They will usually visit you and your baby at six key stages from 0-5 years, just to check you and your baby are healthy and developing well. This is usually:
- offering an appointment before your baby is born
- after your baby is born
- when your baby is around 6-8 weeks
- when your baby is 3-4 months
- when your baby is 9-12 months
- when your child is 2-2 ½ years
When your child is school age, health reviews and any further support needs are provided by the school nursing team.
Remember it’s important to know that if you’re worried about something in-between visits, you can always contact your health visitor to get extra support, you do not need to wait.
Important - We usually visit between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you need help outside these hours, you should contact the local service that usually provides out-of-hours support like your pharmacy, or for more urgent queries, 111.
To find out more about your Health Visitor, please visit the ‘Health visiting’ page of the Better Lives, Healthy Futures website. You will also find lots of information around caring for a baby or child there, including guidance on mental health, feeding, healthy diets and more.