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Southend Borough Council news - Health clinics resume walk-in service for children

Updated: May 9, 2023

Parents and carers can once again take advantage of walk-in health clinics for children at Family Centres across Southend from September.

No appointments are necessary for the child health clinics, that will be opening their doors five days a week at a variety of Family Centres across Southend-on-Sea for the first time since the pandemic.

Children who need regular health check-ups can attend appointment-only clinics at certain libraries four days a week, to make sure they get the medical attention they need.

The clinics are an opportunity for parents and carers to have their children checked and weighed by a Health Visitor, and get advice about all sorts of issues, from breastfeeding to potty training. It can also be an opportunity to meet other parents.

The opening times and locations are listed in the table below.

Walk in Clinic locations

Monday 9am to 1pm Hamstel Family Centre Hamstel Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4PQ

Tuesday 9am to 1pm Friars Family Centre Friars Family Centre, Friars Primary School, Constable Way, Shoeburyness, S3 9XX

Wednesday 12pm to 3pm Blenheim Family Centre School Way, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4HX

Thursday 9am to 1pm Prince Avenue Family Centre Hornby Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0LG

Friday 12noon to 3pm Cambridge road Family Centre 40-42 Cambridge Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS1 1EB

Appointment Only Clinics

Library Clinic’s (Appointment Only)

Monday 9am to 3pm Kent Elms Library 1 Rayleigh Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 5UU

Tuesday 9am to 3pm Westcliff Library 649 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9PD

Wednesday 9am to 3pm Forum Library The Forum, Elmer Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NS

Friday 9am to 3pm Shoebury Library SYC, Delaware Rd, Shoeburyness SS3 9NS

We recommend checking with the appropriate Family Centre/library to ensure clinics are running on the day.

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