An $8 million eating disorder clinic will open in Parnell, Auckland, on Thursday.
Thrive, an joint venture between Auckland District Health and the Challenge Trust, will treat 15 to 24-year-olds. It is the first facility of its kind in the upper North Island.
The clinic will offer nine residential beds and 20-day programme placements.
Previously, many patients had to seek treatment off-shore due to a shortage of facilities in New Zealand.
Challenge Trust chief executive Clive Plucknett says the new clinic should solve that problem.