Health

A disabled child and a carer

When difficult health situations arise, you need the right information to help you deal with them. These pages range from getting help with mental health problems to information about end of life care.

Information on symptoms, conditions, medicines and treatments, and to find local GPs, hospitals and dentists, use NHS Choices

Chat Health text back service

Chat Health offers a text back service for parents of children aged 0-19:

Leicestershire and Rutland: 07520 615382
City: 07520 615381

There is also a similar Chat Health text service aimed at young people which enables them to text the school nurse messaging service that is available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by texting 07520 615387.

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Chat Health text message service for parents

Information about universal and targeted health care services, and how to access the Care Navigation Service.

Support for people requiring long term health care, and information about Personal Health Budgets.

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. An annual health check can improve people’s health by spotting problems earlier.

Get help for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have mental health problems or development difficulties.

Terminally ill children can be cared for in hospital, at home or in a children’s hospice. Care for terminally ill people and their families is called ‘palliative care’.

It can be hard to know where to start to make a complaint about the health and social care services you receive - there are a few options available to you.

Information about what to expect when a child moves from children's to adult health services.