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Student Health Care

Student Health Care

31.01.2023 13:54

Student Health Care services are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS). 

Starting in 2021, students who study for a bachelor’s or a master’s level degree (including international double degree students) at a university of applied sciences will be entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS). 

The FSHS services are set out in the Act on healthcare for students in higher education and in the Guide on Student Healthcare published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The guide specifies, among other things, the content of health and medical services.

The FSHS responsibility areas are:

  • to provide students with health and medical care services
  • to promote students’ health and ability to study, and
  • to promote the well-being of the study environment and student community.

The FSHS services are provided nationwide in a uniform manner. In other words, you can access the same high-quality services irrespective of your place of study in Finland. Read more about the services of YTHS. 

No invoice will be sent for the health care fee, and thus you have to pay the fee at your own initiative.
How to pay the healthcare fee in higher education.  

 

Information for exchange students

The services of Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) are available only for HAMK degree students. Exchange students use the local health care services. You will find campus-specific information about local health care services for exchange students at the bottom of this page.

Information on health care services in Finland can be found on the Infopankki website https://www.infofinland.fi/en/living-in-finland/health/health-services-in-finland 

 

COVID-19

Degree students: Even though the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) now offers its services to foreign degree students, all students must contact their local health care centre in matters related to COVID-19. Contact information can be found on the campus-specific pages at the bottom of this page.

Exchange students: If matters related to COVID-19, please contact your local health care centre. Contact information can be found on the campus-specific pages at the bottom of this page.

If you have mild respiratory tract infection symptoms, such as rhinitis, cough, throat pain, muscle pain, or fever, stay at home to rest and recuperate. Stay home until the symptoms go away.

The aim is to ensure that those suffering from severe symptoms are able to receive treatment. Contact your healthcare provider only if you experience severe symptoms such as shortness of breath or if your overall condition gets worse. In that case, contact your healthcare provider by phone to prevent spreading the disease to others. The aim is to ensure that those suffering from severe symptoms are able to receive treatment.

Avoid contact with others if you have symptoms of respiratory infection.

You can also find news and announcements in English at:

Hämeenlinna

Social and health services in Hämeenlinna

If you fall ill, first contact your own health centre (terveysasema) where you can make an appointment with a general practitioner or nurse.

In the Hämeenlinna city area we provide services at eight health centres. Which center is yours depends where you live. The health centres are open from 8 am to 3 pm on working days (Monday-Friday).

Idänpää Health Station
Anttilankatu 4
13210 Hämeenlinna
+358 3 621 9145

Jukola Health Station
Eeronkuja 6
13500 Hämeenlinna
+358 3 621 9150

Ojoinen Health Station
Veteraanipolku 1
13600 Hämeenlinna
+358 3 621 9170

Viipurintie Health Station (Central Health Station) (If you live in Visamäki, you belong to this area)
Viipurintie 1-3
13200 Hämeenlinna

Contact information according to your family name initials:

A-Kos
+358 3 621 9185
1st floor, E-wing (left aisle)

Kot-Puk
+358 3 621 9165
2nd floor, E-wing (left aisle behind lounge)

Pul-Ö
+358 3 621 9881
ground floor, G-wing (aisle straight after elevators)

We serve the hearing impaired on the text message line at +358 40 621 1169.
Send a text message asking us to contact you. Mention whether the request is for a health center or oral healthcare. Your message will be answered as soon as possible. The SMS service works on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm.

E-services

Omaolo.fi – service

Omaolo.fi service > You can assess a single symptom or health problem (e.g. covid19). After completing the symptom assessment, you can make an appointment or send the symptom assessment to the health center, in which case you will be contacted.

First aid and urgent medical care

For urgent matters outside of Terveysasema’s telephone hours, you can contact the on-call assistance service at 116117.

Acute illnesses and injuries that cannot wait for treatment by your own health centre are treated at the emergency department of Kanta-Häme Central Hospital (Ahvenistontie 20).

