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Eligibility & Referrals for AMHS

Eligibility Criteria

The service is free for Asian people who are:

  • experiencing depressions, anxiety, psychosis or any other mental health distress

  • currently under the care of a mental health clinical team, GP or psychiatrist

  • residing in the Waitemata district (North Shore, Waitakere and Rodney areas

Who Can Refer?

Anyone can make a referral to AMHS:

  • self-referral or family members

  • Waitemata DHB mental health clinicians, GPs, psychiatrists, counsellors and other health practitioners

Please note:
We are not an interpreting service.  Please contact WATIS Interpreting Service if you require an interpreter.

How to Refer

Non-Urgent Referral:

Please complete our online Referral Form for non-urgent referrals

Same-day Referral:


(09) 487 1321 or Extn 7321 (Chinese)

(09) 487 1354 or Extn 7354 (Korean)

Urgent Referral:

021 240 9584


(09) 487 1424