Health Visitors are part of the Starting Well in Worcestershire service. We provide antenatal visits along with support throughout a child’s development up to 5 years old
If your child is under 5 years old and you need advice on issues such as feeding, behaviour or constipation, contact our telephone advisory service on:
0300 123 9551
If you need to change or make an appointment with your local Health Visitor, contact: 01684 612628
The local clinic is held at Riverboats Children’s Centre Upton on: Tuesday 1.30 – 3.30pm, no appointment needed.
As Health Visitors we aim to work with families to improve future health outcomes, and by utilising our specialist training we can provide expert information, assessment and intervention for babies, children and families including first time mothers and fathers and families with complex needs.
Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives who have an additional degree or post graduate diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. They have had specialist training in child development and health promotion and can support families to prevent illness and to promote good health.
Our aim is to provide a family focused service to ensure children and families have a positive start in life. We are community based to ensure our service continues to be accessible to all. Health Visitors will also provide support over the telephone.
We can help with;
· Keeping children safe and preventing accidents
· Support with Healthier lifestyles – Smoking cessation, alcohol and substance misuse
· An unhappy or violent relationship or family conflict
· Immunisation/screening programmes
· Safeguarding Children
· General health advice and referral to appropriate services
· Supporting with Healthy Eating