Details of the public health services available during coronavirus

Other service disruption

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Health Visiting and School Nursing Services - provided by Harrogate District Foundation Trust

All service provision has been reviewed and alternative methods for contacting families outside of home visiting or community delivery are in place where necessary. Please refer to the website for team contacts should you have a query relating to an individual child. 

Whilst they will aim to continue to visit you at home they may need to provide an  alternative virtual method of contact, which could include: Telephone, FaceTime and Social Media Platforms. (pdf / 426 KB)

Website: Health Visiting and School Nursing Services  

Young Peoples Service - Compass REACH

Due to national guidance, Compass REACH have reviewed all essential activity and are not providing any face to face delivery. The service is using alternative methods for contacting families and young people outside of the home such as telephone, text and email. Referrals are still being received and processed by the team.

Please refer to the website to contact the service.

Website: Compass REACH

North Yorkshire Sexual Health Services YorSexualHealth (YSH)

YSH have been gradually re-introducing face-to-face services in as safe a manner as possible. Walk-in appointments are currently not available – all appointments must be booked via the central booking team.

ALL patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering in all NHS buildings. If you do not have your own face covering YSH can provide a mask when attending pre-arranged appointments.

To contact central booking please call 01904 721111 to arrange a discussion

Visit the YorSexualHealth website for updates on service access.

See  a list of all community pharmacies signed to up provide free emergency contraception. (pdf / 205 KB)

Horizons – Drug and Alcohol Service

Horizons is still providing a service, and prioritising delivery of the Single Point of Contact, Needle Exchange and provision of Naloxone, and pharmacological treatment. Psychosocial support is being delivered via telephone and/ or digital means. The service offer will continue to evolve as government guidance changes. Horizons is working with partners across the system to meet needs as safely as possible.

For up to date information please call the SPOC on 01723 330730 or visit NY Horizone website

North Yorkshire Adult Weight Management Service (tier 2)

The Adult Weight Management Service has started taking referrals again, from GP practices.  All face to face delivery of the service has ceased, and is instead provided via a ‘remote service offer’ (e.g. telephone, Skype). 

The service offers health assessments, nutritional information and advice, behaviour change support, and home-based physical activity support. The social contact offered through the remote service offer will be particularly important in supporting emotional wellbeing of clients.

For more information please contact the individual service providers here.

NHS Health Check Programme

Following national guidance, delivery of NHS Health Check programme is now able to resume across North Yorkshire. The physical clinical test aspect of the service will remain as face to face, however alternative delivery methods for follow up may be more appropriate to take into account staff / patient safety, time and resource.

Warm and well single point of contact

The Warm and Well single point of contact (SPOC) provides support via the telephone and internet to help North Yorkshire residents who are living in or at risk of a cold home, fuel poverty or struggling to afford their energy bills. Referrals can be made either by professionals or by individual householders. This service is continuing to operate and provide support to households.

For more information visit the warm and well website or or phone 01609 767555.

Healthy Choices Service(weight management service for children and young people)

The Healthy Choices Service will not be taking on any new referrals for the unforeseeable future. We recommend visiting the links below for some information on how to support your family to make healthy lifestyle changes:

Living Well Smokefree

Living Well Smokefree is currently being delivered via a 'remote offer' for all existing/new clients. There will be no face to face assessments or weekly sessions offered. They will be contacting all existing clients to work through an alternative offer of support via telephone contact. They are taking new referrals as normal and an assessment will be completed to ensure that the right support can be offered at this time or your interest will be recorded and contact will be made when the service is fully operational again. Please contact Living Well Smokefree on 01609 797272 if you need to discuss anything further.