Health Visiting Service

Supporting families with a new baby or a child aged under five-years-old.

Maps and contact details will appear here.

Trinity House

0300 123 3092

110/120 Upper Pemberton, Eureka Park, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AZ

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Exchange House

0300 7900 150

Thomas Way, Lakesview International Business Park, Hersden, Canterbury, CT3 4NH

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Joynes House

0300 123 6670

First Floor, New Road, Gravesend, DA11 0AJ

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Beechwood House

01304 873590

Gordon Road, Whitfield, Dover, CT16 3PN

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Molehill Copse Clinic

0300 555 0506

Hereford Road, Maidstone, ME15 7NB

Development check booking line: 0300 123 4064

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Oaks Clinic

0300 123 3168

Nightingale Way, Swanley, BR8 7UP

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Edenbridge Memorial Hospital

01732 869825

Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5DA

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Pavilion

01732 470345

Sevenoaks Hospital, Hospital Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3PG

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

West Cliff House

01303 858922

West Cliff Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1SZ

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Kent Science Park

0300 123 4014

188 Carver Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8NP

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

St Augustine's Business Centre

01843 830225

Canterbury Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent CT8 8NL

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Larkfield Health Centre

01732 221145

2nd Floor, Martin Square, Larkfield, ME20 6QJ

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Trenchwood Medical Centre

01732 357106

264 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3ET

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Cranbrook Community Health Clinic

01580 714935

Jockey Lane, Cranbrook, TN17 3JN

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Woodlands Health Centre

01892 839458

Allington Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6AX

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Birchlands Business Centre

0300 7900 243

Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5JH

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Who we are

We are a team of health visitors, who are registered nurses or midwives who have a specialised qualification 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.

What we do

We support families 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 can advise on:

  • your child’s growth and development
  • immunisations
  • common infections in childhood
  • common skin problems
  • behaviour difficulties, such as sleeping, eating, potty training, temper tantrums and teething
  • breastfeeding, weaning, healthy eating, hygiene, safety and exercise
  • post-natal depression, bereavement and violence in the family.

We also:

  • work in partnership with families to tailor whole family health plans  to your needs
  • organise and run baby clinics
  • get involved with health promotion groups, breast feeding support groups, parent support groups and parenting course
  • work closely with GPs, midwives, children’s centres and some voluntary groups
  • work with communities to identify any needs in your local area, which health visitors may be able to support.

How do you use this service?

You can contact the service direct or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Your comments

August 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Health visitors are helpful and extremely supportive and friendly.

August 2017
Dartford

I am supported and listened to.

August 2017
Thanet

Everyone I have seen has been very kind, helpful and professional.

August 2017
Dover

Kind and caring health visitors who have given me help and support through some very tough times.

August 2017
Gravesham

The lovely friendly helpful health visitors here will go above and beyond to help.

August 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Felt fully supported. Home visits were supportive. No problems.

August 2017
Deal

Staff are always available to answer questions and to settle any anxieties I have.

August 2017
Maidstone

They are great help and you learn a lot from them. (Family Nurse Partnership)

August 2017
Canterbury & Coastal Team

The home visits are great and really helps with any issues/concerns.

July 2017
Thanet

I've met caring individuals whom have given lots of advice and have been very professional.

July 2017
Maidstone

People here are very helpful, kind and welcoming.

July 2017
Dover

Absolutely love Emma coming to visit me at home. She has been my Health Visitor for over 4 years. She's easy to talk to; my children love her and she gives amazing advice on their development.

July 2017
Ashford

Have had a positive experience.

July 2017
Dartford

Emotional support and positive reasurrance.

July 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Such a friendly, lovely place and service.

July 2017
Gravesham

They are always helpful and give us positive suggestions.

June 2017
Ashford

Very helpful, someone always available to assist.

June 2017
Maidstone

The whole service / experience has been very beneficial and reassuring.

June 2017
Gravesham

They are always helpful and always lovely to see. My daughter loves coming.

June 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Supportive, knowledgeable and have always given fantastic advice.

June 2017
Cantebury & Coastal

First class. I feel supported and encourged.

