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Get in Touch via Text or Phone

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Devon County Council runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens. You can also call our Public Health Nursing hubs on the numbers listed below.


Devon text service for parents: text 07520 631721

Eastern public health nursing hub: phone 03332 341903

Exeter public health nursing hub: phone 03332 341902

Northern public health nursing hub: phone 03332 341904

Southern public health nursing hub: phone 03332 341901


If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 03451 551071 or email with as much information as possible.


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