Rare and genetic conditions

Rare and genetic conditions

Helpful resources and services if your child has a rare and/or genetic disorder.

Resources and services

If your child has a rare and/or genetic disorder, you may find all or some of the following resources and services useful. They complement each other and can help you in different ways. For contact details, see the external links and downloads at the bottom of this web page.

  • Family Information Service for assisted searching on medical conditions, disabilities and support groups
  • NZORD (New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders) website for online information and resources and a comprehensive support group directory
  • Parent to Parent for help with contacting another parent whose child has similar needs

Genetic Health Service NZ

The Genetic Health Service NZ offers diagnosis and counselling relating to familial and congenital conditions. If your child has been diagnosed with, or is being investigated for, a familial or congenital condition, you may be referred to the Genetic Health Service NZ by your medical professional. There will be no charge for your visit. For advice on how to arrange a referral you can ring the Genetic Health Service in your region (see their contact details).

For information about what happens after a referral, who you will see at the Genetic Health Service and what happens during your appointment, see information for patients at the Genetic Health Service NZ website

This page last reviewed 11 May 2017.
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