Health and Development Checks
Child and Family Health Service provides free health checks at key developmental ages, between birth and five years, for children living in South Australia.
The first five years are very important for lifetime development as this is when the brain grows rapidly, and regular health and development checks are recommended for all babies and young children.
Children in South Australia should have standard health and development checks between birth and 5 years at the following ages:
- 1 - 4 weeks
- 6 - 8 weeks
- 6 - 9 months
- 18 to 24 months
- 3 years
- 4 years
Some of these checks may be done by your GP or paediatrician.
Children can also be seen at any age when parents have concerns, questions or issues. An appointment can be made with a CaFHS nurse on 1300 733 606.
Preschool Health Check
CaFHS offers face-to-face preschool health checks with parents/caregivers at our clinics and also some kindergartens and preschool centres across the State.
You can find further information about the areas that form part of the preschool health check in our Preschool Health and Development Check fact sheet below. You are encouraged to read through and write down any area that you have concerns about and wish to discuss with your CaFHS nurse.
Alternatively, your child’s ‘Blue Book’ contains further information on hearing and vision, development and growth, teeth and dental health and immunisations.