Health Visiting - Southampton
The Southampton Health Visiting service leads the Healthy Child Programme for children 0-5 years. We provide a universal, targeted and specialist health service to families. For further information please visit the Healthier Together Website
How has the Coronavirus outbreak affected my appointment? The Health Visiting team in Southampton continue to offer all appointments, however these may be undertaken by telephone, video link or Whatsapp. We also offer booked one to one appointments in a clinic or Sure Start centre and home visits as needed. Our staff will wear PPE as required to protect both themselves and children and families.
Can I still contact the service? Parents and carers can contact the service using our Duty Health Visiting system, by phoning 0300 123 6661 and asking for the duty health visitor, Monday – Friday. Alternatively families and carers can leave a text message on 07491163277 which is answered Monday – Friday.
I am on your waiting list. How do I find out how long I have to wait? Please phone our duty number 0300 123 6661 where a member of the health visiting team will be able to help with your query.
Please also include any other information relating to your service here. ‘For Parents, a Special Covid-19 Message’,
All families with children of 0-5 years
Full service description
The Southampton Health Visiting service is the lead agency for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme for children and their families in Southampton City. The service provides a universal, targeted and specialist health service to children, 0 - 5 years, and their families, focusing on early intervention, prevention and health promotion.
Health Visitors also work in partnership with Sure Start Children Centres, GPs, Midwives and other agencies to ensure that children and families have the right service, in the right place, at the right time and by the right person. We involve children and their families in all aspect of their care by providing a needs led service free from discrimination.
As this is a universal service all children aged 0 - 5 will receive contacts from a health visitor, a comprehensive Family Health Needs Assessment completed and interventions offered.
Health visitors can accept referrals for interventions from GPS, other agencies or self- referral by families.
- Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Service is available Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm only