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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. On Friday 30th July the telephone service is available 8:00–11:00. We apologise for the inconvenience.

From June 1 to August 31, our telephone service is open on weekdays from 08:00-12:00, call back service from 08:00-16:00. 

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.



Temporary changes in doctors’ services at maternity and child health clinics

Unfortunately, not all doctor’s check-ups can be carried out at the maternity and child health clinics. This affects the follow-up examinations after childbirth and children’s age-specific check-ups (regular check-ups of children aged 18 months and 4 years, respectively).

The changes in doctors’ services are caused by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and a difficult recruitment situation. Some of the staff has moved to take care of tasks related to COVID-19 while also training to use a new data system.

The nurse’s appointments at maternity and child health clinics are mainly carried out normally. If parents are concerned about their child’s health or development, a doctor’s assessment will always be requested. This also applies to follow-up examinations.

We are doing everything we can to improve the situation. We hope that, in the future, it would be possible to get health check-ups in Helsinki with a service voucher. We will announce such services as soon as they become available.

The health stations will continue to provide non-urgent and urgent medical care for children and adults. In urgent situations, the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117, is available 24/7.

Is your child missing vaccinations included in the vaccination programme? – We are inviting you to a vaccination appointment

You can book vaccination appointments for children under school age with your own nurse even during the summer.

Vaccinations will also be provided normally during regular appointments at the maternity and child health clinics, so you do not need to book a separate vaccination appointment if you have already agreed on an age-specific check-up for your child.

You can book a vaccination appointment via Maisa at www.maisa.fi or by using the Maisa app. You can also book an appointment via the telephone service of the maternity and child health clinics on 09 310 55530, weekdays from 8:00 to 12:00.

You can read more about the national vaccination programme for children under school age on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Vaccination programme

Vaccination programme

Age Disease prevented by vaccine Vaccine
2 months Rotavirus diaorrhoea Rotavirus
3months Meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
3months Rotavirus diaorrhoea Rotavirus
3months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib diseases, such as meningitis, epiglottitis and blood poisoning 5-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
5months Meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
5months Rotavirus diaorrhoea Rotavirus
5months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib diseases, such as meningitis, epiglottitis and blood poisoning 5-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
12months Meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
12months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib diseases, such as meningitis, epiglottitis and blood poisoning 5-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
12?18 months Measles, mumps, rubella MMR
18months Varicella Varicella vaccine
4 years Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio 4-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV)
6years Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella MMRV
6 months?6 years Influenza (each year) Influenza vaccine

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. On Friday 30th July the telephone service is available 8:00–11:00. We apologise for the inconvenience.

From June 1 to August 31, our telephone service is open on weekdays from 08:00-12:00, call back service from 08:00-16:00. 

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.

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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.

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23.06.2021 13:15