Health Visiting

A Health Visitor is a trained nurse who has specialist qualifications in child and family health and in community and public health. They work in partnership with individual families and community groups to:

  • Provide health education and support to prevent ill health
  • Visit all families with children under five years of age

Health Visitors offer support and guidance to promote good health by:

  • Assessing families health needs
  • Contact during antenatal period
  • Post natal health
  • Visit at home when baby is 10-14 days old
  • Arrange contacts to suit your needs
  • Healthy Child, Healthy Future Programme
  • Health & development
  • Well baby clinics
  • Infant feeding & nutrition
  • Safety issues
  • Minor illnesses
  • Immunisations
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Infant massage
  • Parenting
  • Stop smoking

How to Access this Service

Every family with a child under 5 years of age will be assigned a Health Visitor.


Location

Health Visiting services are available in the following areas:

In North Down & Ards

  • Bangor Health Centre – (028) 9151 5399
  • Holywood Health & Care Centre – (028) 9042 6881
  • Comber Health Centre – (028) 9187 2779
  • Donaghadee Health Centre – (028) 9188 3775
  • Ballywalter Health Centre – (028) 4275 8725
  • Portaferry Health Centre - (028) 4272 8429
  • Ards Community Hospital – (028) 9151 1161

In Down

  • Market Street Social Services Office, Downpatrick – (028) 4461 3511
  • Newcastle Health Centre – (028) 4372 3346
  • Ballynahinch Clinic – (028) 9756 5456
  • Saintfield Health Centre – (028) 9751 0575
  • Castlewellan Clinic – (028) 4377 2090
  • Dundrum Surgery – (0844) 4773 832
  • Crossgar Clinic – (028) 4482 8389

In Lisburn

  • Lisburn Health Centre – (028) 9266 5181
  • Hillsborough Surgery – (028) 9268 0848
  • Moira Surgery – (028) 9261 0906
  • Aghalee Surgery – (028) 9265 2294
  • Crumlin Surgery – (028) 9445 2731
  • Stewartstown Road Health Centre – (028) 9060 2705