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Virtual Home Visits

Karitane responded to COVID-19 with a 100% digital transformation of services to ensure safe and accessible care for families. With the release of the Australian Government’s “3-Step Recovery Plan” we are excited to announce the gradual re-introduction of face-to-face services. We will continue to offer a range of virtual services which have achieved such positive outcomes for families and exceptional feedback. For our introduction of face-to-face services see here. As COVID-19 continues to put increased pressure on the health system we no longer require a GP/health professional referral. Access for parents still remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here

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

Watch our coverage on Health Leader TV: Innovation & Technology to learn more about how Karitane is pioneering digital innovation in child and family health and accelerating access for families across Australia here. 

Our Team

Caring and experienced Child and Family Health Nurses

Who can use Karitane Virtual Home Visits?

Families with children (newborn to 5 years with) who are experiencing parenting difficulties associated with:

•Sleep and settling strategies

•Feeding

•Diet and nutrition

•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.

Upon receiving your referral the Karitane Intake team will work with you to determine the service that best meets your needs.  

Cost

Karitane Virtual Home Visits is a free health service to the community.

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week

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