What we do
The Public Health Nursing Service provides health visiting and school nursing services across Devon.
We deliver universal child and family health services, provide ongoing additional services for vulnerable children and families, and work to safeguard and protect children.
The team is made up of health visitors, school nurses, staff nurses and community health workers.
Health visitors and school nurses are qualified nurses or midwives with post-registration experience with additional experience and training and education in child health, health promotion, public health and education.
Information about our services and further advice and support can be found on:
Public Health Nursing Hubs
The Hubs are a single point of contact for families and professionals for all Public Health Nursing Services across a specified geographical area. They bring together clinicians and administrative processes for phone advice, scheduling appointments, and triaging referrals and information received.
|East Devon, Cullompton and Tiverton
St Michael’s, Orchard Way, Honiton, EX14 1HU
|Exeter and Crediton
Room 267, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD
|North Devon, Torridge and Okehampton
Taw View, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, EX31 1EE
|Teignbridge, South Hams and Tavistock
Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, TQ9 5NE
A texting service specifically for parents or carers is available. Text a health visitor on 07520 631 721 to get confidential information and advice.
Young people can contact a school nurse through our secure, confidential text messaging service, ChatHealth on 0752 063 1722.