LYY- Student Health Care Services

A part of the student union membership fee goes towards health care coverage at the Student Health Service Foundation (YTHS). After paying this contribution, student union members can use the services of YTHS in Rovaniemi or any other YTHS student health centers located in 16 different university cities around Finland .

In addition to YTHS, insured citizens of the EU and EEA countries may receive necessary medical care from the public health services through the National Sickness Insurance Scheme (NSI), which provides treatment to eligible person for shorter stays in Finland . The NSI also applies to students from Quebec , Canada . You are required to have an E128 form certifying your right to social security in you home country to obtain NSI services.

Please bring your Social Insurance Card and the summary of your vaccinations with you when coming to study in Rovaniemi. These documents will also be needed if you plan to make a trip to Russia . If you have any chronic illnesses, please bring the necessary information on the illness and any required medications with you. You are advised to bring with you enough medication to support you during your entire stay in Finland .

Services provided by YTHS include appointments with general practitioners, specialists, and nurses, as well as physiotherapy, x-ray and laboratory testing, and general or specialized dental care. General practitioners at the Student Health Centre in the University Main Building can be consulted free of charge. A nominal fee (EUR 4,5 / visit) is charged for the services of specialists and for dental appointments. Information on birth control and sexually transmitted diseases can be obtained from nurses at the YTHS. If you need help with mental/emotional problems, please first contact the nurse at the YTHS.

Always remember to book an appointment in advance for YTHS services. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify the YTHS office to cancel it. If you do not show up for an appointment and do not cancel it, YTHS will ask you to pay the costs associated with the appointment. Students have to pay the normal hospital and polyclinic fees even if they are sent there by YTHS.

More information on YTHS services is available at

Contact Information
YTHS (Rovaniemi Office)
Yliopistonkatu 8
96100 Rovaniemi
(In the A wing of University of Lapland)
Mon-Thurs 8-15 and Fri 8-14

Nurse (telephone services) Mon-Fri 8-8.30 and 12.30-13.15


046 710 1089

Nurse (without appointment) Mon-Fri 8.30-10.30

Doctor apppointments Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

046 710 1090

Mental health care

046 710 1095

Oral health care

046 710 1093

Laboratory open Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.