Welcome to the School Health Services

All municipalities in Norway are required by law to provide health services such as

Health Centers (helsestasjon), School Health Services, Youth clinics. The services

are free of charge, and aim to be easy to access.

The School Health Service is a continuation of the Health Center program for preschoolers, and the child’s health record is transferred to the school nurse before Year 1.

The aim of the school health service is to promote health and well-being, prevent disease and promote a healthy environment for all children.

We work both at an individual, group and systemic level, and follow a standard national program,

which includes: vaccines, health information, height/weight measurements, etc.

The School Health Services include a public health nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a school doctor.

We cooperate with other professionals within the municipality, as well as external services. We participate in interdisciplinary meetings, and cooperate with the school in agreement with the parents. We are restricted by laws of confidentiality.

If your child has followed any other vaccination program than the Norwegian child

immunization program, please inform the school nurse about this. We are able to

offer vaccines according to the Norwegian program.

Standard program:

Year 1 : Individual appointments with school doctor and school nurse. Height/weight/BMI

measurements, hearing test. Health dialogue with child and parent(s).

Year 2: Vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio. (DTP-ipv)

Year 3: Health information in groups, with topics such as hygiene, nutrition, physical

activity, sleep, screentime, how to be a good friend, abuse, etc. Health workshop

with the school nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, teacher.

Height/weight/BMI measurements.

Year 5 : Health information in groups. Puberty. Emotional well-being.

Year 6: Vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella. (MMR)

Year 7: Vaccine against HPV. Two doses.

Year 8: Height/ weight/ BMI measurements. Individual health dialogue.

Workshop with nurse , occupational therapist and physiotherapist.

Year 10: DTP-Ipv- vaccine. Health information; sexual health

Basic hearing and vision test according to need. Referrals for further assessment or

treatment when needed.

Students are welcome to drop in at the nurse’s office during the school day to

address small and larger issues and concerns.

If you have any concerns about your child’s health and well-being, you are welcome

to make an appointment.

The school nurse aims to meet all new students, and will be inviting new families to an

appointment throughout the school year.

Parents/ guardians can contact the physiotherapist/ occupational therapist if there is a need for individual assessment/ follow-up. It is recommended that the school physiotherapist accepts cases where interdisciplinary cooperation is required. Typical sports injuries are best handled in private institutes.

Dental care: All children under the age of 19 living in Norway get free dental care. There are several municipal dental clinics in Trondheim. Your child will be invited to an appointment after you are registered with a full Norwegian id number. If you need an earlier appointment, you can contact your nearest dental clinic:

If you are new in Norway, you might find the following websites useful:

New in Norway

Healthcare system and health rights in Norway -


School nurse: Gro Hatlen. Phone: 97 96 98 97


Office hours: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday

The nurse’s office is located right across the hall from the school administration

Physiotherapist: Ingunn Skogseth-Stevens. Phone: 94 83 95 28


Occupational Therapist: Line Wold Brandt. Phone: 95 26 37 40



Birralee International School Trondheim 

+47 73 87 02 60

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