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Community and mental health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Public Health Nursing 5-19 years

The Public Health Nursing Service (School Nursing) supports every child’s health throughout their school and college aged years. We offer support and advice to you and your child when they start school, in reception, until they leave full time education. We also provide services to children and young people who do not attend school or college but live in Southampton. We work with children, young people, families and other organisations professionals to make sure your child reaches their full potential. Our priority is to support the health and wellbeing of children in Southampton by promoting good health.

Our team is made up of: 

  • Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) 
  • Registered nurses (from all branches of nursing) 
  • Wellbeing Associate Practitioners 
  • Public Health Nursing Assistants

We offer a service to those children and families who live in Southampton City or attend a local authority school / college in Southampton City. This includes children who are home educated. The most common post codes we cover are SO14 – SO19.

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Referral criteria

We can see all children, young people and parents who are aged between 5 – 19 years and who are resident and attend a school /college in Southampton City.

If you have any concerns about your child’s health you can:

  • Contact us by:
    phone – 0300 123 6661
    email –
  • Speak to your child’s school or college
  • Talk to another health professional who will put you in contact with us
  • Contact your GP

We have a referral form you can use here (Word document, 91 KB).

We have a waiting list in use for our service and we hope to see you for support within 12 weeks.

Full service description

Any professional can refer into our service. We require consent from a parent / guardian for the referral to our service, however with some older young people they are able to consent themselves to a referral.

A referral can be made using our referral form and emailed to our secure email address. If professionals are within Solent and use SystmOne an e-referral can be made.

We have some referral guidance (Word document, 47 KB) to help when making a referral to our service.


Referral method

Every school from primary to further education colleges have a named school nurse. We can accept referrals from anyone including young people and families.  We have a referral form that can be used or you can contact us directly for support.

Other information & documentation

We operate an all year round service, but our wellbeing associate practitioners are term time only and do not work during the school holidays.

Due to Covid we are still offering as much as a normal service as possible, however we may change some face to face appointments to telephone or virtual appointments.  We will also be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks and aprons, when we see you.

Contact Information

0300 123 6661

Adelaide Health Centre, 2nd Floor, William Macleod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Special Notice
We operate a Duty Nurse service which runs during our opening hours. We are not open on Bank Holidays.

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.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

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.


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
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:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

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