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Health care services during alternative civil service

  • Service
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The Civilian Service Centre operates a health clinic that offers health care services during your training period at the centre. You will attend a two-part medical assessment to determine your suitability for service. A nurse will conduct an interview and initial health check, and a physician will then carry out an initial assessment of your suitability for service.

You will be entitled to free health and medical care including prescription medicines. You can attend the clinic any time if you fall ill or have any health concerns. You can also discuss any needs for eyeglasses or dental care. The clinic can refer you to a psychiatric nurse if you want to discuss mental health issues.

In addition, the clinic will provide your health care service if you stay on to complete your civil service at the centre after the training period.

Do the following

The letter of invitation to service includes the health exam preliminary information form, which you must complete carefully before your arrival for the training period. Give the completed form to the nurse at the health information briefing on your first day. Your medical exam will take place within three weeks after the start of the training period. You can access health care services at the clinic during opening hours. The doctor is available by appointment.

To whom and on what terms

The clinic provides health care services during the training period and during any work service completed at the centre.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byCentre for Non-Military Service
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Non-Military Service
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Centre for Non-Military Service
Updated: 12/10/2019