Medical Services

Our Medical Team can see you for anything you would usually go to a Medical Centre for- including any new or ongoing health conditions.

This support includes but is not limited to:

  • Sexual Health

  • Mental Health/Taha Hinengaro

  • Physical Health/Taha Tinana

 

Our 298 Medical Team consists of:

  • General Practitioners - they can support with most medical needs

  • Sexual Health Doctor - they can support with all sexual health needs, including contraception

  • Youth Health Doctor - they are experienced with supporting youth with mental health & trauma

  • Registered Nurse Prescriber - they can prescribe many medications for common conditions

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist - they can support patients with mental, physical and sexual health needs. Order tests, and can complete most referrals. Can issue off-work/school/ACC medical certificates. Cannot issue WINZ medical certificates.

 

We can refer you to specialist care for things that need that level of care.

Please note that you must be enrolled with us to receive medical care.

To refer to our services, please complete the online referral form.

Social Services 

Our Social Services Team provide various supports including but not limited to:

  • Accommodation & Education 

  • Future planning

  • Benefit & Budgeting

  • Life skills 

  • Social connections/Taha Whānau

  • Cultural connections/Taha Wairua

  • Navigating community services

  • Accessing youth friendly counselling 

Our Social Services Team consists of:​

  • Youth Workers

  • Transition to Independence Kaimahi

  • Counsellors

  • Mana Ka Rere Support Worker 

To book an appointment with a member of the social services team you will need a referral.

You can enrol via the referral form.

Crisis support

298 Youth Health is not a crisis service. If you have an emergency you should go to the Emergency Department at the Christchurch Hospital or call 111 for an ambulance. 

If you need emergency mental health support you can call Crisis Resolution on 0800 920 092.

For medical phone advice you can call Healthline on 0800 611 166.

For youth friendly support you can call Youthline on 0800 37 666 33 or free text 234.