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Maternity and child health guidance

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Notice! Our phone service is busy at the moment. On Friday 9th  April the telephone service is available 8:00–10:45. 

We apologise for the inconvenience. 


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




New patient information system roll out causes rescheduling of appointments for 3 to 6 year olds

Due to the implementation of the new Apotti system we are unable to carry out annual check ups for 3 to 6 year olds during 1st March to 16th May. Meanwhile you may book a 15 min vaccination appointment for your child, please contact the phone service to do so.

Should you have any concerns about your child, please contact your nurse via asiointi.hel.fi.

Appointments will be made available after 17th May as usual. You can book these appointments via asiointi.hel.fi as of 15th February, and appointments are available for three months at a time. Annual check ups for all children shall be carried out as normal during the summer.

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


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 9th  April the telephone service is available 8:00–10:45. 

We apologise for the inconvenience. 


Note: The telephone service does not provide information about the coronavirus situation. You cannot book or cancel testing times through this service. For coronavirus-related information, please see:

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.



06.04.2021 17:47