Free General Practice Visits for Children Under Six

6 July 2012

Taranaki District Health Board continues to reduce barriers to health care for parents of children aged under six by making visits to a doctor or nurse after normal practice hours free.

All children aged under six who need medical care will receive it for free, regardless of the time of day.

Children under six years have received free health care in Taranaki for some time and that continues any time of the day or night for patients seen in any of the clinics mentioned below.

“Children under six can be especially susceptible to illnesses and can deteriorate quickly so it’s important they get the right care, at the right time and in the right place,” said Dr Selim Kabir, from MediCross Accident and Medical Clinic. “During the day that means your GP practice, as they know you best, and after hours in New Plymouth that means MediCross Accident & Medical Clinic, or Phoenix Urgent Doctors and Carefirst.”

Most general practices in Taranaki now offer free care for enrolled children under six years of age. To make sure you and your children are enrolled, speak to your general practice. Currently, in the Taranaki DHB region, free urgent care is available after hours for children under six from Phoenix Urgent Doctors and MediCross Accident & Medical Clinic as well as general practice clinics in Eltham, Stratford, Inglewood, Opunake, Oakura and Waitara.

For more information please call
Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph 021 367 789



Last updated: Friday, July 6, 2012

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