60 years of better student health
The Finnish Student Health Service celebrated its 60th anniversary on 13 February 2014.
Highlights in the history of the FSHS
Student lung checks by the Finnish Anti-Tuberculosis Assosiation began in Helsinki.
The current Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) was created when the operations of the student health care office of the National Union of University Students were expanded from Helsinki to a nationwide service.
The deed of foundation was signed on 13 February 1954.
The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) began to provide the FSHS with cofunding.
Municipalities became co-funders of the FSHS and appointed their representatives in the health care station Boards of Directors.
1990The number of students exceeded 100 000.
2011 - 2013
Municipal agreements permitting pilot testing of the FSHS model at universities of applied sciences were signed in 2011 in Lappeenranta and Seinäjoki. In 2013, pilot testing of the FSHS model at universities of applied sciences was extended to Imatra.