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 Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date.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).
The Office of Ethnic Communities provides a community directory of ethnic groups on their website.
The FGM Education Programme is a community based programme set up to provide improved reproductive health care services for women affected by FGM through provider training and support, and to prevent the occurrence of FGM in New Zealand through community education and health promotion.
Cantonese and Mandarin speaking clients who want to know more about hepatitis or free hepatitis blood checks (criteria may apply), can contact the Chinese speaking Hepatitis Foundation Nurse: Siaw Ling Chia.
Hindu Niwas provides accommodation to seniors, at-risk women and children, socio-economically deprived families, and respite for caregivers, international students and visitors to Auckland for people of any background.
Counties Manukau DHB Interpreting and Translation Service (CMDHB) is the provider of interpreting and translation services to CMDHB patients.
Interpreting New Zealand Service is a Wellington-based provider of face-to-face, telephone or video interpreting services in 70 languages including NZ Sign Language on a fee for service basis.
Kāhui Tū Kaha (previously known as Affinity Services ) provides the following Asian services:
The Muslim Wellbeing Service is one of the community mental health services offered by Kāhui Tū Kaha (previously known as Affinity Services).
A list of Korean counsellors (private practices) in the Auckland region.
The Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides information and advice to Korean seniors to promote health and wellbeing.
The Korean Women’s Network in New Zealand (KWNNZ) enables its participants to socialise and share experiences and information on many aspects of life in New Zealand, such as children’s education, business and the healthcare system. Guest speakers and weekly sessions are offered.
The Department of Internal Affairs' Office of Ethnic Communities' Language Line is a national provider of telephone service for many participating government agencies.