The health care fees for students in higher education have been verified for 2023 in accordance to the act on student health care for students in higher education.
The healthcare fee charged from higher education students for using student healthcare services will be EUR 73.60, or EUR 36.80 per term, in 2023. The students in higher education must pay the health care fee on their own initiative to Kela for both the spring and autumn semesters. Compared to 2022, the fee will increase by EUR 2 to improve the availability of services.
The late payment fee and the charge for an unattended appointment will remain unchanged. Kela charges 5 euros as a late payment fee if the student pays her healthcare fee late. The Finnish Student Health Care Service (FSHS) charges a sum of 40 euros for appointments in which the student has not cancelled, moved the appointment or arrived on time to the appointment. The charge will not be applied if there is an acceptable reason for not showing up at the appointment.
In future, the healthcare fee will not be charged from degree students coming from other EU or EEA countries, Switzerland or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Their right to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service will continue as before. The costs for using student healthcare services will in future be charged from the state responsible for the student’s medical care.
The amount of the fee is specified in a Government decree, which is issued annually.
An information bulletin of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: Healthcare fee for higher education students set at EUR 73.60 for 2023
Higher education students can pay the healthcare fee for 2023 to Kela now (30th November 2022)
(The link to Kela´s news and information for students coming from EU countries has been added to the text on 30 November 2022.)