Child Health Checks

Clinics

  • Baby clinic: This is held on a Wednesday morning and is by appointment only. Appointments will be given at 12 and 16 weeks for weight management and general advice. If appointment is not suitable, please contact Health Visitors on 01389 828274.
  • 6 – 8 weeks developmental check: This is held fortnightly with Doctor and Health Visitor. Health Visitor will notify patients of appointment.

Health Visitors

You can normally see the Health Visitors at their drop-in clinic for further information please contact the Practice.

Health Visitors are all trained nurses who have extra training and qualifications in child health. They are a fantastic source of information about child development and health, parenting strategies, breastfeeding, nutrition and community support. They also offer help with social, emotional and environmental issues that affect families.

Child health checks

Appointments are sent out automatically by our local Health Board for routine child health checks.

The first will be with a GP at the surgery when your baby is around 6 weeks old. You will be sent information about this and asked to make an appointment at your local clinic or practice.

You will also be offered routine health reviews for your child, with your health visitor, at 6-8 weeks, 8-12 months and 2-2½ years old.

Child Immunisations

Immunisations are given through the Child Health Clinics based within the Vale Centre.

Further information on the schedule and vaccines in general can be found on NHS Inform

When to immunise

Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they’ll be given:

Hearing tests for children

Routine hearing tests are offered to newborn babies and children to identify any problems early on in their development.

Although serious hearing problems during childhood are rare, early testing ensures that any problems are picked up and managed as early as possible.