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Virtual Home Visits

Due to COVID-19 100% of our services from March 30th will be delivered using Telehealth platforms, learn more about our extensive range of digital services to support your family. We have also made access for parents easier than ever, parents can now self-refer on-line here.

A NEW service providing you with support and education from the comfort of your home. Using a computer or smartphone you now can access individual consultations up to 2 hours with a Karitane Child and Family Health Nurse for parenting challenges such as; sleeping and settling, feeding, toddler behaviour, adjustment to parenting and postnatal depression and anxiety.

 

Families who could benefit from this new service include (but are not limited to): those who live remotely, have limited access to parenting support, face transport challenges or unable to access Karitane parenting centres or residential services. 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

A referral from a health professional, such as your Doctor or a Child and Family Health Nurse is needed to access Karitane Virtual Home Visits. To find your local Child and Family Health Centre, contact HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.

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

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

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