Child Health

Children's centres

There are nine children’s centres across Portsmouth, supporting parents-to-be and families with children aged up to five with a range of high quality services.

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Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS – Childhood Illness

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Health Visitor Clinics in Portsmouth

Health Visitor Clinics are an opportunity for you to discuss the health of your child with your Health Visitor. You do not need an appointment, just drop in.

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Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more