Maternal and Child Health services have resumed face-to-face services for 0-8 week old children, although where possible, families will be offered phone or video consultations. Infants aged four months or over (with some exceptions) should participate in phone or video consultations with a Maternal and Child Health nurse.
Facilities are required to record the names and contact number of visitors who stay at the community facility or library for more than 15 minutes, and for centre based appointments, strict hygiene practices will be implemented.
To make your next appointment contact our Maternal and Child Health Central Booking office on 9747 7287 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maternal and Child Health Centres
All our centres are staffed by registered Maternal and Child Health Nurses who also have additional qualifications in midwifery and maternal and child health.
How do I make contact with the Maternal and Child Health Nurse?
When you have your baby, the hospital where you gave birth will contact our Maternal and Child Health Service. We will call you to organise your first consultation. If you do not hear from us within seven days of getting home, please contact our Maternal and Child Health Service on 9747 7287.
There are 10 free key age and stage consultations:
- home visit
- two weeks
- four weeks
- eight weeks
- four months
- eight months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- two years
- three and a half years
Your consultations are more frequent when you first come home with your baby but it is important to keep your consultations with the Maternal and Child Health nurse when your child is older as this is vital in detecting any problems and organising appropriate follow up.
For any concerns between consultations you can contact the Central Booking Office on 9747 7287 who will send a message to your nurse to contact you.
What happens during a consultation?
- you can talk to the nurse about any concerns and how you are feeling
- your child’s health, growth and development will be reviewed and discussed
- the nurse will record details in your child’s ‘My Health and Development record’
- the nurse will refer you to other services if needed
- the nurse will discuss immunisations with you.
For more information and to book appointments, contact our Maternal and Child Health Central Booking Office on 9747 7287.
Location of Maternal and Child Health Centres
Enhanced Maternal and Child Health
This service provides additional consultations for families that require more support.
Other support channels
Beyond Blue or 1300 22 4636 (for postnatal depression)
SIDS and Kids
24 hour grief support or 1300 308 307