Whitehorse City Council

Maternal & Child Health Services

Baby on tummyThe arrival of a new baby brings joy as well as new challenges and significant changes to a family.  Whitehorse Council's Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service provides essential health and development assessment and care for all families living in Whitehorse with young children aged from birth to 4 years.  When your baby is born the hospital will advise Whitehorse Council and a MCH nurse will make contact with you to arrange a time for a home visit once you arrive home.

What is the nearest MCH Centre to me?

Whitehorse City Council has six Maternal and Child Health Family Centres. 

Appointments are typically Monday to Friday 8:30am-4pm.  Please call the corresponding number to book or change an appointment time.

Centre Address Phone
Burgess Family Centre 15 Barwon Street, Box Hill North 9898 3611 
Box Hill South Family Centre  Cnr Riversdale Road and Station Street, Box Hill South 9889 8900  
Blackburn North Family Centre Whitehorse Primary School, 70-86 Junction Road, Blackburn North 98983611
Forest Hill Family Centre 35 Bennett Street, Forest Hill 9889 8900
Mitcham Family Centre   15 Brunswick Road, Mitcham 9262 6332 
Vermont South Family Centre Karobran Drive, Vermont South 9262 6332

If the matter is urgent please contact your local GP or nearest hospital emergency department. For phone advice from a MCH nurse please contact the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

You might also like to visit the Raising Children’s Website www.raisingchildren.net.au for non-urgent information.

MCH Consultations

Home Visit      

8 Month

2 Week   

12 Month

4 Week

18 Month

8 Week 2 Years
5 Month 3.5 Years
How long does a consultation last?
  • Initial home visit will be approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes
  • 2 weeks old to 2 years old (except 4 week visit) visits will be approximately 30 minutes
  • 4 weeks old visit will be a slightly longer consultation of 60 minutes
  • 3.5 years old visit will be approximately 30 minutes
Free MCH App

The free MCH App provides a modern digital solution and a resource families can use every day for trusted information on child and maternal health. Time saving features include information on popular child health and development topics; click-to-call emergency contacts; prompts for upcoming MCH consultations and regular updates and messages. 

This free app, developed by the Department of Education and Training, is available from the App Store or on Google Play or via www.education.vic.gov.au/mchapp

What does your MCH Family Centre provide?