A public health nurse will provide advice about topics like breast feeding, nutrition, the parent-child relationship, motor skill development, sleep, vaccinations and oral health.
Consultations at the health centre
All children between 0-5 years old are offered regular health and development consultations at the municipal health centres. This in order to better the physical, psychological and social development in babies and toddlers. The check-ups are meant to contribute to a gained confidence in the parental role and to strengthen the bond between the parents and the child.
|Childs age||You will meet||Type of consultation||Vaccine|
|7-10 days||Public health nurse||individual (home visit)|
|4 weeks||Public health nurse + opt. physiotherapist||group consultation|
|6 weeks||Public health nurse and doctor||individual||Rotavirus|
|3 months||Public health nurse||individual||DTP-IPV-Hib, Pneumococcal disease, Rotavirus, Hepatitis B|
|4 months||Public health nurse + opt. physiotherapist||group consultation|
|5 months||Public health nurse||individual||DTP-IPV-Hib, Pneumococcal disease, Hepatitis B|
|6 months||Public health nurse and doctor||individual|
|8 months||Public health nurse||individual, or group consultation|
|10 months||Public health nurse||individual, or group consultation|
|12 months||Public health nurse and doctor||individual||DTP-IPV-Hib, Pneumococcal disease, Hepatitis B|
|15 months||Public health nurse||individual||MMR|
|17-18 months||Public health nurse||group consultation|
|2 years||Public health nurse and doctor||individual|
|4 years||Public health nurse||individual|
How to book an appointment
Your child will automatically be scheduled for the standard consultations mentioned above. You will receive a booking confirmation for these appointment via text message. You can also book appointments for other inquiries.
Find your health station
Your address determines which health centre you belong to.
You are responsible for notifying the health centre if you have moved from another district or if you have moved to Oslo from another municipality or country.
You can choose to get antenatal care from a midwife at the health centre in your district. Read more about antenatal care and midwifery
Newborns and home visits
All health centres offers home visits to families with newborn babies. Please contact the health centre in your district when you come home from the hospital to schedule an appointment.
Your public health nurse will provide information about post-natal groups at your health centre. The groups consist of people that have babies that are similar in age. The group will usually meet at the health centre a few times before the administration is left to the group to decide.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
Contact your health centre if you have any worries about your child's motor development. You will be referred to a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist if needed.