Children & Young People

Zero Fees

In all practices children under 14 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.

Contact: Makayla Smith, Provider Services Administrator
P: 03 353 9920
W: Healthinfo – B4 School Check

Child & Whānau Tautoko Hauora Service

Empowering children and whānau to access primary healthcare and social services in Waitaha Canterbury.

This service aims to support the social, behavioural, developmental needs, and wellbeing of children/tamariki aged 0-14 years.

We work alongside your doctor (GP) and offer up to 3 home visits or phone sessions to:

  • understand and assess the needs of your child/tamariki and family/whānau
  • provide short term interventions
  • collect information for your GP for ongoing referrals
  • link family/whānau and caregivers to services and agencies for ongoing support.

This service is for those who have concerns about the health, behaviour and wellbeing of their child.


  • Families/whānau who are Māori, Pasifika, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), Youth, Rainbow, low income, and those with disabilities (all ages) where there are children/tamariki aged 0-14.
  • People who are currently enrolled with a Pegasus Practice

Download the Child Health Support Services Brochure.

Talk with your doctor or nurse about a referral to this service.

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?

Tautoko Hauora 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.

Find out more about Tautoko Hauora and how to contact them.