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Health 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

The number for the shared telephone service of Vantaa health centres is 09 839 50 000.

You can call if you need advice about treating an illness or want to make or cancel a doctor’s appointment. The service is open Mon–Fri at 8 am–4 pm.

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

If you fall ill suddenly, you can go directly to any health centre. It is a good idea to go to the health centre in the early morning.

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

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about health counsellingFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

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.

linkkiTerveystalo:
Private clinicFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiDiacor:
Private clinicFinnish | Swedish | English | Russian

linkkiMehiläinen:
Private clinicFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiAava:
Private clinicFinnish | Swedish | English

Medication

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

linkkiAssociation of Finnish Pharmacies:
Contact information for pharmaciesFinnish

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.

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

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.

To read more, go to: Health services in Finland

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Emergency health centresFinnish | Swedish | English

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 8392 5900. 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.

Read more: Children’s health

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Appointment booking and adviceFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about school health careFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Emergency health centresFinnish | Swedish | English

Dental care

Public dental care

Vantaa’s dental care (hammashoito) appointment number is 09 8393 5300.

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 pm.

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

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about dental careFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Dental clinicsFinnish | Swedish

Emergency dental care

In the evenings and on weekends, emergency dental care (hammashoidon päivystys) is provided at the Haartman 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. Please call the emergency clinic in advance.

Night-time emergency dental care, 9 pm–8 am

Töölö Hospital Emergency Department, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Emergency Department

Tel. 040 621 5699

linkkiCity of Helsinki:
Emergency dental care services in the evening and at weekendsFinnish | Swedish | English

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.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about dental care for school-age childrenFinnish

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.

linkkiEtsihammaslaakari.fi:
Find a dentistFinnish

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.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about mental health servicesFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Emergency health centresFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Social and Crisis Emergency CentreFinnish | Swedish | English

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 09 839 50030.

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.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Family planning clinicsFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Health stationsFinnish | Swedish | English

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

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.

Clinics’ telephone service
09 8392 5900

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.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Family planning clinicsFinnish | Swedish

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 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.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Information about disability servicesFinnish | Swedish | English