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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Appointment with a doctor or a nurse

  • Service
  • 13 municipalities
  • Public service

Non-urgent care at a health station

You can visit any Siun sote health station that has free appointments.

Nurses and doctors at the health stations will examine you and treat your symptoms and illnesses.

Nurses’ appointments include health advice, wound care, suture removal and vaccinations. If necessary, the nurse will refer you to a doctors’ appointment.

Do the following

Make an appointment with a doctor or nurse by calling the appointment number of the health station.

A nurse will assess your situation on the phone, consult a doctor if necessary, and refer you to a doctor, nurse, public health nurse or physiotherapist. You can also receive home care instructions.

Remember to cancel your appointment if you cannot attend your scheduled appointment. Booked appointments are cancelled by phone.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

Nurses give health advice, wound care and vaccinations and remove stitches, etc. If necessary, the nurse can refer the patient to a doctor.

Non-urgent treatment must be provided within a set period. During business hours, patients must be able to contact a health centre immediately by telephone or visiting the centre. Calls are returned without delay, usually on the same day.

The need for treatment may be initially assessed over the telephone, but the patient must be assessed within three days from the contact. The necessary treatment must be organised within a reasonable delay, within 3 months.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 4/23/2021