Support Services

Pregnancy and motherhood can be exciting journeys, but no woman has to take them alone. There are plenty of services and support you can turn to when you need them. We’ve gathered all the information right here for you!

Core baby health services

Finding a Doctor or health care provider

Safe sleep



Dental health

Plunket education programmes

Financial support for parents

Toll-free helplines

All of these helplines are toll-free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the case of a medical emergency, call 111.

  • PlunketLine
    0800 933 922
    Registered nurses are available to answer questions about your baby’s health.
  • Healthline
    0800 611 116
    Call if you need advice about your own health or your child’s health.
  • 0508 FAMILY
    0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459)
    If you suspect a child you know is being abused, call this team of social workers.
  • Women’s Refuge Crisisline
    0800 REFUGE (0800 733 843)
    If you or your child is experiencing domestic violence, call thisCrisisline.
  • National Poisons Centre
    0800 POISON (0800 764 766)
    If you suspect your child has swallowed a poisonous substance, call 1800 POISON.