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Important notice about appointments
As a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19 we have reviewed the way we conduct our appointments. Face to face appointments are no longer available. Appointments with our Maternal and Child Health Nurses will be held either via telephone or via video link. Please see below for how to access the video link appointments.
For further information please contact us on 9688 0501 or to book an appointment, please visit our request an appointment webpage.
Video link appointments
If you would like to have your appointment via video link you will need to download the GoToMeeting app from the App Store for iOS devices or from Google Play for Android devices.
For further information about appointments via video link please call us 9688 0501.
Find your local maternal and child health centre
To find your local maternal and child health centre please refer to our locality map by clicking on the button below. You can attend any one of our nine centres.
Find your nearest centre
Please Note: All MCH Centres are CLOSED on all Public Holidays.
Attending your appointment
To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, the Maternal and Child Health Service is limiting face-to-face consultations. From Monday 23 March, consultations for babies eight weeks and under will be conducted in centres in shortened 15 minute face-to-face consultations. Families with appointments for older babies and children will be offered phone consultations. We will continue to offer Immunisations and these sessions will all be at the Town Hall. Bookings are essential. Please phone 9688 0501 if you have any concerns.
When attending your appointment you must bring your child's health record book which you received from the hospital before taking your new baby home. It's very important that the health record book is kept up to date.
Rescheduling or cancelling your appointment
We understand that circumstances change without notice, or you or your child may be unwell on the day, so if you can't make your appointment we ask that you contact us by calling 9688 0501 so we can offer the time to someone else.
Maternal Child Health Open sessions (cancelled for March and April)
Maribyrnong City Council considers the safety and wellbeing of the community as our top priority and is closely monitoring COVID-19. We are receiving regular updates from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and with the current public health situation in mind, Council will cancel March and April open sessions as a precautionary measure. To keep up to date with Council’s response to COVID-19 please visit www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/COVID
To stay up to date with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advice regarding COVID-19, visit the DHHS website.
Please note we endeavour to provide the best possible service for everyone that attends our centres, however during peak periods it may not be possible for a nurse to see you on the day and you may need to attend a centre at a future date.
- Gowrie Clare Court Maternal and Child Health Centre, Tuesdays only (Cancelled for March and April)
- Maidstone Child and Family Centre, Thursdays only (Cancelled for March and April)
- Maribyrnong River Maternal and Child Health Centre, Mondays only (Cancelled for March and April)
Immunisation appointments - Open Sessions are cancelled for March and April
Immunisations will continue with individual appointments at Town Hall. Please call 9688 0501 to make an appointment.
Immunisation appointments are only available on the following days at certain centres, as follows:
- Tuesdays only at Braybrook Maternal and Child Health Centre, 107-139 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook - appointments relocated to Town Hall.
- Wednesdays only at Town Hall Maternal and Child Health Centre, 61 Napier Street, Footscray.
- Thursdays only at Gowrie Clare Court Maternal and Child Health Centre, 40 Court Street, Yarraville - appointments relocated to Town Hall.
How to request an appointment
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our highly qualified and experienced Maternal and Child Health Nurses please complete the online request form and we will notify you of the details. Alternatively, you can call our booking service on 9688 0501.
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