The public health nurse of your academy helps you with matters related to illnesses. You can visit a public health nurse without an appointment in the mornings. Please note that the opening hours vary depending on the service point.
Services of the public health nurse are:
Student Health Care provides health care services for students studying in upper secondary vocational institutions or Turku University of Applied Sciences. The services are meant for students in lines of study which entitle student financial aid, with the following exceptions:
The Immigrant Office provides health services for a period of up to three years to refugees and asylum seekers who have received a positive residence permit decision. Returnees from Ingria and the migrant spouses of refugees receive information on health care services and a medical check-up by a public health nurse. After this, health care services are provided by local health stations.
The Immigrant Office employs a doctor, four public health nurses, a practical nurse and a psychologist. A public health nurse will invite you for your first visit.
As an immigrant you have a right to use the services of municipal health care. If your legal place of residence is Turku, you may use the services of the Turku Welfare Division.
The Welfare Division of the City of Turku organises the municipal basic health care services in Turku and refers to special health care services at need. The services of the Turku Welfare Division are available at health stations, emergency services, child welfare clinics, schools and dental clinics.