Maternal & Child Health

1. Overview

This service is provided by Local and State Governments, and is available to parents and carers of children from birth to six years. We contact you following discharge from the Maternity Service (hospital) and offer an initial home visit. The Child & Family Health Service is provided free of charge to you.

Children grow up fast. We can assist parents to assess their child’s health and development. Reviews are recommended when your child is:

- 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 8 weeks
- 4 months, 8 months, 12 months
- 18 months and 2 years
- 3 1/2 years including vision testing.

We offer information and advice on immunisation, childhood illness, sleep and settling, accident prevention, infant feeding and more.

Breastfeeding drop in service

The Shire is offering support and information to breastfeeding mothers. This is a free service. No appointments required. No provision for toddlers (during school terms only). View our drop in sessions here. 

Introducing the MCH App

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The free MCH App provides a modern digital solution and a resource families can use every day for trusted information on child and maternal health. Time saving features include information on popular child health and development topics; click-to-call emergency contacts; prompts for upcoming MCH consultations and regular updates and messages.

Consent for Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service

 Click here to provide consent for the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service

What to bring to the centre

- Nappy change bag
- Something for your baby to lie on
- Your child's health and development record book

2. Centres on the Mornington Peninsula

For general enquires or to book an appointment please contact Family Services and Community Planning - Phone: 5950 1099

Balnarring
3045 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring (Mel Ref 193 D5)

Crib Point
Community House, 7 Park Rd, Crib Point (Mel Ref 195 B2)

Hastings
185 High St, Hastings (Mel Ref 154 K11)

Wallaroo
6 Wallaroo Place, Hastings (Mel Ref 154 E8)

Somerville
Annie Sage Community Centre(Mel Ref 107 E12)

Mount Eliza
95-97 Wimbledon Avenue, Mt Eliza (Mel Ref 105 F1, F2)

Mornington
32 Hampden St, Mornington (Mel Ref 104 E12)

Mornington Park 
5 Currawong St, Mornington (Mel Ref 104 J12)

Bentons Square
Bentons Square Community Centre (Mel Ref 145 G6)
145 Bentons Rd, Mornington

Mt Martha
35 Watsons Rd Mt Martha (Mel Ref 144 K12)

Dromana 
65 Pier St, Dromana (Mel Ref 159 J7)

Red Hill
210 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill (Mel Ref 190 H4)

Capel Sound
Seawinds Community Centre (Mel Ref 169 K5)
11A Allambi Avenue, Capel Sound

Waterfall Gully 
Crn Bayview Rd & Nixon St Rosebud (Mel Ref 170 G3)

Tootgarook
24 Barry St, Tootgarook (Mel Ref 169 D4)

Rye
21 Nelson St, Rye (Mel Ref 168 F4)