Maternal and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health Service is a free service, available to all families with children from birth to school entry age. It provides services that offer families with young children support, information, health promotion, early identification and intervention.

Our service offers 10 free Key Ages and Stages consultations where you are able to discuss your concerns, parenting experiences and your child's health, growth and development. 

Extra visits are available for families with additional needs such as premature babies, twins or other challenging situations.

Information about your child's health and development is recorded in their Child Health Record Book. At particular stages there will be more specific assessments, including those related to hearing and vision.

Council operates Maternal and Child Health centres in Kerang, Cohuna and Koondrook.

Locations and opening times are listed in the table below:

Town

Address

Phone No.

Appointment Days

Kerang

2 Murray Street

03 5450 9333

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and every second Wednesday

Cohuna

Cnr. Market and Channel Streets

03 5450 9333

Monday and Wednesday

Koondrook

Station Street

03 5450 9333

Every second Wednesday

For all appointment enquiries or if you are new to the Gannawarra Shire, please contact our Maternal and Child Health Team on (03) 5450 9333.

Please bring the following items with you to each appointment:

  • Your Child Health Record Book
  • A cloth nappy or bunny rug
  • A change of nappy

After Hours Care

For information, advice or support, outside service hours please contact:

  • Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Parent Line on 13 22 89. This service is available from 8:00am to midnight, 7 days a week.
  • Breastfeeding Helpline on 1800 686 268. This service is available 7 days a week.                                                                    

New Parent Classes

These classes run for six weeks with a variety of guest speakers offered and are great for families with new babies.

Please contact your local Maternal and Child Health Nurse or Council for further information.