Virtual Home Visits
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.
Being able to access this support from our own home was a significant contributor to the overall success for us. With the assistance of your very skilled, professional and compassionate team we were able to achieve our goals as a family.
Karitane gave me the confidence and skills to really enjoy being a mother. We are now in a great and flexible routine and have a much better sleeping baby.
The best thing about Karitane’s Virtual Home Visits is that we were able to access the support within our own home environment. We were able to learn these skills, new sleep associations for Emilia, responsive settling techniques and what were normal sleep patterns for her age, and implement them immediately in the comfort of our home setting.
A Big THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at Karitane, it was such a great experience. Thank you for the patience and all the wonderful advice and strategies to help me start reaching my goals. Could not have asked for a better place to get help.
A massive thank you to all the staff at Karitane. They are absolute superstars, I speak so highly of Karitane, as they truly saved our lives. If it were not for Karitane, I do not know if I would be where I am today.
Caring and experienced child and family health nurses
Who uses virtual home visits?
Families with children birth to 5 years who are experiencing parenting difficulties associated with:
- Sleep and settling
- Feeding and nutrition
- Age appropriate routines
- Multiple babies
- Adjusting to parenting
- Toddler behaviour
- Anxiety and postnatal depression
Newborn to 5 years
How to start the process / what you need to do first
In this new normal access for parents remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here. A referral from a health professional, such as your doctor or a child and family health nurse is also accepted, to find your local child and family health centre, contact HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.
We are a COVID safe organisation and the safety and wellbeing of children and their families is always our highest priority. Our COVID-19 update is here.
Karitane virtual home visits is a free health service to the community.
Hours of operation
Open 7 days a week
Channel 10 - Minister Hazzard visits Karitane to launch virtual home visit service.