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Health

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We participate in a number of schemes which provide free or reduced equipment, vitamins and more.

Health Visiting - Torbay

Find out where the drop in clinics are in Torbay.

Public Health - Torbay

Find out information about improving the health of local residents and preventing risks to public health.

Healthy Start

You and your children may not get enough of some vitamins, even if you're eating a healthy diet. Healthy Start vitamins are a good way to top up your diet and get the goodness you need.

If you get Healthy Start vouchers, you can get free vitamins - as well as free milk, fruit and vegetables.

Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18. Please visit the Healthy Start Website to see if you qualify.

Even if you don't get Healthy Start vouchers you will still be able to acquire vitamins.

Vitamins are available from Echo and Zigzags (Torquay), The Barn (Brixham) and Parkside (Paignton)

Tens Machines

Tens machines are available to hire from 37 weeks into your pregnancy.

Cost: £10 hire and £10 refundable deposit (£20 in total).

Breast Pump Hire

You can hire a breast pump for a month by giving a £10 deposit and £20 hiring fee (£30 in total) or free for those on benefits. Subject to availability.

One mum says:

"Just wanted to say thanks very much for the use of the Calypso breast pump, it's been fantastic. The pump is really simple to use, very portable and quiet. It has meant that I have been able to express milk for baby and her dad has been able to feed her so I can have a few hours rest or even nip out the shops by myself. I think it's a really good bonding experience for fathers to be able to feed their babies and at the same time give the mothers a much needed rest!
I would definitely recommend this pump to other parents; it's been a really excellent piece of equipment, thank you very much."

 TENS machines and breast pumps are available from:

Torbay and South Devon (NHS)

For information and advice on a variety of topics for you and your child ranging from Speech and Language Therapy to Children's Physiotherapy and for local updates:

For more generic health enquiries and information visit the NHS website here

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