Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was built in 1956 and is the only stand alone, specialist children’s hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa.
The Hospital is a public tertiary and secondary level hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and is dedicated to delivering word-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. As a referral hospital patients include very sick children who need highly complex interventions to recover.

Telephone:+27 (0)21 658 5111

Address: Cnr of Klipfontein and Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Accessing the Child Grant – SASSA directory

SASSA is the agency appointed by government to administer child grant (and other grant) services to the general public. Please visit this website to learn more about the child grant application process and to see a list of SASSA offices. Please note the required documents to apply for a child grant.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Clicks Helping hand Trust

Free basic services for mums and babies without medical aid ( every Thursday from 13:00-16:30).
Have to make an appointment a week before.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Philani

The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a Khayelitsha-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring that every child in their community has access to proper nutrition and healthcare because malnourished children are most vulnerable to developmental challenges. Philani trains and deploys mentor mothers with expertise in nutrition, breastfeeding, HIV and basic child health. The role of the mentor mother is crucial as a support system for mums, especially those affected by postnatal depression. The organization operates in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, 20-30 km from the city centre.

Tel: (Khayelitsha): 021 387 5124