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.
Children's community health services
Children's community health services
Children's 0-19 community health services, including Health Visitors and Children and Young People's Nurses are provided by Lincolnshire County Council and details can be found at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/childrenshealth. The council also provides a range of childcare and family support including early years, children's centres/community hubs, and special educational needs and disabilities, www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/childcare-and-family-support.
Children’s physiotherapists, children’s occupational therapists, children’s speech and language therapists and sexual health specialists are provided by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/our-services/childrens-services.
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support
Many children and young people experience emotional concerns at some point in their childhood, and in some cases children may suffer from mild to severe mental health problems.
An online Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health pathway is available at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ewb to help provide children, parents/carers and professionals with access to information and advice in one place, about local services and what support is available.
Children in Lincolnshire aged 11-18 (or up to age 25 for care leavers or young people with SEND) can get online counselling support through Kooth, by going to www.kooth.com. Kooth is a safe and confidential online counselling and support service staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors.
Healthy Minds Lincolnshire provides emotional wellbeing support to children and young people up to age (or up to 25 for care leavers or young people with SEND). Trained practitioners provide early support when issues arise in the hope of preventing mental health problems arising in the future. e.g. exam stress, worries, low mood, low body image, self-harm, relationship difficulties, low self-confidence. Healthy Minds Lincolnshire is delivered by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust through a partnership agreement on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council, www.lpft.nhs.uk/our-services/specialist-services/healthy-minds-lincolnshire.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides help and support for Lincolnshire’s children and young people from birth to their 18th birthday (or up to age 24 for care leavers) who need specialist support, and for their families and carers. This service is provided by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 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, www.ulh.nhs.uk. However, an out of county hospital may be closer, or more appropriate, including North West Anglia in Peterborough (www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk), Nottingham University Hospitals in Nottingham (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 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/fsd.