Child and Family Health Centre (CFHC) services are free and are offered on a one-to-one basis (either drop-in or appointment) or through group sessions, telephone consultation/ counselling and home visiting. CFHC provide support and information on parenting issues for 0-5 years through individual clinic appointments, group programmes and information sessions.

  • Breastfeeding advice and support through Breast Feeding Drop-in Clinics or by appointment (Friday 1.30pm – 3.30pm)
  • Support & information on any parenting issues for children up to 5 years of age.
  • Group programs: A range of group programs & information sessions are conducted throughout the service. For example: support groups for new parents, toddler issues, age specific information & treatment groups for parents experiencing Post Natal Depression.
  • Home visiting.
  • Telephone Consultations
  • Information & referral to other services

Using the personal health record (PHR), or 'Blue Book' parents are encouraged to attend their local CFHC or GP for regular health checks following birth, 1-4 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years.  Problems identified but not able to be resolved at this level can be referred to the next level of service, the Family Health Centres.

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Eligibility

Families with children aged 0-5 years living in the Local Government Area.

Referral

For Universal Child & Family Health services, no referral is required. Please telephone your local Child and Family Health Centre for telephone support or to make an appointment with a Child & Family Health nurse.

Referral is required to access secondary services. 

Referrals can be made to the Family Care Centre by Child & Family health nurse, midwife or GP by contacting 02 9948 8061.

Urgent cases

Your General Practitioner (GP) or Family Doctor is the person to see if your child is sick, or if you have any concerns about your child's wellbeing.

Within business hours, families can contact their Child and Family Health Centre to discuss concerns such as breastfeeding.

In urgent cases you can attend the Emergency Department at your nearest Hospital where there is 24 hour access to specialist health care and support.

If the situation is urgent or becoming dangerous ring Triple Zero (000) and request an ambulance.

Quick Links

Tresillian Parent's Help Line - 02 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357
http://www.tresillian.net/

Karitane Careline - 1300 CARING (1300 227 464)
http://www.karitane.com.au/

The Raising Children website offers up-to-date, research based material on more than 800 topics relating to raising healthy children, from newborns through to early teens.
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Australian Breastfeeding Association

www.breastfeeding.asn.au

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Balgowlah Child and Family Health Centre,

Stockland Balgowlah,

Shop 61/215 Condamine St,

Balgowlah, NSW 2093

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8.30am - 5.00pm

Monday - Friday

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Centre direct number:

02 9948 8061

Tresillian Parent's Help Line:

02 9787 0855

1800 637 357

Karitane Careline:

1300 227 464