Student Health Service FSHS (YTHS, Ylioppilaiden terveydenhuoltosäätiö) provides health and medical care, mental health as well as dental care services for students enrolled at the university.
The members of the Student Union are entitled to inexpensive medical and dental care at any of the 16 University Health Centres in Finland. In Oulu, students’ health care centre is located in the Linnanmaa –campus area. The student ID card entitles the students to free medical examinations and consultations, vaccinations and general medical treatment. A nominal fee of EUR 4-20 is charged for specialists’ appointments, dental care, long term psychiatric consultation and speech therapy. X-ray examinations, laboratory tests and physiotherapy are free of charge with a Student Health Foundation doctor’s referral.
At FSHS website you will find a databank containing (in alphabetical order) articles on various issues related to health, illness, mental health, and dental care among adult students. Additionally, electronic counselling service offers you an opportunity to send questions to health care professionals over the Internet. More information about student health care.
Student Counseling Psychologist services
The Student Counselling Psychologist offers special guidance and counselling in questions related to learning, studying, life management and wellbeing. More information here.
University of Oulu provides sport and wellness services to students and staff. You can choose activities from ballet to skydiving and from cross-country skiing to rugby. You gain access to the sports and academic sport services by purchasing the Sports Pass (EUR 35 for 2012-2013). The Pass functions as an entrance ticket to all the disciplines, training sessions as well as all the other services. The Pass also gives you certain discounts on some course fees and on services provided by cooperating partners. Check the variety of activities and timetables here.
Accessibility in Studies
Accessibility refers to the ways in which physical, psychological and social environments are designed to ensure that everyone can interact with others on an equal basis despite their individual characteristics.
Efforts to improve accessibility support the removal of various obstacles to studying. In addition to the accessibility of facilities, attention is focused on removing what are called invisible obstacles. Such obstacles are, for instance, various special challenges in learning and barriers related to mental health issues. Read more.