A Health Visitor is a qualified and Registered Nurse or Midwife who has been specially trained to assess the health of individuals, families and the wider community. In Oxfordshire they work mainly with families who have children under 5 but also work with older children.
They lead the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your family. This programme includes immunisations, development checks, baby clinics and health promotion advice.
They also work with other agencies such as Children’s Centres, voluntary and community groups and social care services to provide ongoing support for families with more complex issues.
The Health Visitor team can be accessed directly by telephone on 01865 903077 Monday to Friday 9-5pm or through your GP.
Child drop in clinics which are open to all are held all over the city. These run from 10am – 12noon (unless otherwise stated) at the following venues:
Monday – Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6NW
Tuesday – South Parade Clinic, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN
Tuesday – Grandpont Children’s Centre, Whitehouse Road, Oxford OX1 4QH
Wednesday – Elms Road Children’s Centre, Botley, Oxford OX2 9JZ
Thursday – North Oxford Children’s Centre, Wren Road, Oxford OX2 7SX (10.30am – 11.30am)
They work with the GP team and are employed by the NHS through Oxfordshire PCT.