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, in Child Health Centres, in some community centres and via telehealth. All services are free of charge.

Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of child health nurses and early intervention clinicians (either social workers or psychologists) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advanced Health Workers.

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 talk to us about an appointment for your child at a child health centre in the Greater Brisbane Area, call us on 1300 366 039. Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Services

Available at some venues for babies under 12 months. Opening days and times are subject to change. Call us to check on availability prior to attending.
Provide the opportunity for families to have a brief consultation with a child health nurse to support early feeding, development and general parenting. No appointment required. Some clinics are for babies from birth to three months and other clinics are children aged up to five years.

Birth to five years drop-in clinics flyer

Support the health, wellbeing and development of your child by attending visits at key ages up to school entry. These are set out in the Personal Health Record book (Red Book).
Allow parents to gain health information with an opportunity to connect with other parents.

For times when additional parenting support is needed (for parents of children up to eight years).

Download the Circle of Security Parenting: do you have a child under 5? flyer.
Download the Postnatal Wellbeing Support Group flyer
Download the Early Intervention Clinician flyer

Phone us to find out more about our free immunisation clinics.

Our locations

Child health services are available throughout the Greater Brisbane area by appointment. To find a clinic near you view the Child Health Service page.