We want to make sure that children and young people have access to the health service that is right for them.
Choosing the right health care services in Lincolnshire
Is your child ill or injured? Not sure where to turn?
There are a number of health services available to your child if they are feeling unwell.
A new website and app have been launched in Lincolnshire to help people find the most appropriate health care service for their medical needs.
The ASAPLincs website and app has been built using the very latest attendance data from Lincolnshire’s emergency departments.
To find out how to treat an illness or injury, you can use the ‘search by condition’ function. You can also find opening hours, service locations and waiting times on the App and Website. Visit: www.asaplincs.nhs.uk or download the App free from Google Play or the App store.
For more information on choosing the right health care services in Lincolnshire, visit http://southlincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services
Children's community health services
Community health services for children and young people such as health visitors, school nurses, children’s physiotherapists, children’s occupational therapists, children’s speech and language therapists and sexual health specialists are provided by Lincolnshire Community Health Services https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/our-services/childrens-services
Child and adolescent mental health services
Many children and young people suffer from emotional difficulties and mental health problems. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides help and support for Lincolnshire’s children and young people from birth to their 18th birthday (or those aged 24 under the care of the Local Authority) who need specialist support, and for their families and carers. This service is provided by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust http://www.lpft.nhs.uk/our-services/specialist-services/camhs
Hospital and specialist care
If your child is seriously ill or requires hospital based care for surgery, paediatric services are mainly provided and run in Lincolnshire by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust https://www.ulh.nhs.uk/ . However, an out of county hospital may be closer, or more appropriate, including North West Anglia in Peterborough (https://www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/), Nottingham University Hospitals in Nottingham (https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/) and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn (www.qehkl.nhs.uk/). For specialist services you may have to travel to other hospitals further away.
Lincolnshire Family Services Directory
For more information about family services in Lincolnshire, please visit the Lincolnshire Family Services Directory https://lincolnshire.fsd.org.uk/kb5/lincs/fsd/home.page