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Distribution of self-care supplies

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

As part of your other treatment, you can receive self-care supplies for the treatment of a long-term illness or injury if you need them for more than three months. In certain situations, you may be able to get the supplies you need as soon as you are diagnosed with the disease.

Self-care supplies are free of charge for you, and there are no delivery charges for them.

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To whom and on what terms

The decision on the distribution of care supplies is made by a doctor or a health care professional. As a rule, the precondition is that the illness lasts for more than three months.

Referral is required.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

Care supplies are necessary for the treatment of certain long-term illnesses at home. These supplies include ostomy, wound care, diabetes, catheterisation and dialysis supplies. Incontinence pads are also available for persons with moderate to severe urinary or faecal incontinence.

Care accessories are also distributed in connection with home nursing and at-home hospital care.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Updated: 31/3/2024