Free ear checks for children 0-18 years

Ear problems affect many children. Some have long lasting problems with their ears, which can affect their learning.

The Ear Van provides free checks for children from 0 to 18 years old.  This service is provided by a registered nurse who has special training in ear health.

The nurse provides:

  • Assessment and ongoing monitoring of ear problems (runny ears, glue ear, sore ears)
  • Tympanometry (test of the eardrum)
  • Ear wax removal (using microscope and suction)
  • Ear canal cleaning (aural toileting using microscope and suction)
  • Removal of foreign objects in the ear canal (cotton buds, beads)
  • Parental education and support
  • Links to other services

Referrals to us can be made by:

  • Family/whanau or caregivers
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialists
  • Audiologists
  • General practitioners (GPs)
  • Teachers
  • Vision and hearing technicians
  • Public health nurses
  • Other health professionals

Monthly clinic timetable

There are 'drop in' and 'by appointment' clinics available.

Drop-in clinics run from 9.30am-12.30pm. Please note these clinics are very popular and there may be a wait.

For an appointment call Regional Public Health on 587 2916 or text 'appointment' to 027 845 1433 and someone will call you back.

MONDAYTUESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Week 1

Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

Cannons Creek
Whanau Centre
16 Bedford Court

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Week 2

Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

*DROP IN CLINIC*
Ora Toa Cannons Creek
178 Bedford St

*DROP IN CLINIC*
Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Week 3

Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

Cannons Creek
Whanau Centre
16 Bedford Court

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Week 4

Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

*DROP IN CLINIC*
Ora Toa Cannons Creek
178 Bedford St

*DROP IN CLINIC*
Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Week 5

Waitangirua Mall
Next to health centre
201 Warspite Ave

Cannons Creek
Whanau Centre
16 Bedford Court

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Ora Toa Health Unit
20 Ngatitoa St
Takapuwahia

Last updated 23 May 2017.