Child and Family Health Service

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 development and behaviour.

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 and 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 early childhood health services.

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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APPOINTMENTS WE OFFER 

  • Personal Health Record ( Blue Book Checks)
  • Telephone Counselling and Breast Feeding Support
  • Parenting and Postnatal Depression/Anxiety Support

APPS

  • Love talk sing read play
  • Aurora
  • Save the Date

GROUPS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

  •  Early Parenting
  • Chinese Speaking Parentsli>
  • Connecting with your Infant
  • Introducing Solids Foods  
  • The Importance of Play

 

 

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 We provide services for families residing in Northern Sydney Local Health District NSLHD Boundary map