Maternity Support and Services: Maternal and Child Health Service
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service provides parents with support, advice and information about child and family health issues. The MCH nurse monitors the growth, health and development of all children, with the aim of maximising their health potential. All birth notifications are sent to the local MCH service; the service will contact the family and arrange a home visit within the first two weeks of the birth of their child. Further appointments are recommended at ten key age stages of the child’s growth and development. First Time Parenting Groups and information sessions are run regularly.

Nurses can also assist with breast feeding, women's and children’s health, nutrition, parenting, post natal depression, family planning, and child/home safety.

Contact Details

Ms. Jenny Gilmartin
Ph: 5761 4500
email: mch@benalla.vic.gov.au
website: http://www.benalla.vic.gov.au

Postal Address

PO Box 227
Benalla Vic 3671

Site Address

Family and Children's Services
45 Coster Street
Benalla, Victoria 3672

Operating Days & Times

Monday to Friday between 9am - 4pm by appointment
An Open Session is held every Tuesday from 9am until 12noon. Able to drop in without an appointment during this time

Eligibility

All families/carers with a new baby and children aged to six years

Fees

No charges apply

Age Ranges

Parents/Carers of babies from birth to age six.

Wheelchair Access Provided

Yes