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Child Health

Referrals & Advice

Referral Options and Resources to assist patients with any of the following conditions:


Paediatric Advice (virtual clinic letters) – written by BOPDHB Paediatric Department :
For reference purposes only.

Asymmetrical Breast
Chronic Abdominal Pain  Constipation Difficulty Falling Asleep
Eczema Faecal Calprotectin Febrile Convulsions Haemangiomas
Headaches  Head Banging  Heart Murmur over 1yr Lip Tie 
Lymphadenopathy Microscopic Haematuria Migraines  Plagiocephaly 
Primary Nocturnal Enuresis  Pubertal Gynaecomastia   Sacral Dimple Self-Stimulating Behaviour
Toddlers Diarrhoea Torticollis Umbilical Hernia  Undescended testis
Urinary Haemaglobin
Pigments- Normal Urinalysis
Urinary Tract Infections  Vulvovaginitis  



*note- fillable forms with email buttons need to be opened in internet explorer or adobe acrobat for the email button to work.

  • Genetic Health Service New Zealand
    • Information about the scope of practice including preconception, prenatal, paediatric and adult onset disorders including cancer and referral criteria and contact details.

  • Sorted - Youth Alcohol and Drugs service of BOPDHB
    Telephone: 07 5575052    
  • Vision and Hearing Technician (VHT) Referral from B4SC Nurses (needs to be opened in Internet Explorer or Adobe Acrobat)
    • The BOPDHB is committed to ensuring all 4 year old children receive a Vision and Hearing Examination as soon as is practical on the completion of the B4SC nursing evaluation. This form is only to be used by B4SC nurses in the BOPDHB region to aid the prompt scheduling of VHT appointments with the family and child.
  • Plunket line Telephone: 0800 933922
  • Parents help Telephone: 0800 568856
  • Cot death support Telephone: 0800 164455
  • What is up (Age 5-18) Telephone: 0800 942878
  • Youth line Phone counselling 0800 376 633
  • Tough love - solutions to family problems Telephone: 07 5433794



The following eReferrals are available:

Paediatrics (general)

WBOPPHO Allied Health services:
Outreach Immunizations

Last updated : Monday, July 12, 2021
Next review date : Tuesday, July 12,2022

Disclaimer: This site is intended to be flexible and frequently updated. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all information should be verified.