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Southern DHB Public Health Nursing / Te Punaka Oraka (Well Child Service)

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Nga Kaitiaki Hauora a Iwi

The Otago Public Health Nursing Service provides free, confidential Well Child/tamariki and youth/rangatahi health assessments for youth aged between 0-18 years who are eligible for and/or attending early childhood centres and schools.

Public Health nurses offer advice and support:
  • to schools and early childhood centres on health issues
  • to parents/caregivers of young people
  • to young people at self-referral clinics in schools

We also provide:

  • individual child /youth health education, protection and prevention
  • communicable diseases and immunisation
  • B4 School checks
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV)
  • rural community youth health clinics
  • student health assessments, under the School Based Service Contract (SBSC)
 We have offices throughout Otago. A list of key contacts is on the left of this page.


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


  • B4 School Check Programme

    The B4 School Check is the 12th Well Child /Tamariki Ora health check and is free for all 4 year olds.… More

  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccinations (HPV)

    An immunisation (vaccine) is available to girls and young women in New Zealand to help protect them from cervical cancer and is free of charge.… More

Contact Details

78 Ribble Street
OTA 9400

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Street Address

78 Ribble Street
OTA 9400

Postal Address

Level 2, Main Block, Wakari Hospital, Taieri Road Dunedin 9010

This page was last updated at 4:14PM on October 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Public Health Nursing / Te Punaka Oraka (Well Child Service).