Child and Family

This page contains information about the Monash Health Child and Family Program including Allied Health, Healthy Mothers Healthy babies, School Readiness Program and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and how we support children (0-17 year of age) and their families.

What is the Child and Family Program in the community?

The Child and Family Team at Monash Health Community provides allied health services to children (from before birth to 18 years old), and support to vulnerable, socially isolated and at-risk children and their families.

We provide care at multiple sites in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire.

Our highly skilled and experienced team specialises in working with children and their families. Some of the programs and services we offer include:

  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
  • School Readiness Program
  • Allied Health Services
    • Dietetics
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Feeding Clinic
    • Gait Clinic
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Psychology & Counselling
    • Physiotherapy
    • Podiatry
    • Speech Pathology
    • Social Work

Our professional team act with integrity to provide services that:

  • are supportive and flexible
  • promote positive parenting and child interaction
  • enhance parent’s understanding of their child’s development
  • use comprehensive multi-disciplinary screening assessments
  • keep the child and family at the centre of what we do.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

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School Readiness Program

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Click here for more information about the scheme

Allied Health for Children

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Referrals

Referrals can be made by contacting the Access Team:

T: (03) 8572 5631
E: iCareAccess@monashhealth.org

Get in touch

If you would like to learn more about how we can help, please get in touch with us.

T: 8558 9000

E: HealthyMothersHealthyBabiesProgram@monashhealth.org

For people who need help with English or an interpreter: TIS: 131 450

For people with hearing or speech loss: TTY: 1800 555 677

Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

Internet relay: National Relay Service: www.relayservice.gov.au