New Birth Visits

Service overview

We offer new birth appointments, normally 10-14 days after your baby is born. These are with a health visitor and can either be at your local health clinic or at home.

Your health visitor will offer you:

  • A discussion about the birth of your baby, how you are feeling now as a parent and any concerns you have for you and/or your baby or family. This includes an assessment to identify any health needs within your family so they can offer you relevant support and advice on topics such as feeding, how to cope with an unsettled baby, and your own health and wellbeing as parents
  • Advice and support on feeding your baby
  • Local information on support services available
  • Advice on safety issues
  • Advice on immunisations.

Please have your 'red book' and maternity discharge letter from hospital. The 'red book' is your child's Personal Child Health Record. It is used to record details about your child's health, such as weight, height, immunisations and development milestones. If you haven't already received your child's red book, your health visitor will give you one at this new birth appointment.

During the visit we will also provide you with information on our child health drop ins, schedules for immunisations, our advice line service for you and your child, local infant feeding support and other resources, such as details of the services provided by your local Children's Centres.

Teams and contact details

Our Health Visitor Advice Lines provide support for you and your family on all aspects of child health, development and parenting. This includes feeding, an unsettled baby, management of minor illnesses, child development and behaviour, immunisations and concerns about your own emotional wellbeing.

Mid Surrey area (covering Banstead, Dorking, East Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tattenham)

Health Visitor Advice Line
9.30am-1pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tel: 020 8979 6464

Area team Location Tel
Banstead and Tattenham 0-19 Team
Tattenham Health Centre 01737 361 031
Dorking 0-19 Team
Medwyn Centre
01306 748 901
East Elmbridge 0-19 Team
Molesey Clinic 020 8979 6464
Epsom and Ewell 0-19 Team
Epsom Clinic 01372 730 040
Leatherhead 0-19 Team
Leatherhead Clinic 01372 384 300

East Surrey area (covering Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Horley, Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield)

Health Visitor Advice Line:
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tel: 01883 340 922

Area team Address Tel
East Surrey
Caterham Dene Hospital 01883 340 922

West Surrey area (covering Woking, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, West Elmbridge, Surrey Heath and Waverley boroughs)

If you need advice and support about any aspect of caring for your child, including their health, development and behaviour, please contact your area team on the numbers below.

North West Surrey area
Area teamLocationTel
Woking East Team West Byfleet Health Centre 01932 340411
Woking West Team Goldsworth Park Health Centre 01483 794885
Runnymede North Team The Grove Community Health Centre, Egham 01483 783505
Runnymede South Team Addlestone Health Centre 01932 846263
Surrey Heath Team Berkshire Road Clinic 01483 782802
South West Surrey area
Guildford & Waverley North Team The Jarvis Centre, Guildford 01483 783288
Enuresis Team The Jarvis Centre, Guildford 01483 783193
Guildford & Waverley East Teams East Horsley Medical Centre 01483 284544
Send Villages Medical Centre 01483 211127
Cranleigh Team 01483 782440
Guildford & Waverley West Teams Ash Vale Health Centre and Farnham Hospital 01483 782093
Guildford & Waverley South Team Milford Hospital 01483 782631
North East Surrey area
Spelthorne Team Ashford Clinic 01784 883728
West Elmbridge Teams Weybridge and Walton

The Health Visitor advice and booking line is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 3 pm on: 01932 414 149.

Attendance at all baby clinics is by appointment only: Weybridge Children Centre, Burhill Children Centre, Walton Children Centre and Walton Health Centre.

To cancel, change or rebook a missed appointment, please call the Health Visiting Team who will be more than happy to help you.

01932 414149

Breast feeding support in mid Surrey

Riverview Sure Start Children's Centre (drop-in as part of baby group) Monday 9.30am - 11:00am (except on Bank Holidays) - 020 8337 7310 Riverview Road, West Ewell, KT19 OJP.

