School health care

We provide services to support primary school pupils’ health and ability to study.

Student welfare services are preventive activities that support the educational community. In addition, pupils have the right to receive individual student welfare services. Every school has an appointed nurse, whose contact information is available on the school's website. You can contact us by telephone or visit us with an appointment or during open reception hours without an appointment. Our most common form of work is meeting pupils and parents at the reception for annual health examinations. You do not need to wait for a separate invitation; you can always book an appointment. You can also book an appointment or contact us by telephone if you have any concerns or questions about your child's health or well-being. Medical care is not included in school health care. Your child can visit the school's physician in grades 1, 5 and 8 or as needed. School health care participates in solving problems that hinder learning and school attendance and in providing support together with other student welfare staff. If necessary, your child can participate in the groups organised by the communal and individual student welfare group and in learning support groups. School health care services are part of the family centre services provided by the well-being services county. Communal student welfare is a primary and preventative measure, which refers to the school's operating culture that promotes pupils' learning, health and well-being, social responsibility as well as interaction and inclusion.

Conditions for receiving the Service

Pupils in basic education are entitled to school health care services regardless of their municipality of residence. The service is free of charge.

The service is free of charge.

Summer hours

  • School and student health services at educational institutions are closed from 3 July to 30 July 2023.
  • School and student psychologist and social worker services are closed from 26 June to 30 July 2023.

Family path

For the duration of 2023, the Western Uusimaa Wellbeing Services County is offering the Family Path online course free of charge to all families with children aged 0–16. The purpose of Family Path is to help you as a parent to develop a greater sense of compassion towards yourself and to support compassionate interactions with your partner and family. The online course consists of research and expert information, tests, reflective exercises and peer stories from families.

Families can complete the online course independently at: link)

Registration is required to access the course materials. After registration, you will be able to log in to the course.

Read more: 

  • Family Path helps parents to develop self-compassion – free online course for parents! News 29.3.2023