Description of the changes in health care services for students from 2021

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). External link

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.

Kela will begin to collect the healthcare fee in the spring term of 2021. The healthcare fee can be paid via Kela's e-service starting in December 2020. University students pay the healthcare fee for the autumn term 2020 to their student union.

Up-to-date information on the healthcare fee for higher education students and payment of the fee is available on Kela’s website. External link

 

Health care services at Arcada during autumn 2020

The City of Helsinki’s student health care services for students of universities of applied sciences will cease on 31 December 2020, as student health care services will be transferred to FSHS from the beginning of 2021.

You can contact Arcada's own school nurse until 15.12.2020.

From the beginning of 2021, you can contact FSHS instead.