Health Information and Centres

298 Barbadoes Street
(03) 943 9298 or 022 081 2991(txt only)

Christchurch’s Youth Health Centre is open at 298 Barbadoes St. Providing free, accessible, confidential, medical and mental health care for 10-25 year old’s in the Christchurch area. Very LGBT friendly.

276 Hereford Street, Central, PO Box 1032, Christchurch
(03) 365 0635

An alcohol and drug Wahine Whai Ora community service for women aged 17 years and over. Provides information, assessment, education, referral, counselling, support groups, advocacy and budget support within a safe and welcoming environment. Food bank open 8.30 to 12.30.

310 Manchester Street, PO Box 1475, Christchurch 8140
(03) 364 1777 DD: Pink Health Ōtautahi (03) 378 6755

We provide public health services to people living in the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast regions. Over 120 staff are located in offices in Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth. We aim to create environments, policies, communities, families/whanau that support healthy choices and lifestyles.

9 Washington Way, PO Box 40113, Christchurch
(03) 353 7033
Paul Scammell – Southern Health Promotion, Area Manager

Family Planning Education Services provide a wide range of sexuality education services including group sessions, information evenings and community workshops. Family Planning educators can talk to you at your place of work, where your organisation meets, or at Family Planning’s own conference rooms. Workshops and education sessions are held on all aspects of sexuality and personal health.

62 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton Christchurch
(03) 341 8780
Dr Mick Ozimek

A complete GP service, focus on issues important to LGBT youth. Experience in issues relating to sexuality, coming out, acceptance, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV, as well as other health concerns. A friendly service. Cost up to $67, $55 with Community Card but will negotiate if required, wheelchair access.

206 Papanui Road, Merivale, PO Box 36 329, Christchurch
(03) 355 9481
Gay Stenning

My focus is children and diabetes though I treat all ages and conditions. Nail surgery, orthoses, palliative care – corns, callous and nails. Diagnosis and treatment of foot and leg pain, walking and running problems. ACC treatment provider. No referral necessary.

185 Peterborough St, Christchurch
(03) 379 1953
Lisane Garbutt (reception)

Free, professional and confidential counselling available to all gay and bisexual men and couples, and to any people affected by HIV and their significant others. Free, anonymous, simple and quick Rapid test (results within 1 hour) for HIV and Syphilis.

HIV prevention programmes: LYC ‘Love Your Condom’ for Gay and Bisexual men, African communities. Workshops covering: Sexual health/sexuality/diversity/homophobia. Free condoms. Cheap lube.

PO Box 7537, Sydenham, Christchurch
(03) 379 6910

24 hour Crisis Line and Support, safe accommodation, confidential residential care, rural services, appropriate referral agencies, education and training, lesbian services, Te Ara Atea (mandated/non-mandated person’s programmes) tamariki programmes, residential and community.

Level 1, NZAF Building, 31 Hargreaves St, St Mary’s Bay, Auckland

PO Box 147 663, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144
Trevor Easton

National confidential telephone counselling and information service for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and takataapui community. Skype counselling available and face to face if in Auckland. Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm and Sat – Sun 6pm – 9pm.

201 Linwood Ave, Linwood, PO Box 32 081, Christchurch
(03) 381 8048
Andrew Buglass

UCHC is a not for profit community owned PHO providing low cost health services to a diverse client base. In addition to GP’s and Nurses, we have Maori, Pacific Island and Afgahani Community workers, and a counsellor. Our staff are queer friendly straight types, well used to working with marginalised groups, and comfortable with diverse realities and cultures.