Parent Helpline SA

We recommend visiting the Parenting and Child Health website for more detailed information on a number of topics related to all aspects of child health and development. This site is run by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network, a joint venture between Child and Youth Health and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Please note that the resources on this site are not intended as a substitute for professional health care.

  • Parent Helpline SA: a parent helpline is available at 1300 364 100. To see when and how they can assist please visit their website.
  • Developmental Checks: Child and Family Health Services (CaFHS) provides free developmental health checks for children at various key stages between birth and 6 years. We recommend seeing one of our paediatricians for your child’s 6 week and 18 – 24 months check but the CaFHS sites may be more convenient to parents for other developmental checks. More information on these checks and further recommendations from CaFHS can be found at their website.
  • You can also easily find the location of your nearest CaFHS site.
  • Health Topics for Children from A – Z: Please consult the below link for advice on a wide range of topics in child health.
  • Breastfeeding Support: This page provides breastfeeding advice as well as information on contacting the Australian Breastfeeding Association for one on one communications.
  • Our Lactation Consultant also recommends the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s site as an invaluable resource for new mothers, not only for information but also in making community ties with other young mothers.
  • Hearing Assessment Services in SA: Services are available for children from 0 – 18 years.
  • Women’s & Children’s Child and Youth Health Network: cyh.com
  • Parenting Easy Guides available at www.parenting.sa.gov.au
    Information sheets on a range of parenting issues for children of all ages, such as bedwetting, discipline, peer pressure, blended families, feeding toddlers etc.