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

Family planning clinic

  • Service
  • 13 municipalities
  • Public service

The family planning clinic provides instructions for planning and preventing pregnancy.  The aim is to find a suitable method of birth control.

Before starting birth control, the patient's health information is checked, as it may affect the safety of the planned method of contraception.

Family planning clinic services include

  • planning birth control and starting it
  • monitoring contraceptives, including renewal of birth control pill prescriptions
  • birth control and sexual health counselling
  • IUD insertion if required for birth control
  • insertion of birth control implant
  • taking pap smears.

School and student health care also provide advice on birth control. Public health nurses in schools and educational institutions can start hormonal contraception for healthy young persons.

Do the following

Book an appointment at the maternity and child health clinic telephone service.

To whom and on what terms

The services are intended for the inhabitants of the Siun sote area and for students living in the area.

The service is free of charge.

Appointments for birth control consultation are free of charge to the customer; medical appointments are subject to a fee.

Background information

Adults and young people can access family planning and birth control counselling to support them in their own family planning. Counselling is mainly offered at health centres and hospitals, the maternity clinic and pupil and student health care services.

Family planning and birth control counselling provides also other sexual and reproductive health services. They may for example relate to childlessness, promotion of sexual health, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, prevention of sexual violence, sexual orientation, gender experience and partnerships.

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: 8/19/2021