Our health visitors support you if you are pregnant or a new parent. They provide a range of services to support you on your parenting journey, from getting ready to be parents and giving birth, to your child’s toddler years and starting school. Our health visitors are all fully qualified nurses that have specialist training in baby and children’s health and in supporting families. They work with a range of different people like your local doctor, your midwife and local nurseries and child minders, to help you and your child.
When will I get a visit from my health visitor?
Health visitors will usually visit you and your baby at six key stages from 0-5 years. We will see you before your baby is born, shortly after your baby’s birth and at 6-8 weeks, 3-4 months, 9-12 months and 2-2 ½ years Your child will then see their school nurse (link to school nursing) for routine health checks and for any further support that they may need. If, as a parent or carer you are worried about you or your child between these routine visits, you can contact the health visiting service for further support.
How can I get in touch with my health visitor?
You will be contacted by your health visiting service to arrange visits or appointments at the key stages as described above or when other support is needed.
The health visiting service in Bradford is organised around the children’s centre areas. Each health visiting team has a mobile number but if you have not received this please contact the Single Point of Access on 01274 221223 who will direct your call to the correct team.
The health visiting service is available between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you need advice outside these hours you can contact the 111 service or your local pharmacist.