Health Services and Student Health Care
Health care services for degree students are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS)
As of January 1, 2021, the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) is providing student health care services to all university students in Finland. The university student’s health care fee is paid to Kela.
Eligible for FSHS services are degree students who have registered as attending and who are completing a bachelor’s or master’s level degree or a double degree earned in a university of applied sciences.
Exchange students, students in open university and students in tailor-made, customer-specific training programmes are not eligible for FSHS services.
You can read more about the student health care services for degree students on the FSHS website.
SeAMK’s student health care’s own web pages can be found on SeAMK Intra intranet, which can only be accessed by SeAMK students and staff.
Health care for exchange students
If you come from an EU/EAA country or from Switzerland, you should bring a European Health Insurance Card with you. The card ensures that you will get health care services at the same price as Finnish citizens. In addition, you are strongly recommended to have your own insurance which covers accidents and illnesses.
If you come from a non-EU/EEA country you need to have a sufficient health insurance coverage. Further information at the Finnish Immigration Service.
Health centre of Seinäjoki
In case of emergency call 112 (ambulance, police, fire brigade), if you need first aid.
If there is no matter of life or death (for example ear pain, eye infection or sore throat), contact The Health Centre of Seinäjoki (=terveyskeskus) Mon-Sun 8.00-20.00.
Address: Koskenalantie 18, 1st floor
Phone: +358 6 425 5311
(Building Y, next to the Central Hospital)
Students without a European Health Insurance card (students from non-EU/EEA countries) are advised to use private doctor services.
First aid service clinic
At night (20.00-8.00), contact the first aid service clinic at the Central Hospital (=keskussairaala).
Address: Koskenalantie 18
Phone: +358 6 415 4555
Only patients whose treatment cannot be delayed without inflicting mortal danger or a serious deterioration of health caused by disease or illness, are treated at the first aid service clinic. It is not possible to make an appointment to the first aid clinic.
There are various private clinics in Seinäjoki and in other towns and municipalities. It costs about 70 euros to consult a private doctor. Check the coverage of your insurance!
Public health services are payable for exchange students. You can check the current fees from the Seinäjoki Health Centre.
Public Health Care Services, First Aid and Emergengy Services in Seinäjoki
- General emergency number for ambulance, police and fire brigade: Tel. 112
- First aid and on-call health care: Patients in need of urgent care can be taken to the on-call service at the Main Health Centre (=terveyskeskus), Koskenalantie 18, 1 st floor (Y-building, next to Central Hospital), Seinäjoki, Tel. +358 6 425 5311 (between 8–20) and the Emergency Policlinic at the Central Hospital, address Koskenalantie 18 (Y-building), Seinäjoki, Tel. +358 6 415 4555 (between 20–8).
- Further information: Joint Emergency Services