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Access maternal and child health services

For a complete guide to MCH services and making bookings, Casey's free online tool BabySteps is designed to equip first-time parents with a guide to their child's first years.

babysteps.casey.vic.gov.au

We have a range of multidisciplinary staff, including:

  • maternal and child health nurses
  • midwives
  • social workers
  • family welfare workers
  • early childhood workers
  • psychologist
  • lactation consultants
  • multicultural workers

Our recommended schedule of visits

We provide over 10 Key Age and Stage visits.

For your first appointment, we will visit you in your home. We will make this appointment for you and you will receive an SMS reminder. Most families will visit a MCH centre for later visits.

  • 2 weeks (we will book this for you)
  • 4 weeks
  • 8 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 8 months
  • 1 year
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3.5 years

During your visits

During these visits the MCH nurse will weigh and measure your baby/child and ask you a number of questions related to their development. Your nurse can also assist with any questions you have related to yours, your families or your babies health and wellbeing or refer you onto services that can also assist.

Make a booking to see a nurse

To make a booking to see a nurse, please phone us during business hours (Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm) on 9705 5590.

You can also visit a MCH centre near you.

Groups

First time parents

The City of Casey provides first time parent groups for families as part of the Maternal & Child Health Service.

Sleep and settling

Settling babies and children into sleeping patterns that suit the families routine can be a challenge

Useful contact numbers

Emergencies

  • Your General Practitioner
  • Maternal & Child Health Line – 24 Hrs 13 22 29
  • Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26
  • Children’s Hospital (Royal) 03 9345 5522
  • Child Protection Crisis Line 13 12 78
  • Parent Line 13 22 89
  • Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Counselling Service 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268)

General

  • Child Safety Centre (RCH) 03 345 5085
  • Dental Health Services Victoria (Royal Dental Hospital)
  • Kidsafe 03 9427 1008
  • Early Parenting Centres
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