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Child, Youth and Family Health


Child, Youth and Family Health Service is a free, community-based service provided to families.

Qualified health professionals offer a wide range of early-intervention and community-based programs for all families with children aged between birth and 18 years.

For more information or to see how we can help you, phone 4652 5500.

Child Health Clinics (By Appointment Only)


Growth and development checks are available for children 0 -18 years, with a focus on 0-5 years. This includes vision and hearing screening for children over 4 years. Parenting education, support, and immunisation are also offered. Further assessment and referrals as required can be facilitated through this clinic.

FacilityTime Contact for Appointment
Longreach Clinical Rooms Wednesday 9 am - 4 pm 4652 5500
Alpha Hospital Fortnightly on Monday 9 am - 3:30 pm 4809 7000
Barcaldine Hospital Wednesday 9 am - 3.30 pm 4650 4000
Blackall Hospital Fortnightly on Tuesday 10 am - 2 pm 4650 7700
Winton Hospital Fortnightly on Thursday 10 am - 2 pm 4657 2700
Aramac Primary Health Centre Fortnightly on Tuesday 10 am - 2:30 pm 4652 9000
Isisford Primary Health Centre Once a Month on Tuesday 10 am - 2 pm 4658 8500
Jericho Primary Health Centre Once a Month on Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm 4651 4235
Muttaburra Primary Health Centre Fourth Monday of the Month 10 am - 2 pm 4658 7500
Tambo Primary Health Centre Second Monday of the Month 10 am - 2 pm 4621 7100

RDFS offer remote Child Health clinics that offer development checks, immunisations, support with settling, feeding, development and parenting strategies.

FacilityTime Contact for Appointment
Bedourie Primary Health Centre Fortnightly on Friday 9 am - 3:30 pm 4746 1226
Birdsville Primary Health Centre  Fortnightly on Wednesday 9 am - 2:30 pm 4656 3305
Boulia Primary Health Centre Fortnightly on Thursday 9 am - 3:30 pm 4746 2300
Jundah Primary Health Centre Fortnightly on Tuesday 8:30 am - 3 pm 4658 6500
Windorah Primary Health Centre Fortnightly on Tuesday 9 am - 3 pm 4656 6100

Immunisations

Immunisations are provided by advanced practice immunisation program Registered Nurses (IPN) and are free for all children aged 0 -19 years as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule for Queensland. Services are available within all Child Health Clinics. These are appointment based. Please bring your Medicare card and baby’s personal health record book.

Self-weigh Facility

The Clinical Rooms at Iningai (Longreach) have self- weigh facilities available, Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4pm. The facility gives parents access to scales and measuring equipment is available to track their baby’s growth.

Programs


Pre-Prep Screening Program

All children over 4 years attending prep the following year are offered vision, hearing and speech screening to ensure there are no underlying issues. Parents will be contacted by the day care/ kindy to arrange this screening by a Registered Nurse.

Primary School Health Readiness Program

The Primary School Health Readiness program assesses children’s eye health during their first year of schooling to ensure there are no underlying issues with their vision. Parents will be contacted by their child’s school to arrange this screening by a Registered Nurse.

School Based Youth Health Nurses

School Based Youth Health Nurses are located within the state high schools, offering health promotion activities and individual consultations with students and their families.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is about helping parents and carers of children up to age 16 with the complexities that come with raising children. Triple P gives families practical advice on positive approaches to parenting, including behavioural difficulties.

The program gives tools to help parents build the confidence they need to:

  • Manage children’s behaviour
  • Set family routines and rules that everyone follows
  • Develop positive relationships so you can get along well with your kids and argue less
  • Raise happy, healthy and confident children
  • Balance work and family without stress
  • Create a happy, safe environment where your family can thrive

Referrals are accepted from other services, you can also self-refer. For more information phone 4652 5500.

Circle of Security (COS) Parenting Program

Circle of Security is a relationship based, early intervention program that aims to strengthen relationships between parents/caregivers and children. Group and individual sessions are available for parents.

The program is run over eight weeks and helps caregivers to:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world and their needs
  • Strengthen skills in observing and connecting with your child
  • Builds a positive relationship between you and your child.

Referrals are accepted from other services, you can also self-refer. For more information phone 4652 5500.

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Last updated: 4 March 2020