Common childhood illnesses & well-being
A parent's guide for children aged 0-4
Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Livewell Southwest
Mount Gould Local Care Centre,
200 Mount Gould Road, Mount Gould,
Plymouth PL4 7PY.
01752 434700

General Enquiries
For general enquiries, or to be directed
to a specific service or individual,
please contact our switchboard on
01752 268011 or 0845 155 8100

POD (Patient Online Directory)
The POD website is a key part of
Plymouth City Council’s plans to offer
greater choice and control for people
who need social care and health
services. You can find information
about the full range of services and
support available in the city.

If you are worried that a child or young
person is at risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
01752 668000

Health visiting

North locality

South locality
01752 435169

East locality
01752 435370

West locality
01752 434008

School nursing
01752 434119

Children’s speech and language
01752 434844

Minor Injuries Unit
Cumberland Centre Plymouth
01752 434390
Open 08:30-21:00

01548 852349
Open 09:00-17:00

Tavistock Hospital
PL19 8LD
01822 612233 open 08:00-22:00
Dental Access Centre (DAC)
For enquiries about finding a dentist
0845 002 0034
01392 822348

Health professional and self-referral for
smoking cessation, e-cigarette support
and other services.
01752 437177

Allergy UK
01322 619 898

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
0300 330 5453

Asthma UK
0300 222 5800

Baby LifeCheck

Caroline Walker Trust

Healthy eating and nutrition.

Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828

08451 228 669

Dental Helpline
0845 063 1188

Diabetes UK

Family Lives
0808 800 2222

Healthy Start

La Leche League GB
0845 120 2918 available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Lullaby Trust

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388

National Breastfeeding Network Helpline
0300 100 0212, 9.30am-9.30pm

National Childbirth Trust
0300 330 0700 8am-10pm, 7 days a week

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

Parenting advice and information.

NHS Information Service for Parents

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life)

Healthy tips

National At-home Dad Network
Dad’s views, chat, news and support.

To find an NHS dentist
Call NHS 111 or visit

Call 0300 123 1044 or visit

NHS 111

If you think you need help urgently during the day or night you should call NHS 111 before you go to any other health service. By calling NHS 111 you will be directed straight away to the local service that can help you best. It is free to call, including from a mobile, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When should I call NHS 111?

  • When you need help fast but it’s not life threatening.

  • When you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.

  • When it’s outside of your GP’s surgery hours.

  • When you do not know who to call for medical help.

  • If you do not have a local GP to call.

Call 999 in an emergency