Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme

Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme

The Well Child Tamariki Ora service is free to all New Zealand children from birth to 5 years. Your midwife can help you to choose the Well Child Tamariki Ora service that's right for you.

It's important that you join up with Plunket or another Well Child Tamariki Ora service as soon as your baby is born, so that they can see your baby when your midwife finishes visiting you. Your midwife can help you to choose the Well Child Tamariki Ora service that's right for you.

What is the Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme?

You and your child have the right to use the free Well Child Tamariki Ora service in New Zealand. The 3 parts of the service will support you to make sure your child grows and develops to their full potential.

Health and development assessments

Providing reassurance that your child is developing normally, through growth and development assessments, and informing you about other services to keep your child healthy.

Care and support for families and whānau

Supporting and helping you and your family/whānau to identify your needs as you care for your child, and linking you with community and other services.

Health education

Supporting you to gain the knowledge and skills to respond to your child's needs at the different stages of their development.

Hearing and vision checks, dental care and immunisation are an important part of Well Child care

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This page last reviewed 14 August 2015.
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