Health Care

Finnish Student Health Service is an organisation for student health care that provides health and medical care, mental health as well as dental care services for students enrolled at the Finnish university.

Finnish Student Health Service FSHS

Finnish Student Health Service (Ylioppilaiden terveydenhoitosäätiö/ YTHS) is an organisation for student health care that provides health and medical care, mental health as well as dental care services for students enrolled at the Finnish university (Bachelor and Masters level). Your Finnish student ID card entitles you to use FSHS’s services. FSHS is also active in promoting student health and wellbeing. FSHS operates nationwide at ten different administrative health service units, which may consist of one or more service points. The foundation’s field of operation includes more than 130,000 students. In Oulu, students’ health care centre is located in the Linnanmaa –campus area.

The members of the Student Union are entitled to inexpensive medical and dental care at any of the 16 University Health Centres in Finland. 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.

Further information:
- The Finnish Student Health Service - FSHS
- FSHS's info for international students
- FSHS's Crises help
- Health information and wellbeing promotion (FSHS website)
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City of Oulu, health services
- General info of emergiencies
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Nyyti ry - wellbeing for students. Nyyti ry offers discussions and materials on student wellbeing and student life.

Last updated: 6.9.2017