Enhanced Service

The Enhanced MCH Service assertively responds to the needs of children and families at risk of poor outcomes, in particular where there are multiple risk factors. This service is provided in addition to the suite of services offered through the universal MCH service. It provides a more intensive level of support, including short term case management in some circumstances.

Nursery Equipment Program

The MCH Nursery Equipment Program is designed to allow families who present with risk factors such as unemployment, low household income, disability, drug, alcohol or mental health issues to improve the health and wellbeing of their child through the provision of a safer physical environment.  Please note that there are strict eligibility criteria for the program and a limited budget that will be closely monitored by the Department.


The Enhanced Guidelines were developed as part of a wide-ranging information management strategy being progressively implemented by the Office for Early Childhood Development.

See: Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service Guidelines 2003-04 (pdf - 329.24kb)