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.
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.
The following parenting groups are facilitated by a child and family health nurse at the early childhood health clinics.
|new baby group||0 to 8 weeks||five weekly sessions|
|older baby group||5 to 7 months||four weekly sessions|
|pre-toddler group||9 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.
|Monday||9.00 am to 12.00pm||Gosford||02 4328 7900|
|Tuesday||9.00 am to 12.00pm||Wyong Central||02 4356 9300|
|Wednesday||9.00 am to 11.30am||Kincumber||02 4369 2355|
|Wednesday||9.00 am to 12.00pm||Lake Haven||02 4393 7777|
|Wednesday||9.00 am to 11.30am||Long Jetty||02 4336 7800|
|Wednesday||9.00 am to 12.00pm||Woy Woy||02 4344 8432|
|Thursday||9.00 am to 12.00pm||Mangrove Mountain||02 4328 7900|
|Friday||9.00 am to 12.00pm||Erina||02 4367 9600|
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:
|Monday||10.30 am to 12.30 pm||Erina||02 4367 9600|
|Tuesday||9.30 am to 11.30 am||Kincumber||02 4369 2355|
|Tuesday||1.30 pm to 3.30 pm||Long Jetty||02 4336 7800|
|Wednesday||1.30 pm to 3.30 pm||Gosford||02 4328 7900|
|Thursday||9.30 am to 11.30 am||Woy Woy||02 4344 8432|
|Thursday||9.30 am to 11.30 am||Lake Haven||02 4393 7777|
Kullaroo child and family health clinic
Contact 02 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.