Child Health Service

The Child Health Service provides a range of community health and support services for children and their parents/carers to give every child the best possible start in life.

Services may be offered in the home, or in Child Health Centres, and some community centres, free of charge.

Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of child health nurses and early intervention clinicians (either social workers or psychologists).

Services can include:

  • Health assessments (surveillance and screening)
  • Growth and development checks – see the Personal Health Record
  • Early feeding support
  • Nutritional information and ongoing infant/child feeding support
  • Immunisation information and Immunisation Clinics
  • Parenting support (seminars, groups and individual interventions)

To book an appointment at your local Child Health Centre, contact the centre closest to you. Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Download the Child Health Service fact sheet.

Services

Available at a number of centres. Call your local Child Health Centre for details.
Available for the first four weeks after hospital discharge for new babies. These clinics are available at various locations 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.

Early feeding support clinic times and locations

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).

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

Free health checks for 4-5 years olds are also available across a number of locations throughout Brisbane.

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 contact at your local Child Health Centre.

Extended consultations available for parents who 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.

Read fact sheet

A range of parenting programs are available for parents of young children up to eight years that include seminars and individual sessions.
A free immunisation clinic for children (birth to five years) is held on the first and third Thursday of every month at Zillmere (426 Zillmere Road). The clinic runs from 10am to noon.

The Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre (67 Nyngam Street) also provides a free immunisation clinic for children (birth to five years) every first and third Wednesday of the month. This clinic runs from 9am to 11am.

No bookings are required for either of these clinics.

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.

Visit our immunisation page for more information.

Our locations

Child health services are available throughout the Greater Brisbane area by appointment. To find a clinic near you click here.