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Health in Vantaa

Health services in Vantaa

If you need information about health services, you can call this Health Services helpline: Tel.: 09 839 10023, open Mon–Fri 8 am–4 pm.

You can also ask for care instructions for specific illnesses at this number. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Read more: Health.

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

Public health services

If you have a municipality of residence in Vantaa, you can use the 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.

Vantaa has seven health centres (terveysasema), which offer public health services. The health centres have doctor’s (lääkäri), nurse’s (sairaanhoitaja) and public health nurse’s (terveydenhoitaja) practices.

The health centres are open on weekdays at 8 am–4 pm. To contact a health centre, you can call the health centre’s own number or the health advice number, tel. 09 839 10023; select your health centre with the number keys. If you need urgent treatment on the same day, call the health centre as soon as it opens in the morning.

Addresses of the health stations:

  • Hakunila Health Station, Laukkarinne 4
  • Koivukylä Health Station, Karsikkokuja 15
  • Korso Health Station, Naalipolku 6
  • Länsimäki Health Station, Keilakuja 1
  • Martinlaakso Health Station, Laajaniityntie 3
  • Myyrmäki Health Station, Jönsaksentie 4
  • Tikkurila Health Station, Kielotie 11

For more information, visit the websites of the individual health stations.

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.

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.

Read more: Health services in Finland

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 At those times, urgent illnesses and accidents are treated at the emergency health centre (päivystys). The emergency health centre is open 24/7.

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. You can ask the clinic for advice and support for parenting and child-raising. The clinic monitors children’s health, growth and development and gives vaccinations. You can find clinics’ contact information on the Vantaa website.

You can call the clinics’ telephone service to make an appointment and to ask a nurse questions about pregnancy or children’s health. The telephone service number is 09 8392 5900. It is open Mon–Thu 8 am–3 pm and Fri 8 am–1 pm.

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

If a child falls ill suddenly, contact a health centre or emergency health centre. In emergencies, call the emergency number 112.

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

Elderly persons’ health

Elderly people use the same health services as everyone else. Vantaa also has services especially for the elderly; you can find more information on them from counselling for senior citizens (seniorineuvonta).

Seniorineuvonta
Tel.: (09) 8392 4202
E-mail: seniorineuvonta(at)vantaa.fi

You can find more information about services for the elderly on the City of Vantaa website.

Read more: Health of the elderly and Elderly.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Guidance for elderly citizensFinnish | Swedish | English

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

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Service Guide for the Elderly(pdf, 1 MB)Finnish

If you care for a family member at home

If a family member needs constant care and the care is demanding and requires much commitment from you, it is possible to receive informal care support from the municipality.

The assessment of the need for informal care support for the elderly is done at counselling for senior citizens.

Seniorineuvonta
Tel.: (09) 8392 4202
E-mail: seniorineuvonta(at)vantaa.fi

The assessment of the need for informal care support for people under 65 years of age is done at counselling for the disabled.

Vammaisneuvonta
Tel.: (09) 8392 4682
E-mail: vammaisneuvonta(at)vantaa.fi

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Informal care supportFinnish | Swedish

Dental care

Public dental care

Vantaa’s dental care (hammashoito) appointment number is 09 8393 5300. You can call and make an appointment:

  • Mon–Thu 7:30 am–3:00 pm
  • Fridays and the day before public holidays 7:30 am–2:00 pm.

If your matter is not urgent, call after 10 am. You can leave a callback request if the service is busy.

If you urgently need dental care on a weekday, call the appointment number as soon as it opens in the morning.

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 duty number in advance.

Haartmanin sairaalan päivystysajanvaraus, Mon–Fri 2–9 pm and Sat–Sun 8 am–9 pm
tel. 09 3104 9999.

Night-time emergency dental care (hammashoidon yöpäivystys) is provided at the Töölö Hospital’s emergency department. Please call the emergency duty number in advance.

Hammashoidon yöpäivystys, 9 pm–8 pm
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. 09 4716 7060

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

If you want to know more about pregnancy prevention, abortion, sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases, you can contact the contraception and family planning clinic (ehkäisy- ja perhesuunnitteluneuvola).

Contraception and family planning clinics help women and men of all ages. The clinics work by appointment. Visits are free of charge for the clients. You can find the contact information on the City of Vantaa website.

Make an appointment with a contraception clinic doctor or nurse if you need contraception (raskauden ehkäisy) or are thinking of an abortion (abortti). Make an appointment with a general practitioner at a health centre if you have menstrual flow problems or abdominal pains.

Health centres also treat sexually transmitted diseases (sukupuolitauti). Vantaa residents can also go Venereal Diseases Outpatient Clinic in Helsinki.

Read more: Sexual health, 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

When you are expecting a baby

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
Mon–Thu 8 am–3 pm and Fri 8 am–1 pm

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 find more information about pregnancy and childbirth at the City of Vantaa’s Online Clinic (Nettineuvola).

Read more: When you are expecting a baby.

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish | English

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Family planning clinicsFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Vantaa:
Nettineuvola online serviceFinnish

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).

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 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