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City of York Council's Healthy Child Service & NHS Midwifery Service

During the Coronavirus you can still contact your local team directly:

York's Healthy Child Service:

  • North team (Clifton Children's Centre) 01904 552322
  • East team (The Avenues Children's Centre)  01904 551760
  • West team (Hob Moor Children's Centre) 01904 555475


  • West Team (Hob Moor Children's Centre) 01904 555045
  • East Team (The Avenues Children's Centre) 01904 551778

Please note that we are operating a reduced Children's Centre offer during the Coronavirus. Following the latest Government announcement to continue restrictions on public gatherings and social interactions, York Children’s Centres will remain closed to all open access groups until at least the end of May 2020. Children's Centres are remaining open, only for essential planned appointments. These are for Children's Social Care and Midwife appointments. All other open access groups including the baby self weigh, will not be operating from the Children's Centre sites. Updated 22 April 2020


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About the Healthy Child Service

York's Healthy Child Service delivers information, advice and support for parents of children 0 - 19 years old. The team is split across the city covering the North, East and West of York.The Healthy Child Service incorporates York's Health Visiting Service and School Nurse Service and works with families, young people and children up to the age of 19. Across York, we have 3 Healthy Child Service Teams. You can find out more about the teams and the services they offer by selecting from the below options.

About the Midwifery Service

Midwives are specially trained to care for Mothers and babies, throughout pregnancy, labour and after the birth. Midwives work both in hospitals and in the community so that the same midwife can provide antenatal care and be there at the birth. The Midwife responsible for your care will be documented in your pregnancy notes. After the birth, you will be cared for by your Midwife and a Maternity Support Worker.