Student Health Care Services

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences has its own student health care centre called VITAL until the end of year 2020. The VITAL health-care services are available to all our students. VITAL is located in Tietoa 1 building (Ketunpolku 1).

VITAL's nursing staff is available until 31st of December 2020

  • without an appointment from Monday to Friday at 8.00 - 9.30 or
  • over the phone from Monday to Friday at 12.00 - 12.45.
  • other times by appointment
  • a doctor is available 3-5 days a week, appointments through the nurses

The services of a public health nurse are free of charge. A fee will be charged for seeing the doctor at the Student Health Centre. The fee is 20,90 € per visit and it will be charged for the three first visits in one year. Please note that the fee may be higher for students who are non-EU-citizens and not registered their home municipality in Finland.

Contact information:
School of Business
Ms Ira Hyttinen
Tel. +358 44 797 4894
Email. ira.hyttinen(a)

School of Tourism and Sports
Ms Anne Lahti
TEL. + 358 44 797 4894
Email. anne.lahti(a)


Student Health Care Services from 1st of January 2021

Starting in 2021, students who study for a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a University of Applied Sciences will be entitled to use services of the Finnish Health Service (FHS), called in Finnish Ylioppilaiden terveydenhoitosäätio YTHS. 

 All degree students in higher education will be entitled to use FSHS services, as long as they have registered as an attending student and paid the healthcare fee to KELA.

Read more about the services of FSHS.

The health care services are free of charge, as all university students entitled to FSHS services will pay a health care fee to KELA as of 1 January 2021. The health care fee is paid regardless of whether the student uses FSHS services or not. A separate invoice is not sent for the fee and students have to pay the fee on their own iniative. The fee will be paid directly to KELA.

Further information about the healthcare fee on FSHS's website.

Information how to pay the healthcare fee on KELA's website.



The Town of Kajaani has an insurance which covers students while they are inside the UAS buildings, on their way to and from the UAS (shortest route) and during practical training. In case of an accident, contact the supervising teacher immediately to report the accident.