Maternal and Child Health

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Maternal and Child Health Services

Frankston City's Maternal and Child Health Service promotes the health and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age. Our qualified Maternal and Child Health practitioners provide screening, advice and support on your child’s growth, development and health needs, including:

  • Safe sleeping
  • Breastfeeding
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • Oral health
  • Immunisation advice
  • Vision screening

More detailed information on these services can be found a the bottom of this page under 'Services Available'.

Maternal and Child Health Framework

The hospital send us your baby’s birth notice and then we contact you to arrange your first home visit with the MCH Service.

There are 10 Key Ages & Stages visits:

Home Visit                        8 months

2 weeks                             12 months

4 weeks                             18 months

8 weeks                             2 years

4 months                          3½ years

Bookings and Information

Central booking: 9784 1756
Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

For afterhours support call the 24hr MCH Line: 13 22 29

In an emergency, call 000

Find your closest Maternal and Child Health Centre

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

Carrum Downs

Banyan Fields Child and Family Centre

Map and Directions
90A Cadles Road
Carrum Downs

Botany Park Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
53 Lyrebird Drive
Carrum Downs

Rowellyn Maternal and Child Health Centre

Map and Directions
37 Rowellyn Ave
Carrum Downs 

Bookings and Information

Central booking: 9784 1756
Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

For afterhours support call the 24hr MCH Line: 13 22 29

In an emergency, call 000

Frankston

Baden Powell Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
Corner Humphries Road and Baden Powell Drive
Frankston South

Joy St Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
15 Joy Street
Frankston

Karingal PLACE Neighbourhood Centre

Map and Directions
103 Ashleigh Ave
Frankston

Lakewood Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
107-109 Raphael Cresent
Frankston

Montague Park Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
Bentley Place
Frankston

Bookings and Information

Central booking: 9784 1756
Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

For afterhours support call the 24hr MCH Line: 13 22 29

In an emergency, call 000

Frankston North

Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
25 Jenkens Street
Frankston North

Bookings and Information

Central booking: 9784 1756
Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

For afterhours support call the 24hr MCH Line: 13 22 29

In an emergency, call 000

Langwarrin

Langwarrin Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
6 Allen Cres
Langwarrin

Langwarrin Park Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
29 Northgateway
Langwarrin

Bookings and Information

Central booking: 9784 1756
Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

For afterhours support call the 24hr MCH Line: 13 22 29

In an emergency, call 000

Seaford

Belvedere Park Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
1 Moomba Avenue
Seaford

Seaford Maternal and Child Health

Map and Directions
41 Railway Parade
Seaford

Bookings and Information

Central booking: 9784 1756
Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

For afterhours support call the 24hr MCH Line: 13 22 29

In an emergency, call 000

If you wish to attend a different MCH Centre, please call Central Booking to arrange 

What to bring?

  • A change of clothes for the child
  • A comfort rug
  • Bag for dirty nappy
  • Child Health Record book
  • Your child's own toy for them to use

Please note: Council has a policy of not allowing disposable nappies to be disposed of at the centre.

MCH App Available

Finding reliable information between your Maternal and Child Health (MCH) visits can be challenging for families. The Victorian Government’s new MCH App combines trustworthy information and time-saving features, into one simple digital tool.

Features include:

  • ‘Nora’, the app’s digital assistant who can answer most common child health queries
  • A library of information on popular health and development topics
  • Click-to-call contacts
  • Prompts for upcoming MCH consultations
  • Regular updates and messages

This free app can be personalised and is available for all Apple and Android smartphones. Download from your App Store or visit the website below:

Services available

Consultations

  • Centre consultations
  • Growth and development assessment
  • Home visiting
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Sleeping & Settling Support

Family Support

  • Group programs
  • Guidance and advice on nutrition and parenting
  • Information on local community resources, services and agencies
  • First-Time Parent Groups
  • Parent Education Sessions

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