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CaFHS

Antenatal

Allied health

Immunisation clinic

Community services

 

CaFHS

Child and Family Health Services (CaFHS) is located on site and can provide your child and family with health services and advice Monday through Friday.

Services offered include:

Universal contact visit

While you are in hospital following the birth of your baby, you will be asked if you want a universal contact visit. During the visit your baby will have their first health check, and you will be given information on being a new parent, including the support available to you. The visit will be 2 to 4 weeks after the birth of your child. You can choose for a nurse to visit you at home or to come into the clinic.

Health checks

We recommend that you have the growth, development, and health of your baby checked at 6 months and 18 months.

Clinics

You can make an appointment to visit our clinic at any time, or you can attend our drop-in clinic on Mondays and Thursdays. At the clinic you can discuss any concerns you may have about your child's care, health, or development.

Family home visiting

You may be able to access family home visits, where a CaFHS nurse will visit you regularly at home for up to 2 years.

Day service

You can access our day service if you have a child aged birth to 12 months. We will help you with feeding and settling your baby by providing suggestions and demonstrating techniques. You can attend our day service for either a half day or a full day.

Early parenting groups

Our early parenting groups are a great way for you to meet other new families and discover what support is available to you. We also provide you with information about communicating with your baby and parenting as your baby grows.

Additional information

For more information about all CaFHS services and to make an appointment, please contact CaFHS directly on 1300 733 636.

Antenatal

If you are having your baby at the Women's and Children's Hospital, you can make antenatal appointments with Pregnancy SA.

During your antenatal appointment an experienced midwife from the Women's and Children's Hospital will check on how you and your baby are going and talk with you about any concerns you might have.

To make an appointment or for further information, call the Pregnancy SA referral line on 1300 368 820.

Allied health

Our allied health program supports early intervention for children aged birth to 3 years to minimise developmental delays. Staff at our centre use primary prevention and early intervention techniques to identify children at risk of developmental delays and can talk to you about any concerns you may have.

Our occupational therapist and speech pathologist are available to support you, your child, and your family. They offer one-off developmental screenings, parent and child group programs, and more.

For more information about our allied health program, please contact us on  8352 5346.

Immunisation clinic

A drop in clinic for the vaccination of babies, children and adults. Held on the third Tuesday of the month, provided through the City of West Torrens.

Additional information

Please refer to the City of West Torrens immunisation calendar or contact us on 8352 5346 for more information.