Child health clinic

We at the child health clinic will work with you to monitor the child's growth and development and support the well-being of the whole family.

Child health clinic nurses and doctors monitor and support the physical, mental and social growth and development of children under school age together with the parent. We support parenting and the parents' relationship.

You will meet the nurse and doctor about 20 times for age-specific check-ups. During the meetings, we will discuss the family's well-being and health habits and any questions concerning the family.

We will give the child vaccinations in accordance with the national vaccination programme in connection with check-ups.

You can book an age-specific check-up appointment in Maisa. The duration of the appointments varies from about half an hour to two hours.

We offer additional appointments at the child health clinic according to your family's individual needs. We can also direct the child or family to other services for families with children.

You can contact us in Maisa if your child is a Helsinki maternity and child health clinic client. Otherwise, please contact the clinic's telephone or chat service.

The service is free of charge.

Age-specific check-ups at a child health clinic

A nurse will make a home visit to first-time mothers. We meet with mothers with previous births at the clinic. 

The nurse discusses the childbirth experience with the parents and topics such as the well-being of the mother, the baby and the family will also be covered.

The nurse advises how to take care of the baby and supports the family in early interaction. The nurse makes note of the baby’s weight, height and head circumference and examines the navel, skin, fontanelle, eyesight and hearing.

The nurse and doctor will conduct a health examination as work partners either during a joint appointment or separate appointments. 



The nurse and doctor will discuss with you matters such as the baby’s nutrition and breastfeeding and the family’s well-being and resources. 

The nurse and a doctor will examine the baby’s growth, development and health status.  

 

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as the baby’s daily routine, growth and development and the parents’ coping. 



The nurse will examine and vaccinate the baby.  

 

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as the baby’s nutrition, growth and development and the family’s well-being.  



The nurse will examine and vaccinate the baby. 

 

The nurse and doctor will conduct an extensive health examination as work partners either during a joint appointment or separate appointments. 



The nurse and doctor will discuss with you matters related to the baby’s health and well-being and also the well-being of the family. You can fill in the preliminary information and resource forms in Maisa as background information for the discussion before the appointment. We can also discuss family resources during other visits to the clinic. 



The nurse and a doctor will examine the baby’s growth, development and health status. 

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as the baby’s growth and development and any concerns you may have as parents. 



The nurse will examine and vaccinate the baby. 

 

This appointment is arranged as a group meeting. The group meets at the clinic and consists of about six babies and their parents, a nurse and a physiotherapist or social instructor.  



We will discuss matters such as the baby’s nutrition, sleeping, growth and development and the parents’ coping. 



After the group meeting, the nurse will examine the baby’s growth, development and health status.  



This appointment can also be arranged as an individual meeting. 

The nurse and doctor will conduct a health examination as work partners either during a joint appointment or separate appointments. 



They will discuss with you matters such as the well-being of the family and the family members’ interaction. 



The nurse and a doctor will examine the baby’s growth, development and health status. 

 

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as the baby’s nutrition, growth and development and the parents’ coping. 



The nurse will examine and vaccinate the baby. 



The nurse will tell you about the oral health check-up for 1–2-year-olds. 

The nurse and doctor will conduct an extensive health examination as work partners either during a joint appointment or separate appointments. 



The nurse and doctor will discuss with you matters related to the child’s health and well-being and the well-being of the family. You can fill in the preliminary information form in Maisa as background information for the discussion before the appointment.  



The nurse and a doctor will examine the child’s growth, development and health status. The child will be vaccinated at this appointment. 



 

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as the child’s eating habits and matters related to upbringing. 



The nurse will examine the child, including oral health, and discuss topics such as weaning from the pacifier.

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as the child’s neurological development and matters related to upbringing. 



The nurse will examine the child’s growth, development and health status. 

 

The nurse and doctor will perform an extensive health examination on separate appointments. 



The nurse and doctor will discuss with you matters related to the child’s health and well-being and the well-being of the family. You can fill in the preliminary information form in Maisa as background information for the discussion before the appointment.  



With permission from the parents, we will ask for an evaluation of the child’s individual and group skills from the daycare centre. 



A nurse and doctor will examine the child. The child will be asked to perform a series of different exercises that assess motor skills and speech development. We also examine the child’s eyesight and measure blood pressure. The child will be vaccinated at this appointment.

The nurse will discuss matters such as the child’s social relationships and eating and exercise habits with you. 



The nurse will also examine the child’s hearing during the appointment. 

 

The nurse will discuss with you matters such as pre-school and starting school. 

The nurse will examine and vaccinate the child. 



We will transfer the child’s health information to school health care. We will continue monitoring and supporting the child’s growth, development and well-being and the family’s well-being in school health care. 

 

You can also find this page at hel.fi/child-health-clinic.