The Child Health Service provides prevention and early intervention services for parents/carers of children from birth to eight years of age throughout the Greater Brisbane area. Services are delivered in child health centres or in the home. Child Health Centres are staffed by a multidisciplinary health team. Child health and parenting support provided includes:

  • Health assessments (surveillance and screening)
  • Growth and development assessment
  • Hearing assessment and referral
  • Early feeding support
  • Nutritional information and ongoing infant/child feeding support
  • Immunisation information and Immunisation Clinics
  • Parenting support (seminars, groups and individual structured interventions)

Services

Self weigh facilities

Available at a number of centres. Call your local Child Health Centre for details.

Early feeding and support (drop-in clinics)

Available for the first four weeks after hospital discharge for new babies. These clinics are available at the following venues between 9am and noon (no appointment required, closed on public holidays). The focus is on supporting early infant feeding, early infant parenting concerns and to support parents in the transition from hospital to community child health services.

Key age child health checks

Parents can monitor the health, wellbeing and development of their child in partnership with child health nurses following the schedule of contact visits at key ages set out in the Personal Health Record (PHR) book – 2, 4, 6, 12 months. The checks cover:

  • weight, height, body mass index (BMI), and length
  • clinical measurements—for example, breathing and developmental reflexes
  • vision
  • hearing.

These key age checks are also available at the family doctor.

Parenting groups

Early parenting groups are provided for parents with infants between birth and three months. Groups allow for the sharing of health information around early parenting with a focus on support. Parent education seminars are provided for parents with older infants between four and 18 months with a focus on topical child health and parenting issues. For the location of groups ask at your local Child Health Centre.

Infant feeding and parent support program (extended consultation 4-6 hours)

Available if parents require additional support for feeding concerns in infants less than six months of age. Appointments and referral are required. Enquire with the child health nurse for further details.

Additional parenting programs

Designed for parents of toddlers and young children up to eight years. Parenting programs, seminars and individual counselling sessions offer parenting solutions to help solve current problems and prevent future problems before they arise. Bookings required.

Immunisation services

A free immunisation clinic for children (birth to five years) is held on the first and third Thursday of every month at the Zillmere Community Child Health Centre (426 Zillmere Road). The clinic runs from 10am to noon. No booking is required. Brisbane City, Logan and Moreton Bay Regional councils also provide free vaccinations. For clinic times and locations contact the councils directly. General practitioners also provide immunisation services.

Our locations

Child health services are available throughout the Greater Brisbane area by appointment.

Contact us

For more information about services in your area or to book an appointments contact us at the centre closest to you:

Acacia Ridge | 3412 3100
Alderley | 1300 366 039
Beaudesert | 3412 3100
Beenleigh | 3827 9833
Bribie Island | 1300 366 039
Brighton | 1300 366 039
Burpengary | 1300 366 039
Caboolture | 1300 366 039
Chermside | 1300 366 039
Cleveland | 3488 4222
Coorparoo | 3847 0902
Dayboro | 1300 366 039
Deception Bay | 1300 366 039
Hill Crest | 3412 3100
Inala | 3275 5460
Indooroopilly | 3275 5460
Jimboomba | 3412 3100
Kallangur | 1300 366 039
Keperra | 1300 366 039
Logan Central | 3387 5393
Morayfield | 1300 366 039
Mt Gravatt | 3847 0902
Mt Ommaney | 3275 5460
North Lakes | 1300 366 039
Nundah | 1300 366 039
Paddington | 1300 366 039
Redcliffe | 1300 366 039
Springwood | 3299 4106
Strathpine | 1300 366 039
Woodford | 1300 366 039
Wynnum | 3396 1823
Zillmere | 1300 366 039

Telephone lines open 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Last updated: 14 March 2016