Home visits are made according to family and individual needs. A home visit is made around the eleventh day after the birth of a new baby and the Health Visitor will undertake a Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
Routine appointments with Health Visitors:
|Ante Natal ||To introduce you to the Health Visiting service at Child Health Clinic. We like to meet all first time mothers between the 34th and 39th week of pregnancy |
|Primary Visit ||After you are discharged by the midwife, this includes a family health needs assessment |
|6-8 weeks ||Baby check with GP at the surgery and a contact with the Health Visitor |
|4-6 months ||Weaning contact at Child Health Clinic |
|9-15 months ||Health Promotion contact and bookstart |
The Health Visitors is also involved in activities for all age groups. These include community health programmes, e.g. smoking, breast feeding awareness campaigns, parentcraft, group work teaching on all aspects of health, child protection and training of other professionals.
How to contact us
If you need to contact the Health Visiting Team please either leave a message on our answerphone Tel: 01278 426353.
All other times by appointment only.
Alternatively, you can leave a note with the reception staff.
The Health Visiting team are at the Child Health Clinic every week for advice and support, as well as a good opportunity to meet other parents.
Health visiting hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If we are unable to take your telephone call, please leave a message on our answerphone and we will get back to you but this may not be on the same day. If you are worried about the health of your child either contact your GP or NHS direct on 0845 4647
Child Health Clinics in Bridgwater
Mondays - The Garden Children's Centre 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Wednesdays - Willows Children's Centre 10.39 am to 11.30 am
Thursdays - Sydenham Family Centre, Fairfax Road 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm