Child Health Service

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    Child and Youth Community Health clinics continue to be available for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some community services may be providing alternate options for families including, phone or telehealth appointments. For more information on service changes, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 updates page.
    Please note, visitation restrictions continue to be in place at all Children’s Health Queensland facilities, including the Ellen Barron Family Centre and Community Clinics.

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) 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 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Download the Child Health Service fact sheet.

Download the Advanced Health Worker flyer.


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

Parenting support and early feeding drop-in clinics

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.

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.

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A free counselling service is available for parents of children aged up to 8 years. Our focus is to help children thrive in their development by supporting parents. Parents can be seen individually or linked into group programs.

Download the Circle of Security Parenting: do you have a child under 5? flyer.

Download the Postnatal Wellbeing Support Group flyer

A free immunisation clinic for children (birth to five years) is held on the first and third Friday of every month at Zillmere Hall (52 Murphy 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.

The right@home program provides support to you and your family through a series of free home visits by a child health nurse and social worker or psychologist. The program improves developmental outcomes for children.

The program is available to families living in specified areas within Logan, Beenleigh and Browns Plains, up until your baby turns two years old.

Find out more about the right@home program.

Download the Child Health Services for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands flyer.

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.