Student Health Care services 2021

13 November, 2020

From 2021, FSHS will provide student health care also for students in Universities of Applied Sciences. Students will see these changes in the form of new service channels and a wider range of remote and digital services.

Services will include, for example

  • primary health care
  • oral and dental health care
  • mental health services (see Q&A page for more details)
  • treatment requiring the expertise of a specialist or specialist dentist
  • physiotherapy

Below you can check more precisely what services will be included!
As of spring 2021, students pay a health care fee entitling FSHS to Kela every semester. It costs nothing to book time for FSHS services, but if you do not use your booked time, a cancellation fee will be charged. Any questions? Read answers to commonly asked questions on the expansion here! You can also leave your own question.

Study environment and study community activities

  • Regular collaboration with interest groups, particularly with educational institutions and student associations
  • Expert services
  • Health-promoting communications
  • Study environment inspections every 3 years and yearly monitoring

Healthcare services
Individual monitoring and promotion of health and welfare and ability to study

  • Individual and group-based health guidance
  • Periodic health check-ups:
    1) public health nurse and general practitioner
    2) oral health examination and treatment plan
  • Preventive oral health measures
  • Prevention of infectious diseases: health check-ups, vaccinations (national vaccination programme)
  • Family planning
  • Study-related health examinations, certificates and statements required by the Infectious Diseases Act and other legislation
  • Travel health advice, including student exchange (students purchase the required vaccines themselves, although they can be given as part of student healthcare)
  • Basic psychological examinations

Medical care services

  • Primary medical care and oral health services
  • Assessing the need for treatment
  • Non-urgent treatment, including treatment to be given within 1 to 7 days
  • Treatment requiring a medical or dental specialist if the patient does not qualify for specialized care
  • Laboratory and imaging services in primary care related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Speech therapy specific to field of study (initial investigation of voice disorders for those studying for a profession requiring verbal communication)

Read more about FSHS 2021 here!