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Appointments with your Maternal and Child Health Service

Families of children from birth to 6 years are able to make appointments to seek advice and support from their local Maternal and Child Health team on their child's health and development. 

Your first appointment

Making an appointment is slightly different depending on the age and stage of your child.

If you have a newborn

When your baby is born the hospital will advise our Maternal and Child Health service of the birth.

Program support staff will phone you to arrange the date and time of your first appointment.

This usually takes place in your own home. You will receive ongoing support through our Maternal and Child Health Centres.

If you have moved into the area

If you have recently moved to Knox from overseas or elsewhere in Australia and have children less than 4 years of age:

  • contact our Maternal and Child Health service directly by email at mch@knox.vic.gov.au, or
  • call 9298 8741. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12.30 pm.

Making an appointment

For information or to make or cancel an appointment, email mch@knox.vic.gov.au at any time or call 9298 8741 from Monday to Friday 9 am to 12.30 pm.

Remember to include your child's name, date of birth and any details regarding the appointment.

You will receive a response to emails or phone messages within one business day.

Standard appointments

It is important to have your child checked by the maternal and child health nurse at the following stages of their growth and development.

The timetable of key visits includes:

Home visit

Information covered includes:

  • linking to local services
  • safe sleeping checklist
  • breastfeeding support
  • parenting support.
2 weeks

Information covered includes:

  • growth and development
  • safety
  • nutrition and feeding
  • hearing review
  • parenting support.
4 weeks

Information covered includes:

  • growth
  • maternal health review
  • nutrition and feeding
  • parenting support
  • safety.
8 weeks

Information covered includes:

  • growth
  • development
  • nutrition and feeding
  • parenting support
  • link to parent groups
  • immunisations
  • safety.
4 months

Information covered includes:

  • growth
  • development
  • nutrition and feeding
  • parenting support
  • safety
  • Young Readers Program – Rhyme Time booklet and DVD.
8 months

Information covered includes:

  • growth and development
  • safety
  • nutrition and feeding
  • immunisation
  • parenting support
  • link to parent groups.
12 months

Information covered includes:

  • growth and development
  • safety
  • nutrition and feeding
  • immunisation
  • parenting support.
18 months

Information covered includes:

  • growth and development
  • safety
  • nutrition and feeding
  • oral health
  • parenting support
  • playgroups.
2 years

Information covered includes:

  • growth and development
  • safety
  • nutrition and feeding
  • kindergarten enrolment
  • parenting support
  • Young Readers Program.
3.5 years

Information covered includes:

  • growth and development
  • safety
  • nutrition and feeding
  • oral health
  • parenting support
  • vision screening
  • kindergarten information.

Your nearest Maternal and Child Health Centre

Browse our map of Maternal and Child Health Centres in Knox or find the address in the table below.

Venue

Address

Suburb

Forest Road

Cnr Forest Road & Stockton Avenue

Ferntree Gully

Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater

41 Phyllis Street

Bayswater

Knox Children and Family Centre - Wantirna

81 Argyle Way

Wantirna South

Knoxfield

81 Anne Road

Knoxfield

Liberty

77 Liberty Avenue

Rowville

Murrindal

100 Murrindal Drive

Rowville

Marie Chandler

Park Crescent

Boronia

Wattleview

17 Fuchsia Street

Ferntree Gully

Maternal and Child Health 24 hour Line – 13 22 29 

For enquiries outside our standard working hours, you can contact the Maternal and Child Health 24 hour line. 

Qualified maternal and child health nurses provide information, support and advice to Victorian families with children from birth to school age (5 years old), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone: 13 22 29.

Need help?

Email mch@knox.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Or call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9298 8741.

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