Manchester Health Visiting Service

Our Health Visiting teams work with families to get the best health and development outcomes for the children of Manchester.

Our role is to offer information and support to families through the early years, from pregnancy to primary school entry.

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. This is a non-emergency service providing health education, advice and guidance.

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 aim is to promote the health and well-being of you and your family. The actual service provided will vary according to a personalised assessment of each child and family’s own needs and evidence of what will work for them.

We offer 5 key contacts to all families:

  • antenatal health promoting review
  • new baby review 10-14 days after birth
  • 6 to 8 week review
  • 9 month health and development review
  • 2 year health and development review

When your child is 9 months and two years old, your local health visiting team will invite them for a health and development review. This is an opportunity to talk about your child’s progress, learn more about what you can do to help their development, and make sure that you have any support that you may need.

We also offer advice and support through our ParentLine service. ParentLine is a confidential text messaging service for Manchester parents and carers of children aged 0-5. The service is run by a dedicated team of health visitors who can provide advice and support on a range of topics including parenting, sleep, continence, immunisations, mental health, minor illness, behaviour, infant feeding, child development, healthy lifestyles and general health concerns. Visit ParentLine page here.

Families can also contact their local Health Visiting Team by telephone should they require support.

Contact Details:

Children’s Community Health Services
Plant Hill Clinic
Plant Hill Road
Manchester
M9 8LX

Phone: 0161 720 5982

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Excluding bank holidays.
If your child needs a medical examination or you are worried about your child’s health you should contact your GP, visit an NHS Walk-In Centre, or dial 111. In an emergency dial 999.

Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mlcohealthvisitors
Instagram:
www.instagram.com/mlcohealthvisitors

Clinic Contacts

Switchboard HV Team
Central East 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 1261
Central West Rusholme Health Centre

 

0161 861 2200 0161 470 6798
Chorlton Health Centre

 

0161 861 8888 0161 860 2916
North East 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

 

North West Harpurhey Health Centre

 

 

0161 861 2400 0161 861 2409
Cheetham Primary Care Centre

 

0161 202 8750 0161 549 6690
Charlestown Road Health Centre

 

0161 741 2000 0161 741 2019
Crumpsall Health Visiting team 0161 861 2400 0161 470 6711
Plant Hill Health Clinic

 

0161 861 2400 0161 470 6684
South 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
Wythenshawe Northenden Health Centre

 

0161 945 3624 0161 215 2030
Baguley Clinic

 

0161 946 0802 0161 946 9275
Forum Health

 

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

 

Additional Information

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.

Useful Links

Page last reviewed: October 2022
Next review due: October 2023