Children’s and Families Health visiting
During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Health Visiting Service is beginning to get services back online following the suspension of some services during the COVID period. Our team are in the process of prioritising the appointments that needed to be suspended with the aim to see all children who require a health and development check over the coming months. We will be in touch with families to offer appointments either at home or in one of our clinics. We would encourage all parents who are concerned about their child’s development to contact us by phone at your local clinic. We are not yet in a position to re start our groups and we will not be running the drop in baby clinics. There are Health Visitors in each clinic base and we can answer any questions you may have. We continue to work alongside our colleagues in social care to support our most vulnerable children and families.
Health visitors are qualified registered nurses with additional qualifications in child and family health.
The Heath Visiting service is health focussed and able to respond flexibly to a range of child and family health needs within the community. Each family has their own named health visitor.
The health visiting team comprises health visitors, registered nurses and community nursery nurses.
Universal skills include:
- Health promotion
- Screening and health surveillance
- Health advice/information
- Listening skills
- Empowerment and partnership working
- Assessment and influencing policies
Family health and wellbeing
Parents and Carers
Becoming parent (mother and father)
Breastfeeding and a baby’s first solid foods
Babies (Birth to 1 year of age)
Pre-school (Aged 1 - 3 years)
In Car Safety
Primary School (Reception to Year 6)
In Car Safety
Physical Activity in children under 5 years old and Children and young people
Teens and adolescents (Year 7 and above)
Physical Activity in children, young people and adults
Diet, Nutrition and Vitamins
Child health clinics
Health Visitors can see children and families in one of many child health clinics at various locations around the Island. Within the clinic issues such as general health matters, development, infant feeding, sleep routines etc can be discussed and routine developmental checks carried out . Appointments can be booked through the Health Visiting Team by contacting your local clinic.
Safeguarding and Privacy
Safeguarding Children Team for health services
The Safeguarding Children Team led by the designated nurse, provides expert advice and support on all aspects of safeguarding children; including children looked after by the Isle of Man Government, to frontline staff and their managers.
Safeguarding Children Team for Health Services
Telephone:+44 1624 656058
The Department of Health and Social Care is committed to protecting your privacy and will only process personal confidential data in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018, the Data Protection (Application of GDPR) Order 2018, the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality and the Human Rights Act 2001. For further details visit www.gov.im/dhsc-privacy
Health Visiting Admin Office
Telephone:+44 1624 642650
Health visitors can be contacted at the following places:
Palatine Health Centre: +44 1624 642378
Castletown Health Centre: +44 1624 686941/+44 1624 686942
Peel Medical Centre: +44 1624 686972/ +44 1624 686973
Ramsey Dalmeny House: +44 1624 811840/ +44 1624 811842