Child Health

Child Health Nurse- make an appointment

Community Child Health Program

(Busselton, Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Margaret River, Augusta, Eaton, Treendale and Brunswick)

GP down south in collaboration with WA Country Health Service- South West provide a universal and targeted prevention, detection and early intervention program for children aged between 0 and 4 years of age. 

Aims

  • To increase the uptake of child health services for 0-4 year olds, particularly in at risk and disadvantaged groups.
  • To develop an integrated approach for families to access child health services in partnership with GP practices, childcare providers, primary schools, playgroups and other community groups.
  • To provide families access to a child health nurse in a variety of settings and the ability to make online bookings for appointments at these sites.
Community Child Health Nurses
 

Community Child Health Nurses are experienced Registered Nurses who have a variety of nursing and other qualifications including child and family health.

They will visit families with babies and young children at home as well providing appointment sessions.

GP down south Community Child Health Nurses, work in partnership with parents and carers who have babies and/or young children until they reach four years of age.

To arrange an appointment for your child’s health check or to discuss any concerns with a child health nurse please use the booking feature at the top of this page.

If you have any additional queries please contact the Busselton Office on (08) 9754 3662.

There have been some changes made to the schedule for Child Health Services. The new child health schedule will commence July 1st 2017. Below are the new changes to the schedule:

Previous checks New Checks
0 - 10 Days 0-14 Days
6-8 Weeks 8 Weeks
3-4 Months 4 Months
8 Months 12 Months
18 Months 2 Years
3 Years

For more information you can contact GP down south 08 9754 3662 or go to Health Dept. link

http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Community-Child-Health-Program

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Program Closure

After nearly 5 years and great success, GP down south’s Community Child Health Program in the Naturaliste area will close. Our state government contract will soon be concluded and redeveloped into a new model of service delivery.

How this will affect you? click here