Bourne Hall Breastfeeding Clinic (drop-in) Monday 10.00am - 12.00 noon (except on Bank Holidays) - 0208 394 1301 Bourne Hall Health Centre (1st floor), Ewell Village, Ewell, KT17 1TG. We ask that if possible you park at the Bourne Hall Library and Civic Centre as parking at the health centre is extremely limited and is often required by the elderly and infirm. Thank you.

Ashtead Little Treasure's Baby Group (drop-in for new and pregnant mothers) Monday 11.00am - 12.30pm (except on Bank Holidays) -01372 812 754. St Georges Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead KT21 2DA. Antenatal mothers are welcome to attend to get information on breastfeeding and to meet new mothers and other pregnant mums-to-be

Epsom Sure Start Children's Centre (drop-in) Monday 1.00pm - 3.00pm (except on Bank Holidays) - 01372 749 834
Pound Lane, Epsom, KT19 8SD.

Naturally Yours Breastfeeding Cafe (drop-in) Monday 1.00pm - 3.00pm (except on Bank Holidays) - 0208 722 0280.
Thomas Wall Children's Centre, 69 Western Road, Sutton, SM1 2SX.

Breastfeeding Support Group (drop-in) Tuesday 10.00am - 12 noon - 01737 355 302
The Children's Centre, Epsom Downs Primary School, St Leonard's Road, Epsom Downs, KT18 5RJ.

Rockers & Rollers Baby group (0-6 months only) Breastfeeding and Infant feeding advice Tuesday 10.00am - 11.30am - 01372 730 435 St Martin's Children's Centre, Worple Road, Epsom KT18 7AA N.B. Numbers are restricted due to small venue

Leatherhead Little Treasures Baby Group(drop-in for new and pregnant mothers) Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 10.00am – 11.30am - 01372 812 754
Leatherhead Trinity Children's Centre, Aperdele Road, Leatherhead KT22 7QT Antenatal mothers are welcome to attend to get information on breastfeeding and to meet new mothers and other pregnant mums-to-be.

Thames Ditton Children's Centre Breastfeeding Clinic (drop-in) Wednesday 10.00am - 12 noon - 0208 979 6464
Mercer Close, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0BS

YMCA, Sure Start Children's Centre (drop-in after Baby Groups) Wednesday 12.15 - 1.00pm - 01737 362 058
The Horseshoe, Bolters Lane, Banstead, SM7 2BQ.

Tweedale Children's Centre Breastfeeding Clinic (drop-in) Thursdays 10.00am-12.00 noon - 0208 404 1640
Tweedale Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 1SW (Note: free parking in Sutton Arena - opposite the centre)

Bookham Little Treasure's Baby Group (drop-in for new and pregnant mothers) Thursdays 10.00am – 11.30am (term time only) - 01372 812 754
Leatherhead Trinity Children's Centre, Bookham Baptist Church, Lower Road, Bookham KT23 4DH
Antenatal mothers are welcome to attend to get information on breastfeeding and to meet new mothers and other pregnant mums-to-be.

Dorking Children's Centre (drop in) Thursdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm - 01306 743 341/882 397
Goodwyns Road, Dorking, RH4 2LR

Meadow Sure Start Children's Centre (drop-in) Fridays 9.30am - 11.30am - 020 8393 9320

Sparrow Farm Road (entrance via Waverley Road), Stoneleigh, KT17 2LW

Breastfeeding support in East Surrey

Baby Cafés provide support for breastfeeding mothers in a relaxed environment.

Oxted Baby Café, Monday 1:30pm-3pm - 01883 734 805
Kings Centre, 33 Amy Road, Oxted RH8 0PW

Horley Baby Café, Mondays 10am-12pm - 01293 820 068
The Horley Young People’s Centre (HYPC), The Old Fire Station, 5 Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA

Redhill & Reigate Area Baby Café Weds 10-12pm 01737 780 884
Dovers Green Children’s Centre, Rushetts Rd, Reigate RH2 7RF

Caterham Baby Café, Thursdays 10am-12pm - 01883 343 987
Caterham Children’s Centre, The Old Naafi, Weston Drive, Caterham CR3 5XY

Please check on the Baby Café website: www.thebabycafe.org

Most Baby Cafés are open term time only.

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