Maternal and child health appointments

After your baby is born, the hospital will contact us to make your first appointment. We will contact you within 10 working days to arrange a home visit. 

Our nurses will monitor your child’s growth and development from birth to five years of age. Appointments will be made as set out in your child’s health record (green book). 

Ongoing appointments will take place at your local Maternal and Child Health Centre

If you are worried about your child’s health or development, speak to your nurse or call us on 1300 764 807 to discuss whether an additional appointment is recommended. Alternatively, contact the 24 hour Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29 for advice over the phone.

Maternal and child health services

Our Maternal and Child Health service is available for all families with newborns living in Kingston.

We offer information and support for:

  • Breastfeeding 
  • Parenting  
  • Immunisation 
  • Nutrition 
  • Safety and injury prevention 
  • Family planning 
  • Local support services