Walsall Health Visiting Service
- Parenting Advice and Support
- Child Development
- Immunisation Advice
- Infant Feeding Support
- Emotional Health and Well-Being Support
- Health Promotion
- Referral / Signposting to Health Professionals and Agencies
The Health Visiting Service supports and educates families from pregnancy until your child starts school.
The service is provided by a team led by health visitors who are qualified nurses with specialist training in public health for children. The service delivers the Healthy Child Programme 0-5.
The Health Visiting team can help with any concerns; we can offer advice and packages of support on a wide range of health issues. We can also signpost you to other services that may be able to help.
The Health Visiting Service has been accredited by UNICEF as Baby Friendly since 2017.
Parents and carers can contact our service, telephone: 01922 603074 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) or
Further information is available: walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/healthvisiting
Or by downloading the Walsall Healthy Child App
THE ADDITIONAL SERVICES WE OFFER:
Health in Pregnancy Team: work with health visitors, midwives and other agencies to provide practical assistance for pregnant women and their families.
Contact number: 01922 423252
Specialist Health Visiting Team - Child Development Centre: work with a multi-disciplinary team to offer assessments and timely interventions to children with disabilities and complex needs.
Contact number: 01922 605800
Specialist Health Visiting Team for Vulnerable families - Asylum Seekers, refugees, families living in temporary accommodation, Gypsies and Travelers.
Contact number: 01922 605656
Infant Feeding Support Service: work with health visitors, midwives and partner agencies to ensure women and their families, antenatally and postnatally, are supported to achieve their infant feeding goals, offering assessment for complex infant feeding issues including a nurse led tongue tie clinic.
Contact number: 01922 605248
Walsall Healthy Child App
Want to feel confident making decisions around your child’s health?
The app that supports parents and carers with caring for their child at home; giving advice on when and where to seek further treatment.
Easy to understand guidance around conditions such as cough and colds, constipation, thrush, teething, allergies, oral health and more.
REMEMBER support is always available to families who are having a baby and have previously suffered a sudden infant death.
Please refer all of these families to your local CONI co-ordinator for further information:
Julie Jones 01922 604538 or email CONI@walsall.nhs.uk
The parents can be offered a choice of support measures including:
- Daily symptom diaries
- Room thermometer
- Use of an age appropriate Apnoea monitor
- Weight chart
- Health Visiting support
- Regular weight monitoring through home visiting
- Baby Check booklet