Parent and child health is an integrated service for children from birth to 18 years and their families, that offers:
- well baby and toddler health checks
- parent education groups
- breastfeeding clinics
- sleep and settling support
- behaviour management programs
- postnatal support
- hearing screening for children four to 18 years
- school based youth health nurses.
SPARK Child Wellbeing Clinic is moving!
The clinic will be moving from the Bremer Medical Centre to the Ipswich Community Health Plaza at 21 Bell Street, Ipswich.
Starting from the 1 September 2019, all SPARK Clinic appointments will be at the Ipswich Community Health Plaza.
Alternatively, there is a privately-operated car park located under the Ipswich City Square, on Bremer Street, which has free parking for under three hours. For more information visit Ipswich Parking guide web page.
Contact us on (07) 3810 1217.
Well baby drop-in clinics
No appointment necessary. Brief consultation with a Child Health Nurse.
- growth and development
- infant feeding and nutrition
- sleep and settling
- opportunity to meet other parents
- information regarding other services
- self weigh baby scales available at Ipswich and Goodna Child Health clinics.
Ipswich Health Plaza
Address: 21 Bell Street, Ipswich 4305
Phone: (07) 3817 2340
Hours: 8.30–11 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Goodna Community Health
Address: 81 Queen Street, Goodna 4300
Phone: (07) 3818 4800
Hours: 8.30-11 am, Tuesday and Friday
A five-week education program for parents with their new babies.
Sleep talk (drop-in)
Infant sleep and settling information for 0–12 months.
- Ipswich Health Plaza
Mondays at 11.30 am (no appointment necessary)
- Goodna Community Health
Fridays at 11.30 am (no appointment necessary)
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
A program offered to assist parents to recognise common causes of child behaviour problems and to provide parents with strategies to manage behavioural issues.
Early intervention parenting specialists
Individual and group therapy
PND therapy group
An eight-week program for women experiencing mood difficulties in the first 12 months following the birth of their baby.
Circle of security parenting program
An eight-week program focusing on developing and enhancing secure parent and child relationship.
- child health nurses
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
- early intervention parenting specialists – provide parenting support for families with infants and young children
- social work counselling – young parents and children.
Available for children 4-18 years old (older age group while attending school) by appointment.
Phone: 1800 607 030 (Contact Central Intake)
Ipswich City Council Service
Locations: Ipswich Health Plaza and Goodna Community Health
Hours: phone council on (07) 3810 6666 for dates and times
Child Health afternoon clinic appointments are available at most of these locations. Please call Central Intake on 1800 607 030.
|Ipswich Health Plaza
Phone: (07) 3817 2340
|21 Bell Street, Ipswich, 4305||8.30–11.30 am, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday|
|Goodna Community Health Centre
Phone: (07) 3818 4800
|Queen Street, Goodna 4300||8.30–11.30 am, Tuesday and Friday|
|Boonah Child Health||Boonah Hospital, Corner Highbury and Leonard Streets, Boonah, 4310||9.30–11.30 am, first and third Thursday of the month|
|Esk Child Health||Esk Hospital, 30 Highland Street, Esk, 4312||9.30–11.30 am, second and fourth Tuesday of the month|
|Fernvale Child Health||Fernvale State School, 1605 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale, 4306||9.15–11.30 am, first and third Thursday of the month (in school term only)|
|Laidley Child Health||Laidley Hospital, William Street, Laidley, 4341||9.30–11.30 am, first and third Thursday of the month|
|Laidley State School, 232 Patrick Street, Laidley, 4341||9.30–11.30 am, second and fourth Thursday of the month (in school term only)|
|Lowood Child Health||Community Centre 1 Peace Street, Lowood, 4311||9.15–11.30 am, second and fourth Thursday of the month|
|Springfield Lakes Child Health||Community Centre, 63 Springfield Lake Boulevard, Springfield Lakes, 4300||9–11.30 am, Monday|
|Woodlinks Child Health||Woodlinks State School, Woodlinks Way, Collingwood Park. 4301||9–11.30 am, third Tuesday of the month (in school term only)|
|Redbank Plains Child Health||Redbank Plains State Primary School, Community Hub (within the school), 39-53 School Road, Redbank Plains, 4301||9–11.30 am, third Tuesday of the month (in school term only)|
|Redbank Plains Community Centre, 180 School Road, Redbank Plains, 4301||9–11.30 am, first Wednesday of the month|
|Ripley Child Health||Providence Community Centre, Corner Providence Parade and Amity Way, South Ripley, 4306||9–11.30 am, Thursday|
|Riverview Child Health||Riverview Primary School, 131 Old Ipswich Road, Riverview, 4303||8.30–11.30 am, first Friday of the month (in school term only)|
|Gatton Child Health||Gatton Hospital, 97-103 William Street, Gatton, 4343||9–11.30 am, Thursday (drop-in)
Immunisations: By appointment 9 am–2.30 pm
Call 1800 607 030 or 3817 2367 to book an appointment.
Afternoon clinic appointments available - phone Central Intake Unit on 1800 607 030
General enquires or cancellations - phone 3817 2340
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Visit the Queensland Youth Cancer Service for more information.