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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 groupAgeSessions
new baby group0 to 8 weeksfive weekly sessions
older baby group5 to 7 monthsfour weekly sessions
pre-toddler group9 to 12 monthsone 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.

DayTimeLocationPhone
Monday9.00 am to 12.00pmGosford02 4328 7900
Tuesday9.00 am to 12.00pmWyong Central02 4356 9300
Wednesday9.00 am to 11.30amKincumber02 4369 2355
Wednesday9.00 am to 12.00pmLake Haven02 4393 7777
Wednesday9.00 am to 11.30amLong Jetty02 4336 7800
Wednesday9.00 am to 12.00pmWoy Woy02 4344 8432
Thursday9.00 am to 12.00pmMangrove Mountain02 4328 7900
Friday9.00 am to 12.00pmErina02 4367 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:

DayTimeLocationPhone
Monday9.30 am to 11.30 amErina02 4367 9600
Tuesday9.30 am to 11.30 amKincumber02 4369 2355
Tuesday1.30 pm to 3.30 pmLong Jetty02 4336 7800
Wednesday1.30 pm to 3.30 pmGosford02 4328 7900
Thursday9.30 am to 11.30 amWoy Woy02 4344 8432
Thursday9.30 am to 11.30 amLake Haven02 4393 7777
Friday9.30 am to 11.30 amGosford02 4328 7900

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.

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