Migrant and Refugee Services

A list of cultural or language appropriate health and social services that may be useful for CALD migrant and refugee clients / patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to source and ensure that the information provided on this section is correct at the date of posting on the website. Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date. If you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please email to eCALD Admin

  • The following list is in alphabetical order.
  • You can search services by DHB region (eg Auckland Central, Waitemata, Lakes). You can find the DHB region location boundaries here.
  • You can also search service by keyword (eg children, older people, Asian, Middle Eastern, family violence, mental health etc).

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NZ Red Cross Refugee Services [NGO] [National]

NZ Red Cross - Refugee Services,  the primary provider of community refugee resettlement programmes in New Zealand, offers the Pathways to Settlement programme which helps introduce families to their new home, and to make their transition to life in New Zealand as smooth as possible.

Refugee Health Promotion [ARPHS] [Auckland Region]

The Refugee Health Promoter works in partnership with health services, refugee communities, government agencies and NGOs to improve the health of refugee communities in the Greater Auckland region. 

Refugee Health Service [ARPHS] [Auckland Region]

ARPHS Refugee Health Service provides a medical screening and referral service for quota refugees on arrival at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre (MRRC); as well as for asylum seekers detained at the Centre.

Refugee Health Website [ARPHS] [National]

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) hosts the New Zealand Refugee Health Website.

Refugees as Survivors: Afghani Senior Men’s Group [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Refugees as Survivors (RAS) provide group activities and information to Afghani senior men to promote health and wellbeing to reduce social isolation.

Refugees as Survivors: Clinical Team [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Mangere Clinical Team is contracted by the Ministry of Health to assess the mental health and wellbeing of all refugees entering New Zealand.

Refugees as Survivors: Mobile Clinical Team [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The RASNZ Refugee Mobile Team is contracted to provide mental health support to people from refugee backgrounds resettled in the greater Auckland region.

Regional Refugee Community Health Worker Team - Starship Community [Auckland Central]

Auckland District Health Board Starship Community

Starship Community Service manages the Regional Refugee Community Health Worker Team who provide assistance to families from refugee backgrounds in the Auckland region to improve the mental, social and physical well-being of people from refugee backgrounds (including asylum seekers) and their families through the co-ordination of health and related services that impact on their health and well-being.

Starship Community - Child Development Service [ADHB] [Auckland District]

Auckland District Health Board Starship Community

The Starship Community Child Development Service for Asian, refugee and migrant groups provides community health worker positions within the service.  The objective of the service is to increase access to child disability services for groups from Asian, refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Umma Trust [Auckland Region]

UMMA Trust provides a place to gain support and resources for refugee, migrant and Muslim families.