Port Health Services

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Southampton Port Health Services is responsible for carrying out all the statutory functions of the Port Health Authority in Southampton sea port and airport.

Our statutory boundary encompasses:

  • Southampton Water
  • East and West Solent
  • The Easter Docks base for transatlantic liner operations, Western Docks
  • The Container Terminals
  • Marchwood Military Port
  • Marine Oil Terminals at Fawley
  • Hamble Grain Terminals, river wharfs and the city airport

Being one of the busiest UK Ports, we monitor over 1.5 million TEU (Twenty Equivalent Unit) container movements and over 80,000 shipping movements per year.

Southampton is also one of Europe's leading turnaround cruise ports, welcoming around two million passengers annually to its five cruise terminals. At Southampton Port Health we play a vital role in the prevention and control of communicable infectious diseases onto the UK mainland.

Please use the tiles to below to find more information on Port Health services.


Address: Port Health, City Depot & Recycling Park, First Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0LJ

Telephone: 023 8022 6631. Normal office hours are 8am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday. Please only contact us on this number out of normal office hours for emergencies only. The out of hours emergency service is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Email: port.health@southampton.gov.uk

For financial queries, please email port.healthadmin@southampton.co.uk 

Please note these inboxes are not monitored outside of Port Health office hours.

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