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School and student health care doctor's check-ups

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Extensive health examinations

- The aim is to support and maintain the child's health

- The aim is to provide a comprehensive picture of the child's/young person's life situation and factors that affect his or her health and future, so that problems may be addressed as early as possible.

- Review of resources and concerns: public health nurse's views + teacher's views + student welfare experts' views + the pupil's views + the parent's views + the doctor's views

- Parents' concerns are often reflected on their children as well. The extensive health examinations aim to consider these as well. If necessary, the parents are directed towards further treatment.

- A follow-up plan is compiled together with the child and his or her parents.

o What is going well

o What ought to be changed. Possible need for tests, statements, follow-up, etc.

o Possible need for outside help

o >> steering towards possible further tests and treatment

Student health care examinations, including call-up examinations, preparation of certificates required for studying, contraception matters

Examinations based on individual needs, which are prioritised over periodic examinations. For example:

- appointment with a doctor based on concerns raised by student welfare experts (need for special support)

- health examinations of special needs pupils

- examination of pupils and students exposed to tuberculosis

- health examinations of immigrants in special situations (note that an interpreter is always requested if required)

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceEducation Division, Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Education Division, Helsinki
Updated: 1/7/2022