Public Health Nursing Service

Public Health Nursing Service


Who are we?
Public Health Nurses are registered nurses who have knowledge, experience and training in child and family health.

What can we offer?

  • free confidential services
  • health information and advice relevant to your child or young person's growth, development, physical wellbeing and behaviour
  • nursing health assessment
  • parenting support and advice
  • discussion on health service options and referral as appropriate
  • school liaison, advocacy and support 
  • we work cooperatively with other health and education providers

Where do we work?

  • in the community
  • in schools
  • in training institutions

We can meet with parents/caregivers in the home, at school, at work, or at a venue of your choice. Young people can also meet us at self referral clinics in intermediate, area and some high schools, at community clinics and at other schools by appointment.

Who do we work with?

  • children/tamariki
  • young people
  • parents/caregivers
  • families/whanau
  • schools and early childhood centres

Who do we work for?

In rural areas public health nurses are also available for:

  • vision and hearing screening in some schools and early childhood centres
  • enhanced youth health services in community clinics - Oamaru, Alexandra, Cromwell and Baclutha (plus some high schools)


Wakari Hospital, Taieri Rd, Dunedin


Contact Details

Public Health Nurses  -  Nga Kaitiaki Hauora a Iwi



Level 2, Main Block, Wakari  Hospital Dunedin                       

03 476 9800 

03 476 9858

24 Clyde St,  Balclutha                     

03 419 0059  

03 419 0057

8 Steward St, Oamaru               

03 433 0260 

03 433 0273

Dunstan Hospital, Clyde

03 440 4309  

03 440 4319

Tyrone St, Ranfurly, Maniototo

03 444 9424  

03 444 9093