It's important that you join up with Plunket or another Well Child Tamariki Ora service as soon as your baby is born, so that they can see your baby when your midwife finishes visiting you. Your midwife can help you to choose the Well Child Tamariki Ora service that's right for you. It's also important to enrol your child with a general practice at birth or as soon as possible after that. In the early years, you and your child will need lots of help and advice about sickness and keeping healthy.
The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for your 4 year old. It's the final Well Child Tamariki Ora check. It helps give your child the best start at school. Remember to take your child's My Health Book with you to the check.
In the early years you and your child will need lots of help and advice about sickness and keeping healthy. It is very helpful to have a family doctor and practice nurse who get to know you and your child well.