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FSHS healthcare professionals issue health certificates and statements related to studying. Issues related to work or hobbies, etc., belong to occupational healthcare, a health centre or the private sector.

Certificates and statements free of charge

  • Statements on the ability to work and study
    • Short sickness absence certificates for institutions of higher education or for work placement (included in studies)
    • Medical statement A or B on the ability to work when applying for sickness allowance
  • Certificates regarding studies and the ability to study
    • Statements regarding assessment of unsuitability for study
    • Healthcare report on health reasons affecting study progress (when Kela has required for a report on study progress)
    • Healthcare report for applying for extension to complete studies
    • Study-related examinations, certificates and statements required by the Infectious Diseases Act and other legislation
    • Other certificates required by the legislation for exchange studies forming a compulsory part of studies or degree course (Any laboratory or imaging examinations associated with exchange studies are subject to a charge.)
  • Statements on the need for rehabilitation and disability allowances
    • Medical statement on rehabilitation psychotherapy, rehabilitation courses or vocational rehabilitation
    • Medical statement C on disability allowance for persons aged 16 years or over, or on care allowance for pensioners
  • Treatment-related statements
    • Medical statement B on medication reimbursability
    • Treatment-related medical statement for legal proceedings
    • Treatment-related medical statement for the military authorities
    • Treatment-related medical statement E for insurance companies
    • Certificate of vaccination
  • Statements on family planning
    • Medical statement and referral for abortion
    • Medical statement and referral for sterilization

Certificates not provided by the FSHS

  • Certificate for driver’s licence
  • Medical certificate for firearms licence
  • Medical certificate on national service fitness class
  • Certificates for voluntary exchange studies
  • Certificate for employment applications (certificate T)
  • Certificate for a reduced tax-paying ability
  • Certificates for sporting or leisure-time activities
  • HIV certificate or other similar certificates for purposes other than studying
  • Medical certificates issued to seafarers