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Maternal and child health services

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 of our nurses are registered nurses, with additional qualifications in midwifery and maternal and child health.

The service includes advice on health, where to find information, support services and an opportunity to discuss your child's development.

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 1/2 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

You can drop in to any of the sessions below without an appointment. These sessions don’t replace your child’s scheduled Key Ages and Stages assessments, and are suitable for follow ups and review.

Breastfeeding support:

Chat with a Lactation/MCH nurse about:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Anything to do with feeding your baby

Please attend as close to the beginning of the session and when your baby is ready to feed.

Drop in session times:

This service is CLOSED on Public Holidays.

Open consultation sessions

These sessions offer an opportunity to visit a MCH nurse in between your child’s Key Ages and Stages assessments. Consultations are 15 minutes for the purpose of follow up and review.

Locations

This service is CLOSED on Public Holidays.

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 to be referred.

For more details please chat to your MCH nurse.