Student Health Care
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 on the right-hand side 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
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 on the right-hand side 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 on the right-hand side 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.
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