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Tamariki Ora | Well child Service

Free growth and developmental checks for your child /whanau from birth to 5 years old.

If you require Ora Toa Tamariki Ora/Well Child services, please phone either Porirua 04 237 0131 or Poneke 04 245 0026.  If you are calling afterhours for support, please call Plunketline on 0800 933 922, or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Ora Toa Tamariki Ora | Wellchild Service

Kia ora, the Ora Toa Tamaiki Ora /Well child Service is based in Porirua at the Ora Toa Health Unit and in Wellington at the Ora Toa Pōneke Medical Centre.  Our service provides free growth and development checks and support for your child/whanau, from birth to 5 years old. We can visit you at your home, at another venue ie. creche/ kohanga reo, and we have clinic sessions. During the visit we can discuss any concerns you may have regarding your baby's growth and development.


Recommended visits are at the following ages:

  • 4-5 weeks
  • 8-10 weeks
  • 3-4 months   
  • 5-7 months
  • 9-12 months
  • 15-18 months
  • 2-3 years
  • 4-5 years (B4 School Check)
  • Extra visits are available

* Remember to bring your child's Health Book to each visit *



ora toa health unit

ora toa pōneke

Open: Mon-Fri 8.30-5pm

Open Clinic: Wednesdays 9-3pm


EDI: oratoahu

Fax: 04 237 0111

For general enquiries please call: 04 237 0131

Team Leader: Lisa Vitaliano

Services Manager: Te Iringa Davies

Open: Mon-Fri 8.30-5pm

Saturday Clinic: Monthly


EDI: oratoahu

Fax: 04 389 0275

For general enquiries please call: 04 245 0026

Team Leader: Lisa Vitaliano

Services Manager: Te Iringa Davies


SERVICES offered

The service is available to all whānau (families) who have children between the ages of 0 - 5 and live between Pukerua Bay in the north and Wellington City and suburbs in the south.  Services include:

  • Well child health checks
  • Immunisations
  • Tamariki / Parents Support Groups
  • Antenatal sessions
  • Development and Growth Information
  • Parenting Support
  • Smoking Cessation Support
  • Car seat rent to buy scheme



  • Hearing Van
  • B4 School Checks