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When a school-age child falls ill

As a child grows and develops, their immune system will usually also grow stronger. However, the child may still fall ill, and the various symptoms can concern the family. If a child falls ill at school, the parents will be notified. The Accident page has information on accidents.

It is often easier to look for the causes of physical symptoms and pains. The child’s symptoms can also be behavioural. If the child’s behaviour changes suddenly, it may be connected to anxiety or bullying, for example. More information on these topics is available on the mental healthpage and bullying page.

A school nurse is attending an injured child.

The most common illnesses can be treated with the help of home care instructions, but if you worry greatly, you can ask for advice from the telephone health service and health stations, for example. When you need an appointment with a doctor, these should be the primary places you contact. 

Telephone health service number (24 h): 09 310 10023 

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In case of accidents, it is good to practice some first aid skills with a child.

Child's mental health

Good everyday life supports the mental health and well-being.

Health stations

If your child become ill, contact your health station where you can make an appointment with a general practitioner or a nurse.