First home visits
We will continue to support new mothers through our first home visit service. To help keep you, your family and our staff safe this service has changed slightly.
A MACH nurse will contact you by phone within 5 working days to arrange a visit from the MACH nurse.
Contact the Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support line on 5124 1775 if you have not received a call from a MACH Nurse, or talk about any concerns you may have for your baby’s or your own health.
Please leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and reason for your call and a health professional will call you back.
Booked clinic appointments
Currently bookings are available for the 6 to 8 week developmental health checks for your baby, and a wellbeing check for the baby’s parent / carer. To make a booking call Central Health Intake on 02 5124 9977, from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm and Wednesday, 8.00am to 3.30pm. This may be subject to change, please check website for updates.
All other developmental checks are temporarily suspended due to COVID restrictions. You may have received a message notifying you that your appointment has been cancelled. Appointments will be available again when COVID restrictions ease.
If you have specific concerns about your child’s growth and development, behaviour, sleep or feeding and wish to speak to a MACH Nurse, please phone the Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support Line on 5124 1775 from Monday to Friday.
MACH Clinic locations
Understanding Your Baby Group
You are invited to attend an online Understanding your baby information session. Understanding your baby information sessions provides information on infant behaviour and development, infant cue-based care to support feeding, play, sleep and settling infants from birth to 3 months.
To book into a session visit Eventbrite.
You can also call the Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support line on 5124 1775 to speak to a MACH nurse about any concerns you may have with feeding, growth and development or settling concerns.
Leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and reason for your call and a health professional will call you back within one business day. An appointment will be made for you to have a telephone or Telehealth consultation with an experienced MACH nurse.
New Parents Groups
New Parent Groups have been temporarily suspended to keep you and your family safe. When the COVID restrictions have eased the groups may resume online or face to face.
The New Parent Group is a four week program run by our MACH nurses. It gives you the opportunity to meet other first-time parents with babies of a similar age, discuss topics and issues about parenting and caring for yourself and your baby and find out how to access services available to you in the community. This group is usually available to parents of infants under four months.
To make a booking when COVID restrictions ease, call Central Health Intake on 5124 9977.
We are committed to helping you breastfeed your baby.
If you are having difficulties or are seeking advice for breastfeeding your baby, please call the Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support line on 5124 1775 to speak to a MACH nurse. An appointment can be made for you to have a consultation with a Maternal and Child Health nurse or midwife (this may be via telehealth).
Early Childhood Immunisation Clinic
The Early Childhood Immunisation Clinics are still operating. Immunising your child is important. Babies and children need to be immunised on time so they can get the best possible protection against preventable diseases.
Please note that due to current visitor restrictions in health facilities, the number of adults attending the appointment with the child to be immunised is limited to one person at present.
To make an appointment call Central Health Intake on 5124 9977.
You can find out more information about this service on the Babies and Children Immunisation page.