Seafarers' health care

Seafarer health care

The appointment for getting a crew member’s medical certificate must be made in good time:
Phone 06 521 5500 (office) on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
A recognised medical practitioner at the health centre for seafarers has the right to issue a seafarer’s pre-sea examination certificate required at the time of departure for maritime work or at the start of related studies.

Pre-sea examination

At the time of the initial examination, a radiologist’s expert opinion on the lung X-ray (not older than one year) must be presented if the seafarer is engaged on international voyages. Lung scan is not required for seafarers engaged on domestic voyages.
The lung X-ray is usually taken at the home municipality health centre and the X-ray statement is included in the pre-sea examination.

Periodic examination

The periodic examination can be conducted a recognised medical practitioner in a health centre for seafarers, a private medical centre, or a health centre.
The pre-sea and periodic examinations shall include:

  • hearing test
  • examination by a public health nurse
  • medical examination

Instructions for seafarers coming for their examination

  • Bring a photo
  • X-ray statement on lung scan (not older than one year) for the pre-sea inspection for international voyages (not needed for domestic transport)
  • A urine sample is taken during the nurse’s appointment.
  • Bring your eye-glasses, you may not use contact lenses during the examination. shall not be used for inspection. Eyesight test with and without glasses.
  • Bring your previous seaman’s medical certificate with you for the periodic examination.

Period of validity and price of the certificate

  • The crew member’s medical certificate is valid for 2 years.
  • The cost of the crew member’s medical certificate is 51.40 €, the invoice will be sent to your home address.
  • For uncancelled appointments a fee of EUR 51.40 is charged. Please cancel your appointment no later than the previous day.

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