Maternity and child welfare clinics

The customers of maternity and child welfare clinics consist of pregnant women, under-school-age children and their families. The clinics monitor the health of the pregnant mother and child, and support the wellbeing of the entire family.

Maternity clinics monitor the progress of pregnancy and aim to ensure the health of the pregnant mother as well as that of the child to be born. Furthermore, maternity clinics inform the parents about and support them in issues related to pregnancy, childbirth, and everyday life in a family with a baby. Families that are expecting their first baby can also participate in family trainingthat will prepare them for the coming change in life. You can acknowledge paternity at a maternity clinic during pregnancy from the begining of 2016. After the child's birth, paternity is acknowledged at an appointment with a child welfare officer.

Child welfare clinics monitor the child's health, development and growth, as well as provide the parents with guidance and counseling. While visiting the clinic, you can jointly discuss any issues troubling the family, boost the family's own resources, and promote healthy lifestyles. At the clinic, the child will receive vaccines compliant with the vaccination program.

An important part of the clinics' work entails family work. Family workers will help your family when there are problems in your everyday life.

Vantaa maternity and child welfare clinics in summer 2018

Maternity clinics conduct health checks according to the health-check program. If the doctor’s postnatal check-up takes place over 12 weeks from the child's birth, Kela will accept the public-health nurse's information of the cause for the delay. The doctor’s postnatal health check will be conducted as soon as possible.

Child welfare clinics will not have group appointments for 8-month-old children; children of that age will have individual appointments at the child welfare clinic.

You cannot make online appointments with Vantaa counseling bureaus from June 25 to August 3, 2018. During this period, to make an appointment, call the counseling bureau’s phone service, tel. (09) 8392 5900, or make the next appointment when visiting the counseling bureau.

See here for Appointment Service and Counseling

See here for Maternity clinics in Vantaa

Just got a positive pregnancy test result?

Here´s what to do:

You can make the appointment to your via telephone. If you know some finnish you can visit the information pages about pregnancy.