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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Health examinations in school health care, 10th grade

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Possible risks of social exclusion are reduced by means of multidisciplinary cooperation, for example, together with guidance counsellors and school social workers. Matters of health affecting career choices are discussed with the students, who are directed to other professionals as necessary.

Nurses pay attention to matters concerning sexual health and possible relations with the opposite sex, possible drug and alcohol use, and other matters.

Nurses cooperate with students, families and student care.

To whom and on what terms

Every pupil is entitled to pupil welfare services.


The service is free of charge.

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.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 1/24/2022