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Maternal and child health services

Our maternal and child health service is a free, confidential service for families who have children from newborn to school age. All nurses are registered, with additional qualifications in midwifery and maternal and child health. The service includes health advice and opportunities to discuss your child's development, support programs and groups, and useful resources and information.

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Contact us

For more information, email mch@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or call 9404 8888.

COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions, ALL Maternal and Child Health appointments - including breastfeeding support, open consultations, Sleep & Settling, The Infant Program, and First Time Parents Group - are being done via telehealth until further notice.

If you have an appointment, your nurse will call you at your appointment time.

For more information, see the City of Whittlesea's COVID-19 FAQs, or to book or change an appointment, please phone us on 9404 8888. 

Key ages and stages

Health and development assessments are performed around the following key ages and stages:

  • 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks
  • 4 months, 8 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3.5 years

Book an appointment

To make an appointment, or to change an existing one, please call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9404 8888 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Drop-In Sessions

These sessions don’t replace your child’s scheduled Key Ages and Stages assessments, but are suitable for follow-ups and review.

Breastfeeding support

Chat with a Lactation or MCH nurse about breastfeeding or anything to do with feeding your baby.

Open consultation sessions

These sessions offer an opportunity to visit an MCH nurse in between your child’s Key Ages and Stages assessments.

Parenting Programs

We provide a range of programs that are facilitated by professionals and aimed at assisting parents.

Our programs include First Time Parent Groups, Sleep and Settling and The Infant Program.

Our First Time Parent Groups are running online. If you are booked into one of these groups you will receive an invitation to join the session. Session times are available on the flyer, which you can download below.

To book into a session, call us on 9404 8888 or email mchprograms@whittlesea.vic.gov.au, as places are strictly limited for now.

Enhanced Maternal and Child Health service

This service is offered to families who are experiencing significant early parenting difficulties. This is a specialised program and you’ll need a referral. You can download a referral form below. For more details, please chat to your MCH nurse.

Our enhanced service can refer families to join our relationship-based parenting programs. To find out more, call 8401 6205 and download the current brochure.

 

Maternal and Child Health forms

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