25.02.2016

Occupational health care - employer-sponsored

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  • All employers in Finland are required to arrange a statutory health care for the employees to prevent work-related health risks.  The University provides both statutory health care and regular medical services at general practitioner level.

The University’s occupational health care agreement includes preventive occupational health care, measures aimed at maintaining work ability, health care in the health care unit at general practice level, laboratory tests, X-rays and other examinations related to the treatment of illness. The occupational health care provider for the University of Jyväskylä is Terveystalo.

Employees eligible for occupational health care services are:

  • full-time employees with a monthly salary and with at least 50% work load of full-time work and
  • employees with a part-time pension.

The occupational health care services are not available for employees on unpaid leaves or absences or for those working on a grant. It is also not available for family members of the employee.

Public and private health care providers offer health care in the evenings and weekends, dentists, eye specialists, contraception, maternity care and other special services. These are not usually covered by occupational health care.

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