The 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 Service (MCH) provides essential health and development assessments and care for all families living in Whitehorse with young children aged from birth to school age.
After your baby is born, the hospital will advise Whitehorse Council. Council will organise a Maternal and Child Health Nurse to contact you to arrange a home visit. There is no charge for this service.
Visits are by appointment only. Please call the centre number to book or change an appointment time.
If the matter is urgent please contact your local GP or nearest hospital emergency department.
For phone advice from a qualified 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.
MCH Key Ages and Stages Consultations
What does your MCH Centre provide?
- New Parent Groups
- Enhanced Maternal and Child Health
- Lactation Clinic
- Parenting advice and information