The perinatal intake line is a single point of entry to secondary services for families expecting a baby or with children under the age of five years who require additional support or assistance with parenting issues such as:
- sleep and settling
- breastfeeding issues
- stress and anxiety
- distress and /or depression.
- behavioural issues for 3 to 5 year olds, such as toilet training, tantrums, fussy eaters.
The perinatal intake line does not replace the services provided by child and family health nurses and enquiries regarding booking a nurse home visit, making a clinic appointment, attending a parenting group and other general parenting enquiries will continue to be directed to the child and family health nurse within your local community health centre.