Local Child and Family Health Nurses offer child health and development checks at the following recommended ages: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months, 18 months, 3 1/2 years.
There is also a medical check at 6 weeks and a vision and hearing check in the Prep year of school.These checks appear in the 'blue book' which is given to new parents at the birth of their child.
Child Health and Parenting Service provides support to families with children 0 - 11 years of age.
Child Health Centre (0-5 years)
Referrals are not necessary, Child Health and Parenting Service staff will make contact with you after receiving the birth notification from the midwifery services soon after the birth of your child. Information relating to Child Health Centres is contained in the Personal Health Record ('Blue Book') that you received at the birth of your baby.
Services to Schools
Child and Family Health Nurses visit schools and offer vision and hearing assessment for Prep-age children. These nurses also respond to referrals from parents of primary age children.
There is no fee for services provided by the Child Health and Parenting Service at Child Health Centres in Tasmania.
The Brighton Community Health Centre provides residents with the opportunity to access quality health and community services. There are a number of Community Services, Visiting Services and Support Groups that operate from the centre.
Service Location Details
Brighton Community Health Centre
27 Green Point Road
Site Access Details
Near Public Transport; Disabled Access; Onsite Parking
The Centre operates Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm
Child Health Centre operating hours:
Appointments, home visits and parent groups by arrangement.
Open Sessions - Monday 9.30am to 11.30am.
The Parenting Line is available at any time to assist parents with stressful parenting issues and concerns. Phone: 1300 808 178.
General Phone Number
(03) 6166 1370
For more information on community services available to the Brighton Community visit the Brighton Community Services Guide at www.crease.com.au/brighton