In lieu of the usual twice weekly drop-in groups, there is the option to book an appointment at the Health Visitor led clinic (if you have concerns or need advice) on Wednesdays, or self-weigh clinics (if you do not need to see a Health Visitor) on a Thursday afternoon. Please contact your Health Visitor if you would like to book an appointment.
The Health Visitors offer a minimum of 5 core contacts within the first 5 years. This is known as their “Universal Service”. Families will routinely be offered the following appointments either face to face or over the phone:
Antenatal (whilst you are pregnant)
New birth (usually between 10-14 days)
6-8 week review
9-12 month review
2-2.5 year review
The Health Visiting Team can support you between these times, additional contacts will be agreed with you depending on your needs. If you need additional support between these contacts please contact your Health Visitor.
Another way to contact the Health Visitors is through ChatHealth. There is always a Somerset Health Visitor on duty to offer you tailored and confidential health advice, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. To access ChatHealth under 5’s parents service – text 07480 635514.
Another place to find useful information is their Facebook page. Follow them to keep up to date with the latest information about the Health Visitors and the local area.