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Maternal and child health

Our maternal and child health service provides free help to Glen Eira families with children from birth to school age. The service is staffed by registered nurses with general, midwifery and postgraduate qualifications.

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How is the service currently operating?

Our Maternal and Child Health Service is starting to return to a full face-to-face service. 

All Key Ages and Stages, visits have resumed. COVID-19 precautions continue to be implemented as per the Department of Health and Human Services.

We ask all caregivers to complete a QR code on entry which includes a COVID-19 questionnaire.

You must wear a face mask when attending the Centre. Do not attend your appointment if you or your child are unwell.

Face-to-face New Parent Groups will recommence in 2021.

For more information or for any concerns, you can call the Glen Eira Maternal and Child Health Hotline on 9524 3403 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Group talks/educational online sessions

What is the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service?

The MCH service is a free service for parents and carers with children aged from birth to school years. It’s provided by MCH nurses, who are also registered nurses and midwives.

MCH is a family-focused service which offers guidance, support and practical information in parenting, maternal health and family wellbeing.

How do we help?

Our maternal and child health nurses can help with:

  • breastfeeding and nutrition advice
  • the health and physical development of your baby or child
  • child safety and injury prevention
  • keeping your family healthy
  • oral health
  • playgroups and kindergarten enrolment
  • parent education talks
  • immunisation
  • our new parents' group.

Key Ages and Stages 

Health and development assessments are scheduled for the following ages:

Other useful contacts

Give us feedback

We welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our services. To give us feedback, email MCHCoordination@gleneira.vic.gov.au

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