The health visiting team work mainly with babies, young children and their families, promoting health and well-being. They provide home visits for very young babies, and offer advice and support at clinics thereafter.
They can offer help and advice with:
- Breast feeding
- Nutrition & weaning
- Toilet training/bedwetting/soiling
- Childhood behaviour
- Family stresses
- Post-natal depression
- Home accident prevention
- Skin care
They also manage child immunisations and can refer children for speech therapy, hearing and eye problems. We can also recommend local support groups and voluntary organisations.
Immunisation Clinics for Babies (by appointment only)
Thursday: 9am-11.30am – for 1st, 2nd and 3rd immunisations
Monday: 1.30pm-3pm – for 1 year immunisations
Wednesday: 9am-12noon – held once a month for immunising children 3years 4months and over
Appointments for the immunisation clinic should be made through the usual practice telephone number (0131 228 6081), but you can contact the health visiting team directly on 0131 228 7502
Further information about immunisations can be obtained from the NHS immunisations leaflet, through consultation with your GP or Health Visitor, or by visiting www.immunisationscotland.org.uk
Well Baby Clinic
From the end of October 2012, the Well Baby Clinic, that was on Wednesday’s at Bruntsfield Medical Practice, will no longer be held.
Babies under 1 year can be weighed at the Well Baby Drop-in at Marchmont St. Giles, 1a Kilgraston Road, on Mondays between 10.15 – 11.45am (last weights at 11.30am).