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Health examinations at schools

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Health examinations at schools are examinations of children's and students' condition of health and functional capacity conducted with clinical health checks and other reliable methods. The examinations aim to promote health.

Health examinations are conducted to examine the growth, development and wellbeing of children and students depending on their age and individual needs. The examinations a ...

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To whom and on what terms

Every pupil is entitled to pupil welfare services.

Students at schools

Background information

The pupils in pre-primary and basic education are entitled to pupil welfare services. It means looking after the pupils’ physical, psychological and social well-being. Pupil welfare services promote the pupils’ balanced growth and development and ensure everyone’s equal possibilities for learning. The objective of pupil welfare is to notice and intervene in the pupils’ problems as early as possible.

Pupil welfare services include the school health service and the activities of a school social worker and a school psychologist. The teachers and all other school staff members also participate in pupil welfare.

A pupil welfare group operates in all schools, led by the representative nominated by the education organizer. The group’s task is to plan, implement and develop pupil welfare in the school community so that all children can have a healthy, safe and accessible school environment.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Updated: 31/3/2024