Maternity clinics and Child health clinics
Maternity and Child Health Clinic Services (Neuvola) in Espoo
Child health clinics
Appointments and counselling
Maternity and child health clinics in each area
The maternity clinic services are intended for expecting families. The services include individual clinic appointments and home visits, visits to the group clinic and open clinic and, in the future, also online services. The clinics monitor the progress of the pregnancy and discuss parenthood and issues related to the health and well-being of the expecting family.
Visits to the maternity clinic are usually planned according to the needs of the client. You can contact a maternity clinic if your menstruation has stopped and you have received a positive result from a pregnancy test. You can find the contact information on the page Clinics in each area.
Espoo child health clinics provide services to families with under-school-aged children residing in Espoo. Families visit the child health clinic in their residential area. The services include individual clinic appointments and home visits, visits to the group clinic and open clinic and, in the future, also online services. The clinics are not equipped to treat children with an urgent medical condition. However, you can contact a nurse by telephone for advice.
Child health clinics monitor the growth and development of children and discuss matters related to the health and well-being of the family and to parenting in general. Central topics include the family’s resources and parenting, children’s nutrition, exercise, daily rhythm, outdoor recreation, accidents, relationships, mood, domestic abuse and substance use, and the financial situation of the family.
You can receive child health clinic services in Espoo if you are a client at an Espoo health station. If your health station is not in Espoo but you wish to receive child health clinic services in Espoo, read the instructions for switching health stations (pdf, 17 Kt).
When you are a client at an Espoo health station, you can freely select a child health clinic in Espoo. If you wish to switch child health clinics, contact the child health clinic appointment booking and advice service, tel. 09 816 22800. You can switch child health clinics when at least one year has passed since the previous switch.
The maternity and child health clinics use a centralised service for appointment booking and counselling at tel. 09 8162 2800 (local network charge/mobile phone charge). The service is available on weekdays at 8:30 am–2:30 pm.
If the line is busy, you can either hold or leave a call-back request, in which case a nurse will call you back. If you are unable to answer the call-back, the nurse will try again later, three times in total. We promise that all calls to the service will be handled during the same weekday.
If necessary, you can get a longer appointment or an additional visit to the clinic. You can cancel an appointment at any time of day by leaving a message on the answering machine. You can also get counselling from a public health nurse in matters related to pregnancy, parenthood and children’s growth and development.
MyNeuvola is an online source of information for expecting mothers. The service provides you with important information on visits to the maternity and child health clinic, pregnancy and parenthood. You can also use the service to check the date and time of your first maternity clinic appointment and prepare for the visit by completing the preliminary information form.
You will be provided with access to the MyNeuvola service when you book your first maternity clinic appointment at the clinics’ centralised appointment booking and counselling service, tel. 09 8162 2800 (local network charge/mobile phone charge). The telephone service is available on weekdays at 8:30 am–2:30 pm.
Use of the service requires authentication using your online banking credentials or the Mobile Certificate.