May 2017
Gravesham

Always had a positive experience with helpful advice.

May 2017
Dover

Very supportive; not rushed during appointments.

May 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Always very helpful and friendly. Have been available to speak to whenever I have had any concerns. Great service.

April 2017
Thanet

My health visitor has been a massive support to myself and my family.

April 2017
Dover

Sue is so kind and always ready to listen, even when there's a queue of people waiting she always calm and kind.

April 2017
Maidstone

My health visiting team are lovely, very good at explaining things if I'm unsure on something. Also goes out of her way to call me to see how my baby is doing .

April 2017
Gravesham

Staff are always friendly, helpful, readily available and kind. Common sense information and advice always given.

April 2017
Canterbury and Coastal

It was great to have a home visit and to be able to ask questions in the comfort of my own home. The health visitor gave good advice and I felt very reassured that my baby was doing well.

March 2017
Gravesham

Provide a wonderful service and give piece of mind and advice to mothers.

March 2017
Dover

It was relaxing and I felt comfortable to talk to Linda about my problems. (Family Nurse Partnership)

March 2017
Thanet

Staff are friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Put at ease and easy to talk in an informal setting.

March 2017
Canterbury & Coastal

Kathryn was very approachable and caring towards my family needs.

March 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Lovely and friendly and have advice and help when needed.

March 2017
Maidstone

Very kind, caring and gave me all the advice and support I needed.

March 2017
Swale

Jenny has helped me out loads with both of my children and has been very helpful and gives good advise.

March 2017
Shepway

Without my family nurse I don't know where I would be now. She has helped me with so much and I can't thank her enough. (Family Nurse Parternship)

February 2017
Shepway

Jo has always been supportive of me and I will miss her dearly when the programme ends.(Family Nurse Partnership)

February 2017
Dover

Friendly staff, especially Kate who always goes out of her way to help and support me.

February 2017
Maidstone

Felt at ease talking about certain situations, lovely and easy to speak to. Very happy.

February 2017
Gravesham

Very helpfull and answered all of my questioned and put my mind at ease.

February 2017
Shepway

My daughter finds it fun and has a big smile whenever the family nurse walks through the door. (Family Nurse Partnership)

January 2017
Maidstone

Absolutely fantastic team, fantastic advise and information.

January 2017
Dartford

Very useful to get advice and support on baby development and practical tips to go away and apply.

January 2017
Dover

Everything on the program is great and would definitely recommend to friends. (Family Nurse Partnership)

January 2017
Deal

Friendly team who always welcome every one at clinic. Good advice when needed.

January 2017
Gravesham

People I have dealt with have been very kind and understanding towards my situation and not been judgemental.

December 2016
Thanet

They have helped me so much with my first child. My husband and I have built up a great rapport with our health visitor, so it is always nice to see her and catch up.

December 2016
Dover

Would not have coped without this service or without Jo. The visits have got me through. Jo has been invaluable to me bonding and looking after my baby.

December 2016
Gravesham

The health visitors are always very helpful, full of advice and friendly.

December 2016
Maidstone

Health visitor was extremely helpful, well informed and very approachable. I felt calm and relaxed in her presence.

November 2016
Tunbridge Wells

All staff have been wonderfully supportive, helpful and informative and referred me to specialists in nutrition when we needed it.

November 2016
Thanet

The health visitors I have seen have been very friendly and make you feel very welcome and reassure you that you are not alone.

November 2016
Maidstone

Helpful, listens to me, always supportive of what I need. My HV helped me to get through postnatal depression. She really made a difference. HV was Claire.

November 2016
Maidstone

Lovely meeting Wendy, so friendly, amazing service and gave me so much confidence.

November 2016
Dover

We have found Sandra very supportive in our family home. She has given me confidence in the management of behaviour with my son. She is a good listener and has built us back up.

November 2016
Dover

Invaluable. Would have been really worried without the advice and support. Someone to listen.

October 2016
Dover

Sandra is a lovely lady; felt very comfortable with her; gave good advice.

October 2016
Sevenoaks

Everyone has been extremely helpful with any questions or problems I have had since having my daughter.

