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Maternal and child health

Maternal and child health is a free service available to all families with children from birth to 6 years of age.

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.

A green child health book

How to make appointments

Online

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.

Phone

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

In person

Come see us at a drop in session, no appointment is necessary:

Beaumaris

28 Bodley Street
Tuesdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm

Brighton East

1 Palmer Avenue
Wednesdays, 9am­–12noon

Brighton NBCC

145A Cochrane Street
Mondays, 1.30pm­–4.00pm
Thursdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm

Hampton

483 Hampton Street
Wednesdays, 9am–12noon

Highett

1A Livingston Street
Tuesdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm
Thursdays, 1.30pm–4.00pm

Sandringham

16 Station Street
Mondays, 1.30pm–4.00pm
Fridays, 9am–12noon

Breastfeeding

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.