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Oral and dental care for students

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Oral and dental care is part of the student health care services in upper secondary schools, vocational training schools and universities of applied sciences. All students have the right to one dental check-up during their studies. Check-ups and further treatment is performed at dental clinics at the health care centres depending on the individual need.

Do the following

We recommend booking an appointment during the first year as a student, so that there is time to conclude the possible further treatment. You can book the appointment electronically or by phone.

Persons who turn 17-years-old are sent a letter urging them to book a check-up.

To whom and on what terms

Student health care is free of charge for persons under the age of 18. After that, the fees are decided in some services in accordance with the Act on Client Charges in Healthcare and Social Welfare (e.g. oral and dental care, doctor's appointments).

A fee of 51.00 € is charged of persons who have turned 15 if they do not use or cancel an appointment they have booked to a doctor or to oral and dental care, unless there is a good reason for not coming to the appointment. If one can not come to an appointment, it must be cancelled two days in advance.

Background information

Students in upper secondary school, vocational education and training institutions, universities of applied sciences and universities are entitled to oral health care services. Students must be provided with at least one oral health examination during their studies to determine their need for oral health care guidance and services.

No fee is charged at health and social services centres for the oral and dental care of students under the age of 18.

The costs of oral health care for higher education students are included in the health care fee. Students in general upper secondary schools and vocational institutions can apply for oral health care services by making an appointment with the oral health care services of their wellbeing services county. Higher education students can apply for oral health care services through the FSHS’ care need assessment and service guidance.

Government Decree on maternity and child health clinic services, school and student health services and preventive oral health services for children and youth

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Wellbeing services county of Central Ostrobothnia - Soite

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Wellbeing services county of Central Ostrobothnia - Soite
Text edited by: Soite
Updated: 1/1/2023