Healthcare for children
The first month
Youth Health Care (jeugdgezondheidszorg) is a free Dutch service 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. You will discuss the general development of your child with a health professional during these appointments.
Healthcare for children ages 4-12
Once your child starts 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.