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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.

Location 

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

See the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, read our important visitor guidance and access a range of health and wellbeing resources here.

Referral criteria

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: snhs.portsmouthhealthvisitingclient@nhs.net

Pulse Text Messaging Service: 07491163275

Breastfeeding video

Intro to Solids for parents: The virtual group continues to run the third Monday of every month 1pm-1.45pm (approx.). The session is for Portsmouth families only- PO1 to PO6. Join via Microsoft Teams.

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.

Contact Information

0300 123 6629

snhs.portsmouthhealthvisitingclient@nhs.net

Health visiting service, Civic Offices, 2nd floor, Portsmouth, PO1 2BG

Opening hours

  • 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

Special Notice
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.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.