Maternity Support and Services: Maternal and Child Health ServiceThe 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 DetailsMs. Jenny Gilmartin
Ph: 5761 4500
Postal AddressPO Box 227
Benalla Vic 3671
Site AddressFamily and Children's Services
45 Coster Street
Benalla, Victoria 3672
Operating Days & TimesMonday 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
EligibilityAll families/carers with a new baby and children aged to six years
FeesNo charges apply
Age RangesParents/Carers of babies from birth to age six.
Wheelchair Access ProvidedYes
Other services Offered by Benalla Rural City Council
- Aged Care
- Disability Services
- Family Services
- Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Services
- Planned Activity Groups
- Home and Community Care (HACC) Services
- Financial Counselling Services