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School and student health care

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Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone over the age of 12 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.

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Coronavirus vaccinations for children and young people aged 12–15

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Social and health care services with you wherever you go

Maisa is a new digital channel for customers of social and health care services in Helsinki.

You can familiarize yourself with Maisa on the web at or download the free Maisa mobile app on your phone via the iOS or Android app store!

Note! The health care staff will usually reply to messages sent in Maisa within three workdays. At the moment (August 2021) replies take longer time than usual. Don't send a new message about the same issue.

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University of applied sciences student health care services from 1 January 2021 onwards

The City of Helsinki’s student health care services for students of universities of applied sciences ceased on 31 December 2020, as student health care services transferred to the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) from the beginning of 2021.

From the beginning of 2021, you can contact the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) by clicking here to book an appointment.

You can find more information and answers to questions on YTHS´s web pages.

School and student health care services

The objective is to encourage pupils to adopt healthy lifestyles and to provide them with self-esteem development support and life skills management support.

Each school has a designated school public health nurse and a school doctor, whose contact information and appointment hours are printed on bulletins distributed to pupils’ homes. Provision of health care services is based on the number of pupils at each school. The City of Helsinki Health Department recommends that one school public health nurse and one school doctor should not be responsible for more than 800 and 6,000 pupils respectively.

At the beginning of comprehensive school, parents fill in a form concerning their child’s current health status. The child’s health card is sent from the child health clinic to the school health care services. Based on this information, the child’s special needs can then be taken into account at schools. During comprehensive school, the school public health nurse aims to hold yearly appointments with every pupil and there are three standard doctor’s appointments (in grades 1, 5 and 8).

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