Dear new international student

A healthy lifestyle and good interpersonal relationships affect your health, physical condition and ability to cope. An important aspect of taking care of your wellbeing is to seek help from health care professionals early enough. During your studies you can turn to the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) for issues related to health and ill health. FSHS provides general, mental and oral health care services.

Please remember that FSHS only provides basic health care services and does not e.g. perform extensive medical operations. FSHS is open Mon-Thu 8-15 and Fri 8-14. FSHS is closed during the weekends and public holidays.

You can use our services if you are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at a university or other institution of higher education and you have paid your student union membership fee to a student union that is affiliated to the FSHS. Those studying for a Licentiate of Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine degree are also entitled to use the FSHS’s services. International university students are also entitled to use FSHS services, provided that they have paid the annual health care fee as part of their student union membership fee. If you need more information about student union membership, please turn to your own student union.

Students do not automatically get insurance
when arriving to Finland.
Please remember to check that you have a valid insurance.


Services offered by FSHS free of charge

  • Public Health nurse
  • Health examination (by invitation)
  • General Practitioner
  • Laboratory examinations with a referral from an FSHS doctor
  • X-ray examinations with a referral from an FSHS doctor/dentist
  • Appointment at mental health
  • The first dental examination visit (extensive dental examination which is done once during the study time) for those who started their studies on 1 September 2005 or later.
  • Dentist (max. 10 min)
  • Oral hygienist
  • Consultation and treatment by a physiotherapist
  • Group visit
  • Speech therapy

Services offered by FSHS subject to charge

In addition to the treatment itself, the time reserved for the appointment also includes the time required for storing the patient’s records and preparing to meet the next patient.

Specialist (Does not concern the appointments of psychiatrists) €24
Dentist/Specialised dentist more than 10 min - max. 20 min €18   
Dentist/Specialised dentist more than 20 min - max. 40 min €26
Dentist/Specialised dentist more than 40 min €32              
The penalty fee for no-show appointments €35              

Book a time and read more about the services provided by FSHS here!