Healthy Start - Free Vitamins
In Islington, ALL pregnant women, women trying to conceive, and breastfeeding mums with a child under 1 can receive FREE vitamins. Children aged 3 and under can also receive free vitamins for their development. You do not have to be eligible for the Healthy Start Card to receive your free vitamins.
The vitamin tablets for women contain folic acid and vitamins C and D. The drops for children contain vitamins A, C and D.
You can pick up vitamins every eight weeks at all 16 children's centres. You can also pick up vitamins from some health centres. Please go to www.islington.gov.uk/brightstart to find your local centre or call the Family Information Service on 020 7527 5959.
Who to contact
For more information, speak to your Health Visitor or someone at your local Children’s Centre.
- Cost Details
- Free of charge.
- Who is this service for?
- Vitamin tablets are available for women trying to get pregnant, pregnant women, and mums up to 1 year after having a baby living in Islington. Vitamin drops are for children aged 3 or under living in Islington. Pregnant women and families with a child aged 3 and under, and who are also receiving income support, may also be able to get a Healthy Start prepaid card.
- Referral Details
To collect vitamins, simply visit your nearest or most convenient distribution centre.
For further information about the Healthy Start prepaid card please click on this link.