Friendly reminder for using Maternal and Child Health Centre Services

The Family Health Service provides a comprehensive range of health promotion and disease prevention services for children from birth to 5 years and women at or below 64 years of age.  Clients can obtain relevant services during the opening hours of Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHC) (except for some Saturdays / Sundays / Public Holidays, or due to adverse weather* conditions or other unforeseeable emergency situations).  However, you should attend the Accident and Emergency Department of a hospital immediately if any of the following (including but not limited to) conditions occur:

Babies

  • Worsening neonatal jaundice (yellowish of skin and sclera)
  • Poor feeding or refusal to eat
  • Signs of dehydration, such as passing noticeably less urine
    (less than 6 well-soaked nappies in 24 hours in young babies)
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Reddened skin around the base of the umbilical cord, with foul smell or collection of pus
  • Bleeding from the umbilical cord
  • Fever, lethargy or excessive crying
  • Convulsions
  • Persistently breathing very fast or difficulty in breathing

Pregnant / postpartum women

  • Water breaking
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent abdominal pain
  • Severe oedema that develops within short time
  • Severe headache
  • Significant decrease in baby’s movements
  • Persistent unstable emotion or worsening emotion

*When Black Rainstorm Warning Signal, Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is enforced, MCHC will be suspended and all appointments cancelled. If the warning signal is lowered two hours or more before the normal time of closure, MCHC will resume normal function as soon as possible. All affected clients may arrange a new appointment via the Online Booking System or Automated Phone Booking System. Arrangement can also be made by attending or calling MCHC.