The Well Child/Tamariki Ora Programme is offered free to all New Zealand children from birth to 5 years.
The Well Child Programme includes 13 health checks from birth to 5 years of age. To join, talk to your doctor or midwife.
4 checks are provided by your midwife, GP or obstetrician:
- Soon after birth
- During the first week of your baby’s life
- Between 2 and 4 weeks
8 more checks are provided by your Well Child/Tamariki Ora provider, at:
- 4–6 weeks
- 8–10 weeks
- 3–4 months
- 5–7 months
- 9–12 months
- 15–18 months
- 2–3 years
- 4 years
For more detailed information about the Well Child/Tamariki Ora health checks, visit the Ministry of Health website Opens in new window