Maternal and Child Health

Council supports families with young children with its Maternal and Child Health Service.

You will be visited by a nurse at home after the birth of your baby, and will then attend appointments at your local MCH centre.

The Centre looks regularly at your child’s development, and you can ask any question on health, development and care.

Please call 0417 147 120 for an appointment and to ask questions about your child’s health and development.

The service aims to promote the health, development and wellbeing of children by offering families information, advice and support, with an emphasis on parenting, health promotion and education, illness and disease prevention, early detection and referral to early intervention for improved outcomes. 

The MCH service provides advice and assistance with

  • Breastfeeding
  • Child’s health and development
  • Maternal health and wellbeing, including adjustment to parenthood and postnatal depression
  • Parent/child relationships
  • Family planning
  • Nutrition
  • Immunisation
  • Parenting and social support, including first time parents' groups
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Safety

Free Immunisations for Children

You can immunise your children once every month in Myrtleford, Bright and Mount Beauty. Immunisation of standard vaccines is free of charge. Please bring your Medicare card and your child’s health record, and allow for 15 minutes of rest after the vaccination.

The schedule for immunisations follows the Victorian Immunisation Schedule.

Immunisations for Adults

Eligible adults can be vaccinated for free against a range of illnesses, including:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (Whooping cough)
  • Influenza (if you are over 65 years old).

Immunisation - Where and When

Where When Dates
Bright

Alpine View Children’s Centre

23 Deacon Avenue, Bright

03 5755 5101

9.30am - 10.30am

(usually Tuesday monthly)

22 January 07 May 30 July 29 October

26 February 28 May 27 August 26 November

26 March 25 June 24 September 10 December

Myrtleford

Myrtleford Senior Citizens Centre

Smith Street, Myrtleford

03 5751 1959

9.30am - 10.30am

(usually Wednesday monthly)

23 January 08 May 31 July 30 October

27 February 29 May 28 August 27 November

27 March 26 June 25 September 11 December

Mount Beauty

Lakeview Children’s Centre

Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty

03 5754 4734

9.30am - 10.30am

(usually Thursday monthly)

24 January 09 May 01 August 31 October

28 February 30 May 29 August 28 November

28 March 27 June 26 September 12 December

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