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Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) Health Service - Palmerston North

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Description

The Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) provides free holistic health and social services for young people in Palmerston North and their families/whānau. 

Keep healthy with a FREE and friendly check-up through our health clinic.

That's right, it's free for people aged between 10yrs and 24yrs to see our friendly YOSS health services team. 

We're here to help with anything from sore toes and throats, asthma, contraception and sexual health. We also provide social support for young people - read more here. 

Staff

Our team is made up of GPs (see details below under “General Practitioners”) and: 

Nursing Staff: Rebecca and Tuesday

Doctors

Enrolling new patients

Yes

This practice is enrolling new patients.

Please note - we don’t 'enrol' new patients. We’re a casual service so people register rather than enrol.

Fees

FREE primary health care services for 10 - 24 year olds who live in Palmerston North. 

Hours

Mon – Tue 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed – Thu 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: City Doctors Palmerston North - Urgent Care & GP.

Services Provided

Adult and Child Medical Care

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Your GP's surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.

Minor Accident and Injury Care

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.

Repeat Prescriptions

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods: Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD). Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm. Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years. Read more about LARC methods here

  • Implant (Jadelle) inserts
  • IUD inserts
  • IUD removals
  • Implant (Jadelle) removal

LARC methods are very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and are “fit and forget” forms of contraception – you don’t need to remember them every day or every month. LARC methods:

  • Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD or IUD) are inserted through the cervix into a woman’s uterus. IUCDs may be either hormonal (Mirena® or Jaydess® ) or non-hormonal (copper IUCD).
  • Jadelle® is a hormone-releasing implant that is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm.

Depending on the type of device, it will need to be changed after between three and ten years.

Read more about LARC methods here

Contact Details

31 Princess Street
Palmerston North 4410

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Street Address

31 Princess Street
Palmerston North 4410

Postal Address

PO Box 575
Palmerston North Central
Palmerston North 4440

This page was last updated at 2:58PM on May 31, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) Health Service - Palmerston North.