Maternal & Child Health

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Telephone (03) 5018 8277 │Email mchs@mildura.vic.gov.au

The Maternal and Child Health service is free and available to all families with a child aged 0 to 6 and includes a series of regular health checks with a qualified Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nurse. MCH Nurses are registered general nurses and midwives with special training in Maternal and Child Health. They can provide confidential information and advice on: 

  • Child health and development
  • Breastfeeding
  • Baby settling
  • Nutrition
  • Maternal and family health
  • Post-natal support
  • Immunisations
  • Parenting

Maternal & Child Health appointments

After a baby is born, the hospital or midwife will notify the MCH Service. A MCH Nurse will then contact the new mum and arrange to visit her and her baby at home. After this initial home visit a series of follow up appointments will be scheduled as the baby develops. A total of 10 free MCH appointments are recommended over a four year period. At each appointment, the MCH Nurse will:

  • Assess and monitor your child’s growth and development
  • Provide advice and information about maternal and child health
  • Make referrals to other health services if appropriate
  • Link you up with a new parent’s group if you are a new parent
  • Refer you to the Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service if appropriate

Enhanced Maternal & Child Health Service

The MCH nurse may refer families who are experiencing difficulties to the Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service for added, specialist care. This is also provided free of charge.

Maternal & Child Health Centres

There are 12 Maternal and Child Health Centres operating throughout our municipality, located at:

MILDURA

Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre
Corner Ninth Street and Deakin Avenue

Mansell Reserve
Seventh Street, Mildura

Pasadena 
117 Pasadena Grove, Mildura

Mildura South
Corner Lillie Lane and Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Sunraysia Community Health Services - The Family and Child Hub (one day a week)
41 Pine Avenue, Mildura

From Thursday 1 April 2021, a Maternal and Child Health Clinic will operate once a week at The Family and Child Hub. Appointments will be available each Thursday from 9am to 3pm (last appointment at 2.30pm). Appointments can be made by contacting Council on (03) 5018 8277, or email mchs@mildura.vic.gov.au

MERBEIN

18 O’Bryan Street, Merbein

IRYMPLE

Casuarina Drive, Irymple

RED CLIFFS

Corner Guava Street and Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs

NANGILOC

Kulkyne Way, Nangiloc

OUYEN

12-14 Cooper Street, Ouyen

UNDERBOOL

Cotter Street, Underbool

MURRAYVILLE

Gray Street, Murrayville