In life-threatening situations, you must call the Emergency Response Centre. Number for emergencies in Finland: 112

Dental Clinics in Hämeenlinna

Oral health care services are provided at seven dental clinics within the area of the city of Hämeenlinna.

You can reserve an appointment through a centralized appointment reservation by calling +358 3 6219100 on working days between 8 am and 3 pm (the recorded message is only in Finnish).

Riihimäki

Health care services in Riihimäki

Non-urgent situations

Making an appointment to see the doctor or nurse, call to your team. The teams serve in non-urgent matters.

The callback service is open on weekdays, Mon – Thurs from 8 am to 3 pm and Friday from 8 am to 2:30 pm. The service is closed on weekends.

Which center is yours depends on where you live.

Offices of the teams

  • Riihimäki Hospital, Kontiontie 77 (6th and 7th floor), 11120 Riihimäki
  • Team 1, phone number +358 19 758 5950
    Area:  Loppi, Riutta, Lemmenmäki, Kumela, Ihantola, Hirsimäki, Mattila
  • Team 2, phone number +358 19 758 5841
    Area: Haapahuhta, Harjukylä, Ilomäki, Juppala, Kiriaus, Otsola, Petsamo, Riihiviita, Ryttylä, Mossmalisto, Siirtola, Sipusaari, Suojala, Uramo
  • Team 3, phone number +358 19 758 5813 (if you live nearby Riihimäki campus, you belong to this group)
    Area: Arolampi, around Hämeenaukio in the center, Koivistonmäki, Korttionmäki, Paalijärvi, Parooninmäki, Peltokylä, southern part of Peltosaari, Räätykänmäki, Vasikkahaka
  • Team 4, phone number +358 19 758 5800
    Area: Kuru, Lavinto, Maitoinen, Metsäkulma, Mommila, Nyry, Oitti, Patastenmäki, the northern part of Peltosaari, Pohjankorpi, Puujaa, Selänoja, Silakkamäki, Taipale, Tienhaara, Turkhauta, Uhkola, Vahteristo

Oral health care

tel. +358 19 758 5650

E-services

Omaolo.fi – service

Omaolo.fi service > You can assess a single symptom or health problem (e.g. covid19). After completing the symptom assessment, you can make an appointment or send the symptom assessment to the health center, in which case you will be contacted.

First aid and urgent medical care

If you fall ill (e.g. sudden upper respiratory infections) and you need urgent treatment or examination within 1-3 day, you are treated in the urgent care unit PULSSI77

Those who need urgent treatment (1-3 days) can contact the callback system by phone and receive a nurse’s assessment of the urgency of the treatment. The offices of the doctors and nurses of the urgent care unit operate on weekdays by appointment. On weekends and public holidays, patients are treated in the order of urgency required by the illness.

The urgent care unit Pulssi77 is open every day from 8 am to 10 pm

Contact information, Riihimäki regional health center
Kontiontie 77, 11120 Riihimäki,
tel. +358 19 758 5600
on weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm, calls are routed to the callback system
on weekdays from 3 pm to 10 pm and on weekends from 8 am to 10 pm, the phone is answered by a nurse

The nighttime emergency room is open every day from 22:00 to 08:00

Contact information:
Emergency room, Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, Hämeenlinna
Address: Ahvenistontie 20, 13530 Hämeenlinna
tel. 116117 http://www.khshp.fi/

In life-threatening situations, you must call the Emergency Response Centre. Number for emergencies in Finland: 112

Valkeakoski

Health center services in Valkeakoski

If you need non-urgent appointment to the doctor or nurse:

Contact the number +358 3 5691 7600 between 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The call is automatically connected to the available nurse or the next available nurse. We have a callback service. You can leave a callback request to the service, and we will call you back as soon as possible during the same day.

