Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS)

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS)

formerly Child and Youth Health

CaFHS is a free service for all South Austalian families with children aged 0 - 5 years.

Organisation Address
295 South Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8303 1522 Corporate Reception
1300 733 606 Statewide Appointments
Organisation Fax
08 8303 1656
Parent Body:
Women's and Children's Health Network
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
Eligibility:
Children 0-5 years and their parents/carers
Fees:
Free
Access:
Wheelchair access

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) delivers services from over 100 locations across South Australia. CaFHS offers support with feeding, settling, sleeping, health and developmment checks, being a parent, understanding your child's needs, your emotion wellbeing, parenting groups and child safety. Locations and appointment times can be found on cyh.com or by calling 1300 733 606. 

Universal Contact Visits are offered to all SA families by a qualified child health nurse following the birth of a baby. Aboriginal Cultural Consultants in each region can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in gaining access to child health services. Offers locally based services through many Day Service sites throughout the state. 

Information
Services
  • Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) delivers services from over 100 locations across South Australia. CaFHS offers support with feeding, settling, sleeping, health and developmment checks, being a parent, understanding your child's needs, your emotion wellbeing, parenting groups and child safety. Locations and appointment times can be found on cyh.com or by calling 1300 733 606.
  • Universal Contact Visits are offered to all SA families by a qualified child health nurse following the birth of a baby. Aboriginal Cultural Consultants in each region can support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in gaining access to child health services. Offers locally based services through many Day Service sites throughout the state.
  • 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
  • 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
Last updated: 08/01/2020
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