Phone: 1300 CARING (1300 227 464)
The Karitane Careline is a 7-day per week service. Child and Family Health Nurses are available for consultation on a wide range of issues concerning infants and children from birth to five (5) years of age.
If the Child and Family Health Nurse is busy on another call your phone call will go onto an answering machine. Staff will return your call at the earliest opportunities.
The Careline is for non-urgent inquiries. If your child is unwell and you are not certain if s/he requires immediate attention contact your local doctor or telephone the Emergency Number 000.
Emailing a Question to Karitane
Karitane provides an email service for general questions relating to the organisation and parenting. Karitane may take 1-2 days to respond to your query. If you have a question email to:
Question to Karitane Careline and Email
Some of the issues you may like to discuss include:
- Feeding problems - breast, bottle or solids
- Sleep and settling routines
- Immunisation information
- Toilet training
- Management of gastro-oesophageal reflux
- Developmental milestones
- Toddler behaviour management
- Information regarding common childhood illness/problems
- Postnatal anxiety, stress and depression
- About Karitane services
Karitane will undertake to reply to email questions promptly. Do not use this email facility if your child is unwell or your question is of an urgent nature.