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Maternity and child health guidance

Maternity and child health guidance is provided by public health nurses and physicians. 

The purpose of maternity guidance is to promote the health of expectant mothers, foetuses and newborn babies and to foster and maintain the health and wellness of the entire family. A public health nurse and a physician monitor the progress of pregnancy by means of regular check-ups. The number of visits to the maternity clinic and of home visits depends on the individual needs and requirements of the mother and the family.

The purpose of child health guidance is to secure the best possible health of every child and support the family so that the child can have the best possible conditions for growth, a healthy development and wellbeing. At a child health clinic the growth and development of the child is monitored. Discussions about the family's health habits and subjects worrying the family are held. The child is given the vaccinations according to the national vaccination programme.

Information and appointments: 09 310 55530 from Monday to Friday 8.00 to 14.00.

By calling this number, you can:

  • make an appointment for a maternity and child health clinic public health nurse
  • cancel a maternity and child health clinic appointment
  • ask for advice from a public health nurse.

If we cannot take your call immediately, we will call you back as soon as possible.

29.01.2019 10:51