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Medical support

Aranui Community Drop-in

Medical and wellbeing support at ACTIS, 37 Hampshire St:
Mondays - 2pm to 4:30pm

We provide expert, confidential healthcare to Aranui rangatahi aged 10-24 years old - no appointment needed. We're here to help with anything you'd typically bring to a GP and it won't cost you a thing.

Christchurch Central Drop-in

Medical, youth work, and employment support at 1/25 Churchill St:
Monday - 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday - 2pm to 4pm
Friday - 10am to 12pm

A friendly face will see you on a first-come first-served basis - depending on what you'd like to chat about. These brief appointments are open to casual and enrolled patients, and we might encourage you to book a longer session if needed. Call 03 943 9298 to learn more about this service or find out more about enrolments here.

If you need to see a doctor or nurse, we can help.

We can help you with anything you might go to a GP for. The difference is our service is tailored especially for rangatahi and, best of all, it’s free. We promise you there hasn’t been a question we haven’t heard. You can ask us anything.

We provide medical services for 10 to 24 year olds, including services for:

  • Physical health/Taha tinana
  • Mental health and trauma/Taha hinengaro, including addiction support
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Prescriptions 
  • Medical certificates 
  • Tests and specialist referrals
  • Gender affirming care
  • And more. All you have to do is ask.

Our expert medical team consists of:

General Practitioners - they can support most medical needs

Nurse Practitioners - they bring further qualifications and higher support than Registered Nurses

Sexual Health Doctors - they can support all sexual health needs

Youth Health Doctors - they are experienced supporting young people with mental health & trauma

Youth Health Nurses - they can support patients with mental, physical and sexual health needs, can order tests, and can complete most referrals. While they can issue medical certificates for work, school, or ACC, they cannot issue Work and Income medical certificates.

We also have some Youth Health Nurses who are Registered Nurse Prescribers, which means they can prescribe many medications for common conditions.

We can also refer you to a specialist if that’s what you need.

To access our medical services you need to be registered with us first. To find out how to do that, head here.