We will serve you normally on Thursday 7 December 2023.
FSHS service units in seven towns will be relocated during the remainder of this year. Local services will then be provided at the FSHS’s own service unit in another town. In addition to local appointments, university students will be able to use the FSHS’s digital service channels as before.
Students using CallSign authentication codes activated after late September 2023 to access FSHS’ Self online services may experience difficulty signing in.
The FSHS has offered remote counselling for oral health since 2021. Oral health care is very procedure-oriented, but some counselling and self-care guidance can be provided as remote services.
The FSHS is to start collecting customer feedback after doctor’s appointments via SMS. The feedback will provide more information about customers’ views on the quality of our services and how they could be improved.
During this time, students won’t be able to order copies of paper-based patient documents that concern appointments in 1979–2000 mainly at Tampere, Seinäjoki and Hämeenlinna service units.
On 1 November 2023, FSHS service units in eight towns will be relocated. Services in these towns are provided by FSFS partners. The services concerned have been put out to tender and, as a result, will be offered at a new partner unit in the same town.
Influenza vaccinations will start in November. Location-specific vaccination information is now available on our website.
You can practice being present and calming down using a sensory exercise published on our website.
As of autumn 2023, students will receive mental health support in accordance with their needs without needing to contact the FSHS several times.
Students who started their first higher education degree in autumn 2023 can now answer the health questionnaire on the Self online service.
Welcome to the International Wednesday Teams event on 4 October 2023 from 12 pm to 1 pm. You may get tips from our experts how to relieve stress symptoms.
Additional information on the practical arrangements will be published during October.
The time limits set for assessing the need for treatment and for providing access to care will become tighter on 1 September 2023.
During the fall, the FSHS offers various groups related to health and well-being at several service units and online.
Please note that the information regarding your enrollment will be transferred to FSHS from higher education institutions with a delay of approximately 1-3 days.
We at the FSHS are here to support your health and well-being throughout your studies.
The SelfChat line for general and mental health services will be exceptionally closed between 3 July and 21 July 2023.
General and mental health services will be provided in Helsinki from 1 August 2023. Oral health services are already provided by FSHS Töölö.
All our own service units, SelfChat and our nationwide telephone services are closed on Midsummer Eve, Friday 23 June 2023. We will serve again on Monday 26 June 2023.
From Tuesday 30.5, all higher education students at Vaasa will receive all general health services at Wolffintie 27–31 and mental health services at Wolffintie 30. Oral health services will continue as usual at Wolffintie 30.
All our service units, SelfChat and our nationwide telephone services are closed on Ascension Day, Thursday 18 May 2023.
Kela, which is responsible for organising student healthcare, has approved the changes for 2023.
The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) will receive a donation of mental health therapy services for university students from the Finnish RELEX Foundation and healthcare company Heltti.
With its constant flow of information the world today hardly helps when it comes to maintaining a long attention span. But you can train your brain and improve your concentration.
FSHS serves students throughout the summer. But summer service provisions are scaled to the estimated lower summertime service demand.
All our service units, SelfChat and our nationwide telephone services are closed on May Day (1 May 2023). We will serve again on Tuesday 2 May 2023.
The FSHS own service units are open on Holy Thursday 6th of April 2023 from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm. The national phone services will serve on Holy Thursday from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its healthcare instructions for the prevention of coronavirus infections. The FSHS follows THL guidelines.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been posting various tips on social media to make your way of working more brain-friendly. We have now collected all our tips so far.
Student Mental Health Day is celebrated every spring. This year, the day is Wednesday 19 April 2023. This year’s campaign theme is moderation.
This applies to those students who have to log in to FSHS’s Teams, for example members of the student panel and some distance groups.
Remote counselling allows you to discuss issues such as masticatory problems, self-care advice or fear of dental treatment with an oral health professional via a video connection link.
During National Xylitol Week (week 6) the xylitol theme will be visible throughout the FSHS in a variety of ways.
After completing the HealthStart questionnaire, you’ll receive feedback on your state of health and may be referred for health promotion services provided by the FSHS.
Attendance information is transmitted to FSHS in accordance with the material provided by the institutions of higher education.
During the spring, the FSHS offers various groups related to health and well-being at several service units and online.
Here is collected a list of useful information and a short video about our services and how to use them.
The card must be obtained before coming to Finland.
The winner has been notified personally.
FSHS serves students in a normal manner on weekdays during the Christmas holidays. Most of our service units are open normally.
The amount of the fee is specified in a Government decree, which is issued annually.
The model for ability to study describes a variety of factors affecting students’ ability to study.
Self online service now contains multiple service forms to assess your health and need for treatment.
Influenza vaccinations are about to begin. Location-specific vaccination information is now available on our website
Are the risk factors for pain prolongation connected to mental stress in higher education students experiencing musculoskeletal symptoms or to the treatment relationship between the student and the physiotherapist? This will be studied at direct physiotherapy appointments at the FSHS.
Self now allows you to take care of your health even more easily and comprehensively than before. There are now new service forms available, including health promotion services that are open to everyone.
At the end of 2021 the FSHS released a new nutrition app. It’s already being used by thousands of students. Read more about user experiences of the app’s four coaching programmes.
Additional information on the practical arrangements will be published by the end of October.
Coaching to help FSHS students imporove their ability to concentrate is organized in the fall semester.
FSHS Tampere’s general and mental health appointment services now serve students at Pakkahuoneenaukio 2. The entrance to FSHS is from Tullikatu.
