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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.
 

Please note that this is only done at the 6-week check where the baby is seen by both the nurse and the doctor in conjunction with the first immunisation.  Any concerns about your baby's well-being please phone the clinic and an appointment will be made to see your G.P.

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    (09) 444 2098

  • Fax

    (09) 443 8077

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424 Glenfield Road
Glenfield
North Shore City 0629

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North Shore City 0629

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North Shore City 0629

This page was last updated at 12:58PM on April 20, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Kowhai Clinic.