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Health examinations in school health care, 5th grade

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Extensive health examinations conducted in 5th grade consist of health checks conducted by school public health nurses and school doctors. The children' parents or guardians participate in the health checks conducted by doctors.

The health checks conducted by nurses consist of assessments of the children's health, growth and wellbeing as well as follow-up of earlier assessments. The nurses asse ...

Do the following

To whom and on what terms

School children

Background information

Age group-specific health examinations focus on issues relevant to each life stage. Child welfare clinics conduct extensive health examinations for children aged 4 months, 18 months and 4 years. These examinations focus on to the child’s health, growth and development, as well as any special needs.

Extensive health examinations for schoolchildren are organised in the first, fifth and eighth grade. In addition to the child’s or young person’s growth and development, the examination assesses the wellbeing of their entire family. In student health care services, a public health nurse’s examination is arranged for students in upper secondary schools and vocational institutions during their first year of study, as well as a medical examination during the first or second year of study, unless a medical examination is carried out at the point of admission. 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.

In addition to basic examinations, the health examinations offered to elderly people can be used to assess their memory, functional capacity, mental alertness and ability to cope independently. These examinations are organised by the health and social services centre.

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: 23/2/2024