School health

The health visiting and school health teams provide a public health service to children, young people and their families with a focus on early intervention and prevention, as well as promoting physical and social wellbeing. The service also works to protect and safeguard children.

Health Visitors

Health visitors offer support and advice to parents and families with children up to 5 years old. These include support on:

  • childrens' growth and development
  • immunisations
  • childhood illnesses and ailments
  • behavioural difficulties
  • breast feeding, weaning, infant feeding and any other feeding issues
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic violence
  • medical issues, child or family
  • children with additional needs
  • school nurses

School nurses

School nurses work in partnership with children and young people from 5-19 years old, and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and their community.

These include:

  • support on healthy lifestyles
  • social education and citizenship
  • carrying out development screening

Patient information

Office Hours - All sites: 
Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00

Hainault Health Centre
Manford Way
Chigwell
Essex
IG7 4DF
Tel: 020 8822 4161

Loxford Polyclinic
417 Ilford Lane
Ilford
IG1 2SN
Tel: 020 8822 3838
Fax: 020 8822 4291

Newbury Park Health Centre
40 Perrymans Farm Road
Ilford
IG2 7LE
Tel: 020 8822 3911/3952
Fax: 020 8430 8704

Seven Kings Health Centre
1 Salisbury Road
Seven Kings
Essex, IG3 8BG
Telephone: 020 8822 3670
Fax: 020 8822 3699

South Woodford Health Centre
114 High Road
South Woodford
London E18 2QS
Telephone: 020 8822 3298
Fax: 020 8491 3301

Wanstead Place Clinic
35 Wanstead Place
E11 2SW
Tel: 020 8926 5329
Fax: 020 8926 1449