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Health in Vantaa

Published27.01.2023
In Vantaa, you can receive public health services at the health centre, maternity and child health clinic, hospital and dental clinic. Private health services are also available throughout the city.

Local information

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Coronavirus COVID-19

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What to do when you fall ill

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Information on coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccinations in Vantaa

In Vantaa, all people over the age of 5 can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by calling on 09 4191 1300 (Mon–Fri 8 am–3 pm).

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Coronavirus vaccinations in Vantaa

Health services in Vantaa

The general emergency number is 112. Only call the emergency number in case of an emergency, such as a stroke.

If you have a municipality of residence in Vantaa, you can use the city’s public health services. Public health services include, for example, health centres, dental clinics, maternity and child health clinics and hospitals. If you fall ill suddenly or are hurt in an accident, you will be given emergency treatment even if Vantaa is not your municipality of residence.

If you are not entitled to use public health services, you can make an appointment at a private clinic.

To read more, go to: Health services in Finland.

Public health services

Vantaa has seven health centres, which offer public health services. The health centres have doctor’s, nurse’s and public health nurse’s practices.

The health centres are open on weekdays at 8 am–4 pm.

If your condition is sudden or you need urgent care, you can call your own health centre’s number. In urgent matters, you can submit a call-back request 8–10 am.

Martinlaakso Health Centre: 09 4191 1010
Myyrmäki Health Centre: 09 4191 1020
Korso Health Centre: 09 4191 1030
Tikkurila Health Centre: 09 4191 1040
Hakunila Health Centre: 09 4191 1050
Länsimäki Health Centre: 09 4191 1050
Koivukylä Health Centre: 09 4191 1060

Health counselling outside office hours: Emergency care 116 117

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Information about health counselling

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Health stations

Private health services

There are several private clinics in Vantaa that offer private health services. You can go to a private clinic even if you do not have the right to use public health services in Finland.

However, at private clinics you have to pay the costs yourself. In some cases, Kela may compensate a small part of private medical costs.

To read more, go to: Health services in Finland.

Medication

You can learn more about buying medication on the InfoFinland page Medication.

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Contact information for pharmacies

Health care of undocumented persons

Global Clinic in Helsinki provides basic health care to people who are in Finland without permits. The services of Global Clinic are free of charge to the clients. Global Clinic does not report its clients to the police or other authorities. In order to protect the clients, the clinic’s location or opening hours are not announced publicly.

The telephone number of Helsinki’s Global Clinic is 044 977 4547. A nurse or doctor answers the telephone. E-mail: global.clinic.finland(at)gmail.com.

Emergency health centre

Health centres are closed in the evenings and on weekends and holidays If you fall ill or are injured suddenly and cannot wait for the health centre to open, contact the emergency clinic.

In Vantaa, the emergency health centre is at Peijas Hospital. Address:

Peijaksen yhteispäivystys
Sairaalakatu 1
01400 Vantaa
tel. 116 117

If you fall ill suddenly, you can also go to other emergency health centre units in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can learn more about emergency health centre units on the website of Vantaa Health Services.

In emergencies, call the emergency number 112.

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Emergency health centres

Children’s health

Maternity and child health clinics (neuvola) help with the health care of children under the school age.

Vantaa’s maternity and child health clinic appointment number is 09 4191 5100. You can make an appointment for the clinic or ask for advice in matters connected to your child’s health.

School health care looks after the health of school-age children. You can find more information on the City of Vantaa website.

When a child suddenly falls ill, contact a health centre. Health centres are open Mon–Fri at 8 am–4 pm.

When health centres are closed, contact the emergency clinic at the Children’s Hospital. The emergency clinic only treats children who are in need of urgent medical assistance.

The telephone number of the emergency clinic is 116 117.

Address:

Children’s Hospital
Stenbäckinkatu 9
Helsinki

You can also take your children to a private medical centre. There are numerous private clinics that treat children in Vantaa.

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Child health clinics

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Appointment booking and advice

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Information about school health care

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Health stations

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Emergency health centres

Dental care

Public dental care

There are six different numbers for making appointments for dental care in Vantaa. Choose the right service number from the following options based on your situation:

Pain and first aid (emergency treatment): 09 4191 2010
Cancellations (round-the-clock, with the option to cancel via voice message): 09 4191 2020
Orthodontics (rescheduling and cancellations): 09 4191 2030
East (Tikkurila, Hakunila and Länsimäki): 09 4191 2060
West (Myyrmäki, Martinlaakso and Kartanonkoski): 09 4191 2070
North (Koivukylä, Korso and Kerava): 09 4191 2050

If your matter is not urgent, call after 10 am. If you urgently need dental care, call the appointment number as soon as it opens at 7:30 am.

The urgent care clinic is at Tikkurila Health Centre Mon–Fri at 8 am–2 pm.

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Information about dental care

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Dental clinics

Emergency dental care

In the evenings and at weekends, emergency dental care (hammashoidon päivystys) serves at the Park Hospital in the grounds of Meilahti Hospital in Helsinki. Please call the emergency clinic in advance.

