Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Bookings and Referrals

To access to the Cairns Early Parenting Centre program, you will need to obtain a referral from your GP, Obstetrician, or Paediatrician.

Referrals - please view detailed referral instructions here.

Once the hospital has received the required documentation, Cairns Early Parenting Centre staff will conduct a Pre-admission phone interview and an appointment date will be given 12-14 days prior to the program commencement. During the Pre-admission interview parent and infant history will be discussed.

Prior to your admission we suggest you:

  • Check your health insurance coverage
  • Discuss your partner’s level of involvement
  • Keep in touch with your GP and Child and Family Health Nurse
  • Take up any offers of support from friends and relatives

How to Refer a Patient – FOR GP’S

Cairns Early Parenting Centre Referrals

Referral to the Cairns Early Parenting Centre is recommended for families with an infant between the ages of 6 weeks to two years old, who may be experiencing difficulties with sleep, settling or feeding or adjusting to parenthood. The postnatal support service is an inpatient program of four nights, 5 days duration. Admission to the Cairns Early Parenting Centre requires a referral.

DOWNLOAD THE EARLY PARENTING CENTRE REFERRAL FORM HERE

IEPC Referral Contact Number
Phone: 07 4052 8077 / 4052 5232
Fax: 07 4052 5475
Email: EPC.CPH@Ramsayhealth.com.au

How to Refer a Patient

Forms to be completed by CARE GIVER prior to Admission

Complete and return to:

IEPC Referral Contact Number
Fax: 07 4052 5475 or
Email: EPC.CPH@Ramsayhealth.com.au

Form to be completed by GP / Paediatrician prior to Admission

Complete and return to:

IEPC Referral Contact Number
Fax: 07 4052 5475 or
Email: EPC.CPH@Ramsayhealth.com.au


How Do I Book into the Cairns Early Parenting Centre?

If you are interested in participating in the Cairns Early Parenting Program, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

Your Infants’ Date Of Birth