From 1 January 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides health care services for all students of universities of applied sciences. You now get access to a wider range of health care services than before, including mental health and dental care. By paying the health care fee to Kela, you are entitled to all services within FSHS - in several locations, online and by phone. You can read more about the health care services on the Finnish Student Health Service website External link, where you will also find information on how to make appointments.

As of December 2020, Arcada therefore no longer has our own school nurse and psychiatric nurse on campus. From now on, you should contact FSHS if you need health care. However, we continue to offer many other support services in addition to the new health care services, including study counsellors, a special education teacher and a psychologist. Read more about Arcada's support services here.

Who can use FSHS services?

All degree students who are studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services. Exchange students, open path students and further education students are not entitled to FSHS services, but must instead contact their own health station when in need of health care.

The health care fee is paid to Kela

The health care fee must be paid to Kela. Note that no invoice is sent out by Kela, but you as a student must pay the fee on your own initiative.

The fee is paid once per semester, and is paid for the first time to Kela for the spring semester 2021. You must pay the health care fee via Kela's e-service no later than 31 January 2021 to have access to FSHS's health care services during the spring semester. The spring semester 2021, the fee is 35.80 euros.

Information about the health care fee for students and how to pay it can be found on Kela’s website. External link


If you have questions about student health care, you can contact FSHS or Arcada's contact person Maria Höglund (E-mail:

Please also read answers to frequently asked questions on FSHS’s website. External link