0-19 Health Visiting & School Nursing - Portsmouth
The Health Visiting service consists of Health Visitors, Community Health Nurses, Early Childhood Workers and Early Intervention Practitioners who are here to help you and your family from before birth until 5 years.
We will see you towards the end of your pregnancy and then at set stages after your child is born until they start school. For some families we will see you more regularly if you need more help, which you can request at any point.
We may see you at home, in your nearest Family Hub, GP surgery or Health Clinic. We may also offer you a telephone or video consultation according to your needs.
All our health visitors are registered nurses, or midwives, with additional qualifications and training in health improvement and child development. We are here to support and guide you and your family until your child starts school with any aspect of health development and behaviour.
We work with GPs, midwives, Family Hubs and Early Years staff, as well as voluntary organisations, to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.
Some parents, parents-to-be and their families have found the Baby Buddy App useful.
Who do we work with?
Every family has a health visitor. Your health visitor will be allocated to you depending on your GP surgery or road you live in.
If you live in Portsmouth City within these post codes:
PO1 – PO6 or PO7 5AX, PO7 5AY, PO7 5AZ
You and your family can access Portsmouth Health Visitors and the services we offer.
All families with children under 5 can access the Health Visiting service.
Your midwife will inform the Health Visiting Team that you are expecting a baby, our team will then contact you directly.
If you are new to the area with a young child who is not yet at school please contact us directly.
If at any point you need help, advice, or support for you or your family you can self-refer to the duty Health Visitor (Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm).
Early Years settings can also refer via referral form for any developmental concerns that may need further assessment, ask your nursery.
Telephone: 0300 123 6629 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulse Text Messaging Service: 07491163275
Full service description
GP’s can task on Systm1 and request HV support. All other referrals from Professionals should come through duty Health Visitor.
Early Years settings can refer via the referral form.
- Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Please note calls to Duty Health Visitor after 3pm may be answered the following day. If your child is unwell, please seek medical advice via 111 or your GP.