Health Services

Parent and child health

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.

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.

Breastfeeding 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



Fourth trimester

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.

Multidisciplinary team

  • 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.

Hearing clinics

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.

Location Address Hours
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


Youth cancer

A cancer diagnosis during the adolescent and young adult years can be highly challenging for young people and their families. Being a young adult is not easy at the best of times – finances, work, study, sexuality, independence, peers… …you name it, it’s all happening!

The Queensland Youth Cancer Services works in partnership with 15-25-year-olds and the cancer specialists in their hospital to ensure all aspects of their health and wellbeing are considered during treatment and beyond.

Visit the Queensland Youth Cancer Service for more information.