Maternal and Child Health

Overview

Murrindindi's Maternal and Child Health service is a free and confidential service that provides professional advice on the health and development of your child from birth to 6 years. Available services include:

  • Information on infant feeding - both breast feeding and formula feeding
  • Introduction to solid food and general nutrition
  • Immunisation
  • Childhood illness
  • Guidance on prevention of childhood injury
  • Sleeping and settling
  • Behaviour management and positive parenting

 

Click here for contact details to book an appointment with one of our Maternal and Child Health Nurses.

Click here for information on Council supported playgroups in Murrindindi Shire.

Click here for childcare options in Murrindindi Shire.

You can also follow our Murrindindi Children's Network Facebook page or download the App on Google Play or App Store.

Here are some other helpful websites:

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Raising Children Network

Poisons Information Centre - Red Nose

Starting Blocks

There is also a 24 hour maternal and child health line - 13 22 29.

Maternal and Child Health Centre Locations

 

Alexandra Maternal and Child Health Centre

Perkins Street, Alexandra

5772 0399 or 0437 884 811

Hours: Mondays and Fridays from 9am - 4pm (by appointment)

 

Eildon Maternal and Child Health Centre

Community Health Centre, High Street, Eildon

0437 884 811 Tuesdays from 2pm - 4pm (by appointment)

 

Flowerdale Maternal and Child Health Centre

Flowerdale Primary School and Early Learning Centre, 6525 Yea-Whittlesea Road, Flowerdale

0437 884 811

Tuesdays from 1pm - 4pm (by appointment)

 

Kinglake Maternal and Child Health Centre

Kinglake Ranges Children's Centre, 37-69 Extons Road, Kinglake

5786 1337 or 0427 368 584

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 4pm (by appointment)

 

Marysville Maternal and Child Health Centre

Marysville Primary School and Early Learning Centre, 15 Falls Road, Marysville

0437 884 811

Tuesdays from 9am - 12noon (by appointment)

 

Toolangi Maternal and Child Health Centre

1717 Healesville Kinglake Road, Toolangi

5786 1337 or 0427 368 584 

By appointment only

 

Yea Maternal and Child Health Centre

Yea Children's Centre, The Semi Circle, Yea

0427 368 584

Fridays from 9am - 4pm (by appointment)

 

Maternal Child Health (MCH) App

 

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The free MCH App provides a modern digital solution and a resource families can use every day for trusted information on child and maternal health. Features of the App include:

  • Nora, the App's digital assistance, can answer most common child health queries
  • a library of information on popular health and development topics
  • click-to-call contacts
  • prompts for upcoming MCH consultations
  • regular updates and messages
  • personalisation

You can download the App on Google Play or via the App Store.

Health Records

Council’s Maternal Child Health service providers collect Child Health Record information. We take privacy and confidentiality seriously, and this information is handled in accordance with the Health Records Act 2001(Vic) and only shared if the child’s primary care giver provides consent or where required by law.

Click here(PDF, 505KB) to read the Health Records Act 2001

Click here for Immunisation information.

Immunisation

A comprehensive childhood immunisation service is provided throughout the Shire and offered free to all children. Our experienced nurses are available to discuss your child’s immunisation program and give the required vaccines. 

Immunisation sessions are conducted in Yea, Kinglake and Alexandra.

Click here(PDF, 349KB) to download the 2020 Immunisation timetable.

For more information you can download the VaxOnTime app via the App Store or Google Play. The app will:

  • send you reminders when immunisations are coming up for your child
  • help you locate a health service and make an appointment
  • point you in the right direction if you are looking for quality-assured information about vaccines and immunisation.

You can also find out more at www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au or by contacting Council's Maternal Child Health Coordinator on 0436 659 910.

Immunisation History Statements

To view your Immunisation History Statement:

  • Go to my.gov.au and sign in to your Medicare online account. If you do not have a myGov account, you can create one and then link it to your Medicare account; or

    Use the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. If you don’t have the app, you can download it to your smart phone or tablet. For more information, go to humanservices.gov.au/expressplus

    Please note that if your child is 14 years of age or over they will need to sign into or create their own Medicare online account through myGov to view their immunisation history statement.  You will not be able to view their immunisation history statement in your account.

    If you are unable to access the immunisation history statement online, you can obtain a copy by calling the Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.

    For more information about immunisation requirements and payments click here.

 

Programs and Activities

First Time Parent Groups

First Time Parent Groups run in Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea. For more information, contact your nearest Maternal and Child Health Centre.  

Swimming Pools

Council operates outdoor swimming pools in Alexandra, Eildon, Marysville and Yea. Click here for more information.

Murrindindi Library Service

Our libraries in Alexandra, Kinglake and Yea run storytime sessions as follows:

Alexandra Library - Thursdays from 11am to 12pm during the school term

Kinglake Library - Thursdays from 10am to 11am during the school term

Yea Library - Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm during the school term

Children's Week

Held in October each year - ask you local Maternal and Child Health nurse about the fun activities on offer!

Kindergartens

Here is a list of Kindergartens located in Murrindindi Shire:

  • Alexandra - 5772 1387
  • Eildon - 5774 2041
  • Flowerdale - 5734 6200
  • Kinglake Ranges - 5786 1352
  • Marysville - 5963 3330
  • Yea - 5734 6200

For more information go to www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents

Playgroups

Here is a list of Playgroups located in Murrindindi Shire:

  • Flowerdale - 5780 2664 
  • Kinglake - 5786 1301 
  • Marysville - 5963 3330
  • Toolangi - 5962 9255
  • Yea - 5797 3056
  • Eildon and Kinglake (operated through Council)

For more information go to www.playgroup.org.au