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Health visitors are nurses or midwives who specialise in the health and development of pre-school children. Health Visitors offer clinics and support through our Family Centres across Hertfordshire. 

They offer confidential health advice and support to Hertfordshire residents, from pregnancy right through to your little one turning 5 years old.

Service information, self help, support and health advice for you, your baby and your family



What health visitors can help with

Whether it's at a home visit, over the phone or at a baby clinic, our health visitors can offer advice on:

  • post-natal depression
  • emotional support
  • your child’s growth and development
  • feeding your baby, including breast feeding and introducing solids.
  • healthy eating and exercise
  • staying safe and preventing accidents
  • behaviour difficulties (including sleeping, eating, potty training and teething)
  • immunisations
  • some medication prescriptions
  • common infections and skin problems in childhood
  • support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • domestic abuse.


How to get in touch with a health visitor

We’ll write to you when we’re ready to review your child. You can also:

  • Find your health visiting team contact in your Red Book.
  • Call the health visiting service on 0300 123 7572 to get advice over the phone.


Chathealth 0-5 text messaging service for parents and carers of 0-5 year olds

Get advice from our Health Visiting Team via the award-winning text messaging service for parents and carers of babies and children aged 0-5 yrs. All you need to do is text us on 07480 635164. The service is available Mon-Fri 9-5pm.

We can support you with a range of topics such as:

  • Child development
  • Toileting
  • Sleep
  • Parenting advice and support
  • Behaviour
  • Child health/safety
  • Breastfeeding/feeding/nutrition
  • Emotional health and wellbeing

This is not an emergency service. For urgent medical attention please contact your GP, NHS 111 or call 999.

Your health visitor will contact you...

We’ll write to you when we’re ready to review your child. 

Find out more about these baby reviews, including what happens at each review, what tests they'll carry out and what they'll talk to you about.

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