Maternal & child health

What is maternal and child health?

A specialised health care service provided by maternal and child health nurses to all children from infancy to five years and their parents.

Maternal and Child Health nurses are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and hold qualifications in registered Nursing, Midwifery, Family and Child Health and Immunisation.

This service includes:

  • Open centre sessions and home visits.
  • Children's developmental assessments at key ages and stages.
  • Immunisation information and administration.
  • Education, health and wellbeing.
  • Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service
  • Information and resources for families with infants and children up to school entry.
  • Perinatal mental health support

West Wimmera Shire has Maternal & Child Health Clinics located in Edenhope, Goroke, Harrow and Kaniva.

Maternal and child health clinics

Edenhope
Tuesday
9.00 am - 1.00 pm Open Session
Afternoon home visits & appointments
49 Elizabeth Street, Edenhope VIC 3318
03 5585 9917

Goroke
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month by appointment
Main Street, Goroke VIC 3412
0428 595 725

Harrow
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month
10 am – 12 pm by appointment
Bush Nursing Centre, Blair Street, Harrow VIC 3317
0428 595 725

Kaniva
Thursday
9.00 am - 1.00 pm Open Session
Afternoon home visits & appointments
25 Baker Street, Kaniva VIC 3419
0428 595 725

Contact

Monica Feder
Maternal and Child Health Nurse
PO Box 201, Edenhope VIC 3318
Mobile: 0428 595 725
Email monicafeder@westwimmera.vic.gov.au