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Maternal and Child Health Services

Maternal and Child Health is a free service for all children aged from birth to 6 years, offering ten Key Age and Stage visits, as well as immunisation and additional targeted support if required.

The service is staffed by Maternal and Child Health Nurses (registered nurses with qualifications in midwifery, maternal and child health) and is managed by Portland District Health.

Information, guidance and support on issues including:

- Breastfeeding
- Child health and development
- Maternal Health
- Parent-child relationships
- Home safety for infants
- Child accident and injury prevention
- Immunisation
- Nutrition
- Family planning
- Sleep settling
- Attachment
- First time parents group

Who do I contact?

Portland District Health have successfully been appointed the shire’s new contractor of maternal and child health services, providing universal, enhanced and early childhood health and immunisation services.

For all maternal and child health services enquiries please contact Portland District Health on 5521 0504 or email mch.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au. To learn more about the service click here

Maternal & Child Health line

A 24-hour telephone service staffed by Maternal & Child Health nurses for families of children aged birth to school age is available by contacting 13 22 29.
(This help line is funded by the Victorian Government initiative.)

For all maternal and child health services enquiries please contact Portland District Health on 5521 0504 or email mch.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au.

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