Student health care
Student health care services are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).
Who are entitled to use FSHS services?
- Students at Universities of Applied Sciences (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)
Who are NOT entitled to use FSHS services?
- incoming exchange students
- open UAS students
- continuing education students
- commissioned education students
The FSHS responsibility is to provide students with health and medical care services, to promote students’ health and ability to study, and to promote the well-being of the study environment and student community. See here the FSHS presentation.
Where do they operate?
General and mental health services
FSHS Tampere / Tulli
Pakkahuoneenaukio 2, 33100 Tampere
Entrance from Tullikatu (Staircase A)
Location on map
Oral health services
FSHS Tampere / Hervanta
Korkeakoulunkatu 6, 33720 Tampere
Location on map
As a customer of the FSHS, you can visit any of the FSHS’s own service units around Finland. The service units operated by partners outside the Tampere area, are only for the students studying in these towns.
Who has to pay the health care fee?
The health care fee must be paid by all students who are encompassed by FSHS services (completing a Bachelor's or Master's degree). The health care fee must be paid to KELA irrespective of whether the student uses FSHS services or not.
You must pay the healthcare fee to Kela once per term, i.e. twice a year. No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus you have to pay the fee on your own initiative. How to pay the student healthcare fee in higher education.
The due dates are determined based on the date on which you have registered as attending. There are four possible due dates in each calendar year.
- For the autumn term, the due date is 30 September provided that you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the autumn term on or after 1 October, the due date is 31 December.
- For the spring term, the due date is 31 January provided that you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the spring term on or after 1 February, the due date is 31 July.
You do not have to pay the healthcare fee if you have social security coverage from another EU/EEA country, from Switzerland or from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. How should I proceed if I have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or in Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
If you are not sure whether you have to pay the fee, see Who must pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education.
How much is the health care fee?
The amount of the healthcare fee for students in higher education is adjusted annually. The 2023 rate of the student healthcare fee is EUR 36.80 per term and 73,60 euros for the academic year. There will be no appointment fees for FSHS services, but any uncancelled no-show appointments will be subject to a charge.