Health Visiting Service for 0-5 year olds
During the coronavirus outbreak, the Harrow health visiting service remains available as needed to all children, families and young people. The service has increased the capacity to receive calls - tel: 020 3317 2555, and offer support and advice by phone.
Information is also available via the CNWL website:
We will continue to:
- Fully support vulnerable families and those needing additional support
- Visit all new mothers and their baby
- Offer antenatal support, but this may be virtual if required
- Have an increased duty team of health visitors available by phone for all families requiring support, advice and digital sign posting
- Complete blood spot screening tests
- Offer breast feeding telephone advice – please contact Julie Peris on 07889 232 460
In line with national guidance the child health reviews at 6-8 weeks, 12 months and 2 years will cease except for the most vulnerable families but do contact the service on the number above if you require support or advice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
About the service
The Health Visiting Service is comprised of a specialist team whic provides advice, support and intervention to families with children in the first years of life and helps empower parents to make decisions that affect their family’s future health and wellbeing.
The team can offer you and your family support before your baby arrives, in the early weeks after birth and as your child grows. Staff work alongside you and your family with any parenting issues and guide you to find your local services and groups that can also support you as a parent.
The service is led by health visitors and is supported by community staff nurses, nursery nurses and administrative staff.
You can find out more about the service in the Harrow Health Visiting Service leaflet.
The service is for children from birth to five years of age whose families are residents of Harrow.
How can someone be referred?
The primary location for delivery will be Children Centres, Milmans, health centres and education settings. CNWL will offer families, children and young people a choice of locations which best meets their needs such as community centres, general practice and, where appropriate, at home. You can also self refer.
The service is open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.
Tel: 020 3317 2555