Sundhedsplejen is a free healthcare service for you and your family provided by Aarhus Municipality. During your child's first year you will be offered visits from the healthcare nurse.

 She will follow your child's development and talk to you about the well-being and development of your child, what is important to you, and the services available to you as a new parent including e.g. home visitsmothers’ groups, and playgroup for fathers.

The visit is approximately one hour and will take place on a weekday between 8.00 and 16.00.

The healthcare nurse will visit you, when your child is:

  • no more than 5 days
  • 2-3 weeks
  • 2-3 months, where you will be offered a screening for postpartum depression
  • approximately 6 months if you are a first time parent. Phone call if you have given birth before.
  • 9-10 months

In between visits, you are welcome to contact your healthcare nurse by phone, and to contact the on call healthcare nurse. 

If your family has special needs you can be assigned extra visits. 

If needed, you can receive visits from the healtcare nurse up to 3 times per year after after your child's first year. Read more about special offers. 


Your healthcare nurse is specially trained to work with healthcare in families with children from 0-18 years of age. She is a trained nurse with a higher education focusing on children's health.

The healthcare nurse guides and advises you in looking after your baby, toddler, or school child.

Do you and your child need special support? Then read more on the page: “Challenges with a child on the way or a small child”.

Your healtcare nurse will guide you according to the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen).