Maternal and child health service
Update for maternal and child health service: Stage 3 restrictions
We have returned to face-to-face appointments for all age groups.
To ensure safe social distancing we encourage where possible that only one caregiver and child attend the appointment.
All staff and caregivers should wear a mask for consultations in line with Victorian regulations.
Please do not come to the centre if anyone in your household is unwell. Call 03 4408 6590 to change your appointment to a phone consultation or to reschedule your appointment.
We are in the process of setting up appointments via Health Direct which is the leading provider of telehealth in Australia.
For the MCH centre locations, please click here.
First time parent groups will continue to run via Zoom with the option for outdoor sessions.
Please call 03 4408 6590 if you have any queries.
The maternal and child health service
The Maternal and Child Health Service is a free service available to all parents and carers with children from birth to school age.
Our Maternal and Child Health centres offer:
- Child growth and development assessments
- Referrals to other health agencies
- Health and early parenting information
- Links to community resources
- New parents’ groups
Our Maternal and Child Health Nurses are all registered nurses with qualifications in Midwifery and Maternal and Child Health.
Parents and carers can get information, guidance and support on:
- Child health and development
- Maternal health
- Parent-child relationships
- Home and care safety for infants
- Child accident and injury prevention
- Family planning
Make an appointment to visit a centre
To make an appointment, contact our Early Years Team on 03 4408 6590.
Our service is a "well" service. If you have an appointment booked and either you or your child is unwell, please call our Early Years Team to reschedule your appointment.
Interpreting services are available for all consultations. Please contact our Early Years Team in advance of your appointment and they will organise an interpreter to be present.
Make a booking or contact us
For more information, please contact the Early Years Team on 03 4408 6590.
Our Maternal and Child Health Centres are closed on Code Red Days.
Understand more about the Maternal and Child Health service
Visit the Victorian Education website to read more about the free Maternal and Child Health service.
Storytime, Toddler Time and Rhyme Time
Visit the Goldfields Library website for information about Storytime, Toddler Time and Rhyme Time.
Safe Seats Safe Kids
Visit the Safe Seats Safe Kids website to book in for a free child car restraint fitting or safety check.