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Occupational health care

According to Finnish law, an employer must arrange free-of-charge occupational health care that applies to all employees of the company. The duration and form of employment has no relevance to the matter. The purpose of occupational health care is to promote the health, working capacity and safety at work of the employees.

Occupational health care services

Occupational health care can offer employees, for example, regular health checks. Some workplaces can have such health hazards that health checks are mandatory.

Examinations and treatment of work-related symptoms are always ensured by occupational health care services. The company can decide for itself whether occupational health care also covers other medical care and visits to a doctor, psychologist and physiotherapist. They are not necessarily included in occupational health care services.

Occupational health care does not usually include the services of specialists. The employer must tell you which services and what kind of support you can get from occupational health care.

The right to occupational health care does not extend to the employee’s family.

Occupational health care staff are bound to professional secrecy. They will not share your information with your employer unless you specifically give them permission to do so. Occupational health care can, however, give your employer an evaluation on whether or not your health allows you to continue to work.

Kela compensates a part of the expenses of occupational health care to the employer and entrepreneur if they are necessary and reasonable.

Link redirects to another websiteOccupational Safety and Health Administration

Information about occupational health care

Link redirects to another websiteMinistry of Social Affairs and Health

Occupational health care

Link redirects to another websiteThe Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela

Sickness allowance