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Northland - Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Service

Public Service, Sexual Abuse Medicine, Sexual Harm


Specialist medical services provided by forensically trained doctors and nurses to assist those 14 years and older who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

In an emergency dial 111

Age: 14 years and older.  For younger adolescents and children contact the Paediatrician on (09) 430 4101

Region: Northland


Our qualified team provides free and confidential forensic and non-forensic medical services that are sensitive and accessible.  We provide services to people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds who have experienced sexual harm, whether recent or historic.  Services we offer include:

  • Private and confidential medical care 
  • 24/7 forensic response for adults and adolescents
  • Special (forensic) examinations if reporting to the Police or considering reporting
  • Therapeutic health and safety checks following sexual abuse/assault to include lab testing and medication as appropriate
  • Follow-up examinations in a supportive environment
  • Referral to Specialist Support agencies, Primary Care and ACC as requested

All services are FREE of charge with no residency/eligibility criteria

Our acute forensic examinations are provided 24/7 and are accessed in most cases through Police or Crisis Support Services.  They will take the details of the case and contact us to organise a forensic examination or non-forensic exam as appropriate.  This provides patients with crucial support with the specialist services.

How to Access:

If you have been sexually assaulted please contact:

  • Whangārei Police 09 4304500
  • Dargaville Police 09 4079211
  • Kaikohe Police 09 4052960
  • Kaitaia Police     09 4086500
  • If you do not wish to report to Police or are uncertain, please contact:

The 123 Clinic - FREEPHONE 0800 286 828

Or your local Sexual Assault Crisis Support Service:  

Mid North Family Support

Miriam Centre

S.O.S Kaipara

Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri

Whangārei Rape Crisis Inc 


Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

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Services Provided

Sexual abuse medical

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Contact Details

17 Norfolk Street (Cnr Grey & Norfolk Streets)

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Street Address

17 Norfolk Street (Cnr Grey & Norfolk Streets)

Postal Address

Private Bag 9742
Whangārei 0148

This page was last updated at 1:27PM on June 24, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland - Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Service.