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Health care

YTHS (FSHS =Finnish Student Health Service) provides general, mental and oral health care services for undergraduate students of universities and other institutions of higher education. FSHS gives also information and consults e.g. concerning vaccinations, pregnancy prevention, and any questions on general health care. You can use the services after you have paid the Student Union membership fee. You can use YTHS's services also at other university cities, not only at Lappeenranta. More detailed information can be found from YTHS webpages: www.fshs.fi.

If you suddenly get sick/have a serious emergency and YTHS is closed (on weekends for example), you can go to the local hospital in city centre, where the payment is 27,50 EUR (phone number: 05 352 5743). In a dental care emergency, contact phone number is (05) 352 7059 

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Appointments to all YTHS services can be made by phone call Tel. 046 710 1080. YTHS is open on Mondays - Thursdays 8 am – 3:00 pm and on Fridays 8 am – 2 pm. Do always take your student card with you, and even if you have an appointment, first registrate to the reception.

OPENING HOURS
Monday – Thursday 8.00 – 15.00
Friday 8.00 – 14.00
Prescription pick up: Mon – Thu until 15.00 and Friday until 14.00

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GENERAL HEALTH CARE
If you have a serious emergency, you can see a doctor without an appointment, but please check with the reception first. In other cases you should first go to see the nurse and she will send you to a doctor if needed. You can usually have an appointment with a nurse right away. YTHS nurses have consulting hours in the morning between 8 am – 12 am. After that you can also see a nurse, but you have to make a reservation. If you are really sick you can see a nurse as soon as possible during the YTHS opening hours.

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DENTAL CARE
All undergraduate students with urgent problems are treated right away.

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MENTAL CARE
YTHS provides mental health counseling, psychotherapy and psychiatrial treatment. Students can make a reservation for counseling and there psychologist can estimate whether more treatment is needed. Psychologist can be reached on Mondays and Wednesdays between 12am – 13am from number 046 710 6803. First mental health counseling period (1-5 first sessions) is given free of charge.

VACCINATION
Vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria and polio are free of charge. With other vaccines, the doctor will give a prescription and student will get the vaccine from a pharmacy themselves. Then the vaccination will be done in YTHS. You should always contact YTHS if you need some vaccination or need to consult a doctor about a vaccination.

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SERVICES, FREE OF CHARGE

  • Public Health nurse
  • Health examination (by invitation)
  • General Practitioner
  • Specialist
  • Laboratory examinations with a referral from an FSHS doctor
  • X-ray examinations with a referral from an FSHS doctor/dentist
  • First counselling period with a psychologist (1-5 times)
  • Appointment at mental health
  • The first dental examination visit for those who started their studies on 1 September 2005 or later.
  • Oral hygienist
  • Consultation by a physiotherapist
  • Treatment by a physiotherapist
  • Group visit
  • Speech therapy

SERVICES, CHARGEABLE

Dentist (max. 10 min) 10 €  
Dentist (more than 10 min - max. 20 min) 16 €  
Dentist (more than 20 min - max. 40 min) 24 €  
Dentist (more than 40 min) 30 €  
     

NB!

  • FSHS treatment fees are not reimbursable by the Social Insurance Institution (Kela).
  • In addition to the treatment itself, the time reserved for the appointment also includes the time required for storing the patient’s records and preparing to meet the next patient.
  • The technical laboratory costs of dental care are covered by the student.

 

The penalty fee for no-show appointments (€25) will be charged for any appointments, group sessions and examinations that you do not cancel and do not arrive for, even if the appointment would have been free of charge.

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Are you a new student? 
Remember to fill in the electronic health inquiry!

The FSHS invites all first-year students to health examination. This examination consists of an electronic health inquiry and, if necessary, a personal health discussion. We send all new students an invitation to fill in the health inquiry. 

The inquiry covers issues related to general and oral health and factors affecting these. Your responses are assessed by a public health nurse and an oral hygienist. They will send you a reply message containing a personal assessment of your general and oral health. If necessary, you will be asked to make an appointment with a public health nurse and/or for an oral health examination/treatment. 

If you do not receive an email invitation to fill in the health inquiry during your first year of study, please contact a public health nurse at your FSHS health centre. Invitations are sent throughout the study year so you may not receive yours until the spring term. 

The information you submit in the electronic health inquiry cannot be seen by outsiders as the connection is strongly encrypted. The information obtained in the health inquiry is only accessible by FSHS healthcare staff in their patient care duties. 

The aim of the health examination procedure is to ensure  

  • that as many students as possible fill in the health inquiry 
  • that personal health discussions are attended especially by those with health problems

 

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The FSHS collects important information for international students on a single page 

The FSHS has collected important information for international students on the FSHS’ services, as well as health information and information on e.g. insurance. The page also answers some questions frequently asked by international students.  

Take a look at our webpage and tell us what you think. Your feedback will help us in further developing the page. 

www.yths.fi/en/internationalstudents 

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