Health Visiting

The Health Visiting Service provides services  to families/carers with children aged 0-5 years of age registered with GPs in Lowestoft and Waveney.

The aim of this service is to deliver the following through the Healthy Child Programme which includes: 

  • Antenatal contact
  • A new birth visit within 14 days
  • 6-8 week assessment
  • 1 year assessment
  • 2- 2 ½ year assessment

If a family moves into the area they will also be contacted by the Health Visiting Service who can support new parents by

  • Providing information, advice and resources and signposting to Children’s Centres and self-help groups
  • Advising on specific issues such as breastfeeding, immunisations, postnatal depression and weaning
  • Advising on parenting, sleep routines and behaviour boundaries

Health visiting team members visit families in their own homes, and deliver a number of child health clinics across the area.

     

We actively promote the use of Healthy Start Vitamins. Details of where these can be obtained are available in this leaflet.

Referrals

Referrals to this service can be accepted from Healthcare or Social Care professionals and directly from patients who can self-refer.

Contacts

Lowestoft and surrounding area

Hamilton House
Battery Green Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1DE

For all general enquiries for Children's Services:

Feedback