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Health Visiting Service

A health visitor is a qualified nurse or midwife who has undertaken additional training to become a specialist community public health nurse which includes child development and health improvement.

Within the health visiting team there may also be community nursery nurses, health visitor assistants and admin support workers who may have contact
with a family. 
Health visitors give confidential advice, care and support to families with babies and young children up to school age. The health visiting team is there for all families with pre-school age children.

We offer health assessments, advice and support on child, parenting and adult matters and act as a central point of contact for services available to the child and their family.

We monitor and promote the physical and emotional health of mothers, babies and the general health of their families.

This includes giving advice and support on:
• Breastfeeding
• General health
• Healthy weight
• Behavioural difficulties
• Child development
• Postnatal illness and emotional wellbeing
• Domestic violence
• Child protection.

Who to contact

Visit the Healthy Together 0-19 (Health Visiting and School Nursing) service website

Where to go

Bridge Park Plaza
Corporate Offices, Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge Park Road
View LE4 8PQ on a map

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon - Friday 8am-6pm (times can vary)

Other Details


Age Ranges
5/school entrant
Referral Details

The Health Visiting Service is a universal service that is available to all expectant
mothers and families with children aged 0-5.

There is no formal referral process as all expectant mothers are offered appointments automatically

• Expectant mothers
• Families with children aged 0-5 Universal service no exclusion criteria

Local Offer

This page was last updated on: 04/08/2022

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