Maternal & Child Health Services
The Child & Family Health Service is provided free of charge to you.
It is available to parents and carers of children from birth to six years.
Following discharge from Maternity (hospital), you will be contacted and offered an initial home visit, free of charge. This service is provided by Local and State Governments.
Enquiries and appointments
For general enquires or to book an appointment please contact Family Services and Community Planning by phone 5950 1099
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.
What to bring:
- Nappy change bag
- Something for your baby to lie on
- Your child's health and development record book
How to find us: View our Maternal and Child Health Centre Locations.
Further Information and Resources
Consent form for the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service
Maternal Child Health Line: Call 13 22 29 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Families with children from birth to school age can speak to an MCH nurse for advice and support.
Maternal Child Health App: The free Maternal Child Health 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 Maternal Child Health consultations and regular updates and messages.
Information on Health and Safety, Immunisations, Introducing solids, Play and Development, Sleep and Settling & Breastfeeding:
Support with care of your children or if you are experiencing Family Violence: Orange Door
Mental Health Support for families: