Child & Youth Health (CYH)

Child & Youth Health (CYH)

Organisation Address
295 South Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8161 7000 Administration
08 8232 0233 Youth Health Centres
1300 364 100 Parent Helpline
1300 131 719 Youth Healthline
1300 733 606 Health Centres
Organisation Fax
08 8303 1656
Parent Body:
Children, Youth & Women's Health Service
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Services available Sat am from some Child and Family Health Centres
Eligibility:
Children 0-5 years and their parents
Access:
Wheelchair access
Services for young people aged 12-25 are provided by Second Story Youth Health Centres.
Information
Services
  • Parent Helpline - provides telephone information and support on child health, parenting, development or behaviour concerns. For parents of children and young people 0-12 years, 24 hours, 7 days per week, tel. 1300 364 100
  • Child and Family Health Centres - over 120 centres state-wide offering free health checks for children 0-5 years, information on child health and development and parenting support. Offices can be located on the website or by calling 1300 733 606 to make an appointment
  • Universal Home Visiting Program - all families are offered a home visit by a trained child health nurse following the birth of a baby. They are given practical support on issues like breastfeeding, crying and sleeping
  • Aboriginal health services - Aboriginal Cultural Consultants in each region to support Aboriginal and Islander children and families in gaining access to Child Health services
  • Access Assistants Program - support for children with severe physical disabilities and/or complex health needs to attend school or pre-school
  • Early Intervention Network - support and advocacy for families of children aged 0-6 with special needs
  • Family and Baby Program - a supervised intensive postnatal service for parents who are experiencing problems with infant feeding, sleep and other difficulties with babies under 12 months. Offers locally based services through many Day Service sites throughout the state. More intensive support is available through Torrens House residential unit. Referral to this service follows a Day Service appointment. Referral required from a child health nurse, GP, Children, Youth & Family Services or hospital
  • Hearing Assessment Centre - assessment of, and information about, hearing and ear health for children and young people 0-12 years
  • Parenting information and guidance - including information on parenting and health issues available from web site and Parenting SA Parent Easy Guides
  • Parenting groups - child development and health issues are explored in groups that inform new parents, assist them to gain support and establish networks
  • Volunteer program - trained volunteers assist with a range of programs and services, tel. 8161 6437
Last updated: 09/11/2017
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