Child at Risk Health Unit

The Child at Risk Health Unit (CARHU) is an ACT Health’s Women, Youth and Children Community Health program based at the Canberra Hospital.

The unit provides medical examinations, health screens, education, consultation and therapy for all children and their families and/or carers in the ACT with concerns of child abuse and neglect.

The service is free for Medicare and Asylum Seeker cardholders. Clients are bulk-billed where eligible.

For access to this service, please contact the Duty Worker during business hours on 02 5124 2712.

For clinical services, a written referral is required.

For after-hours assistance, please contact the Child at Risk Medical Consultant through the Canberra Hospital switchboard on 02 5124 0000.

CARHU is located at Building 5 - across the road from the main reception in Building 2. Public transport is available.

Medical Professionals

Consulting with CARHU does not remove your mandatory responsibility to report suspected non-accidental injury or sexual abuse of children and young people to Child Protection.

Page last updated on: 19 Mar 2020