School Health Care

School health care services help schoolchildren and their families in all issues concerning the pupil’s health and well being.

School health care services invite each pupil to an annual check-up. In addition to these check-ups carried out on each grade, school health care services provide help in all issues concerning the pupils’ health and well being.

The vaccination schedule initiated in child health clinics continues automatically in school health services. Vaccinations are given according to the national vaccination programme. Parents are asked for their consent when vaccinations are offered to a child who is not yet capable of making a decision on the matter.

Do the following

Pupils and their guardians may contact school health care services whenever they have questions related to the pupil’s physical or mental health. Such issues may be for example questions concerning growth and development, welfare in the family or acute crisis situations.

To whom and on what terms

All pupils on grades 1–9 in comprehensive schools receive school health care services.

Payment details

Basic information and legislation

School health care employees monitor each pupil’s growth and development. They also promote their health and wellbeing and support parents and guardians in the education of their children. School health care services are also responsible for ensuring the healthiness and safety of their school’s environment.

Pupils are subjected to a health examination in each grade. If a pupil has any long-term illnesses or requires further examination and treatment, their school’s health care services will refer them to the right services. If the pupil and any person accompanying them incur any costs from a school health care-related journey, these costs will be reimbursed.