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Tools and services

Useful information for any parent or carer on finding health services in Australia and important numbers you can call for assistance.


This article provides information on the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) and how to apply.

Find local health services

The National Health Services Directory (NHSD) provides easy access to reliable and consistent information about health services for everyone.

Medicare and other benefits

In addition to Medicare, there are a range of health care and financial benefits available to support families in Australia.

Parental rights

The law sets out the rights and responsibilities that parents have in relation to bringing up their children and provides information on parental righ...

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline

Find out what you can expect when contacting the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline.

Video call

Speak face to face with a friendly maternal child health nurse about any questions you may have about you and your child. Nurses are available from 7a...

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

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