Herpes Helpline - 0508 11 12 13 from a landline, 09 433 6526 from a mobile (9-5 Mon-Fri).
We run a tollfree Helpline to speak to an experienced, non-judgemental nurse counsellor: 0508 11 12 13 from a landline or 09 433 6526 from a mobile. We also respond to email queries via [email protected].
All calls and emails are kept completely confidential.
Please note our Helpline is for Aotearoa New Zealand residents only.
Our Helpline is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.If you do not reach us, you can either try again later, or leave us a message with your first name only, number and when you'd like us to try and call you back.
Email enquiries will be responded to within 5 working days. Occasionally, our team will need to consult with other experts regarding your enquiry which may delay our response - if this is the case, we will let you know.
If you need urgent wellbeing support and our team is not available, you can find a list of alternative helplines here.
What if I can't call during your opening times?
If its not possible to ring during our opening hours, it may be possible to arrange a phone call out of hours. To do so, you can call us and leave us a message, using your first name only, your number, and when you would like us to try and call you back. Alternatively, you can send us an email via [email protected].
Disclaimer: The advice provided by the Helpline nurse counsellor is based on best practice for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for attending a consultation with a health professional for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Sexual health services
If you think you may have genital herpes you need to see your GP, sexual health clinic or other health care provider. Sexual health clinics provide a specialist, confidential, free or low-cost service.
If you would like to get a print copy of the information booklets, fill out the form on the consumer request for printed materials page (it contains sections on Genital Herpes - The Facts, Herpes and Relationships, Herpes and Pregnancy, Facial Herpes).
The Guidelines are produced by considering available literature, both New Zealand wide and international, and by basing the medical recommendations on the evidence in the literature or reasonable supposition and opinions of medical experts.