Student health

School Nurses

School nurses are part of the school's student health team and work primarily with preventive and health promotion initiatives and with simpler healthcare initiatives.

If necessary, the school nurse will book in time with the school doctor.

Preventative health care:

  • Health interviews are held in pre-school class, year 2, year 4 and either year 7 or 8. (In schools that have health interviews in year 8, a simpler health examination is also made in year 6).
  • Follow-up and control of, among other things, growth and the health of students’ backs.
  • Vaccinations according to the Swedish National Vaccination Program, which in primary school include vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), human papillomavirus and diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Students who do not follow the national vaccination program are vaccinated according to their individual schedule.
  • Collaboration within the school including with special educators, specialist teachers, school teachers, school psychologists, school counsellors, teachers / mentors and school management, as well as external bodies such as BUP, health centres, youth clinics and social services together with guardians and students.
  • Simple health care:Drop-in healthcare according to local routines at the respective school.
  • Emergency care in case of accident.

Medicine at school:

In some cases, the nurse may, if necessary, provide medicine such as painkillers to students. It is important that students who have medicines prescribed and are able to take them without help, for example, medicine for asthma and migraines, bring their own medicine to school. In cases where the attending physician / medical staff assess that the student needs an adult's help to take their medicine, an action plan or "self-care plan"/ ”egenvårdsplan” from the attending physician / medical staff is required so that the school can help. For more information, please refer to the National Agency for Education's information on self-care (egenvård), see link below.

Special Diets

If a special diet is required for medical reasons (ie food allergy or other illness), the special diet and a certificate from a doctor or dietician should be submitted to the school nurse. Guardians are responsible for ensuring that the school always has up-to-date information about the need for any special diet.


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