Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child Health services are available at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service. In Skipton Maternal and Child Health Services are located at 2 Blake Street, Skipton. In Beaufort Maternal and Child Health Services are provided by Pyrenees Shire Council, please see below for contact details.
What services do Maternal and Child Health Nurses provide?
Introducing and linking to local services, safe sleeping, and breastfeeding support, hearing review, growth information and maternal health. Also provides links to parent groups, support with nutrition and feeding, oral health and offers vaccinations.
For Pyrenees Shire residents please phone: 03 5349 1100 or visit: www.pyrenees.vic.gov.au
For Corangamite Shire residents please phone: 03 5393 7100 or visit: www.corangamite.vic.gov.au
Do I need a referral?
A birth notice is sent from hospital after delivery of the baby.
Skipton: Tuesday (alternate weeks) 9am - 4.00pm
Skipton Community Health Centre
Phone: 0407 844 730
Out of Hours please call 1800 641 395
Grampians After-Hours Health Advice between 6pm and 8:30am for medical concerns that may need urgent attention. In a medical emergency always call 000.
Here are some helpful links and phone numbers:
Nurse on Call 1300 60 60 24 - this telephone service provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Maternal and Child Health Line 13 22 29 - qualified maternal and child health nurses provide information, support and advice to Victorian families with children from birth to school age (5 years old) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26 - for 24 hour-a-day, 7 day a week advice on poisoning, suspected poisoning, mistakes with medicine, bites and stings etc.
Parent Line 13 22 89 - this telephone counselling service is available to parents and carers of children aged birth to 18 years throughout Victoria. They provide information and assistance on a wide range of issues, including those who are struggling with or finding the parenting role challenging. They cannot, however, provide you with legal or medical advice.