Child Health Clinics

What are they?

Our child health clinics are now appointment only clinics. They continue to be run from the health centres across the Borough of Islington and you can access them by calling your Health Visitor directly if you have their number or alternatively by calling 020 3316 8008, speaking with a clinician who will then book you into a local clinic if you need an appointment.

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 Address
Clinic Opening Day & Times
Bingfield Health Centre
8 Bingfield Street
N1 0AL
Monday
1pm 3.30pm
 
6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
River Place Heath Centre
Essex Road
N1 2DE
Tuesday
9.30am -12 noon
 
6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Hornsey Rise Health Centre
Hornsey Rise
N19 3YU
Tuesday
9-11.30am
 
6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Goodinge Health Centre
20 North Road
N7 9EW
Tuesday
1pm-4pm

7 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Bingfield Health Centre
8 Bingfield Street
N1 0AL
Wednesday
9.30-12 noon 
 
6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
N7 6LB
Wednesday
9.30am 12 noon

6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Highbury Grange Health Centre
1-5 Highbury Grange
N7 6LB
Wednesday
1.30pm 4pm

6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Goodinge Health Centre
20 North Road
N7 9EW
Thursday
1pm-3.30pm

6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Hornsey Rise Health Centre
Hornsey Rise
N19 3YU
Thursday
9.30am 12 noon

6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
Northern Health Centre
580 Holloway Road
N7 6LB
Friday
9.30am 12 noon

6 appointment 30 minute slots available.
River Place Health Centre
Essex Road
N1 2DE
Friday
9.30am 12.30pm

7 appointment 30 minute slots available.
                              

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.
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