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Karitane responded to COVID-19 with a 100% digital transformation of services and with the release of the Australian Government’s “3-Step Recovery Plan” we have reintroduced face-to-face services. We offer both face-to-face and virtual services and our team work with families to match the right service and delivery depending on each family’s individual needs. For our COVID-19 update see here. As COVID-19 continues to put increased pressure on the health system we don't require a GP/health professional referral. Access for parents still remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here.

More supports for families in the Newcastle area is HERE. Karitane has now opened its doors at My Community Pharmacy Shortland in Hunter New England Local Health District.

Karitane empowers families by providing parenting education, support and guidance in a relaxed environment for families with children from newborn to 5 years. Our skilled and caring Child and Family Health Nurse works in partnership with your family to assist you in identifying and achieving your goals. This service includes individual consultations up to 2 hours for parenting concerns around sleep and settling, feeding, toddler behaviour, and adjusting to parenthood.

Our Team

Caring and experienced Child and Family Health Nurses and Lactation Consultants.

Who Uses Karitane Shortland?

Families in the Newcastle areas with children who are experiencing parenting difficulties associated with:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Breastfeeding
  • Feeding & nutrition
  • Toddler behaviour
  • Adjusting to parenthood

Age Range

Newborn to 5 years.

Cost

Karitane Shortland is a free health service to the community.

How to Start the Process / What You Need to do First

As COVID-19 continues to put increased pressure on the health system we don't require a GP/health professional referral. Access for parents is 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.



Karitane @ My Community Pharmacy Shortland

310 Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW 2307

Call the store: (02) 4955 8180

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