Occupational health care
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.