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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.

Notice! On Tuesday 18th February the telephone service is available 8:00–13:00. 

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.

Dear maternity and child health clinic client,

We are currently collecting feedback about our telephone service in order to improve our operations and customer service.

After calling the maternity and child health clinics’ centralised telephone service number (09 310 5530), you will receive an automated survey text message from us.

The survey includes a total of three questions, which you can answer by replying to the text message. Replying to the text message is free of charge.

You can prohibit the sending of the text message when you call the telephone service. To do so, please follow the recorded instructions provided during the call.

We will be collecting feedback on a trial basis from the 16th of September 2019 onwards during a period of three months.

Every reply is valuable to us, so we hope that you will take the time to answer the survey after calling the maternity and child health clinics’ telephone service.

Thank you for your cooperation!

18.02.2020 13:31