Child and baby health clinics
We provide health services for babies and children to give them the best possible start in life.
Newborn drop-in services
Parents of newborns aged 8 weeks or younger have access to drop-in services in Queensland.
Each centre provides different services, but all will generally provide free parenting and infant development information, feeding help and support. You don’t need an appointment to visit one of these clinics during their drop-in hours.
Child health clinics
Community child health services provide parenting information and support for families of children aged 0–12 in Queensland.
These free services may include nutrition, child growth and development assessments. You may need to book an appointment for this service—please see the information provided by the individual clinic.
The services above provide general advice and support—they do not replace medical diagnosis.
In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).
For other medical treatment, please see your doctor.
Make a list of any questions or concerns you have before your visit and bring along your child’s Personal Health Record book (the red book), to record the assessment.
If your child is old enough, consider explaining to them where you are going and why, to ease any anxiety they may have about visiting a clinic.
Your GP can provide health care and support for you and your children. They can also provide referrals to more specialised health care if required.
Free phone advice is also available from:
- 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)—confidential health advice from a registered nurse
- Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline (1800 882 436)—confidential general practical advice about babies in their first year.