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

Emergency care

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Our health stations and the Central Hospital emergency clinic will help you when you fall ill suddenly or have an accident.

We treat patients in order of urgency.

We treat emergency patients 24 hours a day. On weekdays, you should go to the urgent care of a health station; otherwise you should go to the emergency clinic at the North Karelia Central Hospital.

Do the following

  • In life-threatening situations, call 112. If you are unable to make a call, send a text message to the Emergency Response Centre in the North Karelia region, tel. +358 40 751 7816.

  • If you need urgent care, call the health station using the service number, or call the Medical Helpline 116 117. You will talk to a nurse who assesses your need for emergency care based on your injury or symptom. The nurse will give you care instructions and tell you what to do.

To whom and on what terms

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

Emergency services provide acute patient care. The need for treatment may be caused by a sudden illness or injury, deterioration of a long-term illness or functional capacity. The emergency services treat all patients in need of urgent help, regardless of their place of residence.

A nurse or a physician assesses the need for care and the urgency. In non-urgent matters, please to go a health centre during normal business hours.

Emergency services are available 24/7. 24/7 emergency services are provided in large health centres and hospitals.

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: 11/2/2020