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Student Health Care

Student Health Care

25.02.2021 12:46

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). If you register as attending for the spring term at the latest by 31 January, you must pay the healthcare fee to Kela by 31 January. 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.  

Read more about the services of YTHS. 

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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 

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 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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