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Child, Youth and Family Health Services - Townsville HHS


Child, Youth and Family Health Services is a free, community-based service provided to families by qualified health professionals. 

This service covers Child and Family Health, School-Based Youth Health Nurse Program and the Infant Management and Parenting Skills (IMPS) Centre.  Service and information is for families with children aged between birth and 18 years.

Services currently offered include:

  • Well babies with a self weigh and general information
  • Information sessions for parents
  • Intake officer for information and advice via the phone
  • Hospital liaison nurse helps to improve the transition between hospital and home
  • Individual consultations for parents with concerns
  • Hearing screening clinic for school aged children
  • Immunisation clinics
  • Positive Parenting Program (PPP) gives families practical advice on positive approaches to parenting, including behavioural difficulties.
  • IMPS day-stay centre / breastfeeding clinic
    School-based youth health nurses within the state high schools offer health promotion activities and individual consultations with students
  • Early Intervention Specialists (social worker and psychologist) for families with additional needs

Referral Procedure

Access to the service is by self or professional referral (depending on the requirement).  By contacting Child and Youth Family Health services you will be directed as to the appropriate requirements.
For any information, concerns or questions regarding your families' health and well being, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Contact Details



 Child, Youth and Family Health Services
 Infant Management and Parenting Skills (IMPS) Centre


 Kirwan Health Campus
138 Thuringowa Drive Kirwan QLD 4817

 Postal Address

 PO Box 1596 Thuringowa Central. 4817


 +61 7 4433 9000
 24 Hour Advice line: 13 HEALTH


 +61 7 4433 9001

Related Links

  • Women's and Children's Health Institute Telephone  +61 7 4433 1450
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program +61 7 4727 0258
  • Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services Limited +61 7 4759 4000
  • Child and Youth Mental Health +61 7 4433 0333
  • Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drug Services (ATODS) +61 7 4433 9600

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Last updated: 12 May 2016