Child Health Clinics

What are they?

Updated September 2022
 
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 Time/Day Type of Clinic
Bingfield PCC
8 Bingfield Street
N1 0AL
020 3316 1610
Wednesday
1pm - 3pm
HV Drop In
Moreland Children Centre
Gard Street
EC1V 8BB
020 3316 1610
Thursday
9.30am - 11am
HV Drop In
The Factory children’s centre
107-109 Matthias Road
Islington
N16 8NP
Tuesday
9.30am - 11.30am
HV Drop in
Conewood children’s centre
14 Conewood Street
N5 1DL
Monday
9:30am - 11.30am
HV drop in
New River Green Children
23 Ramsey Walk
N1 2SX
0203 316 8461
Thursday
9.30am - 11.30am
HV Drop In
Potential dates for summer closure to be confirmed.
Hornsey Rise Health Centre
Hornsey Rise
N19 3YU
0203 316 8684
Tuesday
9am - 11:30am
HV & by appointment only
Archway Children’s Centre
1 Vorley Street
N19 5HB
020 3316 8684
Tuesday
1pm - 3pm
HV Drop In
Andover Community Centre
49-50 Corker walk
Central Square
Andover Estate
N7 7RY
Tuesday
9.30am - 11.30am
 
Starts October 4th 2022
HV Drop in
Goodinge Health Centre
20 North Road
N7 9EW
020 3316 8631
Tuesday
1pm - 3.30pm
HV & by appointment
Willow Children Centre
020 3316 8631
Wednesdays
1pm - 3pm
HV Drop In
Hornsey Rise Health Centre
Hornsey Rise
N19 3YU
0203 316 8684
Thursday
9:30am - 12noon
HV & by appointment
Northern Health Centre
580 Holloway Road
N7 6LB
0203 316 1820
Friday 9:30am - 12noon HV & by appointment

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: 05 Aug 2022
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