Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS) - Child Health Centres
Child Health and Parenting Service provides opportunities for new families to network with other services within the community
There is no fee for services provided by the Child Health and Parenting Service at Child Health Centres in Tasmania
Local Child and Family Health Nurses offer child health and development checks at the following recommended ages: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 4-6 months, 12 months, 2 years and Healthy Kids Checks.
There is also a GP medical check at 6 weeks.
These checks appear in the 'blue book' which is given to new parents at the birth of their child.
The checks are important as babies grow rapidly and minor difficulties can become serious health or developmental problems if left.
Child and Family Health Nurses offer parent information on many topics including: child health and development, practical parenting tips, nutrition, breastfeeding, sleep and settling, communication, play and safety, nutrition, oral health, post natal depression, fathering, balancing work and family life, play, injury prevention, SIDS and immunisation.
To make an appointment with a Child and Family Health Nurse, call 1300 064 544 or contact your regional office and your call will be directed to the nearest available service.
For further information contact us or see our website.