Child Health Clinics

What are they?

Our child health clinics are now a mixture of drop in and appointment only. They continue to be run from community settings across the Borough of Islington.
 
Where they indicate they are a drop in facility, no appointment is necessary, but where it states appointment only you must not attend without a booked appointment.
 
You can make an appointment by calling your Health Visitor team directly the number should be in your red book or listed below.
 
If you do not have a number to call you may call 0203 316 8008 and the team will help you identify the HV team number.

How often should my baby be weighed?

The table below provides information on how regularly your baby should be weighed.
Weight Length/height Head circumference
Birth N/A Birth
10 days if the baby has failed to regain birth weight a further weight should be taken at 2-3 weeks N/A 10-14 days if indicated i.e. parental or professional concern
6-8 weeks N/A 6-8 weeks
12 weeks N/A N/A
16 weeks N/A N/A
12 15 months (health review) N/A N/A
2 2.5 years 2 2.5 years N/A
5 year (by school nurse) 5 year (by school nurse) N/A
 
Please remember to bring your red book whenever you attend a clinic.

Clinic Opening Times

Please do not attend a clinic without a booked appointment.

Clinic Venue
Clinic Opening Day & Times Type of clinic
Bingfield PPC
8 Bingfield Street
N1 0AL
020 3316 1610
 
Tuesday
1pm 4pm
 
 
HV and by appointment only
Bingfield PPC
8 Bingfield Street
N1 0AL
020 3316 1610
 
Wednesday
9.30am -12.30pm 
 
 
Weight only and by appointment
Moreland Children Centre
8 Bingfield Street
N1 0AL
020 3316 1610
 
Thursday
9.30am - 11am 
 
 
HV drop in
River Place Heath Centre
Essex Road
N1 2DE
0203 316 8461
Tuesday
9.30am -12.30pm
 
 
 
HV and by appointment only
Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
N7 6LB
0203 316 8012
 
Wednesday
9.30am - 12.30
 
 
HV and by appointment only
Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
N7 6LB
0203 316 8012
 
Wednesday
1.30pm - 3.30pm

HV and by appointment only
New River Green Children
23 Ramsey Walk
N1 2SX
0203 316 8461
(Centre opens from 31 March 2022)
 
Thursday
9.30am 11.30am

 
 
HV drop in

Getting ready for an appointment

  • We will call you and ask a series of screening questions before your appointment and we will repeat these when you arrive.
  • Please always remember to have your babies red book.
  • Please try and keep the number of people in a room in your home to a minimum so we can keep a safe social distance.
  • Please do not arrive early for a clinic appointment - you may have to wait outside.
  • Please do make sure you are washing your hand and/or using hand sanitiser.
  • We will be wearing a mask in most cases so if you would like to wear one too please do.
Page last updated: 18 Sep 2020
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