Community Child & Family Health Centres

Early Childhood and Kidscreen (Byron Shire) Clinics

Child and Family Health Nurses offer support to families with children ranging in age from birth to five years. They support parents with new born babies and can advise on a range of issues that may arise when caring for a new baby or small child. Services include:

  • Advice and support to families about growth and development of children from birth to 5 years
  • Before school check ups
  • Child Protection
  • Early Childhood Nurse
  • Hearing tests
  • Home visits
  • Immunisation
  • Prenatal classes
  • School liaison

Early Childhood services available by referral include Child Psychologist, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Child Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist.

Some reasons for referring to a Community Child & Family Health Centre:

  • Health and development problems
    • before school and school assessment for hearing, vision, speech and language, general development screening
    • health information and guidance to parents, carers and teachers e.g. head lice, communicable disease, hearing health, asthma, nutrition etc
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficult behaviour
    • fears and anxiety
    • not doing as they are told
    • not able to play happily with other children
    • overactive behaviour
    • problems sharing toys and games with other children
    • showing aggression towards others
    • sleeping problems including nightmares and night fears
  • Difficulty talking or swallowing
  • Difficulty with muscles
    • problems using muscles
    • slow to sit or walk
    • clumsiness
  • Slowness in development
    • child not talking like other children of the same age
    • child not crawling or walking like other children of the same age

Early Childhood Health Clinics: