The service is staffed by registered nurses with general, midwifery and post graduate maternal, child and family health qualifications.
Your hospital midwife will notify us of your baby's birth. A Maternal and Child Health Nurse will contact you by phone and offer you a home visit as part of the Maternal and Child Health Program. Other visits are then generally conducted at your local maternal and child health centre.
These include visits to check your child's development at: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, and 3.5 years.
How to make appointments
You can book, change and cancel appointments via the maternal and child health bookings form.
All you need is your maternal child ID number located on the first page of your green health and development record along with name and birth date. If you do not have your maternal child ID number, please contact us on (03) 9599 4755.
You can make an appointment for key ages and stages visits by calling (03) 9599 4755 on Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm
Come see us at a drop in session, no appointment is necessary:
28 Bodley Street
1 Palmer Avenue
145A Cochrane Street
483 Hampton Street
1 Livingston Street
33 Abbott Street
The video below profiles two families, a dads group and mothers participating in a lactation day stay program, and two health professionals discussing the importance of family support and strategies.