A new drop-in child health services clinic from West Moreton Health has opened at Orion Springfield Central and will operate at no cost to the parents of 0 to 12-year-old kids.
The free clinic, launched on 20 Jan 2021, is located near the Springfield Central Library and will run every Monday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. on a first-come-first-serve basis. By 5 April 2021, appointments will be accepted from 1:00 p.m.to 3:30 p.m.
West Moreton Health announced the free clinic’s opening on their Facebook page. This initiative was made possible with the help of the Ipswich City Council.
“We were thrilled to welcome the first families — Amy and baby Oliver and his sister Audrey, as well as Kaylah and Darren with their children Isla and Harper,” the announcement read. “Parents can speak to a child health nurse for support and information about everything from growth and development, sleep and behaviour to feeding and nutrition.”
The child health services clinic provides the following services:
- growth and development
- feeding and nutrition
- sleep and behaviour information
- parent support
- opportunity to meet other parents
- child hearing checks by appointment
- information regarding other services
- self weigh baby scales (for selected clinics)
COVID-19 guidelines will be observed at the free clinic. For enquiries and other concerns, locals may call 1800 607 030.