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Maternity clinic

Contact your local maternity clinic when you discover that you are pregnant. The first visit to the maternity clinic usually takes place between weeks 8 and 10 of pregnancy. 

Your spouse is welcome to join you on your maternity clinic appointments.  

During the first visit, your basic illnesses and possible medications are noted. It is important for your doctor to know about your pregnancy to ensure the suitability of any medication during pregnancy. 

The services are intended for the inhabitants of the Siun sote area.

Book an appointment at the maternity and child health clinic telephone service 

The maternity and child health clinics are open by appointment. Call the maternity and child health clinics’ central telephone service to make an appointment, tel. +358 13 330 2841 Mon–Fri 7:30–15:00. 

Childbirth classes

Childbirth classes are organised in Finnish. They are primarily intended for first-time parents: the pregnant person and their accompanying support person.

Contact information

Valtimo health station

Your own health station will provide you with primary health care services. You can make a doctor's or nurse's appointment and receive other services at the health station. The health station is your primary place of receiving care, and you can be referred to further examinations and treatments.


If you need urgent care, for example due to an accident, you can also go directly to the emergency clinic at the Central Hospital. However, we recommend that you call your health station first. Health stations are closed in the evenings and on weekends. At these times, sudden illnesses and accidents are treated at the emergency clinic at the Central Hospital.

Available languages: Finnish, English.

Maternity clinic

Visiting information

  • Service hours
    • 29.7.2024 - 31.12.2024
    • Monday—Friday 8.00—16.00

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Contact information

Centralised telephone service for maternity and child health clinics

Tel. +358 13 330 2841 Mon–Fri 8:00–15:00. 

  • guidance and advice 
  • booking appointments 
  • changing or cancelling booked appointments