Child Health Clinics

Our telephone hours are Monday–Thursday 12–13 p.m.!

Child health clinics follow up with the growth and development of children under preschool age. Our goal is to promote the well being of both children and families, support the parents, prevent diseases and to detect possible problems already at an early stage.

The child’s growth and development are followed up at regular check-ups. When necessary, extra visits are booked as an appointment at the clinic, or the family is encouraged to visit the walk-in child health clinic.

You will find more information about vaccinations and visits at the child health clinics in the brochure. Both parents are welcome to participate in all follow-up visits. Nevertheless, it is especially appreciated if both parents take part in the so called comprehensive health examinations. In these more comprehensive health examinations, we strive to consider the entire family’s well being and potential needs for support.

Prior to the Check up

Please fill in the appropriate forms prior to the following visits at the child health care clinic:

Prior to check up at 4 months:

  • Everyday resources in a baby’s family

Prior to check up at 17 months (1.5 years):

  • Questionnaire for parents of seventeen month old children
  • Everyday resources in a toddler’s family

Prior to check up at 4 years:

  • Questionnaire for parents of four year old children

Do the following

Families are appointed a public health nurse according to the family’s home address (see the enclosed list). You may call your own public health nurse during telephone hours, Monday–Thursday 12–12.45 p.m. If you are unable to make a call during the telephone hours, please make an appointment online.

Check-ups for children between 1 and 3 years can be booked online. Please make sure to make the appointment under the child’s name. NOTE: Medical check-ups for 1.5-year-olds are booked by contacting your own public health nurse.

If you wish to cancel your appointment, call the public health nurse during the telephone hours, or send a text message to the maternity clinics’ joint service number. Make sure to include the client’s name and date of birth in your message.

Maternity clinics also provide you with helpful tips about websites you should visit.

Basic information and legislation

Children under school age are entitled to child welfare clinic services. The child welfare clinic monitors the child’s health, growth and development. The child welfare clinic supports the parents in bringing up the child and looking after the child’s health and wellbeing. The child welfare clinic provides children with the vaccinations specified in the national vaccination programme.

For babies under the age of one, the average number of child welfare clinic visits is once a month, and annually after that, or whenever necessary. All children are provided with at least 15 health examinations. The oral health of children is monitored at least every two years.

The child welfare clinic aims to identify the child’s and family’s need for support at the earliest possible stage. The child and family are offered the necessary support in collaboration with, for example, early childhood education and care, social and substance abuse services, and child welfare services. If a child or family requires special support or the child’s development warrants closer examination, the child welfare clinic will refer them to the right service.