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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Child health clinic services

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Child health clinic services are intended for children under school age and their families.

The customer relationship begins when the child turns two weeks old and continues until the child goes to school.

The child health clinic monitors the child's growth and development. The child receives the vaccinations included in the vaccination programme at the child health clinic. The child health clinic also provides support for matters related to parenthood and parents’ relationship.

Both parents are welcome to all maternity and child health clinic visits.

Do the following

Book an appointment at the maternity and child health clinic telephone service

The maternity and child health clinics are open by appointment. Call the maternity and child health clinics’ central telephone service to make an appointment.

To whom and on what terms

The services are intended for the inhabitants of the Siun sote area.

The service is free of charge.

Background information

Children under school-age are entitled to use the child welfare clinic services. During a baby's first year, the clinic is usually visited once a month, and after this, once a year or as required. All children receive at least 15 health checks.

The child welfare clinic monitors the child’s health, growth and development. The child welfare clinic supports both parents in bringing up the child and looking after the child’s health and well-being. At the clinic, children receive vaccinations according to the national vaccination programme. A child's oral health is monitored at least every two years.

The child welfare clinic aims to identify as early as possible what level of support the child and their family require. The child and the family will be offered other support they may need, for example, early childhood education, social and substance abuse services or child protection. If a child or a family needs special support, or the child's development requires additional research or treatment, the child welfare clinic directs them to the right service.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 8/19/2021