THS - Child Health and Parenting Service
Child and Family Health Centres
The Child Health and Parenting Service provides support to families with children 0 - 5 years of age.
Child and Family Health Nurses provide support, health, and practical parenting information for families and screen and surveillance growth/development assessments for children. They screen women for post-natal depression and provide education support and referrals as clinically indicated.
CHaPS can be contacted on 1300 064 544 between 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday for information about the nearest child health clinic and child health assessment ages/services available
What the service can help with
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Social and emotional development
How the service is delivered
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 5
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
No referral required The Child Health and Parenting Service staff will make contact with the mother after receiving birth notification (birth notifications serve as referrals) after the birth of the child. Any parent can self refer by calling 1300 064 544
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided