entrance down the driveway to the left of Hirepool).

To enquire or book free appointments:

For school-based clinics, enquire through your school’s student support centre or contact the Northland Youth Health Services (NYHS) team directly (contact details below).

For the after school hours twilight clinics in Whangārei, call/text or message (details below).

NYHS contact details:

  • For Whangārei or Kaipara, call or text 021 485 261 or 021 574 728. 
  • For Mid-North, call or text 021 573 974. 
  • For Far North, call or text 021 541 934. 
  • Otherwise, via social media: send the team a message via their Facebook page Northland Youth Health Services (@northlandyhs), or via Instagram to northland_youth.

Established in 2019, Northland Youth Health Services is designed to reduce barriers to healthcare and increase engagement by young people. Led by youth health specialty clinical nurses, clinics offer an inclusive, respectful and safe environment where young people can ask about anything.


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