Who is the B4SC for?
- All the children who turn four from June 1, 2008, who live in the central Auckland area
- The central Auckland area shares the Auckland City Council boundaries and includes Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands
Who will do the check?
- In central Auckland, the service will be delivered by Auckland City Plunket
- On Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands, the checks will be delivered by nurses from the local health trusts
- Plunket is also employing administrators so that emails and telephone calls during office hours will be responded to promptly
Where will the check be done?
- The B4 School Check will be delivered either at Plunket venues or as home visits
- On Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands the checks will take place at the local health centres
What do I need to do?
- Contact the B4SC team on 0800 104 105 option 1 to arrange a convenient time and location for your appointment
- Spend approximately 45 minutes with the nurse discussing your child’s health and development and having the health and wellbeing check.
- The hearing and vision screening may be done at a separate time and this will be discussed with you when you make the B4SC appointment.
What if I have any questions?
- The Auckland B4SC team is available on 0800 104 105 or email Raewyn Handley
- More information is available on the Ministry of Health Website www.moh.govt.nz/b4schoolcheck
- If you have any questions or concerns about the Auckland B4SC service please contact:
Raewyn Handley, Programme Coordinator ADHB (09) 476 0704
The free B4SC is available only to children who turn four from June 1, 2008 onwards. If your child is not eligible and you have concerns about their health or development, talk to your doctor or practice nurse.
The Auckland District Health Board is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children so that they are able to learn and participate fully in their early years at school.