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Kidz First Public Health Nursing

Public Service, Paediatrics, Community


The Public Health Nurses are registered nurses who collectively bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their work.  They work to ensure the wellbeing of children, young people and their families/whānau.  They also:

  • Advocate for children, young people and their families by working alongside their families/whānau, school staff, allied health professionals and social agencies to ensure positive health outcomes
  • Organise and deliver immunisation programmes in schools
  • Follow up children and young people with identified hearing/vision needs
  • Provide specialist nursing services to school children as required
  • Resource schools in planning health education and health promotion
  • Work closely with schools interested in developing as Health-Promoting Schools.

Public Health Nurses are located at the following sites:

  • Papakura Public Health Nurses
    5-19 Great South Road
    PO Box 550
    Phone (09) 295 1280 
  • Pukekohe Public Health Nurses
    Pukekohe Hospital
    Tuakau Road
    Phone (09) 237 0660


There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Direction’s specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay. To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website  For charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 276 0060.


  • School Based Programs

    Public Health Nurses are available to support schools and whanau in keeping students well.  Public Health Nurses offer the following nursing support:… More

  • Public Health Nurse Ear Clinic - Information for Referrers

    Click here for full schedule of:

    Clinic times and dates by area… More

  • B4 School Checks - Hearing and Vision Clinics

    The hearing and vision technicians provide community clinics for B4 school checks at the following locations.… More

  • Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

    The universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme offers screening to all babies born in New Zealand.  Within Counties Manukau District Health Board area there are screeners at all the birthing units.  They attempt to screen all babies before they leave the units and, if missed, babies are seen at outpatient clinics.… More

  • Hearing and Vision Testing

    The Hearing and Vision Team delivers services to 300 pre-schools and 167 schools within the Counties Manukau region.… More

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This page was last updated at 1:44PM on February 28, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Kidz First Public Health Nursing.