Towong Shire

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health Services

There are five Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCH) located across the Shire offering support to young families and a quality health referral system when required. The MCH service is a free service, available to all families with children from birth to school age. It provides services that offer families with young children support, information, health promotion, early identification of health concerns and appropriate intervention.

Towong Shire Council’s MCH service offers: 

  • Information, support and advice regarding parenting, child health, development and learning, child behaviour, maternal health and wellbeing, child safety, immunisation, breastfeeding, nutrition and family planning;
  • A schedule of consultation at key ages and stages of child development when you are encouraged to attend the service with your child;
  • Additional activities and appointments according to individual family needs, e.g. home visiting;
  • Links to specialist services when you need some extra help, e.g. early parenting centres;
  • Parent groups to provide health information and the opportunities to meet other parents in the local area; and
  • A more intensive level of support for vulnerable children and families.

 

Bellbridge

The Bellbridge Maternal and Child Health Centre is located at the Berringa Community Centre, Craig Drive, Bellbridge.

Contact
S.R. Trudi Ellis – RN, RM, BN, Grad Dip FCH, Community Health, Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC
Phone: (02) 6026 4228
Mobile: 0417 535 978

Hours of Operation: First and third Wednesday of the month between 9.30am and 12 noon.

Home visits are available at a time that is convenient for your family - phone Trudi on 0417 535 978 to arrange an appointment. 

 

Corryong

The Corryong Maternal and Child Health Centre is located next to the Corryong Kindergarten in Harris Street.

Contact

Barbara Nankervis, Maternal and Child Health Nurse

Phone: (02) 6076 1257
Mobile: 0427 334 448

Hours of Operation: By Appointment Only

 

 

Mitta Mitta

The Mitta Mitta Maternal and Child Health Centre is located at Magorra Park Recreation Reserve, Mitta Mitta.

Contact

S.R. Trudi Ellis - RN, RM, BN, Grad Dip FCH, Community Health, Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC
Phone: (02) 6072 379
Mobile: 0417 535 978

Hours of Operation: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month between 9.30am and 12 noon

Home visits are available at a time that is convenient for your family - phone Trudi on 0417 535 978 to arrange an appointment. 

 

Tallangatta

The Tallangatta Maternal and Child Health Centre is now located at the Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre at 33 Towong Street, Tallangatta.  This purpose built new facility incorporates a kindergarten, childcare, after school care, vacation care, occasional care, playgroup, library and resource centre, internet zone, community activity space, a consultation room as well as maternal and child health services. The Centre will meet accessibility standards ensuring all members of the community can benefit from the services provided. 

Contact

S.R.Trudi Ellis - RN, RM, BN, Grad Dip FCH, Community Health, Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC
Ph. (02) 6071 2215
Mobile: 0417 535 978

Hours of operation

Tuesday  9.00am - 12 noon

Appointments

  1.00pm - 5.00 pm

Appointments and home visits

Friday 9.00am - 12 noon

Appointments

  1.00pm- 5.00pm

Appointments and home visits

 

Home visits are available at a time that is convenient for your family - phone Trudi on 0417 535 978 to arrange an appointment. 

 

Walwa 

The Walwa Maternal and Child Health Centre is located at the Walwa Bush Nursing Community Centre, Main Street, Walwa.

Contact

Barbara Nankervis, Maternal and Child Health Nurse
Mobile: 0427 334 448

Hours of Operation: By Appointment Only

 

Other Contacts

Nurse-on-Call
Ph. 1300 60 60 24
For immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 
www.health.vic.gov.au

24 hour Maternal and Child Health helpline: 132 229

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