Early Childhood Health Centre (ECHC) 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. ECHC provide support and information on parenting issues for 0-5 years through individual clinic appointments, group programmes and information sessions.

  • Support and information on any parenting issues for children up to 5 years of age
  • Group programs: A range of group programs and information sessions are conducted throughout the service. For example: support groups for new parents, toddler issues, age specific information and treatment groups for parents experiencing Post Natal Depression.
  • Home visiting.
  • Telephone Consultations
  • Information and referral to other services

Using the personal health record (PHR), or 'Blue Book' parents are encouraged to attend their local ECHC 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 Care Centres.

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Eligibility

Families with children aged 0-5 years living in the Local Government Areas of Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Hunters Hill and Ryde.

Referral

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

Referral is required to access secondary services. 

Referrals can be made to the Family Care Centre by Child and Family health nurse, midwife or GP.

Phone number: 02 9868 4880

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. In case of a medical emergency, go to hospital.

Within business hours, families can contact their Early Childhood Health Centre to discuss concerns such as breastfeeding.

Quick links

Tresillian Parent's Help Line phone 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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