Student health care
Student health care services are intended for students in the upper secondary school and secondary level vocational training.
Student health care includes
- promoting the students’ health and well-being and monitoring and promoting their learning ability
- promoting the healthiness and safety of the learning environment and the well-being of the student community
- the organisation of health and medical care services for students, including mental health and substance abuse services, promotion of sexual health and oral health care
- recognising a student’s need for special support or examination early on, providing support to the student and directing him or her to further examinations as necessary
Student health care services are provided for students of educational institutions located in Kalajoki regardless of the students’ municipality of residence. Student health care is free of charge to students under the age of 18. After this, the fee is determined based on the Act on Client Fees in Social Welfare and Health Care in some of the services. Health examinations are free of charge to everyone.
A health examination by a nurse is arranged for students in the upper secondary school and secondary level vocational training during the first year of study. A health examination by a doctor is performed during the first or second year of study. The health examinations pay attention to the student’s situation in life, study motivation and health risks. The students’ state of health is assessed with regard to their ability to cope with their studies in particular.
An oral health examination by a dentist is arranged for students at Kalajoki Dental Clinic regardless of the students’ municipality of residence. The examination determines the student’s oral health and possible need for treatment.