The health care visitor's job is to provide general promotion of health, along with preventive measures, for all children and young people from ages 0 - 18, in their homes, nurseries, daycare institutions and schools. Anyone with questions, e.g. parents, families, teachers, youth workers or child minders, can contact Health Care.
The aim is to promote health and welfare but also to ensure extra assistance for the children and young people who are in particular need of it.
Provision for the parents of young children
All families with newborn children are offered a home health visit within one week of their arriving home from the hospital. The health visitor is informed of the birth via the midwife, and will thereafter initiate contact with the family.
- the health visitor will evaluate, together with the family, whether the next contact - to take place when the child is around 1 or 2 months old - should take place in the home, or with a health care worker consultation (by arranged consultation)
- All parents of small children are offered a dietary consultation, when the child is between 4 and 6 months old
- All families of small children are offered a home health visit, when the child is around 8 months old.
The Health Care Worker works along with the parents first and foremost. By arrangement with the parents, the Health Care Worker works together with, for example, midwives, pediatric departments, GPs, nurseries, daycare, case workers, psychologists, physiotherapists, and speech & hearing consultants.
Personnel in Health Care
Health Care Workers deal with issues of family health regarding children and babies. As well as a background in nursing, and experience of working in a pediatric department, Health Care Workers have a higher education with emphasis in offering support and guidance to parents and children. Health Care Workers operate according to health legislation.
The General telephone number for Health Care is open every day from 12.00 - 13.00, on tel: 27 90 55 46
You have the opportunity to contact a Health Care Worker for an open consultation at three places within the municipality:
Egernsund Skole, Skovgade 13, 6320 Egernsund: Monday 10.00-12.00.
Nordborg Gl. Rådhus, Mads Clausensvej 13, 6430 Nordborg: Wednesday 09.00-11.00.
Sundhedscentret, Grundtvigsalle 150, 6400 Sønderborg: Thursday 12.00–14.00.