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Health Visiting

The health visiting service provides a public health service to children, young people and their families with a focus on early intervention and prevention, as well as promoting physical and social wellbeing. We work with local communities, the whole family, and individual children in different settings e.g. homes, children's centres, schools and GP surgeries.

Health visitors work closely with other health services to ensure that children's health needs are met, and work with other non-health services to ensure that each and every child and young person lives in a safe environment. We help support the health and wellbeing of your whole family, from antenatal visits up until your child goes to school.

We offer support and advice on the following:

  • breastfeeding, weaning and healthy eating
  • bonding and attachment with your child
  • parenting skills
  • childhood immunisation programme
  • development reviews for your child to ensure that your child is reaching their full potential
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic and child abuse
  • medical issues, child or family
  • children with additional needs e.g. speech and language difficulties

South Hornchurch clinic
106 Southend Road
RM13 7XR
Tel: 0300 300 1685
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Elm Park health centre
252 Abbs Cross Lane
RM12 4YG
Tel: 0300 300 1794
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Romford clinic
?40 Main Road
Tel: 0300 300 1605
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

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When is it on
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)
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Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals will be accepted from parents/guardians and professionals in healthcare, education and social care.

Criteria: School nursing service is provided to all children from 5-16 years old and up to 19 if in education in Redbridge. Health visiting is provided to families with children 0-5 years old living in Redbridge.

Other notes

Referral methods:
Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians, healthcare professionals, education and social

Referral criteria:
District nursing is provided to families with children under 5 years old living in Havering
School nursing service is provided to all school age children from 5-16 years old and up to children of 19 years if in education in Havering

Service leads:
Breda Kavanagh, team leader
01708 796104

Joy Coutts, team leader
01708 796072

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
16-25 years
25 years +
5-11 years
11-16 years
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