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Maternity and child health guidance

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Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone who is 12 years old or older uses a face mask in all social and health care facilities.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


Maternity and child health clinic services

The telephone service of maternity and child health clinics is open on weekdays 8.00–14.00, tel. 09 310 55530.

The maternity and child health clinics’ chat service is open 10.00–12.00. NeRo maternity and child health robot serves 24/7.

Itäkatu, Kallio, Kamppi and Vuosaari family centres are open on weekdays 8.00–16.00.


Notice!  Our phone service is busy at the moment. On Friday 23th Septemper the telephone service is available 8:00–11:00.





COVID-19 vaccine is recommended during pregnancy

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend COVID-19 vaccines for all pregnant women. The coronavirus keeps constantly changing and it is difficult to protect against new variants of the virus by other ways than taking the coronavirus vaccine. A person who is pregnant can get a coronavirus vaccine at any stage of the pregnancy. You can also get a coronavirus vaccine while breastfeeding or planning pregnancy.

Vaccinations of Helsinkians

Do not come to the maternity and child health clinic if you or your child are sick

You can cancel your appointment and make a new appointment by using the electronic service.

The telephone service is open Mon–Fri 8–14, tel. 09 3105 5530.

If you suspect a coronavirus infection, read instructions here.

Arabic: ه لا يجوز المجيء إلى استشارات الأمومة والطفولة (neuvola) والشخص مريض
Somali: iyadoo la jiran yahay aan rugta caafimaadka hooyada iyo dhallaanka la imaan karin
Sorani: ڕاوێژگەی دایکان و منداڵان
Russian: что при наличии симптомов болезни приходить в консультацию для беременных и новорожденных, а также в детскую консультацию нельзя


Is your child missing vaccinations included in the vaccination programme? – We are inviting you to a vaccination appointment

You can book vaccination appointments for children under school age with your own nurse even during the summer.

Vaccinations will also be provided normally during regular appointments at the maternity and child health clinics, so you do not need to book a separate vaccination appointment if you have already agreed on an age-specific check-up for your child.

You can book a vaccination appointment via Maisa at www.maisa.fi or by using the Maisa app. You can also book an appointment via the telephone service of the maternity and child health clinics on 09 310 55530, weekdays from 8:00 to 14:00.

You can read more about the national vaccination programme for children under school age on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Vaccination programme

Vaccination programme

Age Disease prevented by vaccine Vaccine
2 months Rotavirus diaorrhoea Rotavirus
3months Meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
3months Rotavirus diaorrhoea Rotavirus
3months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib diseases, such as meningitis, epiglottitis and blood poisoning 5-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
5months Meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
5months Rotavirus diaorrhoea Rotavirus
5months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib diseases, such as meningitis, epiglottitis and blood poisoning 5-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
12months Meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and ear infection Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
12months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib diseases, such as meningitis, epiglottitis and blood poisoning 5-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
12?18 months Measles, mumps, rubella MMR
18months Varicella Varicella vaccine
4 years Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio 4-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV)
6years Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella MMRV
6 months?6 years Influenza (each year) Influenza vaccine

Maternity and child health clinics and family centres are open

Maternity and child health clinics and family centres in Helsinki remain open, despite the coronavirus. Any changes in this area will be announced. We always contact our customers if an appointment has to be cancelled.

The phone service for the maternity and child health clinics does not provide instructions about the coronavirus situation.
Click here to check the instructions for what to do on the coronavirus updates page

The maternity and child health clinic phone service does not  provide information about the coronavirus situation

For coronavirus-related information, please see: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


Maternity and child health guidance is provided by public health nurses and physicians. 

The purpose of maternity guidance is to promote the health of expectant mothers, foetuses and newborn babies and to foster and maintain the health and wellness of the entire family. A public health nurse and a physician monitor the progress of pregnancy by means of regular check-ups. The number of visits to the maternity clinic and of home visits depends on the individual needs and requirements of the mother and the family.

The purpose of child health guidance is to secure the best possible health of every child and support the family so that the child can have the best possible conditions for growth, a healthy development and well-being. At a child health clinic, the growth and development of the child is monitored. Discussions about the family's health habits and subjects concerning the family are held. The child is given the vaccinations according to the national vaccination programme.

Information and appointments Mon-Fri 8-14, tel. +358 (0)9 310 55530

There is a callback service used. You will be called back on weekdays 8-16. 


Call this number to: 

  • make an appointment for a maternity and child health clinic public health nurse
  • cancel a maternity and child health clinic appointment
  • ask for advice from a public health nurse.

If we cannot take your call immediately, we will call you back as soon as possible.

Start using Maisa!


Social and health care services with you wherever you go

Maisa is a new digital channel for customers of social and health care services in Helsinki.

You can familiarize yourself with Maisa on the web at maisa.fi or download the free Maisa mobile app on your phone via the iOS or Android app store!

Note! The health care staff will usually reply to messages sent in Maisa within three workdays.

Read more about Maisa





23.06.2022 09:59