FINNISH STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE (FSHS)
Members of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä are entitled to the services of Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). This includes, for example, vaccinations, mental health service, dental care and the services of several nurses and doctors. The FSHS has clinics in university towns around Finland.
Seeing a general practitioner or a public health nurse is free for the members of the Student Union, although a small fee is collected for certain operations.
All freshmen will receive an e-mail including a link to an online health questionnaire. The freshmen are asked to fill the form completely, so that the FSHS can determine whether it is necessary to make appointments for personal examinations.
The best way to check the opening hours, phone numbers or any other details on the services of the FSHS is to visit their website. There is also a data bank containing extremely useful information on the most common health issues of university students and a page where the students can consult a doctor online.
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More information in english about the FSHS: www.yths.fi/en/internationalstudents
Health Centers in Jyväskylä
Within public health law, students can also take advantage of the health centers in their place of domicile. In Jyväskylä, visiting a health center costs 13,70 €. If you fall ill unexpectedly and the local FSHS clinic is closed, you can seek for first aid in your local health center. Most of them are open on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Central Hospital of Central Finland (Keskussairaalantie 19) is the only local clinic on duty 24 hours a day.
Central Hospital health care hotline: 0100 84 884 First aid dispensary: (014) 269 1811
Local health centers on map [linkki]