In most practices children under 13 years old can get free health care visits.
B4 School Check
The B4 School Check is free for all four year olds and is the last of your child’s Well Child/Tamariki Ora health checks.
It is a chance to have your child’s health and development checked and is an opportunity for you to talk with a registered nurse about your child and ask about things important to you.
It’s a good idea for your child to have their B4 School Check soon after their fourth birthday, as that leaves enough time to follow up if needed before they start school.
*Child Health Support Services
If you have concerns about your child’s health, wellbeing or social / behavioural needs, talk to your general practice team about the Child Health Support Service. A member of the team will visit your home to discuss your needs, provide information and link you to services and agencies for ongoing support.
This free service is for children 0-17 years.
Download the Child Health Support Services Brochure.
*Only available for those enrolled at a Pegasus Health practice.
Right Service Right Time (RSRT)
This service is tailor-made for families in need of support for various reasons. The coordinator will put you in touch with organisations which provide a range of services, including parenting support programmes, budget and financial advice, and counselling support for children, young people and families under stress.
Contact: The RSRT Coordinator
P: 027 654 7788
Youth Sexual Health
Free sexual health consultations for young people aged 20 and under. Talk to your GP team for more information.
What if I need help finding health care?
Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can help you:
- enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
- get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
- visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
- find other Community Services to support you.