Children's community health and dental services

In this section, you'll find information about Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) community health and dental services available for children and young people in the region through us and other providers. 

Free sore throat clinics

Untreated sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage. If you’re in Porirua, and your child is Māori or Pacific, aged 4 to 19 years and has a sore throat, they can have it checked at a free sore throat clinic. Call Healthline 0800 611 116 any time to speak to a registered health professional and find a clinic.


Immunisation is an important way of preventing infectious diseases throughout a person's life.

You can read more about immunisation on the Ministry of Health's website, and view the national immunisation schedule.

Free dental care for young people (0 to 18)

Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service is the community-based dental service for the Wellington Region. The Bee Healthy team provides support, education and FREE dental care for children from birth till their 18th birthday.

Visit the Bee Healthy website to find out how to enrol your child or teenager.

Well Child Tamariki Ora visits

The Well Child Tamariki Ora programme is a series of health visits and support that are free to all families for children from around 6 weeks up to 5 years of age.

Read more on the Ministry of Health's website.

B4 school checks

The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for your 4-year-old. It’s the last Well Child Tamariki Ora check and helps give your child the best start at school.

Read more on the Ministry of Health's website.

Last updated 6 September 2023.