Maternity and child health care center
Maternity and child health care center
Find your local Health care center
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)
Falkenborg 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
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.
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
- The Child Vaccination Program brochure from the Public Health Institute
- What should you do when your baby is crying?
- Breastfeeding: positions, challenges, technique(movies)
- Breastfeeding the movie “Breast is best”
- Building a happy baby from UNICEF
- Caring for your baby at night from UNICEF
- Motor development in children
- Look what I see, social development
- Skull Asymmetri and Side Preference (1).pdf
- Care and clean, the first teeth
- Happy teeth
- In safe hands
- Anger management for parents
- Film about norwegian kindergarden
- Car safety
- How to prevent poisonings
- Home-start, a volunteer support program for families
- Dress your child correctly when it’s cold
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.
Contact the vaccination office for vaccines that are not included in the Childhood immunisation program.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health care centers in Trondheim
Last update: 03.07.2023