- Public service
Health care services in Kauniainen are provided by the Health Centre. The Health Centre includes, for example, doctors’, nurses’ and public health nurses’ receptions.
A nurse may provide health advice, care for wounds, remove stitches and give vaccinations. If necessary, the nurse can refer the patient to a doctor.
Non-urgent treatment must be provided within certain set periods. In daytime on weekdays, patients must be able to contact a health centre immediately either by telephone or by visiting the centre. Calls must be returned without delay, in practice on the same day.
The need for treatment may be initially assessed over the telephone, but the patient must be assessed within three days at the latest. The necessary treatment must be organised within a reasonable delay, which means no more than six months.