Maternal and child health visits

Our registered nurses are qualified in the area of maternal and child health. They are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or link you with local support networks.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with a Maternal and Child Health Nurse phone the booking line on 9688 0501 or email BookMCH@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Please Note: All MCH Centres will be closed on Friday 1st November, 2019.

Find your local centre

Open Session - No appointments necessary

Open Session provide 10 minute consultation outside the KAS appointments. The sessions are held on the following days:

Centre
Day
Time
Maribyrnong River Maternal and Child Health Centre   Mondays 1.30pm-3pm

Clare Court Maternal and Child Health Centre

Tuesdays

1.30pm-3pm

Maidstone Child and Family Centre

Thursdays

1.30pm-3pm

Families can attend any centre for these visits. Families will be seen in order of arrival and, during busy sessions, it may not be possible to see everyone. If you require a Key Age and Stages visit or a longer appointment please call our central booking service on 9688 0501.

New Parent Group Information

The MCH Nurse will invite all new parents to attend a New Parents Group: Groups are held in your local area and are facilitated by qualified Maternal and Child Health Nurses. They provide:

  • a relaxed, informal and supportive environment to share experiences, gain information and discuss topics relating to parenting
  • an opportunity to meet other new parents and develop friendships

This is made up of five day sessions and three evening sessions of Baby Makes 3, where partners attend.

Parent Information Sessions

Places limited, bookings essential via 9688 0501.

Infant CPR / First Aid

Learn basic lifesaving skills and how to cope with everyday illness and injury at the following 2019 sessions:

Town Hall MCH Centre

Wednesday 19th June and 16th October, 10am - 12pm

Maidstone MCH Centre

Monday 11th November, 10am - 12pm

Starting solid food sessions

For parents with children aged 4 to 7 months

Roberts Street MCH Centre

Selected Tuesdays, 2pm - 3pm

Maidstone MCH Centre

Selected Thursdays, 10am - 11am

What services are offered?

The service offers families information, guidance and support on issues including:

  • breastfeeding/nutrition
  • child health and development
  • maternal health
  • child accident and injury prevention
  • immunisation information
  • family planning
  • positive parenting
  • young parents groups
  • New MCH App(DOCX, 99KB)

We strive to provide the best possible service to families and welcome any questions or feedback.  Parents can talk to their Maternal and Child Health Nurse or contact the Maternal and Child Health Team Leader on 96880501.