The Primary Child & Youth Health & Immunisation Unit
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The Primary Child & Youth Health & Immunisation Unit

Introduction​​

The Primary Child Health and Immunisation Unit is responsible for the primary health care and prevention of illness in children within the community. The services include the Well Baby Clinics, the National Immunisation Service and the School Health Service.


Where are we? 
 
Primary Child Health, Youth Health and Immunisation Unit is located in Triq Frangisku Saverio Fenech, Floriana
Telephone numbers:
Administration Office: 21231231
Vaccination appointments: 21231231

 

Parent and Baby Primary Health Support Clinic

Primary HealthCare offers a friendly service which will help parents to adjust to the arrival of a new member of the family. The purpose of this service is to provide support during the first weeks following childbirth, should there be any concerns. A midwife will talk to parents and can arrange for a visit at the Health Centre if necessary. Midwives also perform removal of sutures and review of clients when necessary, by appointment.

Opening hours: 7.00 till 15.00 hr. including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

Contact numbers: +356 21231231/+356 25680239/+356 79500176


Well Baby Clinic

Doctors from the Primary Child Health and Immunisation Unit carry out Well Baby Clinics in all Health Centres on a daily basis according to a fixed timetable. Mothers who deliver their babies at Mater Dei Hospital are invited to bring their baby to the Well Baby Clinic by appointment. These clinics serve the purpose of clinical examinations and developmental assessments for babies between the ages of 8 weeks and 18 months. Three routine visits are offered, the first being at 8 to12 weeks of age and then at 8 months and 18 months of age respectively. 


This service is also offered to babies born in private hospitals or at home. In such cases, parents may phone the Client Support Unit on +356 21231231 or send an email on wellbabyclinic@gov.mt requesting an appointment.


School Health Service

For further information please click here.


Youth Health

This is a recent addition to the Primary Child Health Unit. The Youth Health section is an extension of the School Health Service into Secondary Schools. The services offered are screening for scoliosis in students who are in Year 8 in State and Church Schools, and Immunisation of Year 10 students with the booster dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio vaccine and the Meningococcus ACWY vaccine.​


Scoliosis Review Clinic

This clinic takes place at Floriana Health Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon. Referrals to this clinic are made by doctors from the School Health Service following scoliosis screening in schools, as well as by doctors from Health Centres or private practice. The GPs running the clinic monitor children and adolescents with mild scoliosis on a regular basis and offer advice and treatment for the condition.​


National Immunisation Service

The National Immunisation Service is responsible for the administration of all vaccines given to the public at all ages. The Immunisation Unit at Floriana​ Health Centre co-ordinates all vaccinations given from each health centre as well as some services given in the community and hospitals. All clinics in the health centres carry out the scheduled vaccinations for infants, children and adolescents. The scheduled vaccines for infants and children up to 16years are free of charge for all Maltese and EU citizens residing in Malta.  The Immunisation Unit in Floriana also offers a travel vaccine advisory service as well as the actual administration of travel vaccines if requested. The Immunisation Travel Clinic at Floriana Health Centre offers consultations to persons intending to travel. During this consultation the relevant advice on travel health and vaccinations is given. This consultation service is by appointment.

(​Last updated November 2021)