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7. Health and Well-Being

7.7 Making health facilities more youth friendly

Last update: 28 November 2023

Croatia has no comprehensive strategy or policy document aimed at changing existing infrastructural capacities in a way to make them more youth-friendly in the full meaning of that phrase, although there are certain tendencies provided by some of the strategic frameworks.

In the School and University Medicine Services of county public health institutes, each of the teams (160 teams specialised in school and university medicine), in charge of every single primary and secondary school, and university/faculty, has a polyvalent counselling service for pupils and students provided for by the Plan and programme of health care measures of the mandatory health insurance. These counselling services are available to young people in the education system, while young people outside the system have access to them only on an exceptional basis, because of previously started procedures or as partners in couples counselling or as parents of school children. The definition of a polyvalent counselling service means that this is a counselling service covering a wide range of problems and that the problems are only defined after a person and/or group starts counselling. This doesn’t exclude the possibility of specialised counselling targeting specific problems such as learning disabilities, mental or reproductive health issues or other.