School health care

School health care consists of student health care services, health information and counselling, referrals to special health examinations and supervision of school health conditions.

School health care promotes the health and well-being of schoolchildren and supports parenting.

The school nurse conducts children's annual health check-ups. In the health check-up, we assess the child's or young person's well-being and state of health and administer vaccinations in accordance with the national vaccination programme. In addition, health check-ups include personalised health counselling and advice.

The school nurse and doctor conduct extensive health check-ups for 1st, 5th and 8th-grade pupils. In these check-ups, we also look at the well-being of the child's parents and family as a whole. Parents can participate in all health check-ups and are especially welcome to join the extensive ones.

Pupils can discuss any symptoms or worries they might have confidentially with the school nurse also without an appointment.

We provide school health care at the school or in its immediate vicinity. You can find the contact information of the school nurse on each school's own website. The school nurse will book an appointment for the pupil with the school doctor.

If a pupil suddenly falls ill or is accidentally injured on the way to school or during the school day, we provide first aid at the school. Parents are in charge of seeking further treatment for their child, if necessary.

Treating and monitoring long-term illnesses is the responsibility of local health stations. If a pupil needs treatment and support for their long-term illness during school days, we will arrange it together with the family and school.

All schoolchildren are invited by the dental clinic for periodic oral and dental check-ups four times during their comprehensive school years.

We work with teachers, the school social worker, the school psychologist and other school staff with the pupil's and parent's consent.

School health care is free of charge.

Health examinations in grades 1–9

We carry out the health examinations according to the pupil’s grade level regardless of the class type.

The nurse and doctor carry out an extensive health examination. The nurse receives background information from the child health clinic, daycare centre and school as well as from the preliminary information form completed by the parents. We invite the parents to attend the health examination.  

The nurse assesses the child’s health and discusses matters such as the child’s progress at school and the well-being of the whole family. The nurse examines the child’s growth and development by, for example, measuring weight and height and testing eyesight and hearing. The nurse also gives vaccinations according to the vaccination programme.  

The doctor examines the pupil, discusses the family’s health habits and draws up a well-being and health plan for the pupil.  

Preliminary information form to be completed by the parents(Link leads to external service)

AUDIT survey on alcohol consumption for parents.  (Link leads to external service)

The nurse assesses the pupil’s health, growth and well-being. The nurse discusses the pupil’s mood, schoolwork and friendships with the pupil.   

The nurse examines the pupil and updates the pupil’s well-being and health plan as required.  

The nurse assesses the pupil’s health, growth and well-being. The nurse discusses the pupil’s mood, schoolwork and friendships with the pupil.   

The nurse examines the pupil and updates the pupil’s well-being and health plan as required.   

Preliminary information form to be completed by the parents

The nurse assesses the pupil’s health, growth and well-being. The nurse discusses the pupil’s mood, schoolwork and friendships with the pupil.   

The nurse examines the pupil and updates the pupil’s well-being and health plan as required.  

The nurse and doctor carry out an extensive health examination. We invite the parents to attend the doctor’s examination.  

The nurse assesses the pupil’s health, growth and well-being. The nurse discusses the pupil’s mood, schoolwork and friendships with the pupil. The health examination assesses the need for possible support measures or further examinations for the transition to secondary school.  

The teacher also gives an assessment of the pupil’s well-being and behaviour at school.  

If necessary, the doctor tests the pupil’s eyesight and hearing. The doctor discusses the health and well-being of the whole family with the family.  

Preliminary information form to be completed by the parents(Link leads to external service)

Preliminary information form to be completed by the pupils(Link leads to external service)

AUDIT survey on alcohol consumption for parents(Link leads to external service)

The preliminary information form for the parents can also be completed online in the Omaolo service. The nurse sends the parents a link to the form before the health examination.  

The nurse assesses the pupil’s health, growth and well-being. The nurse discusses the pupil’s mood, schoolwork, friendships and sexual health with the pupil.  

The nurse examines the pupil and updates the pupil’s well-being and health plan.   

At the end of the school year, the pupil’s health information is transferred to the secondary school nurse.  

 

The nurse carries out a health examination for the pupil moving to secondary school, and we also invite the parents to attend the examination. At the meeting, we discuss the well-being of the young person and the family, as well as the young person’s mood, progress at school and social relationships.   

The nurse examines the young person’s physical health. The nurse assesses the young person’s puberty development, discusses sexual health and updates the pupil’s well-being and health plan.  

Preliminary information form to be completed by the pupil

Preliminary information form to be completed by the parents

The nurse and doctor carry out an extensive health examination. We invite the parents to attend the doctor’s examination. The young person also has an opportunity to talk to the doctor without the parents present.   

The nurse examines and assesses the pupil’s health, growth and well-being and supports the family’s resources.  

The doctor examines the pupil and discusses matters such as the pupil’s lifestyle and sexual health. The doctor also considers any health issues relating to career choice.  

AUDIT survey on alcohol consumption for parents(Link leads to external service)

The nurse carries out a health examination for the pupil and discusses the pupil’s well-being, mood, progress at school, social relationships, intoxicants and sexual health.  

The nurse draws up a plan to promote the young person’s health and functional capacity in the future.  

Preliminary information form to be completed by the pupil

Preliminary information form to be completed by the parents

Vaccinations at school 

We give pupils vaccinations according to the national vaccination programme in connection with health examinations or on separate vaccination days. 

Read more about the vaccination programme (THL).  (Link leads to external service)