Children's Health

Hornsby Fountain Medical Centre is a family friendly medical centre and all our doctors love to see children as patients.


Children’s health checks include monitoring development and normal milestones, immunisation and health promotion. Healthy Kids Checks for 3-4 year olds can assess readiness for school and provide an opportunity for early screening for visual acuity, hearing, coordination as well as motor skills and other areas of development.


Several of our doctors have a special interest in the health and wellbeing of children and believe that providing excellence in primary healthcare for all children from infancy through to adolescence, allowing a smooth transition into adulthood is an important part of being a general practitioner. The health and resilience of our next generation is of paramount importance! We aim to educate parents regarding significant child health issues, enabling them to provide better care for their most valuable assets. 

Areas of childhood health that we can assess include:


  • Childhood immunisations-including catch up immunisations

  • Baby checks

  • Paediatric surgical Problems

  • Weight checks

  • Breast feeding assistance and management

  • Sleep and settling strategies

  • Infant growth and development assessments

  • “Fussy” babies

  • Neonatal care

  • Feeding and settling problems

  • Common childhood illnesses and development

  • Heart murmurs

  • Acute viral eruptions

  • Asthma management and plans

  • Respiratory illnesses

  • Middle ear infections and grommets

  • Tonsillitis and Ear, Nose, Throat review

  • Allergies

  • Anaphylaxis management

  • Eczema

  • Bed wetting

  • Learning difficulties

  • Speech delay

  • Gait disturbances

  • Developmental problems

  • Adolescent mental health

Click below for a copy of the latest Australian Government National Immunisation Program Schedule: