Health Checks

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

Useful Links

For more detailed information about the Well Child/Tamariki Ora health checks, visit the Ministry of Health website Opens in new window