Child welfare clinic

The child welfare clinic provides services for preschool-aged children and their families.

Varkaus Child Welfare Clinic, Savontie 55, 78300 VARKAUS

Kangaslampi Child welfare Clinic: Rauhantie 4, 79480 KANGASLAMPI

Child welfare clinics seek to promote the health and well-being of children and their families. The clinics monitor children’s physical, psychological and social growth and development. Parents are provided support with upbringing and managing the marital relationship.

During the child’s first year, there are typically 9 to 12 appointments depending on individual needs. After that, the public health nurse will see the child and his/her family members when the child turns 18 months and at the age of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. When extensive health checks are carried out, a nurse and a doctor make an assessment of the child’s development, state of health and well-being, and evaluate the family situation and any need for parenting support. When the assessment is made, the parents’ views of the child’s health and development are taken into consideration and, subject to parental approval, the feedback received from early childhood education is used to evaluate how the child is coping in day-care.

Oral health check-ups for child welfare clinic clients

An invitation for an appointment with an oral hygienist/public health nurse is given to all first-born children of the family under 10 months of age. Children aged 1 year 2 months, 2years 6months and 3 years 6 months will be asked to come for a check-up with the dental hygienist and 5-year-olds for a check-up with the oral hygienist.