At the end of 2021 the FSHS released a new nutrition app. It’s already being used by thousands of students. Dietitian Reetta Kinnunen explains what the app is about.
With its theme of student well-being, the Small Changes for Good Health week have a visible presence both online and on campus 12–16 September 2022. Tune in for a range of helpful well-being tips!
As part of collective bargaining negotiations, the negotiating organisation Sote ry has declared an overtime and shift-trading ban for the FSHS extending from 12 noon of 16 August to 12 noon of 16 September 2022. The overtime and shift-trading ban concerns the FSHS staff covered by the Avainta collective agreement, i.e. the members of Tehy (The Union of Health…
Teija Kulmala D.Med.Sc., Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, took up her duties as the FSHS’s new Medical Director on 8 August 2022. Kulmala will be responsible for FSHS services, developing service production and for reporting.
Here you can find useful information and a short video about our services and how to use them.
FSHS serves students throughout the summer. But summer service provisions are scaled to the estimated lower summertime service demand.
The extensive mental health chat services introduced last summer and autumn were part of the mental health services enabled by government grant. This summer will bring some changes to these chat services.
All of our service units are closed on Midsummer Eve 24th of June 2022.
Throughout its history, the FSHS has always been ready to adopt new ideas. This innovative attitude will continue to be needed as we start tackling the mental health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was a new and somewhat unnerving treatment option for Henri, a student from Joensuu. Despite this he decided to try it for his depression.
On Monday the 25th of April 2022 we published new content about sexual health on our website.
Last year we received feedback from students both online and via text messages.
Safe May Day #SafeSex -campaign will be seen at campus events and digital channels.
Students are expressing their concerns about the adequacy of resources and funding in student healthcare at demonstrations in Jyväskylä, Tampere, Lappeenranta, Joensuu, Kuopio and Rovaniemi.
The FSHS own service units are open on Holy Thursday 14th of April from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm. The national phone services will serve on Holy Thursday from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.
Read the instructions for FSHS appointments during COVID-19. Use of facial mask is still recommended at the service units’.
SelfChat service hours will change and new chat service lines will be opened. A designated chat line is opened for the hearing impaired. Changes are introduced on 4 April 2022.
The video project “Kyykyllä opiskelukykyä” (‘Squats for the ability to study’) has been chosen as the key project of 2021. The videos, produced by students from Lahti, were designed to motivate people to exercise.
We have published new articles related to concentration on the fshs.fi-website.
Returning to campuses means again orientating to the new.
The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS condemns the acts of war by Russia and expresses its support for the Ukrainian people and for Ukrainian students, whose faith and trust in the future have been shattered.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shocked people around the world. It is natural for the mind to react to new and worrying things. Here is some coping advice.
The annual Students’ Mental Health Day will be held on 13 April, and there will be campaigning in social media around it for a week during 7 – 14 April 2022.
The aim of the Flexible model is to take care of students’ oral health during as few appointments as possible.
There will be some exceptions to the services due to the move. The assessment of the need for treatment and the pre-arranged receptions work as agreed.
Students who began their studies in the spring of 2022 will be sent an invitation to fill the HealthStart questionnaire in April.
Week 6 (from 7th February) is National Xylitol Week in Finland. But what actually is xylitol, and why should you use it regularly?
In the service you can follow how well you are reaching your goals, get tips and recipes, access individual coaching programmes or contact a dietitian anonymously.
The health questionnaire for first-year students has been updated.
You are welcome to use our health services as a student in higher education. The FSHS provides students with support for well-being and health.
FSHS oral health services joins the national archive (My Kanta -services on the 21st of December 2021).
Seven student associations participated in the competition. Oidipus -student association, which is a subject association for psychology students at the University of Eastern Finland, won the lottery.
During the first year of the FSHS student panel new ideas were put forward for developing activities. The panel’s members made important contributions to issues such as improving the Self online service and finalisation of the new guide for student health meetings.
FSHS services are available to you, during spring, once you have registered to as present for the spring semester, which starts 1.1.2022.
FSHS’s digital and remote services operate in a normal manner on weekdays. The nationwide telephone services for the need for treatment assessments and service guidance are available Mon-Thurs from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm and Fri from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm.
The callback system used for the nationwide FSHS service numbers will be changed, with updates to the service. The system update will improve our phone service and make using our services simpler. Service numbers and hours will remain the same. The new system will be introduced between 10 and 15 December 2021.
We’ve published a new digital nutrition service called FSHS Nutrition. It offers coaching, podcasts, articles and a diverse range of other material you can use whenever or wherever you choose.
Our service units and our national service numbers are closed on Independence Day which is celebrated on Monday the 6th of December 2021.
Chat services, a digital mental health clinic and mental health first-aid courses, work to combat loneliness
The health questionnaire for first-year students has been updated. It’s now called HealthStart and it will be available nationwide in early 2022.
The health care fees for students in higher education have been verified for 2022 in accordance to the act on student health care for students in higher education. There will be no changes in the fees compared to 2021.
The challenge is part of our Exercise 2021-2022 theme year, the aim of which is to motivate students in higher education to exercise.
You can now see in a more clear format how well the FSHS has met the requirements regarding access to general, mental and oral health during the past six months.
Influenza vaccinations are about to begin. Medical students and health and welfare students in higher education, as well as students belonging to a risk group can receive their influenza vaccinations from the FSHS free of charge.