Towong Shire

Maternal and Child Health

Help shape the future of Maternal and Child Health Services in Towong Shire

Towong Shire Council is seeking community input into a review of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services across the Shire. The review aims to ensure that the service continues to meet community need while operating efficiently and effectively.

Council is inviting residents to attend informal Coffee and Chat sessions in five locations across the Shire and to participate in an online survey about family needs, experiences and expectations in relation to the service to assist with the review process.

Coffee and Chat sessions will be held at:

  • Bellbridge 6 March 3.00pm to 4.00pm at the MCH rooms in Berringa Community Centre
  • Corryong 28 February 11.00am to 12 noon at the Corryong MCH rooms in Harris Street
  • Mitta Mitta 27 February 11.00am to 12 noon at the MCH rooms at the Mitta Sports Centre
  • Tallangatta 5 March 3.00pm to 4.00 pm at the Tallangatta Early Learning Centre
  • Walwa 22 February 3.00 to 4.00pm at the Walwa Primary School

The online survey is available here. The survey closes 28 February 2019.

Contact the Council office on (02) 6071 5100 for further information.

 

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.

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