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). Visit Better Health Channel to view the appointment schedule online.

Appointments will be held at your local Maternal and Child Health Centre.

Book an appointment

If you are worried about your child’s health or development, contact us to discuss whether an additional appointment is recommended:

To book an immunisation appointment, see Immunisation.

24 hour advice and information
For advice over the phone, call the Victorian Government's 24 hour Maternal and Child Health line on 13 22 29.

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