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City of York Council's Healthy Child Service

Healthy Child Service logoYork's Healthy Child Service (HCS) delivers information, advice and support for children and parents of children aged 0 - 19 years old.

The Healthy Child Service incorporates York's Health Visiting Service and School Nurse Service. We work with families, young people and children to help them achieve the best possible start in life and reach their full potential.

We work across the city in teams covering the North, East and West of York. You can find out more about our teams and the services we offer by selecting from the options below:

Contact Information

Telephone 01904 555475


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Infant Feeding advice and support during coronavirus

Infant feeding advice and support

The healthy child service provides ongoing support for infant feeding (breastfeeding, bottle feeding expressed breastmilk or formula or a combination of these options) via your health visitor.

Clinics - feeding support

During this pandemic drop in clinics are currently suspended but you can still contact your health visitor or the duty health visitor for advice and support.

We are also providing infant feeding support face to face for parents needing one to one additional feeding advice. This is a weekly clinic and appointments can be booked by contacting your health visitor or the duty


Coronavirus Update Families York

Important Government announcement

During the Coronavirus you can still contact the Healthy Child Service for support. For up to date information and guidance regarding the coronavirus please visit

If you have a concern regarding your baby's weight please contact the Healthy Child Service directly on 01904 555475

We have reached our second phase of reopening the Children’s Centres and are able to offer some referral only groups for families in addition to planned and essential appointments.

We are approaching our third phase of reopening the Children’s Centres to offer universal lead groups the opportunity to come back into children’s centre buildings, in addition to our current offer of referral only groups and planned and essential appointments. We are currently having conversations with groups individually regarding reopening and will continue to update this page with further information as we progress through our third phase.

We are continuously monitoring government guidance and will provide updates as soon as we can.

Should you have any questions please contact York Family Information Service 01904 554444 /