Student Health Care

Student health care includes health care and medical care service for students. They are arranged as an integrated whole. Public health nurses are responsible for carrying out student health checks together with a doctor. In addition, they cooperate with the guardians and responsible counsellors in matters concerning the students, direct the students to a doctor for further care when necessary, and administer first aid and carry out care related to it in their own units.

In the municipality of Sipoo, student health care is available for persons currently studying in Sipoon lukio and Sibbo gymnasium, and at the Vocational Education and Training provider Keuda’s Sipoo office (Enter).

You may visit the public health nurse for example when:

  • You’re worried about your health or coping with your daily life
  • You’ve had an accident at school or on your way to or from school
  • You have questions about sexual health
  • You need a health check-up for a driver’s license
  • Young people of military age are to have a health check-up before conscription that takes place in the autumn. (Note: conscription is obligatory for men, voluntary for women.) The check-up is free of charge. You can book a time when you have received your conscription letter. Student health care services organize all conscription check-ups.

New students will also have a health check-up during their first study year.

Do the following

Public health nurse’s office for students in Sipoon lukio and Keuda can be found in the Sipoo Enter building. In Sibbo gymnasium, the nurse’s office is in the same building as the school. You can book a time by ringing the office, by email, online via Wilma or by visiting the office personally.

Students may visit the public health nurse office without an appointment at predestined times announced at the beginning of the school year. During other times, an appointment is recommended. Guardians may also contact the public health nurse when necessary.

Basic information and legislation

Students in upper secondary schools, vocational institutions and higher education institutions are entitled to student health care services in the wellbeing services county where their educational institution is located.

Student health care includes two periodic health examinations at the secondary level. A health survey is organised for higher education students during their first year of study, on the basis of which a health examination can be carried out if necessary. These health examinations focus on the student’s health and wellbeing as well as other aspects that affect their studies as a whole. Student health care services monitor and promote the health and wellbeing of students and their ability to study. The services also encompass primary health care and medical care services, including mental health and substance abuse work, the promotion of sexual health, and oral health care.

The health care services for higher education students are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). Higher education students must pay a health care fee to Kela that covers all FSHS services. No separate fees are charged for using the services.