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Student Healthcare Notice to Foreign Students

Student Healthcare Centre

Address: Kajaanintie 46A, 3rd floor

Surgeries are by appointment only.

Appointment with your nurse or doctor, please call +358 8 5584 6310

A student may book an appointment for a consultation for a health check-up, pregnancy prevention or vaccinations.

For acute cases, please go to the acute surgery at your local health centre or well-being centre; no appointment needed. Fit notes, if necessary, are given at the walk-in surgery.


In case of an accident, visit your local healthcare centre or well-being centre.

In case of a crisis situation or mental health problems, please visit your walk-in surgery at the local health centre or well-being centre. No advance booking required.

A doctor’s surgery fee is the same as the healthcare centre consultation fee of 16.10 euros per visit for the first three visits in a calendar year. If you cannot keep your appointment but do not cancel it, over 15-yearolds will be charged a penalty fee of 39.60 euros. Please, make your cancellation at the latest 24 hours prior to the appointment.

If your study programme takes longer than two years, you have to have a medical insurance totalling a minimum of EUR 30 000 coverage for medical costs. If you have an appointment with your nurse or doctor, please take with you your insurance card and your certificate of place of domicile (provided by Local Register Office) together with your passport or other officially approved ID document (Kela card, ID card, driving licence, bank card).

If you are not domiciled in Finland

Citizens of other EU/EEA countries or of Switzerland who have a European Health Insurance Card are entitled to medical treatment while visiting Finland. By presenting your European Health Insurance Card, you will receive medical treatment on the same terms as the local residents.

Foreign students from other countries:

If your study programme takes less than two years, you have to have a medical insurance totalling a minimum of EUR 100 000 coverage for municipal health care costs.

The fee for a doctor’s appointment is 182.90 euros + 16.10 euros.
The fee for a nurse’s appointment is 62.32 euros.

Out of Hours Services

Out of hours service is provided at the Oulu Region Joint Accidents and Emergency Department Address: Oulu University Hospital (OYS), Kajaanintie 50, Entrance A1, tel. +358 8 315 2655.

Oral Healthcare

For an appointment, please call the booking centre for oral healthcare,
tel. +358 8 5584 6430. For more information: Dental Care (City of Oulu)

Mental Health Services

In Oulu the services of the psychiatric clinic are available for all students regardless of where the student lives. A referral from a doctor of the Students' Health Centre to mental health care is needed. The services are free of charge.

The services of the Oulu Mental Health Clinic (Oulun Mielenterveystoimisto) are available for students who have permanent residence in Oulu. The services are free of charge.

The SOS Center, crisis services for Foreigners is located in Helsinki and helps foreigners and their family members living in Finland in different crisis of life free of charge.

Please, find further information from website of City of Oulu.

Students can also always contact the student health care personnel for advice and help or the peer tutors, international co-ordinators and student affairs offices at Oulu University of Applied Sciences for further information.

Administrator of the page: Susanna Saarinen  |  Page updated: May 30th, 2017