Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health Service provides a free service for families with children from birth to school age. All births in Victoria are referred to their local maternal and child health centre. If you have had a baby, a nurse will contact you to arrange your first visit, which is usually in your home. If you have moved to Glen Eira and have children under school age, contact us to link in with your local maternal and child health nurse.

Services offered

Maternal and child health nurses can support families with young children in many ways, including:

  • parenting support and education;
  • promotion of health and development;
  • review of child health and growth;
  • new parent group facilitation;
  • family health and wellbeing;
  • safety and injury prevention; and
  • breastfeeding support.

Hours of operation

The Maternal and Child Health Service is available Monday to Friday, days and times vary between our centres. To make an appointment, contact us on 9524 3333 or contact the centres directly (details below).

After-hours service

A 24-hour maternal and child health telephone service is available. Contact 13 22 29.

Centre locations and contact details

There are seven centres located within Glen Eira.

 Centre  Address Telephone
Bentleigh Maternal and Child Health 542 Centre Road, Bentleigh 9557 2359
Elsternwick Maternal and Child Health 274–276 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick 9532 4312 
Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Corner Royal and Rosedale Avenues, Glen Huntly 9572 5126 
McKinnon Maternal and Child Health Centre 186 McKinnon Road, McKinnon 9578 4602
Moorleigh Community Village  92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East 9570 3870
Murrumbeena Maternal and Child Health 107 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena 9569 5700
Caulfield Maternal and Child Health Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 9524 3454

Open sessions

Open sessions provide a 10-minute window to see a nurse without making an appointment, and are available at the times listed below.

Centre  Open session day and time 
Bentleigh Maternal and Child Health Monday, 9am–12pm
Elsternwick Maternal and Child Health Thursday, 10am–12pm
Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Friday, 9am–12pm
McKinnon Maternal and Child Health Thursday, 2pm–4pm
Moorleigh Community Village Wednesday, 2pm–4pm
Murrumbeena Maternal and Child Health Tuesday, 1.30pm–4pm
Town Hall Maternal and Child Health Tuesday, 10am–12pm

Keep in touch

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