Currently our clinics are by appointment only (we are not running drop-in clinics).

Please note: we are in high demand at the moment and wait times can be up to 3 months in advance.

Free ear checks for tamariki 0-18 years

The Ear Van provides free checks for tamariki from 0 to 18 years old. This service is provided by a registered nurse who has special training in ear health. Our clinics run from 9:30am - 3:00pm year round, excluding public holidays. This service is for tamariki only.

To make an appointment, FREE call 0508 EAR VAN (0508 327 826) or fill out the referral form below.

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

Request an appointment

Please fill in the details below and we'll call you back.

You can also FREE call us on 0508 EAR VAN (0508 327 826) and leave a message,and we will call you back.

Last updated 22 May 2024.