Karitane continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 following all NSW Health guidelines. We offer both face-to-face and virtual services and our team work with each family to match the right service to their individual needs. In this new normal access for parents remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here. For our COVID-19 update see here.
More supports for families in the Newcastle area is HERE. Karitane has now opened its doors at My Community Pharmacy Shortland in Hunter New England Local Health District.
Karitane empowers families by providing parenting education, support and guidance in a relaxed environment for families with children from newborn to 5 years. Our skilled and caring Child and Family Health Nurse works in partnership with your family to assist you in identifying and achieving your goals. This service includes individual consultations up to 2 hours for parenting concerns around sleep and settling, feeding, toddler behaviour, and adjusting to parenthood.
Caring and experienced Child and Family Health Nurses and Lactation Consultants.
Who Uses Karitane Shortland?
Families in the Newcastle areas with children who are experiencing parenting difficulties associated with:
- Sleep and settling
- Feeding & nutrition
- Toddler behaviour
- Adjusting to parenthood
Newborn to 5 years.
Karitane Shortland is a free health service to the community.
How to Start the Process / What You Need to do First
Karitane continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 following all NSW Health guidelines. In this new normal access for parents remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here. A referral from a health professional, such as your Doctor or a Child and Family Health Nurse is also accepted, to find your local Child and Family Health Centre, contact HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.
310 Sandgate Road, Shortland, NSW 2307
Call the store: (02) 4955 8180
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