Greater Wellington has two District Health Boards (DHBs). Capital Coast Health delivers health services to Wellington, Kenepuru, and Paraparaumu, as well as from various community bases. The Hutt Valley DHB which covers the Hutt Valley has combined their Chief Executive function with the Wairarapa DHB.
The four public hospitals in the wider area are Wellington, Kenepuru, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa
Free basic dental treatment is available for all teenagers until the day before their 18th birthday, although you will need to check that the dentist of your choice provides this service.
Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service is a community dental service for children in the region aged from birth to 18 years. Mobile dental units visit every school to provide a free annual examination. If treatment is required, it is provided at community dental clinics.
All dentists are registered with the Dental Council of New Zealand. Use their website to find a dentist near you.
Doctors (GPs) are fully trained medical doctors who can advise you on your health and refer you for further tests or specialist treatment if needed. GPs are registered with a Primary Health Organisation (PHO).
Enrolling with your local doctor will save you money and help keep you and your family healthy.
The following links list GPs (and in some cases their fees) for each of the greater Wellington regions.
The Plunket Society (Plunket) offers information, support and developmental assessments of children at varying stages between birth and 5 years. They also organise car seat education services, parenting education and parenting groups. See the links below for services in your area.
Plunket also offers a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.
Senior Line is a phone service and online portal with information for older people and their carers who are making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. 0800 725 463