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Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Checks – Birth to Three Years

All New Zealand children are entitled to 11 free health checks from birth to three years. The checks aim to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. Included in the checks are clinical assessment, health education and family/whanau support.

Baby checks are at birth and then at 24 hours, five days and around 2-4 weeks. Babies are weighed and measured to ensure that they are developing correctly. These sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They can also be used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations. These checks will be carried out by your lead maternity carer (LMC).

Between the ages of 4-6 weeks and three years, there are seven core health checks available, typically these are around 4-6 weeks, 8-10 weeks, 3-4 months, 5-7 months, 9-12 months, 15-18 months and 2-3 years. These checks may be carried out by a Well Child Provider of your choice e.g. Plunket, Maori health provider, community nurse, a general practice team (doctor and practice nurse). Your LMC will be able to give you a list of Well Child Providers in your area.

More information about Well Child services is available on the Ministry of Health website.
 

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**We are now able to see patients Face 2 Face. Please ONLY book a Face 2 Face Consult if you DO NOT have a cough/cold/or flu-like symptoms. Our GPs will continue providing healthcare via Phone Consultations as well. If there are no available appointments showing, call the surgery to arrange for a Phone Consult. Please continue to use the Portal to request repeat prescriptions etc. If ringing to make a script request, please press option 2 and follow the prompts. We have a dedicated nurse who will be dealing with all requests. 
We urge all our patients to stay safe, practice good hand hygiene and continue physical distancing. Thank you for your patience and understanding.**

 

~We currently have a limited supply of flu vaccines in stock. Please contact reception for availability and to book an appointment.  Thank you for your patience and understanding~

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43 Moore Street
Howick
Auckland 2014

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Howick
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This page was last updated at 9:55AM on November 12, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Howick House Medical.