Health visiting

Due to the current concerns regarding Covid - 19, Well Baby Clinics & Introduction to Solid Foods groups in Warwickshire have been cancelled. We appreciate that the service being offered at this time may not suit everyone, but we ask that you bear with us. If you do have any worries, large or small or any concerns regarding your baby or child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To speak to a Health Visitor, please ring your local health Visiting Team OR TEXT Chat Health on 07520 615293. To speak to our Infant Feeding Team, please ring 01926 626529.

If you have an appointment with us, please inform us before the appointment is due if you, a family member or your child has a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. If you have any questions regarding your appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please use the Facebook pages, details below, for up to date information in your area.

What we do

We work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the crucial first years of life.

Our community teams offer friendly support and advice and we work closely with GPs, children’s centres, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community.

The service is universal to all children and families, with a wider service to those with additional needs. The four levels of care are:

Your community

All communities have a range of services provided through children and family centres and by other community groups. Health visitors work closely with others to develop services and make sure you know about them.


We can help with:

  • housing and local services
  • dealing with community issues

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Universal services – offered to all

We provide the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your child, ongoing support for parents, and access to a range of community based services and resources. It is a universal service that is offered to all parents and includes:

  • a contact or telephone call before your baby is born, usually when you are more than 25 weeks pregnant
  • a contact and check when your baby is 11-14 days old
  • a contact at 6-8 weeks with the health visitor alongside your review at 6-8 weeks with the GP
  • a 9-month health review - usually carried out by a Nursery Nurse
  • a 2-2 ½ year review, usually carried out by a nursery nurse

Universal Plus – specific support when you need it

Universal Plus gives parents an expert response from health visitors when specific help is needed. This may be in the case of:

  • post-natal depression
  • sleep problems
  • breastfeeding
  • other feeding issues
  • speech development
  • concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and/or development

Universal Partnership Plus - ongoing support for families with more complex needs

Universal Partnership Plus provides ongoing support from health visiting teams plus a range of local services that help with more complex issues. These include children’s centre services, other community services including some charities when appropriate, and the Family Nurse Partnership. For example:

  • families living with disabilities
  • mental health issues
  • drug and alcohol related problems
  • learning disabilities
  • complex family circumstances
  • support with domestic violence

Contact and location

North Warwickshire bases

Atherstone Children and Family Centre including Polesworth
Tel: +44 (0)1827 717204

Facebook: Rural North Warwickshire Health Visiting Service

Bedworth and Bulkington Village Centre
Tel: +44 (0)2476 314277
Facebook: Keresley Health Visiting

Camphill Early Years Centre
Tel: +44 (0)2476 357660
Facebook: Nuneaton Health Visiting

Coleshill Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)1675 465018
Facebook: Rural North Warwickshire Health Visiting Service

Riversley Park Children's Centre
Tel: +44 (0)2476 385447

Facebook: Nuneaton Health Visiting

St Nicholas Park Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)2476 322067
Facebook: Nuneaton Health Visiting

South Warwickshire bases

Alcester Health Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1789 412984
Facebook: Alcester Healthvisiting

Cape Road Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)1926 400001
Facebook: Warwick Healthvisitors

Kenilworth Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)1926 852087
Facebook: Kenilworth Healthvisitors

Kingsway Children's Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1926 626531
Facebook: Leamington Health Visitors

Lillington
Tel: +44 (0)1926 887309
Facebook: Leamington Health Visitors

Rural South team covering Shipston and Wellesbourne teams
Tel: +44 (0)1789 412844
Facebook: Shipston/Wellesbourne Healthvisitors

Stratford Healthcare
Tel: +44 (0)1789 405122 and (0)1789 412993
Facebook: Stratford Healthvisitors

Southam Clinic
Tel: +44 (0)1926 815045
Facebook: Southam Healthvisitors

Rugby bases

North Team
Tel: +44 (0)1788 555146
Facebook: Rugby Healthvisiting

South Team
Tel: +44 (0)1788 555147
Facebook: Rugby Healthvisiting

Clinics

Due to concerns about Coronavirus clinic openings may be subject to change.

Please contact your local Health Visiting team before clinic to see if it is going ahead.

Alternatively please contact CHAT health on 07520 615293 and your questions will be responded to Monday to Friday 9-5pm.

Rugby Clinics

South Clinics

North Clinics

please see Facebook page for your team for up to date information

CHAT Health : A texting advice service for parents and carers of the pre-school child.

If you have any questions about your pre-school child, or your own health and well being you can use our texting service 07520 615293 anytime. A health visitor will aim to text you back with in 2 hours in normal working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding BH).

Please note we support messaging from UK numbers only, which will be charged at your normal rate.

Feedback

If you would like to feedback to your Warwickshire health visiting team please click here or email: Sarah.Foster@swft.nhs.uk

Facebook pages:


South
Alcester: Alcester Healthvisiting
Kenilworth: Kenilworth Healthvisitors
Leamington: Leamington Health Visitors
Shipston/Wellesbourne: Shipston Wellesbourne Healthvisitors
Southam: Southam Health Visitors
Stratford: Stratford Healthvisitors
Warwick: Warwick Healthvisitors

North
Atherstone, Polesworth and Coleshill: Rural North Warwickshire Health Visiting Team
Bedworth and Bulkington: Bedworth and Bulkington Health Visiting team
Keresley: Keresley Health Visitors
Nuneaton: Nuneaton Health Visiting

Rugby
Rugby North & South: Rugby Health Visiting

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