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Health care in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region

Health services in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

In matters related to health, please contact your local health centre. If you wish to see a doctor or nurse, you must make an appointment. In the evenings and at weekends, health centres are closed. You can book an appointment by phone or by visiting the health clinic's reception desk. In non-urgent matters, you can leave a call request or send a message via the NettiRassi online service. The NettiRassi service is available in Finnish. Please note that you need online banking credentials or a mobile certificate to register in NettiRassi.

Contact information:

Health centre of Pyhäjoki
Address: Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 08 849 4560
Mon–Thurs 8 am–4 pm
Fri 8 am–3 pm

Health centre of Raahe
Address: Rantakatu 4, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 08 849 4580
Mon–Thurs 8 am–4 pm
Fri 8 am–3 pm

Health centre of Ruukki
Address: Kansantie 4, 92400 Ruukki
Tel. 08 849 4612
Mon–Wed 8 am–4 pm
Thurs–Fri 8 am–3 pm

Health centre of Siikajoenkylä
Address: Tiirantie 4, 92320 Siikajoki
Tel. 08 849 4632
Mon–Wed 8 am–3 pm

Health centre of Vihanti
Address: Kirkkotie 2, 86400 Vihanti
Tel. 08 849 5086
Mon–Thurs 8 am–4 pm
Fri 8 am–3 pm

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi)

Read more: Health.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Health centres in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä):
NettiRassi online service for the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Private health services

If you are not entitled to use public health care services in Finland, you can seek help at a private medical clinic. You can search the Internet for the contact information of private medical clinics in your municipality.

Read more: Health services in Finland,

Emergency services

Acute illnesses and accidents are treated at emergency clinics (päivystys). Before going to the emergency clinic, it is advisable to call and describe the problem. Calls are answered at all hours. Patients are treated in order of urgency.

In emergency situations, call the emergency number for help.

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

The emergency clinic is situated in Raahe at the address
Rantakatu 4, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 08 849 4511

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on emergency services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (Emergency services).

Read more: Health services in Finland.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä):
Emergency servicesFinnish

Children’s health

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

If a child falls ill, contact the health centre (terveysasema).

Child health clinics (neuvola) provide services for expecting families and under-school-age children. For advice, you can call 040 135 8045 on weekdays from 12 noon to 1 pm or via the NettiRassi online service. The NettiRassi service is available in Finnish. Please note that you need online banking credentials or a mobile certificate to log in NettiRassi.

School health care provides health services for students in comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools and vocational schools. You can contact the school nurse at the school.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information related to children's health in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Children's health).

Read more: Children's health.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Child health clinics in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
School nurses in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä):
NettiRassi online service for the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Elderly persons' health

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

Elderly persons who need services or guidance in daily activities can call the service number 040 135 7880. A guidance and service counselling team provides information on services intended for elderly persons and assistance in matters related to daily activities.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi).

Read more: Elderly persons' health.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Services for the elderly in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Dental care

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

If you need dental care on a weekday, contact your local dental clinic. Booking of appointment Mon–Thurs 8 am–3 pm, Fri 8 am–2 pm.

Dental clinic of Raahe
Address: Rantakatu 8 D door 6, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 08 849 4708 or 08 849 3710

Dental clinic of Ruukki
Address: Kansantie 4, 92400 Ruukki
Tel. 08 849 4728

Dental clinic of Siikajoenkylä
Address: Tiirantie 4, 92320 Siikajoki
Tel. 08 849 4732

Dental clinic of Pyhäjoki
Address: Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 08 849 4725

Dental clinic of Vihanti
Address: Asematie 7, 86400 Vihanti
Tel. 08 849 5104

You can also book an appointment with a private dentist. You can search the Internet for the contact information of private dental clinics in your municipality.

In urgent cases on weekdays, contact your local dental clinic between 8 am and 10 am.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on dental care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Dental care).

Read more: Dental care.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä):
Dental careFinnish

Mental health

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

If you have mental health problems, you should first contact your own health centre or occupational health clinic. In urgent cases, contact the health centre's on-call service. You can also send a message to a psychiatric nurse via the NettiRassi online service to ask for advice. The NettiRassi service is available in Finnish. Please note that you need online banking credentials or a mobile certificate to sign into NettiRassi.

You can find the contact information of health centres on the InfoFinland page Health services in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on mental health services on the InfoFinland page Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Mental health).

Read more: Mental health.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Mental health centre of the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Sexual health

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

In matters related to family planning and contraception, you can contact your local health centre. You can also book an appointment if you are considering an abortion or if you suspect that you have a sexually transmitted disease. You can make an appointment with the health centre's GP for a gynaecological or urological examination.

You can find the contact information of health centres on the InfoFinland page Health services in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on sexual health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Sexual health).

Read more: Sexual health, Contraception.

When you are expecting a baby

Contact your local maternity clinic as soon as possible when you notice that you are expecting a baby. The task of the maternity clinic is to follow the condition of the mother, the baby and the whole family during the entire pregnancy.

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

For instructions, call 040 135 8042 on weekdays from 12 noon to 1 pm or contact your local maternity clinic.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on pregnancy-related services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section When you are expecting a baby).

Read more: When you are expecting a baby.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Child health clinics in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Childbirth

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

When childbirth begins, you can go to the maternity ward of the Oulainen regional hospital or Oulu University Hospital using your own car or by ambulance.

Oulaskangas Hospital
Oulaistenkatu 5, 86300 Oulainen
Maternity Reception (Synnyttäjien vastaanotto)
Tel. 08 429 7718

Oulu University Hospital, Maternity Ward
Kajaanintie 50, 90220 Oulu, entrance via door B2:2
Maternity Reception (Synnyttäjien vastaanotto)
Tel. 08 315 3198

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on childbirth in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Childbirth).

Read more: Childbirth.

linkkiOulu University Hospital :
Maternity ward Finnish

linkkiOulaskangas Hospital:
Maternity ward Finnish

Medication

In Finland, you can buy medicine from pharmacies only. You can buy self-care medication (itsehoitolääke) from a pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription.

However, for many medicines you will need a prescription (lääkemääräys) before you can buy them. A prescription is written by a doctor.

You can renew your prescription at a health centre.

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

Finland has implemented electronic prescriptions. If you want to renew an electronic prescription, contact a pharmacy or use the NettiRassi online service. You can also contact a health centre. Please note that you need online banking credentials or a mobile certificate to sign into NettiRassi.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on medication in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Medication).

Read more: Medication.

Disabled people

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

If you need services for disabled or mentally disabled persons, call the disability services' social worker at 044 439 3717.

Kalajoki and Merijärvi

You can find information on disability services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi on the InfoFinland page Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi (see the section Disabled people).

Read more: Disabled people.

linkkiJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (Raahen seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä) :
Disability services in the region of Raahe, Pyhäjoki and SiikajokiFinnish

Disabled children

Special support is provided to disabled children in day care and in schools. For information on day care for special needs children, contact your municipality's early childhood education department. For information on school-related matters, contact your municipality's educational administration.

Read more: Disabled children