The health visiting service visits you before your baby arrives, for a new birth visit from around day 10-14 and then offers you support right up until your baby grows up and starts school.

A duty health visitor is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm who can talk to you about any concerns you may have or support you to access the right service for you.
 
If you live in Kent, you can find more information about parenting and your local health visiting service at Kent Baby 

If you live in Medway, more details about your local health visiting service can be found at Medway Community Healthcare
 
More information and contact details are in your baby’s red book.

Born to move app

Download and create a profile on the free Born to Move app.  This has great features to support you and your child on the amazing journey from pregnancy, all the way to starting school.  You can sign up while you're pregnant and find ways to help grow your baby's brain and bond with them even before they arrive.  You can get tips to help your child be active, support their language skills and help their eyesight development at every stage until they start school.

Health Visiting Teams

Town Telephone Email
Ashford 0300 123 3092 kentchft.ashfordDutyHV@nhs.net
Canterbury and Coastal 0300 7900 156 kentchft.canterburyDutyHV@nhs.net
Dartford 0300 123 2075 kentchft.dartfordDutyHV@nhs.net
Dover 0300 1233018 kentchft.doverDutyHV@nhs.net
Gravesend 0300 123 2076 kentchft.gravesendDutyHV@nhs.net
Maidstone  0300 555 0506 kentchft.maidstoneDutyHV@nhs.net
Sevenoaks, Swanley and Edenbridge  0300 123 4497 kentchft.sevenoaksDutyHV@nhs.net
Shepway 0300 123 1240 kentchft.shepwayDutyHV@nhs.net
Swale 0300 123 4014 kentchft.swaleDutyHV@nhs.net
Thanet 0300 0134740 kentchft.thanetDutyHV@nhs.net
Tonbridge and Malling  0300 1233017 kentchft.tonbridgemallingDutyHV@nhs.net
Tunbridge Wells  0300 790 0243 kentchft.tunbridgewellsDutyHV@nhs.net
Medway 0300 123 3444                                medch.childrenscommunity@nhs.net