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Health visiting

Health Visiting services in Barnet are run by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). Health Matters is a digital hub that supports the health visiting services; take a look at the website for more information.

Health visitors have three main roles:

  • Give confidential advice, care and treatment to children under the age of 5 and their parents/carers
  • Look after and protect a childs physical and emotional health via health reviews antenatally, 9 – 14 days after birth, 6 – 8 weeks, 1 year and 2 – 2 ½ years. They also give advice and support for parental emotional health and wellbeing. 
  • To deliver the healthy child programme 0 - 5 to children and families in Barnet.

Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a personal child health record (PCHR). This usually has a red cover and is known as the "red book".

It's a good idea to take your baby's red book with you every time you visit the baby clinic or GP. They will use it to record your child's weight and height, vaccinations and other important information. You can also add information to the red book yourself

Fees: No charge
Apply: Children are automatically entitled to health visitor services when they are born and you will be contacted for a visit. If you require a health visitor at times other than the reviews then you can call into a child health clinic or contact 0208 447 3537 or email a.adamah@nhs.net

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