Maternity and child health clinics’ services as of 4 April 2022

Published: 21.3.2022 9.20

The attitudes towards Covid-19 infections and quarantining of exposed individuals have changed considerably. For this reason, Espoo’s maternity and child health clinics will start to normalise their activities and resume the services that were suspended due to the pandemic.

How to contact the maternity and child health clinic 

Our maternity and child health clinics’ centralised appointment booking and counselling number, tel. 09 816 22800, is open Mon–Fri 8:30–13:30. We have a call-back system. If we are very busy, you may have to wait for our call until the next day. We will try to reach you three times. If we cannot reach you, your call will be removed from the call-back list.

Online appointment booking 

At the moment, appointments for children under school age cannot be booked online. You can still check, reschedule and cancel booked appointments and book appointments at the open online clinic and for couples counselling.

Services for pregnant women

Maternity clinic appointments during pregnancy will be arranged in line with the normal schedule, with the exception of the first doctor’s appointment at week 17–18 of pregnancy which is offered if needed. The first appointment after childbirth primarily takes place at the clinic.

Child health clinic services

Periodic health checks for 0–1.5-year-old children will be carried out as usual. 

4-year-olds’ health checks conducted by a nurse will be organised during the spring for children who turn 4 on 1 April 2022 or later. Children who have not visited a child health clinic at age 4 will undergo a more extensive health check when they turn 5.

During the spring, other children under school age (2-, 3- and 5-year-olds) will be offered appointments depending on the appointment situation, with emphasis on those children who need special support or who missed their previous periodic health check. 

If your child starts first grade at school in August 2022, you can book an appointment for a first grader's health check through school health care. Health checks are carried out throughout the school year. 

Maternity and child health clinics may have to change some doctors’ appointments.

You can book 15-minute appointments for vaccinations included in the national vaccination programme by calling our clinics’ telephone service or through the chat service.

Only visit a clinic in good health. Take care of hand hygiene when you enter and leave the clinic. Wear a face mask throughout your visit.

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