Healthcare for children

The first month

Youth Health Care ("jeugdgezondheidszorg") is a Dutch service that is free of charge and is provided by the GGD Groningen ("Gemeentelijke Gezondheidsdienst Groningen", Community Health Service). A youth health care professional will visit you and your newborn twice: once in the first week and once after 10 to 14 days.

Healthcare for children ages 0-4

During the first 4 years of your child's life, you will be invited to the Child Health Clinic ("consultatiebureau") a couple of times. Together with a health professional you will discuss the general development of your child.

Healthcare for children ages 4-12

When your child has started school, you and your child will be invited a couple of times by Youth Health Care to discuss the health and development of your child.

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