Public Health Nurses and Screening

Working with families to enhance wellbeing

What is Public Health Nursing & Screening Services?

Public Health Nurses are registered nurses who work with children, young people and their families/whānau to promote health and provide support to enhance well-being.

This is a regional service covering Rotorua, Taupō and Tūrangi. The service includes Public Health Nurses, Vision Hearing Technicians, Outreach Immunisation, the B4 School team, Te Whatu Ora Lakes Immunisation Facilitator and the Mobile Ear Van Clinic.

What we offer?

  • Assessments of health concerns for school-aged children as requested by parent/caregiver
  • Assistance with health and development
  • Support children, young people and their families to navigate through health care, social agencies and services
  • Facilitate access and link/refer families to other health professionals and services
  • Work with families, teachers and schools to ensure children are healthy and ready to learn
  • Provide health information and advice
  • Organise and deliver immunisation programmes in schools
  • Child advocacy

Referrals can be received from:

  • Parents/Caregivers
  • Schools and Teachers
  • Education Services - such as social workers in Schools, RTLB (Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour)  
  • Health Professionals

If you wish to make a referral to our service please complete our PHN referral form or contact our office directly.



8am - 4.30pm Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays)

Phone: 07 343 7747


8am - 4.30pm Monday – Thursday (excluding public holidays)

Phone: 07 376 1012 


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