School Health Care

School health care is meant for all students in basic school. Each school has a school nurse of its own; you can go and meet the school nurse also without an advance appointment.

Guardians can contact the school nurse in all matters related to children's health. Appointments with school doctors are made by school nurses.

School and Student Health Care services during the coronavirus epidemic

Transacting with School and Student Health Care will, to the extent possible, take place over the phone or video appointments.

  • School health care’s health-check appointments for 1st, 5th and 8th-graders will be canceled.
  • Other appointments made with the nurse and school doctor of the educational institution will primarily be conducted over the phone: only when necessary will the student be asked to come to an appointment on the spot.
  • Other school and student health care appointments will be conducted to the extent allowed by the resources.
  • If you need school or student health care services, contact the nurse of your own school / educational institution.

Read more: School and Student Health Care services during the coronavirus epidemic (25.3.2020)

Medical examination once per school year

The school nurse meets each student at least once per school year in connection with fixed-term medical examinations where the student's state of health is checked and issues related to his or her growth, development and wellbeing are charted. The medical examinations also provide the students with health counseling and discuss issues related to their health.

Comprehensive medical examinations

A comprehensive medical examination, which includes a school doctor's examination, is conducted in grades 1, 5, and 8. The students' parents are invited to participate in these examinations. Comprehensive medical examinations are also conducted in schools in the summertime.

Sickness and accidents

If a student falls ill during the school day, he or she can see the school nurse without having to make an advance appointment. Likewise, if a student has an accident, he or she will get first aid at the school and, when required, be referred to further treatment.

When a student falls ill or has an accident at school, the school always tries to contact the guardians.

Note! A sick child must not be sent to school; the parents are responsible for arranging care for the child. Families are responsible for the medical examinations and treatment of students' illnesses and leisure-time accidents.

Dental care for schoolchildren

Oral Health Care services constitute part of school health care, and they are free for charge for all under-18-year-olds. All children in grades 1, 3, 5, and 8 will be invited to an oral health check at a dental clinic. Children in other grades will receive treatment according to their individual needs. The students’ need for orthodontics will be assessed in the 3rd grade. An oral hygienist or dentist performs the oral health check. Please fill in the medical history before coming to the oral health check. Guardians are welcome to the dental clinic.

Prevention and support for everyday school attendance

School health care aims to promote students' growth, development, health and welfare, as well as to support guardians in their upbringing tasks.

The core goal of student-welfare work is preventive work and early support. Student welfare work is always implemented in cooperation with the students and their guardians.