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
  • Antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety. 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
  • 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 the drop down at the bottom of this page for child-health 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 'Parent information' 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

Child health drop-in clinics



Corringham Integrated Medical & Wellbeing Centre (IMWC)

The Sorrels


SS17 7ES

9.30AM — 11.15AM

Aveley Brighter Futures Family Hub

Aveley Primary School

Stifford Road


RM15 4AA

9.30AM — 11.00AM

Purfleet Brighter Futures Family Hub

Centurion Way


RM19 1QA

1.00PM — 2.30PM


Grays Health Centre 

Brooke Road


RM17 5BY

9.30AM — 11.30AM

Chadwell Brighter Futures Family Hub

Claudian Way

Chadwell St Mary


RM16 4QE

9.30AM — 11.00AM

Tilbury Brighter Futures Family Hub

London Road


RM18 8EY

1.30PM — 3.00PM


South Ockendon Health Centre

Darenth Lane

South Ockendon

RM15 5LP

9.00AM — 11.30AM

East Tilbury Village Hall (First Thursday of the month)

Princess Margaret Road

East Tilbury

RM18 8RB

1.00PM — 2.30PM

Thameside Brighter Futures Family Hub

Manor Road


RM17 6EF

1.30PM — 2.45PM


Stifford Brighter Futures Family Hub

Belmont Castle Academy

Parker Road


RM17 5YN

10.00AM — 11.30AM

Brighter Futures family hubs

Register for the Family Hub here - Register for Family Hub
Brighter Futures Family Hubs – formerly children's centres – support families with children of ages 0 to 18 years-old, or to 25 years-old for young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).