Child health

Front cover of Purple Book

Community Health offers a universal schedule of child health and developmental assessments to every child in the metropolitan area at key developmental ages.

Targeted and specialist programs are also offered which support parents/carers to optimise the health, wellbeing and development of the infant/child.

The Personal Health Record

The Personal Health Record (commonly called the 'Purple Book') is WA Health’s free, parent-held child health record, provided to every child in the state at birth.

The book allows maternity hospital staff, community health nurses, general practitioners and other health professionals to work in partnership with parents, with the aim of documenting a child’s health and development from birth to school entry. Find out more about the Purple Book health checks.

An updated edition of the Purple Book is available in July each year. Families who have lost books or are new to the state can get a copy from their local child health nurse.

Child Health Appointments

Families can register for their Child Health appointment (external site)

Child Health Centre locations