Study support and welfare services in Helsinki

Health care and emergency appointments, A&E

Student health nurse

Merja Toivainen
tel. +358 (0)50 402 5620 or +358 (0)9 3107 6222

The student health nurse service is free of charge.


Appointments can be made by phone, email or online at

Drop-in clinic (no appointment needed): Mon–Fri 11am–12pm
Appointments: Mon–Thu 8:15am–4:00pm, Fri 8:15am–2:00pm

Please check in advance that the nurse is available as schedules may change due to meetings, trainings, etc.

Clinic address

Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Hämeentie 107, basement.

The entrance is outside on Hämeentie. Walk down the ramp next to the parking barrier, the door is around the corner. If the door is locked, please use the buzzer.

General physician

Tove Linder

You will need a referral from the nurse to see the GP.

The student health care GP can help with matters related to your capacity to study, general well-being, contraception, etc. In medical care matters, students should contact their local health centre.

Emergency appointments, A&E

In urgent matters, contact your local health centre Mon-Fri 8:00am–4:00pm.

Evening, night and weekend services vary by area.

The medical advice helpline 09 310 100 23 is open 24 hours a day.

Oral health care

Students who are Helsinki residents can use the dental health care services of their local health centre.

Students who are not Helsinki residents can use dental health care services in Helsinki or in their home municipality.

For further information about dental health care in Helsinki and appointments, see

The dental health care charges are the same for both students and other Helsinki residents.

Mental well-being and student counsellors

You can contact your local student counsellor or student health nurse in crises, mental health and emotional well-being matters. They can discuss with you and determine any further support needs you may have.

In a crisis situation, you can also contact your local health centre or A&E.

  • student counsellor Maarit Heusala, tel. +358 (0)40 509 0357
  • student health nurse Merja Toivainen, tel. +358 (0)50 402 562

Student Counsellors

Student deacon and events at the church

Student deacon for DSS students

Tuija Samila, 050 347 8243,

Upcoming events

Pizza evening

Mon 16 Apr at 6–8pm in the Paavali church

More information:

Mass and communion at the campus

There is a mass and communion at Helsinki campus each week. For more information, see upcoming events.

Workshops: information searching

Support for information searching is available at the library in Helsinki.

Schedule, spring 2018

  • Tue 16 Jan, 4:30–7pm
  • Tue 30 Jan, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 6 Feb, 4:30–7pm
  • Tue 13 Feb, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 20 Feb, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 27 Feb, 4:30–7pm
  • Tue 3 Mar, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 13 Mar, 4:30–7pm
  • Tue 20 Mar, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 3 Apr, 4:30–7pm
  • Tue 10 Apr, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 17 Apr, 4:30–7pm
  • Tue 8 May, 12:30–3pm
  • Tue 15 May, 4:30–7pm

Workshops: support for undone school work

Welcome to finish any pending assignments or school work. Support available both in Finnish and in English. Bring your own laptop, if possible.

  • Thu 15 Feb, 4–6pm
  • Wed 7 Mar, 4–7pm
  • Wed 9 May, 4–6pm

Contact information

Question? Contact the DSS team!

Day for finishing undone school work

This day is about getting unfinished tasks done. The programme consists of writing and guidance in supportive atmosphere. Support for information searching from the library.

Led by: Mia Mäkinen, Maarit Heusala and other staff.

  • Fri Apr 13, 12–6pm
  • Free of charge

More information about registration later.

More information