Health center
Särpimäenkatu 27, 37600 Valkeakoski

Health center appointment
Mon-Fri 8.15am-10am and 1pm-2pm
Tel. +358 3 5691 7600

E-services

Omaolo.fi – service

Omaolo.fi service > You can assess a single symptom or health problem (e.g. covid19). After completing the symptom assessment, you can make an appointment or send the symptom assessment to the health center, in which case you will be contacted.

If you need urgent appointment to the health care services:

Call the Pirkanmaa emergency helpline phone number: 116 117 , when you are thinking about going to the emergency room. The service is free of charge.

Health center emergency
Salonkatu 24, 37600 Valkeakoski

In case of emergency call 112

Oral and dental care

Contact information

Dental clinic
Särpimäenkatu 27
37600 Valkeakoski

Appointment
03 5691 7511 Mon-Fri from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact for other matters Mon-Thu from 12 to 3 p.m. and Fri from 12 to 2:30 p.m.

More information: https://www.valkeakoski.fi/sosiaali-ja-terveyspalvelut/terveyspalvelut/terveyskeskuksen-palvelut/

Evo

Social and health services in Lammi (Evo)

If you fall ill, first contact your own health centre (terveysasema) where you can make an appointment with a general practitioner or nurse.

Lammi Health Care Centre

Appointments: +358 3 621 9130
Open on weekdays at 8-15, office at 8-12.30
Address: Evontie 33, 16900 Lammi

We serve the hearing impaired on the text message line at +358 40 621 1169.
Send a text message asking us to contact you. Mention whether the request is for a health center or oral healthcare. Your message will be answered as soon as possible. The SMS service works on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm.

E-services

Omaolo.fi – service

Omaolo.fi service > You can assess a single symptom or health problem (e.g. covid19). After completing the symptom assessment, you can make an appointment or send the symptom assessment to the health center, in which case you will be contacted.

First aid and urgent medical care

For urgent matters outside of Terveysasema’s telephone hours, you can contact the on-call assistance service at phone number 116117.

Acute illnesses and injuries that cannot wait for treatment by your own health centre are treated at the emergency department of Kanta-Häme Central Hospital (Ahvenistontie 20).

In life-threatening situations, you must call the Emergency Response Centre. Number for emergencies in Finland: 112

Dental Clinics in Hämeenlinna

Oral health care services are provided at seven dental clinics within the area of the city of Hämeenlinna.

You can reserve an appointment through a centralized appointment reservation by calling +358 3 6219100 on working days between 8 am and 3 pm (the recorded message is only in Finnish).

Forssa

Health care services in Forssa

Making an appointment to see the doctor or nurse (non-urgent situation)

Call +358 3 4191 2010
Central Health Centre Forssa,
Address: Urheilukentänkatu 2, Forssa

Primary Health Care (open Mon-Fri 08.00 -16.00, time booking 8.00-15.30),

Please listen to the recorded instructions closely and answer the questions about the nature of your call. A nurse will then call you back as soon as possible.

E-services

Omaolo.fi – service

Omaolo.fi service > You can assess a single symptom or health problem (e.g. covid19). After completing the symptom assessment, you can make an appointment or send the symptom assessment to the health center, in which case you will be contacted.

First aid and urgent medical care

Patients who need immediate and urgent treatment are treated at all times of the day (including the so-called night duty) at the emergency room of Forssa Hospital.

Emergency Care:
Forssa Hospital, 24 hours a day
Urheilukentänkatu 9, 30100 Forssa
Tel. +358 3 4191 3000

Also you are allowed to contact the on-call assistance service at phone number 116117.

The special care emergency room is at Kanta-Häme Central Hospital, Ahvenistontie 20, Hämeenlinna

In an emergency , call 112

Oral and dental care

Dentist on duty:
Forssa Hospital,
Urheilukentänkatu 9, Forssa,
Monday – Friday 08.00 – 14.00, tel. + 358 3 4191 3034.
Evenings (15-21), weekends and midweek holidays (8-21) Kanta-Häme Hospital District, Ahvenistontie 20, 13530 Hämeenlinna, tel. +358 40 620 5664.

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