This chart shows the core publicly funded health services available to New Zealand families from preconception to six years of age. These universal (available to everybody) and targeted services (based on need) are delivered by a wide range of providers, including:
- GPs and other primary care practitioners
- lead maternity carers
- well child nurses
- public health nurses; and hospital based clinicians.
Services may be funded directly by Te Whatu Ora or funded through hospitals or PHOs. While most universal and targeted services are accessible to eligible families free of charge, some services incur co-payments or fees.
Targeted (including specialist) services are generally accessed by families following assessment and referral from a universal service provider, although some services such as hospital emergency departments are also accessed by families directly.
Download: New Zealand’s Maternity and Child Health Services | Preconception to 6 years - PDF, 201 KB
This chart shows the core publicly funded health services available to New Zealand families from preconception to six years of age.