Health Visiting

About the Service

Click here to go to our brand new Health for Under 5s website

We are excited to announce that a brand new website to support parents and carers of under fives. The website, which includes information for multiple regions across England, specifically covers the Hertfordshire area. Meaning pregnant people, parents and careers can find out where to access local support, advice and information.


Our Health Visiting teams are part of the Hertfordshire Family Centre Service. The Service brings children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing together to provide a more joined up service for children, young people and their families from pregnancy through to when a child reaches 19. There is a range of different support groups, activities and services on offer for children and their families to help them be healthy, grow and develop. Families can access available services from any Hertfordshire Family Centre, allowing them to fit sessions and services around busy family lives. For more information, visit the Family Centre Service website.

Our team of Health Visitors are registered Nurses or Midwives who have a specialised degree in Public Health and the care and development of pre-school children. We work in line with the national Healthy Child Programme, which aims to promote optimal health and wellbeing for all children. We provide an essential service to children and families and work in local communities to promote health and reduce health inequalities.

Our Health Visiting teams offer a public health service to children aged 0-5 years and their families who are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire.

We support families during pregnancy and with a new baby or a child aged under five-years-old. We help you and your family to be healthy; both emotionally and physically. Working together with you, we can provide advice, support and confidential health advice.

We work in partnership with families to design a care package that enhances you and your families’ wellbeing.

We work closely with GPs, Midwives, Children Centre’s and some Voluntary groups. We work with communities to identify any needs in your local area, which Health Visitors’ may be able to support. The service will help to signpost families to the most appropriate service for them.

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