Pacific Health Service Hutt Valley,

1 Hewer Crescent, PO Box 35 027, Naeane, Hutt Valley, 5011.

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Addresss: 1 Hewer Crescent, Naenae, Hutt Valley

Phone: (04) 577 0394
Fax: (04) 577 0458

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ThrivingCores Well Child Tamariki Ora Service

Supporting parents and families to give your baby a healthy start

When you're expecting your baby it's important that you start thinking about joining up with a Well Child Tamariki Ora service as soon as your baby is born.  Our ThrivingCores Well Child Service can start seeing your baby when your midwife finishes visiting you.

 

Our aim is to support parents and families to ensure that your child achieves a strong foundation of health from birth to 5 years or age.

 

We offer all 8 Core Checks as outlined in your Well Child book (see below), in line with the Ministry of Health Well Child Tamariki Ora Framework and Schedule.

 

Our Unique Services

 

On top of the Core Checks, by Registering with our ThrivingCores Well Child service we can offer you many other benefits:

 

  • Conduct the core check in our clinic or at your home, whichever you prefer

  • Arrange your transportation to the clinic if that helps

  • Arrange after-hours appointments if that is preferrable

  • Offer free additional visits if required

  • Consider other social service support you may require

  • During your pregnancy we can also offer educational support, working alongside your midwife

 

For babies between 0-12 months registered with us, we can also offer:

 

  • Car Seat Rental Discount Voucher - to help ease the financial burden, we can offer a baby car seat rental discount voucher

  • Pedi Pod - We can give you access to a Pepi-Pod to help your baby sleep safely at night

Core checks

This information is provided by Ministry of Health..  The free Well Child Tamariki Ora visits cover:

 

  • child growth and development

  • family health and wellbeing

  • immunisation information

  • oral health (teeth and gum) checks

  • early childhood education

  • vision (sight) and hearing

  • health and development checks for learning well at school.

 

Well Child Tamariki Ora nurses are experts in child health and growth. Your nurse will support you to protect and improve your child’s health. Your midwife will give you a free Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health Book. The My Health Book reminds you about all the things that you can do to keep your child healthy and safe.

 

Each visit will cover different areas.

 

The first Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your baby is 4–6 weeks old they will have their first health and development check with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out about things to think about before the visit. Read more

 

The 8–10 weeks Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your baby is 8–10 weeks old they will have a health and development check with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out here about things to think about before the visit. Read more

 

The 3–4 months Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your baby is 3–4 months old they will have a health and development visit with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out about things to think about before the visit. Read more

 

The 5–7 months Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your baby is 5–7 months old they will have a health and development check with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out here about things to think about before the visit. Read more

 

The 9–12 months Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your baby is 9–12 months old they will have a health and development visit with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out about things to think about before the visit.  Read more

 

The 15–18 months Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your child is 15–18 months old they will have a health and development visit with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out about things to think about before the visit.  Read more

 

The 2–3 years Well Child Tamariki Ora visit

When your child is 2–3 years old they will have a health and development visit with the Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse. Find out about things to think about before the visit.  Read more

 

About the B4 School Check

The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for your 4-year-old. Read more

 

Services

 

  • Free core checks (0-5 years)
  • Home visits available
  • After-hours appointments
  • Car seat rental discount voucher
  • Access to Pepi-Pods
Lolohea Tukia
Primary Health Nurse
 

Lolohea is a registered nurse who combines her health care training with practical, gentle support and encouragement in working with our Pacific people.  Information and advice is provided in a culturally sensitive and meaningful way, which is then accepted and valued.

M: 027 727 7699  F: 04 577 0458

E: lolohea.tukia@phshutt.co.nz

Freesia Alofi
Community Health
Worker - Kaiawhina

Freesia provides education, information and support to help our people to increase the self-awareness on health issues for our community. Unfortunately, wanting to change may not be enough if the lack of financial means is also an obstacle.  Freesia brings determined support and practical tools to help our people make the changes.  

M: 027 727 7699  F: 04 577 0458

E: freesia.alofi@phshutt.co.nz

Click on this book to
download a PDF copy of the 
Well Child Tamariki Ora
My Health Book