- 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.
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.