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Maternity and child health guidance

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Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone over the age of 12 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


Notice! Our phone service is busy at the moment.

From April 26 to May 31, our telephone service is open on weekdays from 08:00-12:00, call back service from 08:00-16:00. Please note that due to congestion, the opening hours of the telephone service may be shorter than indicated and the recorded call will be called back within 1-3 days.

The Maisa client portal is launched 24.4. In Maisa you can book and cancel appointments and be in contact with your nurse electronically.

You can log in to Maisa on www.maisa.fi.


Textmeddelandepåminnelser kan innehålla felaktiga mottagningsplatser

Om du har fått en textmeddelandepåminnelse om en mottagningstid efter 24.4 kan platsen för mottagningen vara felaktig. Den felaktiga mottagningsplatsen syns också i e-tjänsten Maisa.

Om mottagningsplatsen i textmeddelandet skiljer sig från vad som tidigare kommits överens om, är den tidigare överenskomna mottagningsplatsen den korrekta.

Påminnelsemeddelanden har tagits ur bruk i en del tjänster från och med 7.5 så att felaktiga meddelande inte längre skickas.


The launch of Apotti will cause changes in the services in April and May

On 24 April, Helsinki is launching the new client and patient data system Apotti within in some of the social and health care services.

Because of the launch of Apotti, there will be changes in our services in April and May.

Read more about how the launch of Apotti is affecting the services from this link



Maternity and child health clinics and family centres are open

Maternity and child health clinics and family centres in Helsinki remain open, despite the coronavirus. Any changes in this area will be announced. We always contact our customers if an appointment has to be cancelled.

The phone service for the maternity and child health clinics does not provide instructions about the coronavirus situation.
Click here to check the instructions for what to do on the coronavirus updates page

The maternity and child health clinic phone service does not  provide information about the coronavirus situation

For coronavirus-related information, please see: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


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 well-being. At a child health clinic, the growth and development of the child is monitored. Discussions about the family's health habits and subjects concerning the family are held. The child is given the vaccinations according to the national vaccination programme.

Information and appointments Mon-Fri 8-12, tel. +358 (0)9 310 55530

There is a callback service used. You will be called back on weekdays 8-16. 

Notice! Our phone service is busy at the moment.

From April 26 to May 31, our telephone service is open on weekdays from 08:00-12:00, call back service from 08:00-16:00. Please note that due to congestion, the opening hours of the telephone service may be shorter than indicated and the recorded call will be called back within 1-3 days.

The Maisa client portal is launched 24.4. In Maisa you can book and cancel appointments and be in contact with your nurse electronically.

You can log in to Maisa on www.maisa.fi.


Call this number to: 

  • 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.

Start using Maisa!


Social and health care services with you wherever you go

Maisa is a new digital channel for customers of social and health care services in Helsinki.

You can familiarize yourself with Maisa on the web at maisa.fi or download the free Maisa mobile app on your phone via the iOS or Android app store!

Note! The health care staff will reply to messages sent in Maisa within three workdays.

Read more about Maisa





30.04.2021 09:20