What is the name of the game?
The services of the Student Health Care Foundation (FSHS) will be expanded for bachelor’s students from the beginning of 2021. The law was approved by Parliament in March 2019 and will enter into force on 1 January 2021. The aim of the reform is equal student health care services for all university students.
Who can get FSHS services?
FSHS services are accessible to all undergraduate students who have registered for attendance for the semester and paid the health care fee. In other words, bachelor’s and master’s students completing a degree are entitled to FSHS services at SAMK. International degree students also receive services.
What services does the student get?
All FSHS customers have the same range of services, regardless of location. The assessment of students’ care needs is carried out centrally by FSHS. In addition to local reception services, FSHS develops remote and online services.
The service is available through FSHS in Satakunta in Pori, Rauma, Huittinen and Kankaanpää. Full local reception services are available in Pori and Rauma. The Pori service point’s selection also includes oral health care services, while Rauma has limited oral health care services, such as inspections.
In Pori and Rauma, services are provided by FSHS, in Kankaanpää and Huittinen, local reception services are provided by a partner.
Who pays and when?
FSHS funding is based on health care fees for university students (23%) and government funding (77%).
The health care fee is mandatory for the student and is tax-like. Students pay it directly to Kela. The fee is determined annually on the basis of a Government decree. The amount of the health care fee is estimated at 30–40 euros per semester, ie 60–80 euros per year. There are no fees for the services. FSHS only charges for un-canceled times.
Read more about FSHS services starting 1.1.2021 here.