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Child health care center services during the Corona outbreak

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff has always been our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic our mission remains the same. With guidance from public health officials and our own medical experts, we are now opening our services more broadly again. It is very important that we continue with the immunisation programme during the Corona Outbreak, in order to prevent other diseases from flaring up.

The health care center has taken all the necessary precautions and it is therefore considered to be a safe place to visit. 

There is enough space in the waiting area so that recommendations regarding social distancing can be maintained.

If children or parents have symptoms of a cold, even mild symptoms, please cancel your appointment! Contact us by phone or email.

One adult may accompany a child during visits, and siblings should not attend health station appointments.This ensures we can maintain safe distancing.

For further information please visit your local health center website or look up Trondheim health care center on Facebook.

If you have questions about your pregnancy or your child, send an email to your health station, mark the email with "midwife" or "public health nurse". Emails are read and answered continuously.

For questions regarding Corona, contact the Trondheim Municipality coronavirus hotline on 905 09 052.

Prenatal

If you are pregnant and live in the Municipality of Trondheim, you can receive follow-up by your doctor, a midwife or  a combination of both.

Midwifery services are found across the Municipality, and are located at the following child health care centres.

Nidarvoll Health Care Center (Lerkendal district)

Sentrum Health Care Center (Midtown district)

Saupstad Health Care Center (Heimdal district)

BFT Østbyen Health Care Center (Østbyen district)

Child health care center for children 0-5 years

Once you have given birth or adopted a child, the Child health care centre service will contact you and arrange a time for a home visit. The contact is established on the basis of a routine notification of birth from the birth clinic to the health care center. Newly relocated families are encouraged to contact a maternal and child health care center in their district.

The Child health care centres provides services to children aged 0–5 and their parents. Staff consists of midwives, public health nurses, doctors and physiotherapist. When necessary, the Child health care centres also collaborate with psychologists, preschool staff, family therapists, the child welfare service, the coordinating unit and the pedagogical psychological service (PPT).

The Child health care centres monitor the child's physical and emotional development from birth and through childhood years.

The objective of the health centre programme is: 

  • to ensure that parents can cope with and master their roles as parents

  • to ensure good social interaction between parent and child 

  • to promote good physical, mental and social development in babies and infants 

  • to prevent and detect violence, abuse, and neglect 

  • to detect physical and mental developmental anomalies at an early stage 

  • to help the child receive necessary follow-up and instigate referrals when required 

Follow up is individually tailored and based on the parents knowledge and needs. Typical topics include breastfeeding/nutrition, social interaction, parental skills and motor- and emotional development

The Health centre programme
  • The first week visit / home visit
  • 4 weeks old 
  • 6 weeks old
  • 3 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 5 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 8 months old
  • 10 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 2 years old 
  • 4 years old

 

Breastfeeding

Midwives provide pre- and postnatal information and guidance regarding breastfeeding. If there is a history of breastfeeding problems a breastfeeding plan can be developed in preparation for the next pregnancy.

The public health nurse at your local health care center will assist you with breastfeeding problems. In the need of extended help with breastfeeding, your public health nurse will make a referral to a lactation consultant/IBCLC.

Information about breastfeeding from UNICEF

Parental Guidance

Advice and guidance can be provided by various services in the Child and Family Services, such as child health care centres, Educational psychology services, family support or child welfare.

  • The Health care center can be contacted directly for advice and guidance.

  • In the need of additional family/parental guidance the kindergarden or the public health nurse can make a referral to the Family support department. Parents can also contact the Family support department directly. According to the needs of the parents, the department offers individual and group-based follow-up. The Family support department can offer various parental guidance programmes.

  • Parental guidance groups (ICDP) may also be available through some of the kindergartens in the Municipality. If necessary the kindergarten can make a referral to the Child and Family Services.

  • The Child Welfare Services (CWS) in each municipality provides help and support to children, adolescents and parents who are experiencing challenges or difficulties within the family. The CWS may also get involved if a child needs help for other reasons, such as behavioral issues connected to drugs or alcohol. 

Useful information brochures with regards to caring for infants and young children

Vaccinations

The health care center offers vaccinations as part of the childhood immunisation programme. The vaccines are administered as part of the routine visits at the health care center.

Childhood Immunisation Programme.

Contact the vaccination office for vaccines that are not included in the Childhood immunisation program.

Vaccination office

Opening hours and contact information for the Vaccination office:

Monday - Friday: 08.15-11.45 and 12.25-15.00

Tuesday: 08.15-11.45 and 13.30-15.00

Phone: 72 54 08 50

E-mail address: vaksinasjon.postmottak@trondheim.kommune.no

Information on The Child Vaccination Program from the Public Health Institute

 Health care centers in Trondheim

 

Last update: 09.18.2020

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