Limited school health care services available during the spring semester
During the spring semester, Espoo’s school health care staff will continue to participate in critical coronavirus-related health care activities, such as vaccinations. In January and February, school nurses will be vaccinating 5–11-year-old children at vaccination sites and will therefore be absent from schools for several days. Unfortunately, pupils may have to wait for their appointments for several weeks.
Please note that we will not, as a rule, send separate invitations to health checks and other visits during the spring.
During the spring semester of 2022, we will especially offer services to pupils and families who have concerns and need support. If you are concerned about the growth, development, or wellbeing of your child, please contact your child’s school nurse.
Guardians can also attend their children’s appointments remotely. You will receive more detailed instructions from your child’s school nurse.
If necessary, children and young people can visit the school nurse during their walk-in hours. Information on walk-in hours is available on Wilma and/or the school’s website.
How to book an appointment with the school nurse
- Use the online system at espoo.terveytesi.fi(external link). The service requires strong identification using online banking codes or a mobile ID.
- Call the school nurse. If no one answers your call, you can leave your contact details through voice mail and the nurse will contact you.
- During the nurse’s walk-in hours. Information on walk-in hours is provided on the school’s page via a Wilma bulletin.
Health centres are responsible for treating sudden and long-term illnesses, renewing prescriptions, and administering traveller vaccines.
New centralised telephone service for school health care
We offer guidance, advice and, if necessary, remote appointments in school health care matters through our centralised telephone service. You do not need to book an appointment in advance.
Our service, tel. 09 8166 1234, is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 13:00. We use a call-back system. We will call you back as soon as possible.
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