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Maternity and child health work

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

There are approximately 20 maternity and child health clinics in Helsinki, and you can choose to visit the one that suits you and your family best. All the clinics provide both maternity and child health services.

At the maternity clinic, we monitor and support the health and well-being of the expectant mother, foetus and newborn baby. We support parents in changes in life following childbirth. ...

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To whom and on what terms

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

Age group-specific health examinations focus on issues relevant to each life stage. Child welfare clinics conduct extensive health examinations for children aged 4 months, 18 months and 4 years. These examinations focus on to the child’s health, growth and development, as well as any special needs.

Extensive health examinations for schoolchildren are organised in the first, fifth and eighth grade. In addition to the child’s or young person’s growth and development, the examination assesses the wellbeing of their entire family. In student health care services, a public health nurse’s examination is arranged for students in upper secondary schools and vocational institutions during their first year of study, as well as a medical examination during the first or second year of study, unless a medical examination is carried out at the point of admission. A health survey is organised for higher education students during their first year of study, on the basis of which a health examination can be carried out if necessary. These health examinations focus on the student’s health and wellbeing as well as other aspects that affect their studies as a whole.

In addition to basic examinations, the health examinations offered to elderly people can be used to assess their memory, functional capacity, mental alertness and ability to cope independently. These examinations are organised by the health and social services centre.

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: 2/6/2023