Health visiting

The health visiting service provides 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. We work with local communities, the whole family, and individual children in different settings e.g. homes, children's centres, schools and GP surgeries.

Health visitors work closely with other health services to ensure that children's health needs are met, and work with other non-health services to ensure that each and every child and young person lives in a safe environment. We help support the health and wellbeing of your whole family, from antenatal visits up until your child goes to school.

We offer support and advice on the following:

  • breastfeeding, weaning and healthy eating
  • bonding and attachment with your child
  • parenting skills
  • childhood immunisation programme
  • development reviews for your child to ensure that your child is reaching their full potential
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic and child abuse
  • medical issues, child or family
  • children with additional needs e.g. speech and language difficulties

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering and Redbridge

Havering

South Hornchurch clinic
106 Southend Road
Rainham
RM13 7XR
Tel: 0300 300 1685
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Elm Park health centre
252 Abbs Cross Lane
Hornchurch
RM12 4YG
Tel: 0300 300 1794
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Romford clinic
40 Main Road
Romford
RM1 3BS
Tel: 0300 300 1605
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Redbridge

Fairlop Hub

Hainault Health Centre
Manford Way
Chigwell
Essex
IG7 4DF

Tel: 0300 300 1579 option 3
Email: nem-tr.BernardHouse@nhs.net
Reception opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Loxford/Cranbrook Hub

Loxford Polyclinic
417 Ilford Lane
Ilford
IG1 2SN
Tel: 0300 300 1579 option 1
Email: Nem-tr.HealthTeamLoxfordPolyclinic@nhs.net
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Seven Kings Hub

Seven Kings Health Centre
1 Salisbury Road
Seven Kings
IG3 8BG
Tel: 020 8822 3688
Fax: 020 8822 3699
Email: Nem-tr.HealthTeamSevenKings@nhs.net
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Wanstead/South Woodford Hub

South Woodford Health Centre
114 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2QS
Tel: 020 8822 3292
Fax: 020 8491 3301
Email: Nem-tr.HealthTeamSouthWoodford@nhs.net
Opening times: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (all sites)

Referrals

Referrals will be accepted from parents/guardians and professionals in healthcare, education and social care.