Screening programme for adolescents

The purpose is to

  • Detect potential illnesses at as early a stage as possible
  • To make young people aware of health risks and safety at work
  • To provide the first step to a solution where there are problems at home, at the workplace or with alcohol/drugs.

All adolescents in Austria aged 15 - 18 years who are in paid employment are invited by their social security providers to attend an annual screening examination.

In the first year, they undergo a baseline examination (physical examination, urine test and health consultation).
In the following years, the results of the baseline examination are monitored and/or expanded by more specialised examination procedures as necessary.