Student Health Services

54 euros of the Student Union membership fee goes directly to the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS; SHVS in short in Swedish, YTHS in Finnish) which provides low cost health care for students. This includes medical care, dental care, mental counseling and crisis therapy. A visit to a doctor or a nurse is free of charge. A visit to the dentist costs between 18 and 32 euros, and a visit to a specialist is 24 euros.

For more information, see the student healthcare website at The Health Services also have a page with information useful for arriving international students.

Health Center in Åbo
Kyrkovägen 13, 20540 Åbo
Open Mon-Thu 8-15.00, Fri 8-14.00

Health Center in Vasa
Hovrättsesplanaden 15 C, 65100 Vasa
Open Mon-Thu 8-15.00, Fri 8-14.00

Please keep in mind that you must cancel your appointments the day before if you cannot keep it. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel it via their webpage or by phone.

For an appointment missed without cancellation there’s a €35 penalty fee.

You are entitled to FSHS services if you have paid the Student Union membership fee and are a graduate student. Remember to bring you student card with you to your appointment. If you travel elsewhere in Finland and need acute medical or dental care, you are entitled to use FSHS services also in other university towns. Smaller health centers are closed for summer months, June-August.

For more information about  FSHS and up-to-date information about the fees, please visit their homepage.