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Health Visitor Service


About Health Visitors and the Health Visiting Service

Single point of contact Tel: 02475 189190

What we do

We work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the crucial first years of life.

Our community teams offer friendly support and advice and we work closely with GPs, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community.

The service is universal to all children and families, with a wider service to those with additional needs. The four levels of care are:

Your community

Communities have a range of services provided a number of groups. Health visitors work closely with others to develop services and make sure you know about them.

We can help with:

  • housing and local services
  • dealing with community issues
  • We provide the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your child, ongoing support for parents, and access to a range of community based services and resources.

Service levels

Universal Service:

  • a visit before your baby is born, usually when you are more than 25 weeks pregnant
  • a visit and check when your baby is 11-14 days old
  • a review for you and your baby at 6-8 weeks carried out by your GP
  • a contact when your baby is 3-4 months old
  • a 9-month health review
  • a 2-2 ½ year review, usually carried out by a nursery nurse

Universal Plus: gives parents an expert response from health visitors when specific help is needed.

This may be in the case of:

  • Post-natal depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Breastfeeding
  • Other feeding issues
  • Speech development
  • Concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and/or development

Universal Partnership Plus: provides ongoing support from health visiting teams plus a range of local services that help with more complex issues. These include children’s centre services, other community services including some charities when appropriate, and the Family Nurse Partnership.

For example:

  • Families living with disabilities
  • Mental health issues
  • Drug and alcohol related problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Complex family circumstances
  • Support with domestic violence

Well baby clinics

All Well Baby Clinics have been closed until further notice.

For advice and support please text Chat Health on 07507329114 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Should you need to speak to a Health Visitor please call 02475189190 8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

If your Child is unwell please see your GP, ring 111, or if it is a Medical Emergency please ring 999.

Related links

Start 4 life website

NHS immunisations
A guide to immunisations up to one year of age
Protecting your baby against meningitis and septicaemia

Healthy Start
What is Healthy Start?
Do I qualify for Healthy Start?
Application form for Healthy Start vouchers

Your guide to contraceptive choices – after you’ve had your baby
Your guide to contraception

Coventry’s Children’s Services
Children’s social care

The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust homepage
Safer sleep for babies – A guide for parents
When a baby dies suddenly & unexpectedly

First Steps Nutrition Trust website
First Year of Life
Caroline Walker Trust

Pregnancy and Baby Guide
Your pregnancy and baby guide

Coventry Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Services
Information on Domestic Violence and Abuse services in Coventry

Local stop smoking support
Healthy Lifestyles Coventry – Stop Smoking
Smoking in Pregnancy

Child Accident Prevention Trust
Child Accident Prevention Trust website

Breastfeeding Support
National Breastfeeding Helpline
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
La Leche League helpline
National Childbirth Trust

Getting to know your baby
Getting to know your baby website

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Single point of contact Tel: 02475 189190

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1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

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312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

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312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

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