Child health clinics
The purpose of child health clinics is to monitor and promote the healthy growth and development of children below school age and their families. Child health clinics should also support parenting and the parents’ relationship and promote a healthy environment and lifestyle when the child is growing up and developing.
In practice, the essential task of child health clinics is to carry out regular health checks of your child. Their aim is to identify, as early as possible, the signs of harmful development in children, in the family and in their living environment, and to address any health risks.
The purpose of extensive health checks (when the child is 3 to 4 months, 15 to 18 months and 4 years) is to:
- identify together with the parents the family’s support needs and resources
- give support to those who need it
- form an understanding of the family’s health and wellbeing.
Both parents are always welcome in the child health clinic. In particular we hope that both parents/guardians will come for the extensive health checks.