Healthcare for ākonga

Dental care

Ākonga living in New Zealand who meet the eligibility criteria are entitled to free dental service until their 18th birthday. For further information and to check eligibility criteria phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) or visit the Ministry of Health website.


Hearing checks need to be arranged through your Medical Centre or family doctor.


The Ministry of Health website provides information about vision checks for ākonga.

The site also provides a link to information on subsidies that may be offered towards the cost of glasses, eye examinations and repairs. Eligibility criteria are included in their link.