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  • The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service works in partnership with families to care for babies and young children until they start school.
  • The service is free for all Victorian families.
  • You can visit MCH nurses at 10 key stages of your child's development. The visits focus on optimising child and family health, wellbeing, safety, learning and development.
  • Your MCH nurse offers additional visits, first time parenting groups, and links to local community activities and services when extra support is needed.
  • Maternal and Child Health Line - call 13 22 29 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Families with children from birth to school age can speak to an MCH nurse for advice and support.

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Reviewed on: 12-09-2023