Maternal and Child Health


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Your child’s Early Years journey in Wellington begin when you give birth. In hospital, you and your new baby will be linked in with a Maternal Child Health Nurse. Your nurse will guide you through the 10 key ages and stages of your child’s development until your child begins school.

Maternal and Child Health services are delivered by two health services in Wellington Shire - Central Gippsland Health and Yarram and District Health Service.

Maternal and Child Health Nurses in Wellington are registered nurses and midwives with additional qualifications in Maternal and Child Health.

Maternal and Child Health Nurses offer the following support Wellington Shire families:

  • Key Ages and Stages visits - at arrival home after your child's birth, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years and 3.5 years of age;
  • Facilitated new parent groups;
  • Links to local community services when extra support is needed;
  • Provide information, support and advice on a variety of topics including parenting, development and learning, child health, family health and wellbeing, safety, immunisation, breastfeeding, nutrition and family planning.
  • Help with sleeping, feeding and behaviour problems.

For more information or to make an appointment in Sale, Maffra, Stratford, Heyfield, Rosedale, Briagolong or Loch Sport, please phone Central Gippsland Health on 5143 8944 and select option 2, or email

For more information or to make an appointment in Yarram and District, please phone Yarram and District Health Service on 1800 934 722 or 0476 842 146.

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