After a baby is born, the hospital or midwife will notify the MCH Service. A MCH Nurse will contact the new mum and arrange to visit her and her baby at home.
After this initial home visit a series of follow up appointments will be scheduled as the baby develops. The service provides a schedule of contacts and activities for all families, with an emphasis on prevention, promotion, early detection and intervention for health and wellbeing. A total of ten free MCH appointments are recommended over a four-year period.
Maternal and Child Health Services are located at 24 Kalkee Road, Horsham. Phone (03) 5382 9530.