Lewisham Children & Family Centre

Pregnant women, new mums and children under four in the borough can get free vitamin D supplements.

If you are pregnant, you can make sure you and your developing baby have enough vitamin D by taking supplements. This will help make sure your baby is born with enough stores of vitamin D for the first few months of life.

If you don’t get enough vitamin D when you are pregnant, there is a higher risk your child will develop a vitamin D deficiency.

How to get free vitamin D supplements?

You can register to get free vitamin D from our Children Centres, Baby Hubs and from most community pharmacies across the borough if you:

  • are pregnant
  • have recently given birth
  • have a child under four.

After your baby is born, you can can still get free vitamin D supplements for a year, and your child can get free vitamin D drops until they are four years old. 

Do I qualify for Healthy Start?

You qualify for Healthy Start if you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and you or your family get:

  • Income Support, or
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Child Tax Credit (with a family income of £16,190 or less per year)
  • Universal Credit (with a family take home pay of £408 or less per month) 

You also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don’t get any of the above benefits.

Click here to find out how to apply for Healthy Start, or the link below to check if you qualify, or you can pick up a leaflet at one of our Children Centres.

Check if you qualify

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