Health Visitor Services

Locations / Address:

Kirkintilloch Health & Care Centre (KHCC)
10 Saramago Street
G66 3BF
Tel. 0141 304 7447

Belmont Centre,
Stobhill Hospital,
300 Balgrayhill Road
G21 3UR
Tel: 0141 201 9749

Milngavie Clinic
North Campbell Avenue
G62 7AA
Tel. 0141 282 4800
Hours of Service:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

The health visiting team works with pre-school children and their families, before and/or after the birth of a child. A health visitor becomes involved after a child is discharged from Midwifery Services, approximately 10 days old, and supports families until their child starts school. It is UNICEF baby friendly accredited. The children and families team consists of:

  • Health Visitors
  • Community Staff Nurses
  • Nursery Nurses
    Health Care Support Workers
  • Dental Health Support Workers

The health visiting team works closely with families and a wider primary care team, such as GPs, midwives, speech and language therapists, health promotion teams, school nurses, district nurses, specialist children’s services and the voluntary sector.

How to access the service:

Your health visiting team can be contacted by phoning the numbers above or via your GP surgery. The team also offers contact through a Birth to 5 drop in service and the Kirkintilloch Baby Café.

Birth to 5 Years Drop in

The Birth to 5 Years Drop in offers a chance to meet other parents and carers to chat, share experiences and exchange suggestions. It also provides you with the opportunity to speak with a member of the Children and Families Team to discuss any questions you may have.
The Children and Families team runs the Birth to 5 years drop in on a weekly basis all year round.

 Locations of Drop in Groups:

Hillhead Community Centre, 169 Meiklehill Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 2JJ
Thursday Drop in: 09:30am to 11:00am
First Steps Group: 11:30am to 12:30pm (By invite only)
Tuesday baby cafe drop in: 2pm to 4pm

Community Hub, Main Street.
Monday drop in: 2:30pm to 3.30pm

Community Healthy Living Centre,
Main Street,Twechar Glasgow, G65 9TA
Friday drop in:  11:00am to noon

Cairns Church, 11 Buchanan Street, Milngavie, G62 8AW
Wednesday drop in: 1.15pm to 2.30pm
Breastfeeding Support Group: 10:00am to 11:15am
First Steps Group: 11:30am to 12:30pm (Invite Only)

Healthy Start

Through the Healthy Start scheme, some families get free weekly vouchers to spend on milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, formula milk and vitamins.
Check the Healthy Start website to find out if you qualify for this means-tested scheme.