Maternal and Child Health services

We support families with children aged from birth to school age. Our specialist staff will guide you through your early parenting years to provide free support for your child’s development, growth, nutrition and general wellbeing.

Learn more about Maternal and Child Health Services.

Changes due to COVID-19

Short term changes to Manningham Maternal and Child Health service delivery

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services are transitioning back to normal operations after the temporary reduction in service due to the Metro Melbourne Healthcare ‘Code Brown’. 

If your appointment was cancelled during this time, we will be in touch as soon as possible to arrange your next appointment.  Please make contact with our admin team on 9840 9188 if you have any any urgent concerns 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our healthcare workforce, including staff furloughs due to positive cases or isolation requirements.  This means some MCH services may not be able to deliver the full range of services and consultations at times and will need to prioritise care during these periods.  there are a range of alternative supports available:

  • Call the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Qualified MCH Nurses provide confidential support and advice about the care and health of your child (from birth to school age)
  • Contact your regular General Practitioner or other regular health professional
  • Visit a SuperCare pharmacy. They provide access to healthcare advice and pharmacy services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes a free, on-site nursing service from 6-10pm each night
  • Contact an Optometrist for vision testing

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will return to our regular operating arrangements as soon as we are able.

Upcoming immunisation sessions

Attend a Parenting Seminar

Our parenting seminar series provides parents with the tools to be well informed and involved in their children’s lives.

 

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