Making Health Appointments

Making a doctor's appointment and getting your health checked out is an important part of looking after yourself. Everyone needs to do it at some point in their lives, but if you are nervous about making an appointment yourself, this section covers your options. 

According to UK law, you can book appointments and decide on your own treatments from the age of 16.

What to expect at your health appointment

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All You Need To Know

Who Can Help?

You can talk to your parents or carers, or a trusted adult within your school or setting, or any trusted friend.

If you live in Norfolk:

If you're 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635060 for anonymous and confidential advice from a health professional. ChatHealth is available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

You can also contact the Norfolk Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you live in Waveney:

You can call the Suffolk School Nursing service on 0345 607 8866 or email childrenshealth@suffolk.gov.uk.

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