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Student health care

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Student health care provides health care services for students of upper secondary vocational education institutions located in the Siun sote area. The services are intended for full-time students entitled to student financial aid and whose studies last at least two months.

The aim is to support students’ self-care and life management to help them maintain their ability to study as well as mainta ...

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Contact information for student health care can be found on the educational institutions’ websites or the FSHS website.

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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

Wellbeing services county of North Karelia – Siun sote

Responsible for the service

Wellbeing services county of North Karelia – Siun sote
Text edited by: Wellbeing services county of North Karelia – Siun sote
Updated: 15/1/2024