Student Health Nurse
You can contact the student health nurse on their designated days at your institution as well as by telephone, Wilma message (upper secondary schools only) or email. You will usually need an appointment to see the nurse. Drop-in sessions are available if you do not have an appointment. To check the times for the drop-in sessions, get in touch with your designated nurse.
You can consult the nurse whenever you need information on health issues, the services available or if you find that your health is affecting your studies. The nurses are also on hand to give advice on immunisation, sexual health and contraception, drugs, alcohol and mental health as well as clinic times.
All upper secondary school and vocational college students receive a health check in their first year of study. If you are a student at a university of applied sciences or an adult education centre you will be invited to attend health checks on the basis of a questionnaire. Depending on your individual requirements, the nurse can also refer you to a doctor or other healthcare expert.
Student health service nurses provide a preventative service and teach pupils how to look after their own health. Their role is focused on promoting the students’ health and wellbeing as well as learning.
The nurses are also responsible for all vaccinations administered as part of the service and administer first aid in collaboration with other staff.