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Student health care

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

The basic duty of student health care is to promote student health and studying abilities and supervise the health-related conditions of the study environment. Student health care operates in a customer-oriented manner, in full confidence and fairly, respecting the student's individuality and right of self-determination. Student health care reinforces the student's own resources, prevents social e ...

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To whom and on what terms

The services of student health care are granted to the students studying in Helsinki at upper secondary schools and vocational institutions.

Background information

Students in upper secondary schools, vocational institutions and higher education institutions are entitled to student health care services in the wellbeing services county where their educational institution is located.

Student health care includes two periodic health examinations at the secondary level. A health survey is organised for higher education students during their first year of study, on the basis of which a health examination can be carried out if necessary. These health examinations focus on the student’s health and wellbeing as well as other aspects that affect their studies as a whole. Student health care services monitor and promote the health and wellbeing of students and their ability to study. The services also encompass primary health care and medical care services, including mental health and substance abuse work, the promotion of sexual health, and oral health care.

The health care services for higher education students are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). Higher education students must pay a health care fee to Kela that covers all FSHS services. No separate fees are charged for using the services.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Updated: 31/3/2024