About the Program
The Glengarry Early Parenting Centre provides support through a residential 4-night program for the parent/primary caregiver and infants aged from 6 weeks – 12 months. The admission days are variable. There is an expectation you will stay the full 4 nights, unless you or your infant become unwell.
Cost for the program and eligibility critera
Your stay at the Glengarry Early Parenting Centre is covered by private health insurance, however we encourage you to check with your individual fund. Depending on your policy or level of cover, an excess may be applicable. Alternatively, we can do a fund check on your behalf during the pre-admission process. Your baby must be be on your health insurance policy in order to be covered.
In terms of out of pocket expenses, there will be a small fee for the paediatrician consultation for your baby; a requirement for admission to the Centre. If you require any additional consultations from the multi-disciplinary team (lactation consultants, psychologists, psychiatrists), this will also have an associated cost.
Please note, those not covered by private health are still eligibile to take part in the program however a self-insured rate will apply, depending on the needs of parent and baby.
Booking into the program
To begin the admission process, please follow these steps;
- A GP or Paediatrician must complete the Medical Referral
- You are to complete the Pre-Admission Assessment and Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale forms
- E-mail all three (3) forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All three (3) forms can be downloaded from the links above.
Within 2 working days of receiving the completed forms (Medical Referral, Pre-Admission Assessment and the Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale), the Centre will conduct a telephone Pre-Admission Assessment with you to discuss the program, your goals and determine your suitability for the program in meeting the Admission Criteria.
If you have met this Admission Criteria, the Centre will provide an estimated admission date. We will then require you to complete an Online Admission Form with your baby's details. More information will be provided once staff have confirmed your booking.
Before your admission
Before your admission you should discuss with your partner and support people about their level of involvement in the program. You should also keep in touch with your GP and Child Health Nurse and whilst waiting, take up offers of suppoert from family and friends.