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 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 make home visits.

How to access the service

Health visiting is a universal service for all families with children under five, who live in, or are registered with a GP, in Greenwich.

Breastfeeding support

Greenwich Health Visiting service is fully accredited as Baby Friendly by UNICEF UK. Health visitors, nursery nurses and breastfeeding advocates are fully trained to support parents with feeding and caring for their babies. Additional support is available in the Greenwich breastfeeding groups, further details are here.


Related Information

Public phone number:

East Team
Gallions Reach Health Centre
020 8320 5718

West Team
Greenwich Centre
020 8312 8939

South Team
Kidbrooke Village Centre
020 8319 9970

Tewson Team
Plumstead Health Centre
020 8317 6303

Central Team
Highpoint House (from November 2016)
020 8305 3044

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