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cohealth provides high quality, culturally appropriate and accessible primary, community and mental health services with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the cities of Melbourne and Moonee Valley.
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Explaining details to a caring parent

Child, Youth, Family and Community

cohealth offers a range of services specifically for children, young adults, family and the community. These services include, speech pathology, paediatric physiotherapy, paediatric occupational therapy, community asthma program, community nursing and mental health facilities.

Do you have a child turning four in this financial year?

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Your child will be required to undergo a relevant health check to ensure they are healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school.

What is a relevant health check?

A relevant health check is an assessment of your child's physical health and gneral well-being, including height, weight, hearing and vision.

Does it affect me?

You may be affected if you and/or your partner:

  • are receving Family Tax benefit Part A
  • have a child turning four, and
  • have received an income support paymetn such as Parenting Payment, Newstart Allowance or fromt he Department of Veterans' Affairs, at any time during the financial year in which your child turns four.

What do I need to do?

You should arrange a relevant health check for your child with your local doctor, practice nurse or registered Aboriginal health worker.

The health check can be completed between three and six years of age.

If your child has had a relevant health check between the ages of three and six you will need to tell us know.

When the health check has been completed call the Indigenous Call Centre on 136 380.

Need more information?

Phone the Indigenous Call Centre on 13 63 80
Phone Families on 13 61 50
Phone the Local Indigenous Specialist Officer: Olly Phillips on 0421 030 423

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