Healthy Child Programme (West Sussex)

Healthy Child Programme (HCP) teams lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme, providing services from pregnancy to age 19. The HCP is the universal evidence-based public health programme for children and young people, which provides a range of health interventions and support, beginning in pregnancy and continuing through to the end of formal schooling.

HCP teams cover geographical areas with links to children’s centres, schools and doctor's surgeries. The teams comprise of Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (nurses/midwives with an additional degree level qualification in public health; often referred to as health visitors and school nurses), Registered Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses, School Health Assistants and administrative support.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children, young people and families get good, joined up support. For example, providing support to new mothers with feeding and transition into parenthood, identifying a child's speech or language problem that would benefit from early help, reviewing child development and supporting vulnerable young people with emotional health issues. Additionally the teams provide school entry vision, hearing screening and growth measurements at school entry and regular drop in services.

The HCP team can support children, young people and families with a variety of issues, including:

  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Behaviour and Sleep management
  • Parenting issues
  • Maternal mental health
  • Emotional health
  • Child protection issues

The teams work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver plans of care to the most vulnerable children and families.


West Sussex

How To Access

Families can access the HCP teams by a variety of routes - themselves, through children’s centres, schools or doctor’s surgeries. No referral is necessary – any woman who is pregnant will automatically have contact with her health visitor, as should families with young children who move into West Sussex. Additionally, young people can access the service using text to ‘ChatHealth’ on 07480 635424.


The Healthy Child Programme is not an emergency service, and does not have an ‘out of hours’ service.

Contact Details

Infant Feeding Team
Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath RH16 4BN
Room 65 Zachery Merton Hospital
Glenville Road
Rustington BN16 2EA
Tel: 01903 858158

Crawley (East)
Pound Hill Family and Children Centre
Pound Hill
Crawley Lane
Crawley RH10 7EB
Tel: 01293 651733

Please Note: From Monday 4 September this centre will be closed for emergency building works. Staff will be in contact with families who have appointments for development checks with health visitors at Pound Hill to let them know alternative arrangements. For any other query contact Broadfield Children and Family Centre below.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during the emergency works.

Crawley (Central)
4th Floor Red Wing
Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
Crawley RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 600300 ext.3271

Crawley (South)
Broadfield Health Centre
Coachman’s Drive
Crawley RH11 9YZ
Tel: 01293 558604

Mid Sussex (North)
Blackwells Children and Family Centres
Blackwells Road
East Grinstead RH19 3JL
Tel: 01342 332983

Mid Sussex (Central)
Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards heath RH16 4BN
Tel: 01444 414100

Mid Sussex (South)
Burgess Hill Clinic
The Brow
Burgess Hill RH15 9BW
Tel: 01444 248901

Horsham (Urban)
Rose Wing, Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
Horsham RH12 2DR
Tel: 01403 227000 ext.7664

Horsham (Rural North)
Rose Wing, Horsham Hospital
Hurst Road
Horsham RH12 2DR
Tel: 01403 227000 ext.7507

Horsham (Rural South)
Primary Care Centre
Spiro Close
Pulborough RH20 1FG
Little Footsteps Children and Family Centre
24-26 West Street
Storrington RH20 4EE
Tel: 01798 877672

Kingston Buci Children and Family Centre
Middle Road
Shoreham BN43 6GA
Tel: 01273 467999

Unit 3, The Quadrant
60 Marlborough Road
Lancing Business Park
Lancing BN15 8UW
Tel: 01273 696011 ext.1555

Worthing (East)
Unit 3, The Quadrant
60 Marlborough Road
Lancing Business Park
Lancing BN15 8UW
Tel: 01273 696011 ext.6160
Mob: 07554 416192

Worthing (West)
Durrington Children and Family Centre
81 Salvington Road
Worthing BN13 2JD
Tel: 01903 258975

Arun Littlehampton
Durrington Health Centre
Durrington Lane
Worthing BN13 2RX
Tel: 01903 785994/775758

Zachary Merton Hospital
Glenville Road
Rustington BN16 2EB
Tel: 01903 858219

Bognor (Central)
The Treehouse Children and Family Centre
1 Laburnum Grove
Bognor Regis PO22 9HT
Tel: 01243 642884

Bognor War Memorial Hospital
1st Floor Upper Admin Office
Shripney Road
Bognor Regis PO22 9PP
Tel: 01243 623835

Bognor (Rural)
Arundel Surgery
Green Lane Close
Arundel BN18 9HG
Tel: 01903 884519

Meadowcroft Surgery
Bilsham Road
Yapton BN18 0JG
Tel: 01243 553866

Flansham Medical Centre
109 Flansham Park
Felpham PO22 6DA
Tel: 01243 587095

2nd Floor, Bicentennial Building
Southern Gate
Terminus Road
Chichester PO19 8EZ
Tel: 01273 666451

Selsey Medical Centre
High Street
Selsey PO20 OQG
Tel: 01243 608210

Southbourne Surgery
337 Main Road
Southbourne PO10 8JH
Tel: 01243 377053

Witterings Medical Centre
Cakeham Road
East Wittering PO20 8BH
Tel: 01243 674040

Midhurst and Petworth
Riverbank Medical Centre
Dodsley Lane
Midhurst GU29 9AW
Tel: 01730 811402

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm

How to find us

Please see above for contact details.

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