Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

Our free Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service provides Cardinia Shire residents with: 

  • 10 health and development check-ups for a chilld (between birth and 3 and a half years) and their parent
  • parenting information and advice
  • health and wellbeing advice for parents
  • group programs
  • additional services for other early-parenting issues, including breastfeeding support, referral services and support groups.

Visits to MCH centres are by appointment only.

To book or change an MCH appointment call our team on 5943 4250 between 9am and 4pm weekdays.

For info go to the Locations and opening hours page

An MCH nurse will contact you after the birth of your baby to arrange your home visit. We will pre-book your first 4 visits. You will need to contact your local MCH centre to make an appointment for the rest of your check-ups.

  • Home visit (newborn)
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • 8 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 8 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3 and a half years

For information on what happens at each visit go to the Victorian Government's Maternal and Child Health service visits page

For after-hours advice call the Victorian Government's Maternal and Child Health Line on 13 22 29

The Child Development Information System (CDIS) allows your child's MCH information to be accessed at any MCH centre across Victoria. Your MCH nurse will give you a CDIS fact sheet at your first visit.

Contact our Maternal and Child Health team on 5943 4250 or mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

Fax: 9277 7890