Child and family health nursing services

Child and family health nurses offer a service to families with children 0 to 5 years and work with families to provide support, information, education, advice and developmental screening

 

Child and family health clinics are located in our community health centres.

PDF Document Community health centres list CCLHD (116 KB)

Parents first contact with a child and family health nurse is often during a home visit before the baby is two weeks old. This home visit will include the Personal Health Record (Blue) Book one to four week health check.

Following the first home visit parents are encouraged to attend parenting groups and child and family health clinics for their child's health checks as per the Personal Health record (Blue Book) at:

  • 6 to 8 weeks
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • then at age 2 years, 3 years and 4 years.

Parenting groups

The following parenting groups are facilitated by a child and family health nurse at the early childhood health clinics.

PDF Document Child and family health clinics (257 KB)

​Baby group​Age​Sessions
new baby group0 to 8 weeksfive weekly sessions
older baby group5 to 7 months four weekly sessions
pre-toddler group9 to 12 months one session

‘Drop’ in clinics

Families can attend Child and family health ‘drop in’ clinics for parenting support or concerns for children aged 0 to 5 years. Appointments are required for personal health checks.

​Day​Time​Location​Phone
Monday9.00 am to 12.00pmGosford4328 7900
Tuesday9.00 am to 12.00pmWyong Central4356 9300
Wednesday9.00 am to 11.30amKincumber4369 2355
Wednesday9.00 am to 12.00pmLake Haven4393 7777
Wednesday9.00 am to 11.30amLong Jetty4336 7800
Wednesday 9.00 am to 12.00pmWoy Woy4344 8432
Thursday9.00 am to 12.00pmMangrove Mountain4328 7900
Friday9.00 am to 12.00pmErina4367 9600

Breastfeeding support

Child and family health nurses aim to support, protect and promote breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding support drop in sessions at the following community health centre locations:

​Day​​Time​Location​Phone​
​Monday​10.30 am to 12.30 pm​Erina​4367 9600
​Tuesday​9.30 am to 11.30 am​Kincumber​4369 2355
​Tuesday​1.30 pm to 3.30 pm​Long Jetty​4336 7800
​Wednesday​1.30 pm to 3.30 pm​Gosford​4328 7900
​Thursday​9.30 am to 11.30 am​Woy Woy​4344 8432
​Thursday​9.30 am to 11.30 am​Lake Haven​4393 7777

Kullaroo child and family health clinic

Contact 4328 7900 for appointments and enquiries.

Kullaroo is an alcohol and other drug service. A child and family health nurse offers an early childhood health service on Wednesdays and Fridays at Kullaroo clinic to families with a parent on the opiate management program and children aged 0 to 5 years.

The service provides advice, support, information, education, and developmental screening.