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The Child Health Information Link (CHIL)
The Child Health Information Link (CHIL) connects parents, carers and health professionals with child and family health services, information and resources on child health and development in Sydney Local Health District.
Child and Family Health Nurses provide developmental and wellbeing checks for children aged 0 to 5 years as well as support, education and information on all aspects of parenting.
Child Nutrition Services
Child Nutrition Services provide clinics, and telephone consultations for families with children aged 0 to 5 years with feeding concerns that may impact on health and development. This includes, children who are underweight, overweight, obese or are not thriving in general.
Community Paediatric Services are provided by doctors and include: assessments for developmental and behavioural difficulties and programs that aim to improve and protect the health and development of children and their families.
Children’s Hearing Services
Hearing services (audiometry) provide early identification of ear disease and hearing impairment as well as referrals to other health professionals and educators.
Occupational Therapy services provide assessment and treatment for children who are having difficulty participating in everyday activities such as play, self-care, handwriting and other fine motor activities.
Physiotherapy services provide assessment and treatment for babies and children who are having difficulty learning to sit, crawl, walk, reaching for toys and with their balance and coordination.
Early Childhood Social Work
Early Childhood Social Workers provide assessment and treatment to assist in adjustment to parenting, post-natal emotional distress, domestic violence, managing child developmental stages and family and relationship issues.
Speech Pathology services provide assessment and treatment for children aged 0 to 5 years who are having difficulty learning to make early sounds, speak clearly and be understood, expressing ideas with words and children who are stuttering or have mild feeding difficulties.
Children's Vision Services
Vision services (orthoptics) offer assessment to detect, diagnose and manage vision disorders.
Psychology and Social Work
Counselling Services including psychologists and social workers provide individual and group treatment for children and families experiencing difficulty with emotions, social functioning or behaviour.