Doctor’s and nurse’s appointments
- Public service
If you wish to see a doctor or a nurse, please contact the local health care center. A nurse will assess how urgently you need treatment and give you home care instructions. If necessary, you will get an appointment with a doctor, nurse or other health care professional. Patients in need of urgent medical care will get an appointment the same day. In less urgent matters, an appointment is booked when available within the following three months.
At a doctor’s office, your health and illnesses will be examined and treated by a doctor. At a nurse’s office, you will for example receive health care instructions. A nurse can also provide wound care, remove stitches, or vaccinate you against disease.
Health care centers provide basic health care. Your own health care center is your primary place of health care. If necessary, you will be directed to further examinations and treatment to some other health care facility.
Nikkilä social and health care center is open every weekday for both emergency patients and for non-urgent care. The center can also provide diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.
Do the following
If possible, make an appointment by calling the health care center telephone number on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If this is not an option, you can also visit Nikkilä social and health care center personally to make an appointment.
In My Kanta Pages, you can view your prescriptions and the related dispensing data, treatment-related entries, laboratory and X-ray studies, and the data concerning a dependent child under 10 years of age. The data of a child aged between 10 and 17 can be viewed gradually once the healthcare service has made the necessary changes in the patient data systems. In My Kanta Pages, you can request a repeat prescription and save your own living will and organ donation testament. You can also monitor your own wellbeing and browse your details recorded with a wellbeing application.
To whom and on what terms
Doctor’s and nurse’s appointments in Sipoo are available for patients living in Sipoo. Before making a heath care appointment for you, a health care professional must first assess your need of care.
A fee is charged for the service.
All patients over 18 years of age are to pay €20.60/visit for a doctor’s appointment at the health care center. The fee is charged up to three times a year. Some medical certificates are also subject to a charge.
Appointments with a public health nurse or a registered nurse cost €11.40/visit. If you are seeing a health care professional on a regular basis, you will be charged for max. 45 visits/year.
Patients aged 15 and over will be charged a penalty of €50.80 for uncanceled appointments.
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.