Maternal and child health

Maroondah Maternal and Child Health Service is a free service offering families information, advice and personal support in caring for their children.

Our Maternal and Child Health service offers:

  • Maternal health and wellbeing appointments
  • Child health and development screening
  • Regular Maternal and Child Health programs and activities including:
    • Breastfeeding program
    • Sleep & Settling information sessions
    • INFANT program
    • First time parent groups
    • Pram Walks
    • Supported Playgroup
  • Advice and resources on parenting, immunisation, nutrition, family dynamics, health education and family planning
  • Infant settling/day stay program.

Book an appointment or speak with the MCH team

  • Call 9294 5777 to book an appointment with a Maternal and Child Health nurse
  • Call 132 229 to speak with a nurse at the  24 hour Maternal and Child Health Helpline

Contact Maroondah MCH

For more information about our services and how you can access them, please speak to your nurse or call the MCH appointment line on 9294 5777.

Key contacts 

  • Call 9294 5777 to book an appointment with a Maternal and Child Health nurse 
  • Call 132 229 to speak with a nurse at the  24 hour Maternal and Child Health Helpline

Book an appointment

Call 9294 5777 to book an appointment at one of our centres. If you reach our answering machine, please leave a message and your call will be returned. Calls received after 2pm may not be returned until the following business day.

If your matter is not urgent

  • Call 13 22 29 to speak with the 24hr State Government Maternal and Child Health Helpline
  • Contact your GP

If your matter is urgent

 If your matter is urgent call 000 or contact your nearest hospital or GP.

About your nurse

Your nurse is a qualified general nurse and midwife who has also completed further studies in Maternal and Child Health. The knowledge and skills of our nurses are constantly being updated. You will visit a maternal and child health nurse at 10 key ages and stages from birth to three and a half years. Your nurse can help you with things like breastfeeding and feeding your child; sleep and settling, making sure your child is growing, learning and developing well; being a parent and looking after yourself.

To practice in Victoria, maternal and child health nurses must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) and:

  • be a Division 1 Registered Nurse
  • be a Registered Midwife
  • hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Child Health.

Other available supports

There are a number of supports available to families in between MCH appointments. Families are encouraged to access supports including:

  • Contacting Maroondah Maternal & Child Health Services on 9294 5777.
  • Call the Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29. The Line is staffed 24-hours, 7-days-a-week by qualified MCH Nurses and provides confidential support and advice about the care and health of your child (from birth to school age).
  • Contacting their regular General Practitioner or other regular health professional.
  • Visiting a SuperCare Pharmacy which provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week access to healthcare advice and pharmacy services, including a free, on-site nursing service from 6-10pm each night.
  • Find out more on the Better Health Channel
  • Contacting an Optometrist for vision testing.


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