Mother with baby on her lap and health visitor talking to the baby

Health visiting

What we do

The Health Visiting Team offer support, information and advice to all parents with children within the Thurrock area from the antenatal stage (pre-birth) to the age of 5 years old.

We can help advise parents on:

  • Baby's and children's growth and development
  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and introduction to solid foods
  • Postnatal depression and mum's and dad's mental and physical health
  • Behaviour issues - sleeping, eating, toilet training, tantrums etc
  • Support with parenting
  • Family health and relationships
  • Support with your child’s long-term health conditions
  • Health promotion
  • Community health and development
  • Onward referral and signposting to specialist services to further support your child or family.

Health Visiting Team

The health visiting team comprises of: 

  • Health Visitors,
  • Community Staff Nurses,
  • Community Nursery Nurses,
  • Community Support Workers  
  • Single Point of Access (SPA) Administators.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please call us on 0300 3001999, or click below for our Baby Weighing Drop-in Clinics venues and times.

Baby weighing drop in clinics

We offer the following contacts to all children and their parents:

  • Antenatal contact
  • New birth visit – 10-14 days old
  • 6-8 week visit
  • 3-4 month contact
  • 8 months to 1 year developmental assessment
  • Between 2 – 2 ½ year developmental assessment

Click the Resources circle below to find relevant information and links for each contact and other information that you might find useful.


Grays Health Centre
Brooke Road 

South Ockendon Health Centre
Darenth Lane 
South Ockendon 
RM15 5LP

Tilbury Health Centre
London Road 
RM18 8EB

Corringham Integrated Medical & Wellbeing Centre (IMWC)

105 The Sorrells
Stanford Le Hope