Dacorum is a prosperous area with an above average percentage of the population in good health. Each residential area has doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacies in close proximity, making sure healthcare is easily accessible to all.
Overall the borough ranks in the 25% least deprived of English Local Authority Districts. Life expectancy for both men (80.7) and women (83.4) is higher than the national average.
Primary healthcare in Dacorum comes under the umbrella of West Herts Primary Care Trust. Dacorum’s doctors, dentists and opticians are ready to receive new patients, subject to residency qualification. Visitors may qualify for treatment as temporary residents.
There are currently 22 doctor’s surgeries across the Borough (including branch surgeries), 11 in Hemel Hempstead, 4 in Berkhamsted, 2 in Tring, Kings Langley and Bovingdon, 1 in Markyate and 4 mental health properties.
Hemel Hempstead General Hospital's new 24/7 Urgent Care Centre offers patients with minor illness and injuries an alternative to a busy A&E department. West Herts Medical Centre offers walk in 8am – 8pm every day, 365 days a year with no need to be a registered patient to be treated which is a useful facility for new employees to the area.
Click here for a list of medical practitioners in the Dacorum area.