B4 School Check | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau

B4 School Check

Kia ora Koutou, Welcome to our online booking portal for B4 School Check

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What’s a before school check?

The B4 School Check is a free comprehensive health and development check for all four-year-old children. It aims to promote health and wellbeing and identify behavioural, developmental or other health concerns that may affect your child's ability to learn at school. Our aim is for tamariki to get the best start at school and to be able to participate to the best of their ability and receive additional support if needed.

What do we offer?

The B4 School Check is carried out by a Registered Nurse. It takes about 45 minutes and covers the following:

• General questions about your child's health and development
• Assessment of social and emotional strengths and difficulties
• Measurement of Height and Weight
• Vision and Hearing tests
• Oral Health assessment
• Review of Immunisation status.

It is ideal to have your child checked when they turn four so any additional support can be arranged before your child starts school.


How to book a B4 School Check?

To be eligible for a B4 School Check your child will be four (4) years old and reside in Northland.

To Book a B4 School Check, please contact a B4 School Check provider in your area, or you can freephone 0800 24 24 325

B4 School Check Providers

  • Te Ha Oranga (Kaipara) - 09 439 3013
  • Coast to Coast (Mangawhai, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto) - 09 431 8576
  • Te Hau Awhiowhio (Whangarei) - 09 437 3045
  • Ngāti Hine Health Trust (Whangarei – Mid North) - 0800 942 628
  • Broadway Health (Kaikohe) - 09 401 1556
  • Hauora Hokianga (Hokianga) – 09 405 7709
  • Te Hiku Hauora (Far North) – 09 408 4024
  • Whakawhiti Ora Pai (Far North) – 09 409 7880
  • Te Whatu Ora Public Health (Northland wide) – 0800 247 246
    or book now here : https://www.northlanddhb.org.nz/our-services/a-z/b4-school-check/b4shool-booking/

Public Health offers B4 School Check appointments in the following locations: Whangārei, Dargaville, Mangawhai, Bream Bay, Kerikeri & Kaitaia. To find dates of upcoming clinics, visit B4School | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau (northlanddhb.org.nz)

All other general enquiries to B4SC Coordination – 0800 24 24 325


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