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Students of universities of applied sciences will transfer to using the services of FSHS

Published 16.12.2020 11.58

The students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Police University College will transfer from using the City of Tampere’s Student Health Care services to using the Finnish Student Health Service’s (FSHS) services from 1 January 2021 onwards.

A nurse and a student are discussing at the student health clinic
 

Students who transfer to using the services of the Finnish Student Health Service’s (FSHS) entitlement to use the City of Tampere’s Student Health Care services ends on 31 December 2020.

After this, students of universities of applied sciences should independently transfer to using FSHS’s services and agree on starting or continuing a treatment. Students’ information or information about the patient care relationship will not transfer from the City of Tampere’s Student Health Care services to FSHS.

Health care of exchange students will be centralised to the City of Tampere

The City of Tampere will be in charge of the health care of exchange students coming from EU and ETA countries, Switzerland, Australia and Quebec, Canada to Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere University from 1 January 2021 onwards. Exchange students who have come to Finland from these countries are entitled to get health care services from public health care. A student will have to prove they are entitled to use the services of public health care.

The health care services for exchange students in Tampere are mainly provided by the City of Tampere’s Student Health Care services in the Tullinkulma service unit (from 1 January 2021 onwards Hammareninkatu 5 B, 33100 Tampere, 3rd floor). See Student health care (the City of Tampere) for more detailed information.

Exchange students coming to the universities of applied sciences have already been covered by the public health care. With this change, the university’s exchange students will also be covered by public health care from 1 January 2021 onwards. However, exchange students who are not from the countries and regions mentioned above will continue not to be covered by public health care. Institutions will inform these exchange students separately about matters regarding health care.


Further information

Susanna Fagerlund-Jalokinos Tel. 050 359 1680


Text Johanna Toivanen

Photos Opa Latvala