Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
MCH offers child health community services to children and young people from new born to 18 years for children living in Medway. If you live in Swale, you can see which services we provide here.
If you are a parent seeking advice and cannot find the information you require on these webpages, please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444 then choose option 4
Alternatively please speak to your health visitor, GP or Nursery/School who may consider a referral to our service.
Healthy Child Clinic appointments may be booked via our duty line on 0300 123 3444 option 4. These are for weighing and measuring babies and for general advice.
To find out more about the local offer to children in Medway, please click here >
MCH have a dedicated family engagement officer whose role is to improve the health and wellbeing of families and children, by signposting you to a range of non-clinical services. This may include charities, groups or training.
As part of this we will also be running family engagement programmes where we will invite you to have your say on how the services are delivered.
To speak to the family engagement officer about how we can help you, please call 0300 123 3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to email@example.com
Did you know you can text a School Nurse if you need support? Anything from relationships, mental health, bullying, alcohol, self harm, healthy eating, drugs and smoking If you attend a Medway School, you can text a school nurse on 07480 635786
If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a child or adult please see the page linked for more information on how to proceed.
Routine visits and developmental reviews
Ante and Post natal depression / anxiety
Breast and bottle feeding advice
Ante and Post natal groups
School health checks
Breast and bottle feeding
Health Visiting Parent Support Sessions
Childrens Specialist Parent Support Sessions
Children's Speech and Language therapy
Childrens Community Nursing
Wound Care and Dressings
Specialist School nurses
Childrens Learning Disability Nurses
Special Needs Nursery
Your experience is important to us and helps us to make sure our services provide excellent care. If you have any comments or queries about our services please see our contact us section.
If you are a parent seeking advice please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444 and then choose option 4.
Following referral you will be invited to attend either a parent education training session or an assessment screen.
Phone lines are open between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday