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Child health clinic

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Child health clinic nurses and doctors monitor and support the physical, mental and social growth and development of children under school age together with the parent. We support parenting and the parents’ relationship.

You will meet the nurse and doctor about 20 times for age-specific check-ups. During the meetings, we will discuss the family’s well-being and health habits and any questions ...

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To whom and on what terms

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

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.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division, City of Helsinki
Text edited by: The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 3/6/2023