Improving the health of children and families in Manchester Our services include: Home visits to newborn babies and families new to the area. Extra support. Healthy Child drop-in sessions. Health and development reviews at two months, nine months and two years.
Before your baby is born you will receive support from the Midwifery Service, and from the Health Visiting Service between 28 and 36 weeks.
After the birth you will be contacted again by a health visitor who will make an appointment to visit you at home when your baby is between 10 and 14 days old. During this visit you will be able to discuss the health and well-being of your family and your child’s developmental progress. The health visitor can provide advice, support and local information about drop-in sessions and services for children and families.
The Personal Child Health Record (or ‘red book’) is a record of your child’s health and development, it is yours to keep. The health visitor will go through this with you on the first visit. Please remember to take the book with you to your child’s health appointments.
Information for Parents and Carers
Manchester Health Visiting Service offers comprehensive advice and support to parents and carers of children from pre-birth to four and a half years.
What is a health visitor?
Health visitors are registered nurses or midwives with specialist additional qualifications in child, family and public health.
Their role is to offer information and support to families through the early years, from pregnancy and birth to primary school.
The health visiting service
Every family with a child under the age of four and a half has access to a health visitor and their team. The service is delivered through home visits, contact in the community and telephone calls as necessary.
The aim is to promote the health and well-being of you and your family. Healthy Child drop-in sessions for well babies and children are provided in various venues including Children’s Centres, Health Centres and community buildings.
Health visitors work with other services such as GPs, midwives, school nurses and social workers. Health visiting teams usually consist of health visitors, community staff nurses, community nursery nurses, early years outreach workers and team assistants.
The Health Visiting Service is available between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. This is a non-emergency service providing health education, advice and guidance. If your child needs a medical examination or you are worried about your child’s health you should contact your GP, www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk, visit an NHS Walk-In Centre, or dial 111. In an emergency dial 999.
We offer Healthy Child drop-in sessions at various locations across Manchester. If you would like further information about child health drop-in sessions please contact your local team below.
Abbey Hey Clinic
|0161 223 4193||0161 230 0356|
Levenshulme Health Centre
|0161 861 2300||0161 861 2302|
Longsight Health Centre
|0161 225 9274||0161 248 1223|
Rusholme Health Centre
|0161 861 2200||0161 861 2230|
Chorlton Health Centre
|0161 861 8888||0161 860 2916|
|Robert Darbishire Practice (Rusholme Health Centre)||0161 861 2200||0161 861 2235|
The Cornerstone Centre
|0161 230 2200||0161 230 2240|
Newton Heath Health Centre
|0161 684 9696||0161 683 2536|
|New Moston Team||0161 684 9696||
0161 684 9264
Harpurhey Health Centre
|0161 861 2400||0161 861 2426|
Cheetham Primary Care Centre
|0161 202 8750||0161 202 8751|
Charlestown Road Health Centre
|0161 741 2000||0161 741 2019|
Plant Hill Health Clinic
|0161 740 8004||0161 720 5975|
Burnage Health Centre
|0161 443 0600||0161 443 0610|
Chorlton Park Team
|0161 945 3624||0161 215 2037|
Old Moat Children’s Centre
|0161 234 4711||0161 448 8677|
Northenden Health Centre
|0161 945 3624||0161 215 2030|
|0161 946 0802||0161 946 9275|
|0161 490 7142||0161 435 3697|
Wythenshawe offices, Stancliffe Road
|0161 946 0065||0161 946 9436|
Homeless Families Health Visiting Team
|0161 861 8888||0161 860 2935|
Drugs and alcohol
Play and development
Awards / Recognitions:
Health Visiting Team of the Year, Northenden, CPHVA 2014.
Runner-up Practice Teacher of the Year, CPHVA, 2015.
Health Visitor of the Year, CPHVA, 2015.