This summer, nib New Zealand is continuing on its mission to make healthcare more accessible for families, with the launch of an exciting new initiative – the nib check-up truck.

Throughout the month of January, the check-up truck will be popping up at a number of family hotspots around the Auckland region, including beaches, markets and parks, offering free general and dental health checks to people of all ages.

nib’s Chief Executive Officer, Rob Hennin, says that with the launch of the truck, the health insurer will help provide peace of mind to parents and families who, for a variety of reasons, might not have had recent access to such services. 

“We’re committed to ensuring families around New Zealand can access the healthcare they need, when and where they need it most. By taking the nib check-up truck service direct to them at their favourite beaches and parks, our aim is to make access to basic health checks more convenient than ever,” Mr Hennin said.

“Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along for a free check-up, whether you’re a nib customer or not. We’ve got a fantastic team of registered nurses and oral hygienists running the service, who will be able to provide people with valuable health advice, or recommend a course of action for follow-up treatment if necessary,” he added.

The initiative is being delivered in collaboration with the Well Foundation – the charitable arm of the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) – with the check-up truck being one of a fleet of vehicles used by the Foundation to provide mobile healthcare at schools throughout the WDHB region.

“The idea was to find a positive, meaningful way to support Kiwi families and local communities. The Well Foundation felt like a really natural partner for the initiative because they’ve already been doing that for a number of years, via their amazing work within the WDHB. It’s a genuine privilege to be working alongside them,” concludes Hennin.

See below for a full list of venues and dates to visit the nib check-up truck

  • Wynyard Quarter (Halsey Wharf) – Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January 2018
  • Mission Bay – Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January 2018
  • Avondale Market – Sunday 21 January 2018
  • Warkworth A&P Show – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January 2018