The Child and Family Health Centres are OPEN and currently offering face to face or telehealth appointments if preferred
A Telehealth appointment is just like a standard appointment, but conducted over the phone or via a video call. You can choose if a family member or support person attends as well. Your appointment will run similar to a face-to-face appointment.
People often do a mix of telehealth and face-to-face appointments.
So long as you don't currently have flu-like symptoms or think you are at risk of having COVID-19, you are welcome to see your nurse at the Child and Family Health Centre. We strongly encourage you to keep your regular appointments to track your child's health and development at 1-4 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 yrs, 3 yrs and 4 yrs
UPDATE 19TH AUGUST 2020
Due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in NSW the start of our face to face Early Parenting Support Groups will be postponed until further notice.
We apologise for this delay and look forward to seeing you soon.
In the meantime our virtual parenting groups continue
Berowra 11am - 11.45am - Thursday
Hornsby 11am - 11.45am Tuesday
Galston 11am - 11.45am Wednesday
Pennant Hills - 11am - 11.45am Monday
St Ives 11 am – 11.45 am Friday
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Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Child and Family Health Service provides personalised support, developmental health checks and information on parenting issues for families with
children aged 0-5 years, through individual clinic appointments, telephone counselling, group programmes and information sessions. The services are free. The five centres are staffed by Child and Family Health Nurses who are specialised in child physical and brain development and behaviour.
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Northern Sydney Local Health District information can be found at www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/CYFH
Following the birth of your baby you will be offered a home visit by one of our Child and Family Health Nurses.
At the first home visit the nurse will check the baby's growth, physical and brain development, discuss any issues regarding breast or infant feeding, establish the parents support needs and identify how these needs can be met, provide health education and link parents with other services including the centre based child and family health services.
APPOINTMENTS WE OFFER INCLUDE:
PARENTING GROUPS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS
Using the personal health record (PHR), or 'Blue Book' parents are encouraged to attend their local Child and Family Health Centre for regular health checks at 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 Centre or the appropriate referral service.
We have many resources available to support you and your child. Centre consultations are by appointment only. Interpreters will be arranged if required. Telephone consultations are available for any family concern.
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We provide services for families residing in Northern Sydney Local Health District
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