Women, Children and Family

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
  • healthy feeding breast/bottle
  • sleep and settling support
  • behaviour management programs
  • after birth support
  • hearing screening for children four to 18 years
  • school based vision screening for Prep students
  • school based youth health nurses.
Clinics

Well baby drop-in clinics

No appointment necessary

Brief (15 minute) consultation with a Child Health Nurse

  • growth and development
  • feeding and nutrition
  • sleep and behaviour information
  • parent support
  • opportunity to meet other parents
  • information regarding other services
  • self weigh baby scales available at Ipswich and Goodna child health clinics.

Locations:

  • Boonah Child Health
    First and third Friday of the month: 9.30-11.30 am
  • Fernbrook State School
    First Wednesday of the month: 9-11.30 am
  • Fernvale Child Health (in school term only)
    Fourth Thursday of the month: 9.15-11.30 am
  • Gatton Child Health
    Tuesday: 9.30-11.30 am
  • Goodna Child Health
    Phone: (07) 3818 4800
    Tuesday: 8.30-11.30 am and 1-3.30 pm
    Friday: 8.30-11.30 am
  • Ipswich Child Health
    Phone (07) 3817 2340
    Monday: 8.30-11.30 am
    Wednesday: 1-3.30 pm
  • Laidley Child Health at Laidley Hospital
    First, third and fifth Thursday of the month: 9.30-11.30 am
  • Laidley Child Health at Laidley State School (in school term only)
    Second and fourth Thursday of the month: 9.30-11.30 am
  • Lowood Child Health
    Second Thursday of month: 9.30-11.30 am
  • Ripley Child Health at Minka Place
    Thursday: 1-3 pm
  • Springfield Child Health
    Monday: 9 am-3 pm

Infant feeding clinics

No appointment necessary

Breast and bottle feeding

Locations:

  • Goodna Child Health
    Tuesday: 8.30-11am
    Friday: 8.30-11am
  • Ipswich Child Health
    Monday: 8.30-11 am
    Wednesday: 1-3.30 pm
  • Telehealth consultations (by appointment)
    Wednesday 8.30-11 am

Clinics by appointment

Book an appointment (for 45-60 minutes) by phoning 1800 607 030

Locations:

  • Boonah Child Health
    First Friday of the month: 1-3 pm
  • Esk Child Health
    Second and fourth Tuesday of the month: 9.30 am-2.30 pm
  • Goodna Child Health
    Tuesday and Friday: 1-3.30 pm
  • Ipswich Child Health
    Monday: 1-3.30 pm

    Selected Tuesdays: 8.30 am-3.30 pm
    Friday: 8.30-11.30 am
  • Laidley Child Health
    Alternating weekly between Laidley Hospital and Laidley State School (in school term only) locations
    Thursday: 12.30-3 pm
    Breastfeeding support

    Immunisation clinic (at Laidley Hospital location) with appointment booking only - phone (07) 3817 2340
  • Lowood Child Health
    Second Thursday of the month: 1-3 pm
  • Ripley Child Health at Minka Place
    Monday and Tuesday: 1-3 pm
Groups

Fourth trimester

A four-week education program for parents with their new babies during school terms.

Appointment booking is required. Phone 1800 607 030 to reserve your seat.

Locations:

  • Gatton Child Health
  • Goodna Child Health
  • Ripley Child Health at Minka Place
  • Telehealth group

Sleep talk (bookings required)

Infant sleep and settling information for 0–12 months.

  • Telehealth group
    Monday: 1 pm (booking neccesary)

Four-to-six month education session

Infant development and introduction to solids for 4-6 month olds.

  • Telehealth group
    Twice a term (booking neccesary)
Programs

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. Appointment booking is required.

Phone 3817 2340 to reserve your seat. 

Early intervention parenting specialists including Circle of Security Parenting Program

An eight-week program focusing on developing and enhancing secure parent and child relationship. Phone 1800 607 030.

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 (07) 3817 2324

Immunisations

  • Laidley immunisation clinic
    Thursdays at Laidley Hospital
    Appointment booking is required. Phone (07) 3817 2340 to reserve your seat.
  • Ipswich City Council service
    Phone (07) 3810 6666 for dates and times

Day stay

Sleep support for under 1 year of age.

  • Goodna Child Health
    First Tuesday of the month (booking necessary - speak to your child health nurse)
Locations

Child Health afternoon clinic appointments are available at most of these locations. Phone 1800 607 030 to make a booking.

Location Address
Boonah Child Health Boonah Hospital, Corner Highbury and Leonard Streets, Boonah, 4310
Esk Child Health Esk Hospital, 30 Highland Street, Esk, 4312
Fernbrooke State School Fernbrooke State School, 8 Regents Drive, Redbank Plains, 4301
Fernvale Child Health Fernvale State School, 1605 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale, 4306
Gatton Child Health Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre/Library, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton, 4343
Goodna Child Health Goodna Community Health, 81 Queen Street, Goodna, 4300
Ipswich Child Health Ipswich Health Plaza, 21 Bell Street, Ipswich, 4305
Laidley Child Health Laidley Hospital, William Street, Laidley, 4341
Laidley State School, 232 Patrick Street, Laidley, 4341
Lowood Child Health Community Centre, 1 Peace Street, Lowood, 4311
Ripley Child Health Minka Place, Ripley Town Centre, Main Street, Ripley, 4306
Springfield Child Health Springfield Central Library, Corner Main Street and Sirius Drive, Springfield Central, 4300
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