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Virtual Home Visits

Just like the support you would receive at one of our parenting centres, but delivered to you in your home. Individual consultations up to 2 hours (video call) with a Karitane child and family health nurse for parenting challenges relating to sleep and settling, breastfeeding, feeding and nutrition, routines, adjusting to parenting and toddlers. 

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The number of virtual home visits you receive will depend on your individual needs and our Intake team will develop the right support plan for your family. Our skilled and caring team work in partnership with your family to assist you identify and achieve your goals.

Our team

Caring and experienced child and family health nurses

Who uses virtual home visits?

Families with children birth to 5 years who are experiencing parenting difficulties associated with:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Age appropriate routines
  • Multiple babies
  • Adjusting to parenting
  • Toddler behaviour
  • Anxiety and postnatal depression

Age range

Newborn to 5 years

How to start the process / what you need to do first

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.

We are a COVID safe organisation and the safety and wellbeing of children and their families is always our highest priority. 


Karitane virtual home visits is a free health service to the community.

Hours of operation

Open 7 days a week

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 A quick tip

Your partner, a grandparent or support person is welcome to join the consultation with you and your child.