Mother and baby check up

Most of our patients come for the first visit 6 weeks after birth for the wellness check for mother and baby. At this stage both mother and baby are examined and checked for any physical health problems. The first weeks and months of a baby’s life are magical and amazing, but can also be quite challenging for mothers and the rest of the family as they adjust to the new baby. We encourage our new mothers, as well as fathers to discuss any concerns or problems they may be dealing with, from breastfeeding, sleepless nights to mental health issues. There are a number of services available to help new parents and it is important to remember that most parents have faced similar issues at some point in their children’s lives.

Health checks are used to monitor how your child is growing and to check whether certain conditions are present so they can be treated. Your child and family health nurse or doctor will check or discuss your child’s hearing, vision, development, height, weight and head circumference growth, and will be happy to discuss the results with you.

The 6 week immunisations are given, and as a standard, contraception is discussed.

When should children be checked?

Children’s health and development should be checked at:

  • birth
  • 1 to 4 weeks
  • 6 to 8 weeks
  • 6 to 9 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years

Be sure to take your child to visit your nurse or doctor at these ages. Some children may also need additional visits if they have particular health issues – your doctor or early childhood nurse should advise you of this if it is the case.

Our practice offers Bulk-billing to both new and existing patients holding a valid Medicare card with no out-of-pocket cost for standard consultations from Monday to Friday

You Can Now Book Your Appointments Online

Pakenham Family Health uses an online booking system for appointments. To get started, simply click on the “Book An Appointment” button below and select your dates and GP.

Alternatively, if you have any other questions, please call our reception office during our business operating hours and our staff will attend to your queries.

For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on 13 7425.

Monday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday:
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Public Holidays:
9:00am - 1:00pm
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance. For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on: 13 SICK (13 74 25)
  • Call : 1300 7425