The phone number is 09 471 71110. Appointment booking is open weekdays at 2–9 pm and weekends at 8 am–9 pm.

Night-time emergency dental care (hammashoidon yöpäivystys) is provided at Töölö Hospital’s emergency department. 

Night-time emergency dental care, 9 pm–8 am
Töölö Hospital Emergency Department, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Emergency Department
Please call before going to emergency services. Tel. 116 117.

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Emergency dental care services in the evening and at weekends

Children’s dental care

You can get information about the dental care of children under the school age at the child health clinic (lastenneuvola) and (dental clinics) hammashoitola. Children under the age of 17 years are invited to the dental clinic for a dental examination approximately once every two years.

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Child health clinics

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Information about dental care for school-age children

Private dental care

There are also private dentists in Vantaa. If you are not entitled to use public health services, you can go to a private dentist.

However, at private dentists you have to pay the costs yourself. In some cases, Kela may compensate a small part of private dental care costs.

Read more: Dental care.

Mental health

If you need mental help and support, contact your health centre (terveysasema). The health centre treats the most common mental health problems. The health centre can refer you to a psychiatric nurse specialised in depression, for example.

If the health centre is not open and the situation is urgent, please contact the Peijas Hospital’s joint emergency unit (Peijaksen sairaalan yhteispäivystys).

Peijaksen yhteispäivystys
Sairaalakatu 1
01400 Vantaa
tel. 116 117

If you need immediate crisis help, you can also call the Social and Crisis Emergency Services. It is open 24/7.

Social and Crisis Emergency Services
tel. 09 8392 4005

Read more: Mental health.

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Health stations

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Emergency health centres

Sexual health and contraception

If you need contraception or an abortion or suspect that you have a sexually transmitted disease, you can contact a contraception and family planning clinic. Appointments can be made by telephone. The number is 09 4191 1170.

If you have a sexually transmitted disease, you can also go to the Venereal Diseases Outpatient Clinic in Helsinki or to a health centre.

Vantaa offers free contraception for persons under 20 years old. Persons under 24 years old can also get free contraception if they use long-term contraceptives, such as an intra-uterine device or a contraceptive implant.

To read more, go to: Sexual health and contraception.

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Family planning clinics

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Health stations

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Sexually transmitted disease clinic

Pregnancy and childbirth

The maternity health clinic (äitiysneuvola) monitors the health of the mother, the baby and the whole family during pregnancy. Contact a clinic when you notice that you are pregnant.

Maternity and child health clinics telephone service
09 4191 5100

You can call the clinics’ telephone service to make an appointment and to ask a public health nurse questions about pregnancy or childbirth.

You can choose to give birth at any hospital of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), such as the Jorvi Hospital and the Women’s Hospital (Naistenklinikka).

To read more, go to: Pregnancy and childbirth and When a child is born in Finland.

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Child health clinics

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Family planning clinics

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Childbirth

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On-call services at maternity hospitals

Disabled persons

You may use disability services if you or someone close to you has a disability or illness that causes special long-term difficulties in coping at home and in life outside home.

Disability services include personal assistance, service housing, transport service and home alteration work.

Contact counselling for the disabled for the examination of the need for support, guidance and services in your situation.

Vammaisneuvonta
Mon–Fri 9 am–3 pm
Tel.: (09) 8392 4682
E-mail: vammaisneuvonta(at)vantaa.fi

Read more: Disabled persons.

Intoxicant abuse and gambling addiction

If you have problems with alcohol or drugs, you can seek help from health centres (terveysasema), social service centres (sosiaaliasema) or substance abuse outpatient clinics. The service will not cost you anything. You can call the mental health and substance abuse services on 09 4191 1100.

Tikkurila Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic
Kielotie 20 C, 2nd floor
01300 Vantaa
tel. 09 8392 3415

Martinlaakso Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic
Laajaniityntie 3,
01620 Vantaa
tel. 09 8393 5534

Myyrmäki Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic, Drug Treatment Clinic
Liesikuja 7 B
01600 Vantaa
Helpline 043 8266708, Mon–Fri 10:00–11:00

You can apply to Myyrmäki Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic via Martinlaakso or Tikkurila Substance Abuse Outpatient Clinic.

If you have a gambling problem, you can seek help at the Gambling Clinic (Peliklinikka), which is located in Helsinki city centre.

Peliklinikka
Siltasaarenkatu 12 A, 6th floor
00530 Helsinki
tel. 0800 100 101, Mon–Fri 12:00–18:00

Nuppi Support and Intervention Unit for the Young (Nuortenkeskus Nuppi) helps young people who have problems with substance abuse, Internet addiction and gambling. Nuppi also supports young people who are worried about a loved one’s substance abuse.

Read more: Intoxicant abuse.

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Help for intoxicant abuse

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Help for gambling problems

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Help for young people