The Child and Family Health Centres remain open. Some of our services will be delivered differently, but please be reassured that we are here to support you and your family, either by home visiting, clinic appointments or telephone consultations.
Our Early Parenting Support Groups are still running. However, if you do not want to attend, but would like parenting support via a telephone consultation, please call your Child and Family Health Centre.
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.
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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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