Auckland Healthcare

As the county's biggest city, Auckland offers a full range of medical options from local doctors (GPs) to specialist care.

Looking for general healthcare information?

Three district health boards manage around 20,000 staff and see over 1 million patients a year at 6 main hospitals and a range of other facilities. 

District Health Boards

There are three District Health Boards in the Auckland region. They are responsible for providing, or funding the provision of, health and disability services for the people of the Auckland region.

Auckland DHB

Over 80% of the Auckland lives within the ADHB area. Facilities include New Zealand's largest hospital facility, opened in 2003, which is an amalgam of four previously separate hospitals: 

Auckland DHB

Counties Manukau DHB

Oversees the Manukau ward (South Auckland) and also south to Pukekohe and Franklin, and includes Middlemore Hospital

Counties Manukau DHB

Waitemata DHB

Oversees the Whau ward (West and North Auckland)

Waitemata DHB

Public hospitals

Public hospitals in Auckland DHB

Auckland City Hospital

Starship Children's Health

Green Lane Hospital 

National Women's Hospital

Public hospitals in Counties Manukau DHB

Middlemore Hospital

Public hospitals in Waitemata DHB

North Shore Hospital

Waitemata Hospital

Private hospitals

To find Private hospitals in Auckland search on this Ministry of Health webpage

Private hospitals | Ministry of Health

Local Health Centres and doctors (GPs)

Doctors (GPs)  are fully trained medical doctors who can advise you on your health and refer you for further tests or specialist treatment if needed. GPs are registered with a Primary Health Organisation (PHO).

Use the Healthpoint directory to find a doctor in Auckland. This directory can be searched for male or female GPs as well as those accepting new patients. There is a also an option to search by language spoken.

Find a GP : Healthpoint

Dentists

All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.

Dental Council of New Zealand

Mental Health Services

The Auckland DHB runs a health service in Auckland, providing specialist mental health services including a 7-day 24 hour emergency assistance line.

Auckland mental health services | Healthpoint

For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week: 0800 800 717
or ring Healthline ph 0800 611 116

After hours clinics

After hours healthcare is available across the Auckland region. Check this website to find your nearest after hours clinic.

If you are feeling unwell or need some urgent medical advice, Healthline offers a 24 hour health service over the phone. You can call them on 0800 611 116.

Locations | After hours health care network

About Healthline | Ministry of Health

After hours pharmacies

There are about 20 urgent pharmacies operating extended hours in Auckland.  The Doctor or health practitioner who writes your prescription will probably know the one closest to you.
This Yellow pages link shows 22 After Hours pharmacies and includes a Google map.

After Hours pharmacy | Yellow pages

Plunket

The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years. They also organise car seat rental schemes, parenting education and parenting groups. See these links for services in your area.

Plunket also offers a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.

Auckland | Plunket Auckland

Plunket line | Plunket

Having a baby

A wide range of maternity services are available throughout the Auckland region. Check the Healthpoint maternity page for more information

Women's health - maternity/pregnancy care | Healthpoint

Senior line

Senior Line is a phone service and online portal with information for older people and their carers who are making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. Call 0800 725 463 or visit their website.

Auckland | Senior line

Hospice

Hospice is specialist care given to those with life-limiting illness. They provides hospice care in the region free of charge and in the setting of their choice.

Hospice in Auckland

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