Maternal and Child Health

Frankston City's Maternal and Child Health Service promotes the health and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age.

Maternal and Child Health has a new phone number

Council is offering young families the convenience of one contact point to make or change appointments with their Maternal and Child Health (MCH) centre. The new MCH central booking phone number is: 9784 1756

A Maternal and Child Health Line is available 24 hours on 132 229. In an emergency phone 000.

There are 13 Maternal and Child Health centres within Frankston City:

You do not have to attend the Centre you are allocated to. You can contact your preferred centre to discuss transferring. 

Find your closest Maternal and Child Health Centre

Maternal and Child Health Framework

The hospital will send our Administration team your baby's birth notice and one of our Maternal and Child Health Nurses will contact you to arrange a Home Visit.

There are 10 Key Ages and Stages which consist of:

  • Home Visit
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • 8 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 8 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3 1/2 years

If you feel you need further support you are welcome to contact your Maternal and Child Health Nurse to arrange another appointment outside of the scheduled visits.

What to bring?

  • A bunny rug or two clean cloth nappies
  • A change of clothes for the baby
  • Plastic bag for dirty nappies
  • Child health record (green book)

Services available

Consultations

  • Centre consultations
  • Growth and development assessment
  • Home visiting
  • Lactation consultancy

 Family Support

  • Group programs
  • Guidance and advice on nutrition and parenting
  • Information on local community resources, services and agencies
  • New Parent groups

 Health Advice

  • Child and women's health issues
  • Vision screening
  • Referrals for hearing tests are available
  • Immunisation
  • Referral to appropriate professionals

 Health Promotion

  • Behaviour and development
  • Child and family nutrition and dental health
  • Home safety and accident prevention

Saturday Sessions

  • Monthly Saturday sessions at Seaford Maternal and Child Health Centre

Bookings

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) centre
P. 9784 1756

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