Child Health support and services

Child Health

Including private paediatric services, condition specific child health support organisations through to child welfare and youth support.

Child Welfare & Youth Support

A wide range of organisations provide services to assist child welfare and youth support. Many of these services are free and are provided by not for profit organisations.

Handy Numbers

  • Healthline 0800 611 116
  • Child, Youth & Family Helpline 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)
  • Parent Helpline 0800 568 856
  • PlunketLine 0800 933 922
  • What’s Up 0800 942 8787
  • Youthline 0800 37 66 33

Paediatric Ear Nose & Throat

Services may include treatment for ear infection, otitis media, grommets, glue ear, cholesteatoma, congenital ear defomities. May also include tongue and lip ties, tonsilities, broken nose, OSA, tonsillectomy, nose and sinus disorders.

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Services may include treatment for lazy eye (amblyopia), glasses for near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism,  and squint (strabismus).

Paediatric Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery for children, including cleft lip and palate, craniofacial surgery, burns and scar revision and prominent ears.

Paediatric Orthopaedics

Services may include treatment of cerebral palsy, club foot, other congenital differences, gait abnormalities (limping), broken bones and  fractures, bone or joint infections and tumours.

Paediatric Urology

Services may include treatment for bedwetting and daytime urinary incontinence, undescended testes, bladder and kidney stones, neurogenic bladder (associated with spina bifida), repair of genitourinary trauma, genitourinary malformations and birth defects.

Paediatric Surgery

Services may include treatment for umbilical and inguinal hernia, circumcision, constipation and abdominal pain, heard injuries, tongue tie release, bedwetting and daytime urinary incontinence, undescended testes, birthmarks, paediatric endoscopy and laparoscopy.