Public Health Nursing
The aim of Taranaki DHB's Public Health Nursing service is to provide a culturally safe health service, that protects the health of children and young people.
Public health nurses work in homes, schools, early childhood centres and in the wider community providing education, advocacy and support for children and young people throughout Taranaki. Their work includes education sessions in schools, parenting, behavioural concerns, child abuse, immunisation, infectious diseases, referral to health camp and regular self-referral clinics in intermediate and secondary schools, any general health concerns and B4 School Checks.
Your public health nurse can be contacted through the school or pre-school centre or by filling out a referral form (see below). A public health nurse will then contact you and arrange a time to see you.
Public health nurse referral form (PDF 89 KB)
Public Health Nurses are based at the Child & Adolescent Community Centre at Base Hospital, Hawera Hospital, Stratford Health Centre, Opunake Health Centre, Patea Health Centre, Waitara Health Centre, and Mokau Health Centre.
Child & Adolescent Community Centre, Taranaki Base Hospital
(06) 753 6139