This free service provides health visits for all tamariki from around 6 weeks old up to 5 years old. There are 4 checks for babies in their first 6 months.
This information is taken from the Ministry of Health website. Remember to check the link from time to time, so you’re up to date with any changes.
Support from the midwife
The midwife supports whānau for the first 4 to 6 weeks after baby is born.
The midwife will give whānau the Well Child Tamariki Ora book, which is free. The book has information about all the things whānau can do to keep their tamariki healthy and safe. Whānau can also download the Well Child app.
The midwife can also support whānau to choose the Well Child Tamariki Ora service that’s right for them.
Registering for the service
It’s important for whānau to register with a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider as soon as their baby is born – this will ensure they can be seen straight after the midwife's visits are completed.
What the visits cover
The Well Child Tamariki Ora nurses are experts in child health and growth. They’ll support whānau to protect and improve their child’s health.
The visits are free, and cover:
- child growth and development
- family health and wellbeing
- immunisation information
- oral health (teeth and gum) checks
- early childhood education options
- vision (sight) and hearing
- health and development checks for learning well at school.
Each visit will cover different areas:
Whānau can get health and parenting support from other places as well.
Healthline provides health advice:
0800 611 116
PlunketLine provides parenting advice:
0800 933 922
KidsHealth provides hearing and vision checks: