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Health in Espoo

Call the emergency number 112 in an emergency. The emergency number should be dialled in case of an accident or a seizure, for example. Do not call the emergency number if the matter is not urgent.

If your municipality of residence is Espoo, you are entitled to use public health services. Public health services are provided by health stations, dental clinics, maternity and child health clinics and hospitals.

If you are not entitled to use public health care services, you can seek help at a private medical clinic, for example. At private clinics, you will have to cover all expenses yourself.

Read more: Health.

Health services in Espoo

In Espoo, health services are provided by health stations (terveysasema). Health stations are open on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm. Health stations normally provide appointments to see doctors, nurses or public health nurses.

Appointments can be made by telephone. The contact information and phone numbers of the health stations can be found on the City of Espoo website. Your call to a health station may not be answered right away. However, your number will be recorded by the system, and the health station staff will contact you shortly.

Arrive for your appointment on time. If you can't make it to the appointment, it should be cancelled no later than 2 pm on the last workday before the appointment.

You can seek urgent first aid care at a health station without an appointment.

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Health centre feesFinnish | Swedish

Private health services

Anyone can go to a private medical centre. Private medical centres are also suitable for people who are not entitled to public health care in Finland. At private clinics, customers will have to cover all expenses.

There are several private medical clinics in Espoo. The contact information for private doctors can be found online, for example.

linkkietsilaakari.fi:
Private health servicesFinnish

linkkiTerveystalo:
Private clinicFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiMehiläinen:
Private clinicFinnish | Swedish | English

Medication

Read more about buying medication on InfoFinland page Medication.

Health care for undocumented migrants

Helsinki-based Global Clinic provides basic health care for immigrants who are residing in Finland without a permit. Services provided by Global Clinic are free-of-charge to the clients. Global Clinic does not report its clients to the police or any other authorities. For the protection of the clients, the location and opening hours of the clinic are not announced publically.

The telephone number to the Helsinki Global Clinic is 044 977 4547. A nurse or a doctor will answer the call. The email address is global.clinic.finland(at)gmail.com.

linkkiGlobal Clinic:
Health services for undocumented migrantsFinnish | English | Russian | French | Arabic | Romanian | Bulgarian

Read more: Health services in Finland

Emergency services

The health station is closed in the evenings and at weekends. At these times, acute cases and accidents are treated at emergency clinics (päivystys). The nearest emergency clinic for adults is at Jorvi Hospital in Espoo.

Jorvi Hospital Emergency Clinic
Turuntie 150
02740 Espoo
Tel. (09) 4711

Telephone health advice: tel. (09) 87 10023

An emergency clinic for children under 16 years of age is located in Jorvi and at the Children’s Hospital in Helsinki.

Appointments are not necessary for emergency clinics.

Read more: Health services in Finland

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Emergency clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

Children’s health

Nurses and doctors of the maternity and child health clinic (neuvola) will help you with the health care of children between 1 and 6 years of age. You can ask them for advice and support with raising a child. The child health clinic monitors the health and proper development of your child.

In Espoo, there are numerous child health clinics throughout the city. The contact information for the clinics can be found on the website of the City of Espoo. You can make appointments for all child health clinics through the same number.

Child health clinic appointments
Tel. (09) 816 22800

If your child falls ill and requires urgent treatment, contact the health station (terveysasema).

School nurses take care of the health of school-age children.

In the evenings and at weekends, there is an emergency clinic for children under 16 years of age at Jorvi Hospital and the Children’s Hospital in Helsinki.

You can also take your children to a private medical centre.

Read more: Children’s health

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Child health servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Contact information for child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Information about health care for under-school-age childrenFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Emergency clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

Health of the elderly

Elderly people can use the services of regular health stations. In addition, Espoo provides specialised elderly services, such as home care services.

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

If you would like more information on elderly services, contact Guidance for Elderly Citizens (Seniorineuvonta).

Tel. (09) 816 33333

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Guidance for elderly citizensFinnish | Swedish

If you care for a family member at home

If you are taking care of an elderly, ill or disabled family member at home, you may be entitled to informal care allowance.

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Informal care allowanceFinnish | Swedish

Read more: Health of the elderly, Elderly

Dental care

Public dental care

Municipal dental care services are available to you if your municipality of residence is Espoo. In case of emergency, you can use municipal services even if your municipality of residence is not Espoo.

You can make a dentist’s appointment through the joint number.

Dental clinic appointments
Tel. (09) 816 30300
You can call the number on weekdays.

If you require urgent dental care, please contact the Kilo Social Welfare and Health Centre.

Kilo Social Welfare and Health Centre
Trillakatu 5
Tel. (09) 816 35900
Appointments can be made on weekdays.

If you need a dentist urgently in the evening or during the weekend, please contact Haartman Hospital in Helsinki. The emergency services of Haartman Hospital are available on weekdays from 2 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm. Please call the emergency clinic in advance.
Tel. (09) 310 49999

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Dental careFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Appointment booking numbers for dental careFinnish | Swedish | English

Private dental care

There are also private dental clinics in Espoo. You can visit a private dentist even if you are not entitled to public health care services. Private dental care is more expensive than the public one.

Read more: Dental care

linkkiEtsihammaslaakari.fi:
Find a dentistFinnish

linkkiOral:
Private dental clinic Finnish | Swedish | English | Russian

Mental health

If you require help or support with issues related to mental health and/or substance abuse, you can make an appointment to see a psychiatric nurse.

Appointments can be made on weekdays at 08.00–16.00 by calling 09 816 31300.

linkkiMielenterveystalo.fi:
Information about mental health servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

Consultation with a psychiatric nurse is available at health centres. Consultation for young people is available at the Nupoli Youth Clinic in Espoon keskus.

You can also visit MTP-klinikka at Ison Omenan Palvelutori without an appointment Mon–Fri from 8:30 am to 10.30 am and Mon–Thu from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Address: Suomenlahdentie 1, Iso Omena Shopping Centre.

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Mental health and drug clinicFinnish | Swedish

If you require urgent assistance in a crisis, please contact Espoo Social and Crisis Emergency Services (Espoon sosiaali- ja kriisipäivystys).

Social and Crisis Emergency Services
Jorvi Hospital
Turuntie 150
Tel. (09) 816 42439
Open every day around the clock.

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Social and crisis emergency supportFinnish | Swedish | English

Read more: Mental health

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Services for drug usersFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiThe Finnish Association for Mental Health:
Crisis assistance for immigrantsFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian | Somali | Arabic | Kurdish

linkkiMielenterveystalo.fi:
Information about mental health servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

Sexual health

The contraception and family planning clinics (ehkäisyneuvola) of health stations provide assistance in preventing pregnancy and planning a family. The clinics are intended for people over 22 years of age. The contact information for the clinics can be found on the City of Espoo website.

Matters regarding contraception for people under 22 years of age are handled at the Nupoli Youth Clinic in Espoon keskus. In addition to advising on contraception, Nupoli can help you in many problematic situations in life.

Nupoli Youth Clinic
Kirkkojärventie 6 B
Tel. 050 300 7949

If you need a gynaecological examination, please contact the health station. You can also make an appointment at the health station if you require a prescription for contraception or you are contemplating abortion. The contact information for the health stations can be found on the City of Espoo website.

Sexually transmitted diseases in the Metropolitan Area are treated at the sexually transmitted disease clinic of Helsinki.

Young people can discuss matters related to sexual health with their school nurse.

Read more: Sexual health, Contraception

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Contraception and family planning clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Nupoli - help for young peopleFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiHospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa HUS:
Sexually transmitted disease clinicFinnish | Swedish | English

When you are expecting a baby

Please contact the maternity and child health clinic (neuvola) when you find out you are expecting a baby. The clinic monitors the well-being of the mother, baby and entire family during the pregnancy. In Espoo, there are numerous maternity and child health clinics throughout the city. You can make appointments for all of them through the same number.

Maternity and child health clinic appointments and information service
Tel. (09) 816 22800

Read more: When you are expecting a baby

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Contact information for child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

Childbirth

Jorvi Hospital, which is equipped for childbirth, is located in Espoo. If you want, you can also give birth in another hospital of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). More information is available on HUS’ website.

Read more: Childbirth

linkkiHospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa HUS:
ChildbirthFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiHospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa:
On-call services at maternity hospitalsFinnish | Swedish | English

Disabled people

The City of Espoo organises various services, such as daytime activities and transport services, for the disabled. Those who reside in Espoo are entitled to these services.

You can apply for services and support from the City’s social workers.

More information on services for the disabled can be obtained from Espoo Disability Services.

Espoo Disability Services
Kamreerintie 2 A
02770 Espoo
Tel. (09) 816 45285
E-mail: vammaispalvelut(at)espoo.fi

Read more: Disabled people

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Contact information for social workersFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Disability support servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

Disabled child

If you have a disabled child, you can contact a social worker of your local disability services department vammaispalvelut(at)espoo.fi.

Information on day care for disabled children can be obtained from consulting special education teachers in day care (konsultoiva erityislastentarhanopettaja)
The Education Department (opetustoimi) and the school services manager (koululaisten palveluohjaaja) can provide answers to questions regarding the schooling of a disabled child.

Read more: Disabled child

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Contact information for consulting special education teachers in day careFinnish

linkkiCity of Espoo:
Contact information for Education DepartmentFinnish | English