Health examinations for immigrants
Health examinations for immigrants refer to initial health check-ups and screening for infectious illnesses that are performed on refugees and asylum seekers. The initial health examination takes into account, the areas of residence prior to moving to Finland, possible exposure to various illnesses, pre-existing illnesses, current medication and vaccination history, among other things. The purpose of the health examination is to screen for communicable illnesses that are treatable or require protective measures as well as to ensure immunisation. The health examination includes laboratory and X-ray examinations. If necessary, the nurse will refer you to a physician or dental hygienist. In addition, immigrants from countries with a high incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis will undergo a voluntary screening for tuberculosis if their stay in Finland is likely to exceed three months. The aim of the screening is to protect the immigrants' own health and to cut off the chains of infection in order to protect the immigrants' loved ones and the original population from infection.
Conditions for receiving the Service
Health examinations for immigrants are intended for refugees and asylum seekers. Immigrants from countries with a high incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis will undergo a voluntary screening for tuberculosis if their stay in Finland is likely to exceed three months.
The service is free of charge.