Mother and baby units

  • All Centres are so busy now that when Mothers ring they will be given a time that the Centre will ring them back to discuss their needs. This may be in 48 + hours.

    Early parenting centres

    Northern Hospital Friday Only Epping Telephone 8405 8949
    O'Connell Family Centre (Grey Sisters) Mont Albert Telephone 8416 7600
    Queen Elizabeth Centre Noble Park Telephone 9549 2777
    Settling Clinic (Day Stay in Paed Unit) Sunshine Telephone 8345 1050
    Tweddle Child and Family Services Footscray Telephone 9689 1577
    Telephone 8387 0658
    Email Tweddle@home
    Koo Wee Rup Hospital  (Sth Gippsland Hwy) Koo Wee Rup Telephone 5997 9679

    All these also run local Day stay Programs in some Country Areas. All havelong waiting periods.

    Private hospitals with mother and baby units

    Masada St Kilda East Telephone 9038 1300
    Mitcham Private Mitcham Telephone 9210 3222
    Northpark Private Hospital Bundoora Telephone 9468 0850

    These often have a shorter waiting time, but can cost $1000-$2000 for residential stay if parents have no Private health cover

    Psychiatric mother and baby Units

    Mercy Hospital East Melbourne Telephone 9270 2222
    Albert Road Clinic Parent Infant Unit Melbourne Telephone 9256 8311
    Acute Psychiatry – Mother & Baby Unit Austin Campus
    Mental Health Precinct
    145 Studley Road
    Heidelberg, 3084
    Telephone 9496 6407
    Facsimile 94964366

    These will only take patients with a psychiatric problem in the mother and therefore need a psychiatric referral.