October 2016
Thanet

Our health visitor Sarah has been a tremendous support throughout the first year of (child'sname) life. Gave advice and contacted professionals to help her progress. Reassured us throughout all hospital stays.

October 2016
Tunbridge Wells

My health visitor Althea has been an incredible support to me especially when I was having issues breastfeeding. She made me feel confident and proud of the way I was looking after my daughter.

October 2016
Canterbury and Coastal

Empathetic staff with a good knowledge.

October 2016
Gravesham

Always been very supportive.

October 2016
Shepway

Fantastic advice and support on various topics.

September 2016
Canterbury and Coastal

Really friendly and makes me feel very comfortable.

September 2016
Dover

We have found Sandra very supportive in our family home. She has given me confidence in the management of behaviour with my son. A good listener and has built us back up.

September 2016
Family Nurse Partnership, Swale

I don't know how I would have coped if I hadn't had a family nurse visiting me. It has been good knowing that I would see someone regularly that knew about me and my child.

September 2016
Family Nurse Partnership, Swale

Keep up the good services you provide as I believe this is very valuable for first time parents.

September 2016
Gravesham

Always so helpful and you don't feel silly asking anything, made to feel its normal to ask. Fantastic staff.

September 2016
Shepway

All of the staff we have seen and spoken to are very friendly and supportive and are able to give advice that is easy to understand.

August 2016
Dover

Friendly, on time and welcoming. Answered my concerns.

August 2016
Ashford

Always helpful and friendly. Offer advice without judgement.

August 2016
Sevenoaks

This check is really helpful for child and parent. Team is doing a great job.

August 2016
Canterbury and Coastal

The health visitor was so informative and helpful. No question was too silly and nothing was too much trouble. Always at the end of the phone.

July 2016
Dartford

Sarah has been amazing. She has been extremely helpful and very supportive.

July 2016
Gravesham

They are a great team, friendly and there for you when you need them.

July 2016
Maidstone

I felt listened to the advice given, was helpful and delivered with a friendly smile.

July 2016
Canterbury and Coastal Team

Very helpful. Made me feel at ease with my questions and problems. Helped with every question and doubt I had.

June 2016
Canterbury and Coastal

Katherine has been an excellent health visitor - very informative, reassuring and thorough. There is always someone there to call for help and advice.

June 2016
Canterbury and Coastal

I would definately recommend to friends and family. Hannah has been so professional, yet warm and has been a source of information.

June 2016
Maidstone

The health visitor was friendly, supportive and a good listener.

June 2016
Shepway

Emma is fab. She explains everything clearly and makes us feel at ease. The children feel relaxed in her prescence- she gave me the confidence to believe in my parenting skills.

June 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Erica has supported our family through an extremely tough period and was so fantastic. This kind of help and support is imperative.

May 2016
Ashford

Really helpful advice and support given.

May 2016
Maidstone

Friendly, welcoming and professional service.

May 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Great help, friendly health visitors and close to home. Plenty for the little ones to do too.

May 2016
Dartford

The service is friendly and offers a wide range of support.

May 2016
Canterbury and Coastal

Very supportive, always there if needed.

April 2016
Gravesham

Always felt extremely welcome and the staff are lovely and give good advice all the time.

April 2016
Canterbury and Coastal Team

Very friendly and welcoming and open to answering lots of questions.

April 2016
Sevenoaks

I have had very positive experiences with the health visitors all the way through.

April 2016
Maidstone

A very helpful session on all aspects of family life.

March 2016
Ashford

Very friendly staff and easy access

March 2016
Shepway

I've had help from the service for over two years with my son and all have been approachable and such a great help with empathy at the same time.

March 2016
Maidstone

Friendly and informative. Non judgemental and felt really comfortable.

January 2016

It is a good reliable service that offers a lot of help, advice and assures new parents of the best way for them and the child/baby. (Maidstone)

January 2016

They are always very happy to give advice and always very helpful and kind. (Canterbury and Coastal)

January 2016

I have had excellent support at a very important time. (Gravesham)

January 2016

I was made to feel very welcome and I felt very reassured about a couple of issues. (Ashford)