Degree students in Åbo and in Vasa have access to Finnish Student Health Services. As a Student Union member (until 31 December 2020) you have access to the health services. From January 2021, the health care fee is not part of the student union fee but instead the fee is paid to FPA (KELA). The Student Health Care Services offers:
- health care, dental care, psychological services
- Appointments and Advice – general information
Kyrkovägen 13, 20540 Åbo
Wolffskavägen 27–31 (Alere), 65200 Vasa, Oral health care is located on Wolffskavägen 30 (VAMK), 65200 Vasa.
From January 2021, exchange students unfortunately no longer have access to health care services at FSHS.
Student healthcare services for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021
Starting 1 January 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) will provide student healthcare services for all higher education students. A healthcare fee for higher education students is paid to Kela.
Students who are entitled to use the services of FSHS are students who have registered as attending and who are completing
- a bachelor’s or master’s level degree earned in a university of applied sciences
- a bachelor’s or master’s level university degree.
Exchange students, students in open university and students in tailor-made, customer-specific training programmes are not entitled to use the services of FSHS.
Information on student healthcare services is available on the website of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS).
Healthcare fee for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021
Starting in 2021, students who are entitled to use the services of FSHS will pay a healthcare fee to Kela. No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus the student has to pay the fee on his or her own initiative.
For the autumn term, the due date is 30 September provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the autumn term on or after 1 October, the due date is 31 December. For the spring term, the due date is 31 January provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the spring term on or after 1 February, the due date is 31 July.
Up-to-date information on the healthcare fee for higher education students and payment of the fee is available on Kela’s website.