Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)
Finnish Student Health Service is responsible for the health care of university students. The FSHS services are divided into three sectors: general health, mental health and oral health. FSHS services do not include hospital care, maternity or child health services or night and weekend emergency services. Students are entitled to use municipal health care. When FSHS is closed, you can should use the services of a health centre or the nearest hospital. More information is available on the websites of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.
The FSHS health care fee is included in the annual membership fee of the Student Union. Most FSHS services are free of charge for students, and they can use any FSHS unit. In the metropolitan area, the units are located in Töölö and Otaniemi.
FSHS invites all first-year students to a health check consisting of an electronic health survey (SÄTKY) and, if necessary, a personal appointment. If you do not receive an email inviting you to fill in the health survey during your first year of study, please contact a nurse at your local unit.
Have you already opened an electronic transaction account? With the help of the account, you can receive examination results, health care fees, and instructions securely to your account at a time that suits you. Watch the presentation video of the transaction account.
Please remember to cancel your appointment on time if you are unable to use the appointment. You will be charged an appointment fee and a fine for any uncancelled appointments.
Students’ support centre Nyyti offers confidential discussions, support and an outsider’s perspective to various life situations when you are feeling helpless or when you cannot cope on your own. Nyyti’s most popular services include online groups, where different themes are discussed during academic terms.
Study and career planning psychologists
The study and career planning psychologists provide help and support with issues related to studies, well-being or career challenges. You can contact a study psychologist to figure out the issues that impair your study ability. You will receive guidance on challenges related to studying, learning, well-being or career planning. The study psychologists are there to support a student’s development and well-being. The career planning psychologist specialises in career management issues and supports you in career and life planning and your transition to the working life. Career counselling supports you in self-knowledge, building a meaningful career, identifying your opportunities, and making decisions.
You can turn to the University pastors, aka Aalto chaplains, whenever you want to have a confidential discussion on anything related to life, work, studying or relationships. The Aalto chaplains are available to all Aalto members, regardless of your religion or world view.
The Aalto chaplains are employees of the Espoo Church who work in cooperation with Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union.
You can find the Aalto chaplains’ contact details in Into.
There is more information on the Aalto chaplains’ operations on the Espoo Parish website (in Finnish).
Services for students with children
AYY has a Facebook group aimed at members with children, where you can talk with other students who have children. Send a request to join the group directly on Facebook. The group is moderated by AYY’s Social Policy Specialist, who accepts all new members into the group.
Together with student organisations, the Family Federation of Finland has published a guide for students with children. The guide describes the services offered by student unions, municipalities and society, as well as various forms of aid for those who have children, particularly from a student’s point of view.
The guide is available here (in Finnish).