Health Visiting Service Greenwich

The health visiting service provides an inclusive universal service to families from the antenatal period until their child enters school. The service provides a child and family focussed service to promote health and prevent ill health working with both individuals and communities and dealing with issues regarding local population health.

The health visiting team consists of community staff nurses, nursery nurses, breastfeeding advocates and clerical officers and is led by the health visitors who are also known as specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN). They work in partnership with GPs and other healthcare professionals, social workers, children’s centre staff and various statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that clients are supported to meet the challenges of effective parenting.

The service is delivered between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday from health centres, clinics and children’s centres. The team also does home visits.

How to access the service

Health visiting is a universal service for all families with children under five.

The health visiting service is provided to all families with children under five who live in, or are registered with a GP, in Greenwich. 

National screening programmes

The UK National Screening Committee has produced Screening tests for you and your baby - a comprehensive guide on antenatal and newborn screening. You can download a PDF of this guide under Related information below.  

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  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Health visiting service

Related Information

Public phone number:

Abbey Wood Clinic
020 8310 8536

Brookhill Children Centre
020 8319 5348

Eltham Community Hospital
020 3049 0400

Fairfield Clinic
020 8305 3044

Ferryview Health Centre, Woolwich
020 8319 5459

Gallions Reach, Thamesmead
020 8320 5718

The Greenwich Centre
020 8312 8939

Kidbrooke Village Centre, Kidbrooke
020 8319 9970

Manor Brook Medical Centre
020 8856 3073

Plumstead Health Centre
020 8317 6300

Wallace Centre, Deptford/Greenwich
020 8469 1137

Baby Clinic times:

Abbey Wood Clinic
Tues 1.30-3.30pm

Alderwood Childrens Centre
Weds 9.30-11.30am

Barnfield Project
Thurs 9.30-11.30am

Brookhill Childrens Centre
Mon 9.30-11am

Discovery Childrens Centre
Mon 1.15pm-3pm

Eltham Community Hospital
Tues 1.30pm-3.30pm

Fairfield Health Centre
Tues 9.30-11am, Thurs 1.30-3.30pm

Gallions Reach Health Centre
Weds 1-3pm

Garland Road Clinic
ad hoc appts

Glyndon Community Centre
Weds 9.30-11.30am

Greenacres Childrens Centre
Thurs 9.30-11.00am

Kidbrooke Clinic
Tues 9.30-11.30am

Manor Brook Medical Centre
Tues/Weds 9.30-11.30am

Millennium Health Centre
Tues 1.30-3.30pm

Plumstead Health Centre
Thurs 1pm-3pm BCGs mon am

Quaggy Childrens Centre
Tues 9.30-11.30am

Storkways Childrens Centre
Thurs 10.00-11.30am

The Slade Childrens Centre
Thurs 9.30-11.30am

Vista Field at Horn Park
2nd and 4th Thurs of month - 1.30-2.30pm

Wallace Health Centre
Weds 9.30-11.30am
Thurs 13.00-14.45

Waterways Community Childrens
1st Friday of month 9.30-11.30

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