Student health care

The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS (Ylioppilaiden terveydenhoitosäätiö YTHS) is an expert in student healthcare and provides targeted low-threshold services designed to provide long-term health benefits for university students.

Finnish Student Health Service FSHS

If you are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or for a Licentiate of Medicine or Dentistry at the University of Oulu, you are entitled to use the Finnish Student Health Service's (FSHS) general, oral and mental health services.  The local unit in Oulu is located in the Linnanmaa campus area. 

Healthcare fee

You must pay the student healthcare fee if you are studying for a bachelor's or master's level university degree and have registered as attending for the current term. You must pay the fee even if you do not receive student financial aid or if you use occupational or other health services instead of the FSHS.

You are not billed for the student healthcare fee but must make sure to pay it in OmaKela for each academic term. The due date for paying the student healthcare fee is determined based on the date on which you register as attending. Visit Kela’s website for information about how to pay the student healthcare fee.

If you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee. However, you can to 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.

Exchange students

If you are an exchange student from another country, you are not pursuing a degree in a Finnish higher education institution, and are thus not eligible for student health services. EU citizens can use the public healthcare services. Students from other countries must have private health insurance.

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