STUDENT HEALTH CARE SERVICES - DEGREE STUDENTS

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STUDENT HEALTH CARE SERVICES - DEGREE STUDENTS

Starting 1 January 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) will provide student healthcare services for all higher education degree students. A healthcare fee for higher education students is paid to Kela. Students who are entitled to use the services of FSHS are students who have registered as attending and who are completing a bachelor's or master's level degree.

Exchange students, students in open university and students in tailor-made, customer-specific training programmes are not entitled to use the services of FSHS.

Information on student healthcare services is available on the website of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS)

FSHS Newsletter
FSHS info Lahti
FSHS info Lappeenranta
FSHS info for new students

Both Lahti and Lappeenranta service points include oral health care services. Service points are located

  • in Lahti Niemenkatu 73
  • in Lappeenranta Yliopistonkatu 34

Booking an appointment

Your need for treatment will be assessed before booking an appointment for FSHS services. Please find instructions and more information from here.

Healthcare fee for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021

Starting in 2021, students who are entitled to use the services of FSHS will pay a healthcare fee to Kela. No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus the student has to pay the fee on his or her own initiative.

Kela will begin to collect the healthcare fee in the spring term of 2021. The healthcare fee can be paid via Kela's e-service starting in December 2020.

Up-to-date information on the healthcare fee for higher education students and payment of the fee is available on Kela’s website.

Updated rules governing the obligation to pay the student healthcare fee (18 July 2022)

Students do not have to pay the healthcare fee if they have social security coverage from another EU/EEA country or from Switzerland or the United Kingdom. However, you can use the FSHS’s services.

Visit Kela’s website for information about how to proceed if you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom