Our Maternal and Child Health Service (MCH) is free and confidential for all City of Whittlesea families with children from newborn to school age. Our staff are Registered Nurses, with additional qualifications in Midwifery and Maternal and Child Health. Our service provides ongoing care to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of families and the learning and development of children.
The Maternal and Child Health team is here for you.
Health and development assessments are performed around the following key ages and stages:
To make a key ages and stages appointment or to change an existing one, please request an MCH Appointment.
If your enquiry relates to an appointment in the next two working days, please call our team on 9404 8888 between 9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The City of Whittlesea has 20 Maternal and Child Health sites located around the municipality.
Chat with a Maternal and Child Health Nurse or Lactation Consultant about breastfeeding, or any other issues with feeding your baby.
These sessions offer an opportunity to visit a Maternal and Child Health nurse in between your child’s Key Ages and Stage assessments.
We have a range of programs that are facilitated by professionals and aimed to assist parents, including a First Time Parent Group, Sleep & Settling program, and The Infant Program.
Our Enhanced Maternal and Child Health (EMCH) Service is an outreach program providing additional support to families with children from birth to preschool age who may be experiencing challenges impacting parenting, relationships and well-being.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement includes the Deadly Boorais and Deadly Families Program, which actively engages families and their children who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and supports their engagement in the Maternal and Child Health service.
Part of the Deadly Boorais Deadly Families program is the Yarning Circle and Drop In Session. These provide further opportunity for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to connect and engage with the Maternal and Child Health Service within the City of Whittlesea.
The Maternal and Child Health 24-hour health line on 13 22 29 can give you information and advice about the care and health of your child aged birth to school age.
The Maternal and Child Health app provides reliable information that families can use everyday, and can be downloaded by clicking here.