Health Visiting Service


The Health Visiting Service is a Universal Service and is automatically informed of the birth of all babies by the midwifery services. Contact will be made by the service and a visit arranged for a day between 10 to 14 days following the birth. If your baby is diagnosed with additional medical needs requiring additional support, this is usually referred to all appropriate services at the time of diagnosis.

Health visitors offer support and advice to parents and families with children up to 5 years of age and will be able to support you should you have concerns at a later stage with your child's development.

If you move into the area, you can visit your local Child Health Clinic or Children's Centre to enquire who your Health Visitor might be and how to contact them.

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Health Visitors will carry out a series of health and development reviews for children at different ages to ensure early identification of a child’s needs and work to safeguard and protect children in order to help them reach their full potential. They are able to offer you support and advice if your child has a disability or additional health needs. They can also support parents and carers with their own issues such as relationship difficulties, depression or concerns about alcohol or drug use. They work in close partnership with other agencies such as local Children’s centres, GPs, Children’s Social Care and midwives and are able to signpost and refer you to other sources of support and help.

Each child has a named health visitor who can support with any of the above areas. They may visit you at home or ask you attend your local clinic to see them. To contact a health visitor please ring the numbers below.

If you are unsure which team to ring, please ring any of the below clinics and they will be able to direct you.

Chingford Health Visitors Silverthorn Medical Centre
020 8430 7222

Chingford Health Centre
020 8430 8052

Walthamstow Health Visitors St James Health Clinic
020 8430 7621

Comely Bank Clinic
020 8430 7141

Forest Road Medical Centre
020 8430 8103

Leyton and Leytonstone Health visitors Langthorne Health Centre
020 8430 7510

Leyton Green Clinic
020 8430 8130

Green Man Medical Centre
020 8430 7360

Visit the Health Visiting Service website